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Neurosurgery
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28 years of experience
Functional Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Spinal Surgery

Professor Ashkan is a leading neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, London and one of the handful of neurosurgeons in the UK to be awarded a Professorship. Professor Ashkan underwent dual postgraduate training in medicine and surgery, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997 and the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Glasgow (FRCS) in 1998. Thereafter, he underwent higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London, being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery (FRCS SN) in 2002. His subspecialist training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery included a Fellowship in France with Professor Benabid, generally considered as the founder of modern deep brain stimulation surgery, which led to a MD degree in 2006. He was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital in January 2007 and subsequently was promoted to the position of Professor.

In addition to his expertise in degenerative spine disease, which includes the management of back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica together with peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Professor Ashkan’s main interests are neuromodulation surgery and brain tumours. This includes deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and occipital nerve stimulation for movement disorders, pain, headaches and image guided minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours including awake craniotomies and brain mapping.  He is also one of the few UK surgeons trained in Gamma and Cyberknife radiosurgery. 

He is the UK Lead for Genomics England programme for brain tumour, President of the British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Neurosurgery Section of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, King’s Lead for Neuro-Oncology, Chair of King’s Neuroscience Clinical Trial Unit and Deputy Lead for King’s Neuroscience Research Advisory Committee. 

Professor Ashkan has published over 400 peer review papers, abstracts and book chapters and is an Associate Editor or reviewer for several journals.

In his spare time Professor Ashkan has completed a degree and diploma in music and enjoys playing the piano. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Visualase, Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Occipital Nerve Stimulation, DCVax Immunotherapy, Awake Craniotomy, Surgery for Brain Tumours, Visualase, Gamma-knife and Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Lumbar and Cervical Laminectomy and Discectomy.

Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, Brain Tumours, Spine Disease, Back Pain, Sciatica.

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Orthopaedic Surgery
31 years of experience
Hip Surgery, Sports Injury, Knee Surgery

Professor Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon at University College Hospitals. He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London.

Professor Haddad’s clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction, with interests in the expansion of knee and hip arthroscopic techniques to deal with sports injuries, new bearing surfaces and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision surgery. His work also encompasses novel strategies to manage patients with knee ligament and cartilage injuries. He provides medical input at elite level for dancers and a number of elite sports including football, athletics, rugby, boxing and martial arts. He was the musculoskeletal lead at the 2012 London Olympics and runs the IOC research centre at ISEH, in addition to being the chief medical officer for the NFL in the UK.

Graduating with a First-Class BSc and MB BS from the University College London Hospitals, Professor Haddad undertook his basic training in hip and knee surgery and reconstruction on the St Bartholomew’s, Royal Free and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotations, and fellowship training in the United States and Canada. He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards. He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He became a Hunterian Professor in 2005.

He has presented and published widely (over 500 peer reviewed publications) on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in hip and knee joint preservation after injury, prosthetic design and performance and outcomes measurement after hip / knee surgery and sports injuries. He is editor in chief of the Bone and Joint Journal.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments


Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Replacement

Knee Replacement

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

Knee Pain

Hip and groin pain

Sports Injuries

Arthritis (Hip)

Arthritis (Knee)

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Neurosurgery
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44 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Gullan is the most senior neurosurgeon in London neurosurgery partnership and works with other to deliver a high level of neurosurgical care. 

He has obtained his membership of the Royal College of Physicians and a fellowship of the royal college of surgeons. He has developed a large practice in spinal and neurovascular training and has established a reputation for being at the forefront of many surgical techniques. 

He presented the first use of posterior instrumented stabilisation for malignant disease affecting the spinal column and was the first neurosurgeon worldwide to pilot both the use of intervertebral fusion cages for cervical disc surgery and introduce posterior lumbar interbody fusion to neurosurgeons in the UK.

Mr Gullan enjoys teaching, especially operative techniques and clinical decision making, to young neurosurgeons. 

 

 

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Craniotomy Brain Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Brachalgia
  • Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Epidural for back pain
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery 
  • Neurosurgery
  • Craniotomy Brain Surgery
  • Gamma knife surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Facet joint pain

 

  • Brain Tumours
  • Spinal surgery
  • Complex spinal surgery
  • Degenerative spinal disease
  • Metastatic spinal cord compression 
  • Spinal tumours
  • Neuro-oncology

 

 

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Neurosurgery
31 years of experience
Spinal Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Skull-Base Surgery

Mr Neil Dorward is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based in London. He has a special interest in neuro-oncology and spinal surgery. Mr Dorward treats a number of conditions including neck and back pain, spinal deformities and brain tumours. He is passionate about the use of minimally invasive techniques in brain and spinal surgery.

Mr Dorward completed his undergraduate training at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London and he went on to train in London. He specialised in Neurosurgery and spent 2 years undertaking a research degree focusing on the technology involved in intra-operate image-guidance for neurosurgery.

Mr Dorward is a Consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London and Clinical Lead for Endoscopic Neurosurgery.

Mr Dorward is interested in medical education and he is heavily involved in providing training in endoscopy to surgeons. He is also a faculty member on numerous neurosurgery training courses at the Royal College of Surgeons. Mr Dorward has a passion for research and he directs a clinical research programme with two full-time research fellows. 

 

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Surgery for sciatica
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Spinal decompressions
  • Spinal fixation
  • Spinal fusion
  • Cervical surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Brain surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal tumours
  • Neurooncology
  • Brain Tumours
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis


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Cardiology
26 years of experience
Electrophysiology

Dr Oliver Segal is one of the leading heart specialists (cardiologist & electrophysiologist) in the UK, practising privately at The Harley Street Clinic and at Barts Heart Centre, St. Bartholomew's (the largest cardiac centre in Europe) and University College Hospitals for his NHS patients. He is highly recommended by testimonials from his patients in treating heart rhythm problems with a very patient-focussed approach.

He graduated from King's College London in 1995 and has been dedicated to cardiology, specialising in cardiac electrophysiology and devices to help treat patients with heart rhythm problems and palpitations, such as atrial fibrillation, SVT, ectopics, ventricular tachycardia and slo heart rhythms. He trained at St. Mary's & St. George's Hospitals in London as well as obtaining a Fellowship in Electrophysiology & Devices at Prof George Klein's world-renowned centre in London, Ontario, Canada in 2007. Other notable interests and achievements include being awarded a doctorate from The National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College in 2008, for his research in mapping complex ventricular arrhythmias, demonstrating his dedication to developing treatments for patients with cardiac problems. He was awarded first prize at the prestigious Young Investigator's Award for parts of this research by the Heart Rhythm Society of the USA in San Francisco in 2004.

Focusing on seeing patients with a wide range of conditions and treating them with catheter ablation and devices to improve quality of life, including performing AF catheter ablation to cure atrial fibrillation and fitting pacemakers or devices such as an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICDs) to treat life-threatening heart rhythms.

Dr Segal continues to make important strides forward into heart health and research for his patients. He publishes regularly in cardiology & electrophysiology journals with interests in atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation and device implantation. He is also lead for electrophysiology & arrhythmias at UCLH. He sits on the European Heart Rhythm Association Exam Setting Committee.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Catheter ablation
  • AF ablation
  • Atrial flutter ablation
  • SVT ablation
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Leadless pacemaker implantation
  • Internal loop recorder implantation (Reveal Linq)
  • Defibrillator implantation (ICD)
  • Biventricular pacemakers and ICD implantation (CRT-P & CRT-D)
  • Ventricular ectopic/tachycardia ablation
  • Atrial tachycardia ablation
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion device implantation (Watchman device)
  • Pacemaker & ICD follow up (remote monitoring) & checks
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmias
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope (blackouts & collapse)
  • Dizzy spells


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Gastroenterology
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26 years of experience

Dr Seward is a Gastroenterologist who has a subspecialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of precancer and early cancer in the bowel. He has a particular focus on colonoscopy, and currently performs approximately one thousand procedures per year.

He is Director of Endoscopy at University College London Hospital, the UK’s premiere hospital for endoscopy and lectures both nationally and internationally on endoscopy. He is a recognised expert in teaching colonoscopy technique, as well as polyp detection, characterisation and removal. His outpatient clinics specialise in management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, colon polyps and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

He is an associate professor at UCL, with an interest in use of artificial intelligence in the colon as well as non-invasive diagnosis of bowel cancer, and has published extensively on these topics. He has appeared on national television to discuss the use of colon capsule – a tiny camera pill that can non-invasively diagnose bowel disorders, and is a member of a research group examining its use.

Dr Seward is well liked by his patients for his informal style, clear explanations, and technical ability. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Gastroscopy Colonoscopy Polyp Removal
  • IBS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Functional Bowel Disease
  • Early Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer
  • Polypectomy


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Cardiology
43 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology

Dr David Lipkin is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in the assessment of chest pain, coronary artery disease, coronary angioplasty and stenting and other forms of coronary intervention. More recently, he has become involved in the percutaneous replacement of the aortic valve (TAVI). His special interests lie in heart failure, valvular heart diseases, pacing, hypertension and syncope (blackouts).

Dr Lipkin trained at the London Chest, Royal Brompton, National Heart and Hammersmith Hospitals in London. 

Dr Lipkin is the Cardiology Representative on the Medical Advisory Committee at the Wellington Hospital. He is the Medical Director of the Wellington Diagnostic and Outpatient Centre in Golders Green and is the Co-Medical Director of the Clinical Investigation and Research Centre at the Wellington Hospital.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA & Stenting)
  • Cardiac Pacing

 

  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  • Coronary and ischaemic heart disease
  • Heart Attacks
  • Angina
  • Palpitation
  • Dizzy attacks
  • High Blood Pressure


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Urology
39 years of experience
General Urology, Andrology, Urological Oncology

Mr Michael Dinneen is the Senior Consultant Urological surgeon at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, who has developed international expertise and reputation in the diagnosis and surgical management of benign & precancerous skin conditions of the penis. He also deals with urinary tract stone disease, urinary tract infections and the management of benign and malignant disease of the prostate, including prostatitis.

Outside his clinical work, Mr Dinneen is a reviewer for several urological journals, a clinical and educational supervisor and examiner for the Faculty of Surgery, Imperial College London. He is immediate past president of the Section of Urology of the Royal Society of Medicine


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Bladder examination by camera (cystoscopy)
  • Bladder function study
  • Bladder resection
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystoprostatectomy
  • Epididymal cyst removal
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (one treatment)
  • Penis foreskin loosening
  • Percutaneous stone extraction from the kidney (PCNL)
  • Prostate Resection (using Laser)
  • Prostate surgery (TURP)
  • Prostectomy
  • Scrotum fluid removal
  • Twisted testis surgery
  • Undescended testicle surgery
  • Ureter stone removal
  • Ureteroscopy and fragmentation of kidney stone using laser
  • Urethra examination
  • Urodynamics study
  • Varicocele surgery
  • Vasectomy (male sterilisation)
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Penis cancer
  • Prostate disease
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Urinary tract stones
  • Penile dermatology
  • Penign prostate enlargement


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Orthopaedic Surgery
50 years of experience
Hip Surgery

Ms Sarah Muirhead-Allwood is an internationally renowned Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Her subspecialty is in hip surgery including complex surgeries, revision, replacement and resurfacing. With over 25 years of experience in her field, clients can be assured they are in safe hands. A talented surgeon, held in high regard by her peers, she also offers more advanced hip replacements and aims to provide the best possible care to her clients in a calm and comfortable environment.

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Cardiology
26 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr Sam Firoozi is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at St George’s Hospital in London. He graduated in 1995 from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School and subsequently completed his medical and cardiology training in several London teaching hospitals. In 1999 he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship enabling clinical research into heart muscle disease and sports cardiology at St George’s University of London.

Between 2002 and 2008, Dr Firoozi completed training in general and interventional cardiology, including an interventional cardiology fellowship at St George’s Hospital. This lead to his appointment as consultant general and interventional cardiologist in 2009. He has a special interest in high-risk coronary intervention and structural heart intervention, including TAVI. He has developed a very high-volume interventional practice and regularly consults a large number of patients.

Dr Firoozi is also involved in higher medical education for undergraduate and postgraduate students and has run training courses. He is also an active member of several organisations including The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) and The British Cardiac Interventional Society (BCIS) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicans.

Dr Firoozi sees patients at the following location:

The Harley Street Clinic, 78 Harley Street London W1J 7HJ

Available on Thursdays (other days on an ad hoc basis)

He carries out interventional procedures every week at:

The Harley Street Clinic, 35 Weymouth Street London W1G 8BJ

Special interests:

Dr Firoozi specialises in interventional cardiology with particular interest in:

• Coronary artery disease and coronary intervention (angioplasty and stenting) • Structural heart intervention • TAVI • Treatment of complex coronary disease and surgical turn downs

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments:

  • TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation)
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Syncope
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Angiogram
  • Cardiac catheterisation
  • Coronary angiogram
  • PCI
  • PTCA
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Coronary stenting
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Coronary angiography
  • Cardiac screening test
  • Coronary and ischaemic heart disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Pacing (cardiology)
  • Angina
  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hypertension
  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Blackouts
  • Faints
  • Heart attack
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Heart valve disorder
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Sports cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Tachycardia
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