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Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Recommended by 5 specialists
33 years of experience
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Roberto Casula is Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College NHS Trust in London. He was appointed at Imperial in 2001.

He is one of the most experienced cardiac surgeons in the UK in both traditional and key-hole heart procedures; he performed the first successful robotic and minimal access heart operations in the UK in 2003. He has been offering his patients all available minimal access heart operations including coronary revascularisation, mitral, tricuspid valve repair and replacements, minimal access aortic valve replacements and minimal access surgical or hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation.

Roberto graduated at Padova University Medical School in Italy in 1989, and then trained in the UK in Cardiac, Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Organs Transplantation. He is registered with the GMC (no.: 4003801) and a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. His excellent cardiac surgical results over 20 years activity have been regularly published by the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and are available in the public domain.

Over the last two decades, Mr Casula has been honoured to be invited as a visiting surgeon and has personally performed traditional, minimal access and robotic cardiac operations in other European countries and prestigious Heart Centres including Milan, Bologna, Bari, Florence, Pisa, Udine, Athens, the Middle East and the West Indies.

Since his first consultant appointment in 1998, Dr Casula has carried out over five thousand traditional major cardiac operations and performed the entire spectrum of cardiac surgical procedures including reoperations, complex isolated or multiple valves combined procedures, coronary revascularisation and atrial fibrillation surgery.

His academic interests have mainly focused on new surgical technology and surgical innovation, robotics and frailty assessment in the elderly and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and a 550 pages textbook and atlas in Minimal Invasive Thoracic and Cardiac and Surgery.

Mr Casula is one of few experienced heart surgeons in the UK with a large and established experience in both minimal access and traditional heart operations and each patient is assessed according to his/her clinical needs and suitability for either type of surgical approach.

He is available for your surgical suitability assessment if you have been told that only a traditional operation is possible in your case and you wish to have a second opinion.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

 Minimally Invasive tele-assited Aortic, mitral and tricuspid surgery

Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive

Thoracoscopic

Aortic surgery

Mitral surgery

Tricuspid surgery

atrial fibrillation and minimal access AF surgery 

off pump coronary revascularisation 

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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
Recommended by 5 specialists
12 years of experience
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery, Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery + 1more

Mr Unadkat is a Consultant ENT Surgeon who specialises in rhinoplasty, nasal polyps, sinus surgery and snoring surgery. He sees private patients at 9 Harley Street, London, the Wellington Hospital and at Spire Bushey Hospital. Within the NHS he sees patients at the Royal National ENT & University College Hospital, London – the UK’s national centre for complex sinonasal and facial plastic disorders.

Mr Unadkat received his basic and higher surgical training between The Royal National ENT Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and St Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospitals. Winning numerous undergraduate and postgraduate prizes, he completed his training in all aspects of ENT & head and neck surgery before securing the coveted Royal College of Surgeons of England Advanced Rhinology & Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship at Charing Cross & The Royal Brompton Hospitals – one of the only accredited fellowships dedicated to both complex rhinoplasty and advanced sinus surgery in Europe.

Mr Unadkat is extensively published in all aspects of ENT surgery and has written several book chapters on rhinoplasty surgery. He has recently secured funding to investigate the relationship between functional nasal surgery and snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

He particularly enjoys teaching the next generation of surgeons and is frequently invited to speak at conferences and meetings around the world. Aside from being co-director of the popular UCL FRCS course in Otolaryngology, he was the inaugural president of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) Junior Members Board, and a full member of the British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS).

Mr Unadkat is the founder and director of My Nose London. https://mynose.co.uk/

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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
Recommended by 4 specialists
27 years of experience
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Otology + 2more

Leading Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, Professor Francis Vaz offers a comprehensive ENT service with specialist areas of expertise in throat, parotid, thyroid, voice and laryngeal surgery. Professor Vaz serves for the NHS at the highly esteemed University College London Hospital, and is based privately at a number of clinics around London, including The Harley Street Clinic, Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre, The Wellington Hospital, Devonshire Diagnostic Centre, Princess Grace Hospital and HCA UK at University College London Hospital.

After achieving his primary medical qualification with distinction in Clinical Therapeutics in 1994 from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, Professor Vaz embarked upon an extensive period of training at several leading centres of excellence in England, including The Medway Maritime Hospital, The William Harney Hospital and The Royal Sussex County Hospital. He also ventured further afield to Brisbane in Australia, where he successfully completed a highly esteemed fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery, before becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Professor Vaz is dedicated to providing each of his patients with first-class care. He has gained comprehensive, invaluable experience throughout his career as a surgeon and maintains an excellent reputation, not only amongst his patients, but also amongst colleagues in his field.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Cardiology
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Recommended by 7 specialists
15 years of experience
Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy + 2more

Dr Neil Srinivasan is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in managing heart rhythm problems, known as Cardiac Electrophysiology. He sees patients privately across London, Essex and Hertfordshire, with all cardiovascular conditions as well as heart rhythm abnormalities. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre and works as a clinical Electrophysiologist and Academic establishing the centres pioneering research program. He was previously a Locum Consultant at the Barts Heart Centre in London where he was the lead for Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation and The Lister Hospital where he was the lead for Electrophysiology.

Dr Srinivasan trained in cardiac rhythm management at The Heart Hospital in Marylebone and the Barts Heart Centre in London. During this time he undertook a nationally awarded BHF Clinical Research Fellowship studying the mechanisms of lethal cardiac rhythm disorders and was awarded a PhD at the University College London (UCL). He has undertaken a period of research at Washington University St Louis USA as part of this developing non-invasive method of studying the hearts rhythm. He continues to be active in research and has presented and published his work at national and international conferences.

He has extensive experience in performing catheter ablation and has authored and co-authored many major papers in the field.

He sees patient with all heart problems, including angina/chest pain, breathlessness, heart failure and heart valve disease.

He further specializes in patients with all types of arrhythmia, including fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, frequent ectopic or skipped beats, supraventricular tachycardias SVTs, VT and slow heart rhythms causing dizzy spells and blackouts needing pacemakers.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Catheter ablation
  • AF ablation
  • Atrial flutter ablation
  • SVT ablation
  • Atrial tachycardia ablation
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Internal loop recorder implantation (Reveal Linq)
  • Defibrillator implantation (ICD)
  • Biventricular pacemakers and ICD implantation (CRT-P & CRT-D)
  • Ventricular ectopic/tachycardia ablation
  • Pacemaker & ICD follow up (remote monitoring) & checks
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmias
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope (blackouts & collapse)
  • Dizzy spells
  • Hypertension
  • Chest Pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Heart Failure


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Cardiology
Recommended by 6 specialists
21 years of experience
Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy + 2more

Dr Michael Koa-Wing is the Lead Consultant Cardiologist at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust and visiting consultant to Imperial College Healthcare, Hammersmith Hospital as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

Dr Koa-Wing is trained in all aspects of general cardiology, including the management of chest pain, heart failure, funny turns, loss of consciousness and palpitations, with a major subspecialist interest heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) and implantable cardiac devices. He implants pacemakers, loop recorders, left atrial appendage occluders, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation devices. He also performs cardioversions and catheter ablation for all arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

Dr Koa-Wing graduated from Guys’, King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical Schools with distinctions, undertaking his postgraduate training at St. Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals, Imperial College. During his training years, he has also gained experience at Harvard Medical School associated Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA.

Dr Koa-Wing has a PhD in cardiac electrophysiology awarded by Imperial College, London; his research findings resulting in a multicentre clinical trial in ventricular tachycardia ablation in addition to the development a 3D mapping system for ablation of complex arrhythmias (Ripple Mapping), now in clinical use worldwide.

Dr Koa-Wing is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, member of the British Cardiac Society, European Society of Cardiology and British Heart Rhythm Society.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Gastroenterology
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Recommended by 3 specialists
23 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr Edward John Despott is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist based in London, practicing privately at The Wellington Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. His specialisms include endoscopy (keyhole surgery), double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE), colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Furthermore, he has expertise in capsule endoscopy and polyps.

Dr Despott´s expertise, which also lies in therapeutic colonoscopy, transnasal upper GI endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease and its' related complications, is also reflected in his clinical academic work as Honorary Associate professor at University College London's Institute of Liver and Digestive Health. He leads his students in the essential areas of endoscopy service delivery, education and training.

Dr Despott is highly qualified, reflecting his impressive reputation as a top specialist. He graduated from the University of Malta in 1999, completed his general professional training there and then moved to the UK to pursue higher specialist training in gastroenterology and general (internal) medicine within the North East Thames rotation of the London Deanery School of Medicine. He also underwent advanced endoscopy training at the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute and did formal research at Imperial College London, achieving a further doctorate in medical research -MD(Res), a PhD equivalent.

Dr Despott is an active member of groups including the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), the European Society of Gastroinestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), where he is on the guidelines committee for small bowel endoscopy, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He is the senior associate editor of VideoGIE, an official journal of ASGE. He has national and international experience in lecturing, training courses and holding masterclasses, performing live endoscopy demonstrations and travelling fellowships in Japan for the Japanese GI Endoscopy Society (JGES) and BSG.

Dr Despott's research has been widely published in various scientific peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and review articles. He regularly acts as a referee for widely respected journals. He is also a fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (FEBGH), the ASGE (FASGE) and the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London.

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Sports & Exercise Medicine
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Recommended by 5 specialists
26 years of experience
Exercise Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Injury

Dr. Catherine Spencer-Smith qualified in 1995 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University. She has worked with an extensive range of different sportspeople, ranging from Paralympians and Olympians and to the occasional exerciser.

Dr. Spencer-Smith was a Sports Physician at the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and has worked with GB rowing, track and field sports, marathon, endurance, and outdoor adventure sportsmen and women.

Dr. Spencer-Smith is a keen educator and developed an MSc Programme at Bangor University, she’s a keen lecturer, and has presented in several TV productions. She works full time in the private sector and has a happy and successful practice, Sportdoc London Limited, based in London.

Dr. Spencer-Smith is a marathon runner and triathlete and is passionate about helping others to get their practices into great shape; knowing from her own experience the frustration of injury and the importance of getting back to training in the fastest and most healthy way possible. She has a particular interest in hip and groin conditions (such as FAI), and undiagnosed problems.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
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Recommended by 5 specialists
26 years of experience
Rhinology, Otology, Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

     Whilst studying medicine at Bristol University, Mr Benjamin developed an interest for ENT, spending his elective at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.

He gained excellent general ENT training and developed a sub specialty interest in paediatrics and otology on the Thames ENT training programme. He has gone on to study under world experts at the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, USA where he gained experience in various middle ear and skull base procedures and also at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK where he gained experience in paediatric airway evaluation and reconstruction.

As well as a first class honours BSc degree and being awarded “Honours” for his undergraduate medical qualification, He went on to gain the MRCS and the FRCS (ORL-HNS) as well as the DLO and several postgraduate prizes.

He has published numerous peer reviewed original scientific papers, as well as many abstracts, historical article and reviews. He has presented work at national and international meetings covering all aspects of ENT. Several of his papers including work on Viagra and hearing loss , and a review of Injuries from the London Underground Bombings were reported in the national and international press.

Mr Benjamin has conducted numerous audit and presently is involved in running the National Myringoplasty Audit in his role on the EAR UK Otology database group as well as being audit lead for ENT at Imperial College.

He continues to be heavily involved and enjoys teaching at all levels including students, GP’s, nurses and surgeons having also attended “training the teachers” course as well as being an

   “E-tutor” for the Royal College of Surgeons. He is also the lead for Undergraduate ENT training at Imperial College.

Mr Benjamin performed over 8,000 ENT surgical procedures including over 600 major ear operations and nearly 350 paediatric airway and over 5,000 general paediatric procedures.

He is employed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital, providing a full adult ENT service with a specialist interest in otology and ear surgery.

He provides a full paediatric ENT service at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital where he is lead clinician.

He is holds the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, with duties in teaching and lecturing medical students, and fellow surgeons.

Mr Benjamin was included in the Tatler Magazine Top Consultant Award.   

Mr Benjamin is a medical advisor to Eastenders and has appeared on the BBC's the

   "One Show"  

Mr Benjamin is dedicated to providing a professional, safe and efficient ENT service for all his adult and paediatric patients 

  


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Dermatology
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Recommended by 5 specialists
22 years of experience
General Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Morphoea + 2more

Daniel Glass is a UK trained specialist Consultant Dermatologist. After qualifying at the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1999, he completed his postgraduate medical training in London. He has specialised in Dermatology for over 15 years and is happy to consult regarding all of your family’s skin care needs.

Dr Glass see's private patients in Harley Street, the Wellington Hospital and the Clemetine Churchill Hospital. He is a Consultant Dermatologist at Barts Health NHS Trust and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist to the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Previously Dr Glass was Dermatology clinical lead and skin cancer lead at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

Patients throughout London consult with Dr Glass on all their skin care concerns, including acne, skin cancer, mole checks, psoriasis, eczema and rashes. He performs skin surgery and mole evaluations on a regular basis, including for removal of benign lesions that may not be covered by the NHS and insurance companies. He also provides treatment options for excessive sweating and keloid scars.

Since 1993, Dr Glass has been actively involved in skin care research. He draws on the research he conducted on skin ageing and the genetics of melanoma development to enhance his clinical practice. His research has been supported by grants from the European Union and The Wellcome trust, and Dr Glass was awarded a prestigious MRC research fellowship. The research he undertook on skin ageing led to a PhD being awarded from King's College London which has resulted in invitations to speak at international dermatology conferences. Dr Glass’ contribution to several book chapters and authorship of multiple publications in high impact medicial journals attest to his international credentials.

Dr Glass served as a Clinical Research Fellow at King’s College London and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students. He was a Dermatology Representative on the London Cancer Alliance, and is dedicated to improving outcomes in skin cancer.

Dr Glass' aims to provide the highest standards of care and dermatological treatment to all his patients.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Skin cancer
  • Mole checks
  • Skin surgery
  • Skin biopsies
  • Acne
  • Cystic acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Warts
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Recommended by 2 specialists
30 years of experience
Uro-Gynaecology

Mrs. Joanne Hockey is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Clinical Lead for Gynaecology at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London. She also performs private work at The Wellington Hospital and Golders Green Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre in London.

She specializes in urogynecology, bladder pain, fibroids, prolapse, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor problems especially postnatal. She also has a clinical interest in menopause and post-reproductive health.

At the Royal Free Hospital, Mrs. Hockey has set up the urodynamics unit and has developed the team specializing in the care of women with bladder problems, birth trauma, pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. She also manages a large general gynecology clinic caring for women with conditions ranging from menstrual problems and fibroids to ovarian cysts and menopause symptoms. 

Mrs. Hockey also leads the undergraduate programme in Women's Health for University College London (UCL) students at the Royal Free Hospital. She believes in a patient-centred approach to care and treatment.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Colporrhaphy (repair of vaginal wall) 
  • Enterocele repair
  • Hysterectomy 
  • Pelvic floor surgery 
  • Pessary (for prolapse and incontinence) 
  • Video consultation

 

 

  • Bladder pain 
  • Fibroids
  • Menopause 
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Uro-gynaecology
  • Urinary incontinence


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