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Vascular Surgery
Recommended by 1 specialist
15 years of experience

Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in London. He specialises in the management of varicose veins, thread & spider veins, peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, leg ulcers and lympdedaema.

He is based at St George's University Hospitals NHS Trust but also an Honorary Consultant at Epsom and St Helier's University Hospitals NHS Trust, acting as principal vascular surgeon. He runs private clinics at The Harley Street Clinic, The Lister Hospital, The New Malden Diagnostic Centre and St Anthony’s Hospital .

After graduating from the Cairo University Medical School in 1998 with Honours, Mr Abdelhamid completed a research and MSc degree in 2002 followed by a surgical residency training programme at Cairo University Hospital in 2003. He started his higher surgical training in Cairo before moving to the UK, undertaking research at the University of Birmingham and General and Vascular Surgery training in London. During this time, Mr Abdelhamid worked at St Thomas' Hospital, King's College Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and Kent & Canterbury Hospital. Following this, he completed a two year Endovascular Fellowship in Australia before being appointed as Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon at St George’s University Hospital in 2017.

Alongside his clinical work Mr Abdelhamid is actively involved in research. He has published extensively in high impact vascular surgery journals and has also written a chapter for a textbook.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Varicose Veins Treatment (endovenous ablation, injection and surgery)
  • Thoracic outlet Syndrome
  • First rib and cervical rib decompression
  • Varicose veins
  • Thread and spider veins
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Varicose Veins
  • Axillary hyperhydrosis
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Cardiothoracic Surgery
31 years of experience
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Mr Inderpaul Birdi is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon working for both the public and private sector. He is a renowned surgeon in performing heart surgery and has a specialist interest in minimally invasive surgery, including keyhole surgery.

He qualified in Medicine in 1989 from the University of Nottingham, before developing a specialist interest in cardiac surgery through his training. He completed his training at The Royal Papworth Hospital and The Royal Brompton Hospital which enhanced his interest. To further satisfy his curiosity, he undertook fellowships for the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993 and 2002. A year later he took up his position as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.

Mr Birdi has treated thousands of patients with heart disease. He can perform keyhole surgery, heart valve repair and replacement, coronary artery surgery, heart bypass surgery and many more heart procedures. Having gained more than 17 years of experience in minimally invasive surgery, he has delivered on accurate surgical techniques, demonstrated by excellent results in the long-term.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Keyhole Heart Surgery
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Coronary artery surgery
  • Keyhole Coronary artery surgery (including multi-vessel grafting)
  • Transfemoral Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Team
  • Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Artificial Heart Valve Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
  • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
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Cardiology
Recommended by 2 specialists
31 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr Chris Baker qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1990 and completed his PhD in Myocardial Hibernation and Stunning at the Hammersmith Hospital.

He was trained in cardiology at the London Chest and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and is on the specialist register for both Cardiology and General Internal Medicine.

Dr Baker is an Interventional Cardiologist and a Consultant at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He performs hundreds of coronary and other cardiac procedures each year.

He has a special interest in the management of patients with complex coronary arteyr disease including chronic total occlusions, heart disease in those who are also affected by kidney problems and percutaneous treatments for the mitral valve including Mitraclip implants. He runs a specialist clinic at the North West London Renal Unit.

He performs a variety of cardiac procedures including treatments for complex coronary artery disease, structural heart problems, pacemaker implantation and heart valve abnormalities.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary intervention and stenting (angioplasty)
  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) angioplasty and stenting
  • Cardiac biopsy
  • Single and dual chamber pacermaker implantation
  • Invasive assessment of valvular heart disease
  • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
  • Invasive Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Treatment of complex coronary artery disease
  • Cardiorenal disease
  • Mitral valve disease, balloon mitral commisurotomy, edge to edge (Mitraclip) mitral valve repair
  • Cryptogenic stroke (stroke that occurs for no detectable reason)
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Respiratory Medicine
Recommended by 2 specialists
20 years of experience

Dr Neal Navani is a leading Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with HCA Healthcare at The Princess Grace Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic. He also holds an NHS role at University College London Hospital where he is the Lead Clinical for Lung Cancer and the tertiary diagnostic and interventional Bronchospcy services. He has a wide range f experience in respiratory medicine an offers in-depth consultations before working collaboratively with his clients to form a treatment plan.

He qualified with a Medical Degree from Cambridge and University College London in 2000 with distinction and several University prizes. Following this, he completed his specialist respiratory training at Hammersmith Hosptial and The Brompton and was granted a coveted Medical Research Council Fellowship. He was awarded a PhD for his research and completed an MSc in Clinical Trials at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During his career, he has been heavily published, has co-authored a medical textbook and is the author of the British Thoracic Society Guideline and Quality Standards for Bronchoscopy. He remains involved in research as a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Lung Cancer Clinical Studies Group. 

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Smoking-Related Lung Disease
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lung Infections
  • Lung Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

 

 

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Oncology
Recommended by 2 specialists
27 years of experience
Clinical Oncology, Medical Oncology

Dr Mary McCormack is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist, specialising in gynaecological andf breast cancers. She qualified in medicine from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. Before medical school, she undertook research in radiation biology and was awarded a PhD in 1989. Dr McCormack has worked in leading London cancer centres and in 2000, she was awarded the FRCR in clinical oncology. She was appointed a consultant at University College London Hospital in 2002.

Dr McCormack treats all subtypes of gynaecological cancer, including ovary, womb, uterus, cervix, vulva, vagina and also treats breast cancer. Treatments include chemotherapy, targeted/ biological therapy,radiotherapy and brachytherapy. She has a particular interest in cervical cancer treatment and targeted agents in breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer. Dr McCormack is a major contributor to national and international clinical trials and is the chief investigator on a nuber of studies. She is the current chair of the international Cervical Cancer Research Network (CCRN)and an exective member of the Gynaecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG)and a member of the International Gynaecologic Cancer Society's education committee.She is also a member of the ASCO International Affairs Committee.

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Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gynaecological Cancers
  • uterine cancer
  • vaginal and vulval cancer
  • ovary cancer
  • chemotherapy 
  • biological therapy
  • radiotherapy
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Breast Surgery
35 years of experience

Dr. Christina Choy is a Breast Specialist Consultant Surgeon currently working at the private practices at Princess Grace Hospital,The Harley Street Diagnostic Centre, the Lister Hospital and the Chiswick Medical Centre. She is a very experienced Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon specializing in Breast Surgery and Breast Reconstruction. Her areas of interest include breast conservation surgery with oncoplastic technique, mastectomy with skin and nipple-sparing with reconstruction, fat transfer, sentinel node biopsy with dual localization, wire-guided, and the new wireless localization procedure, breast reduction, augmentation, and uplift. Miss Choy is very experienced in offering breast screening and assessment procedures for breast pain, nipple discharge, mastitis, and lumps. She also offers family history clinic, other breast cancer risk assessments, and genetic testing. 

Dr. Choy graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Sydney in 1986. Choy undertook her postgraduate speciality training across well-known countries such as Australia and Hong Kong. Dr. Choy also worked as a fellow in the UK in St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital before taking on consultant post as a locum at St Bartholomew's, King's College and Newham General Hospital. She worked as a substantive consultant Oncoplastic breast surgeon at Homerton University Hospital for over 14 years. Dr. Choy worked in a multi-disciplinary team in the London Breast Institute for over 10 years with breast care nurses, pathologists, oncologists, and radiologists.

Dr. Christina Choy is also interested in research regarding the genetic aspect of breast cancer by studying gene arrays and studying data of Afrocarribean young women with breast cancer. She also studies ethnic barriers affecting women in accessing early breast cancer diagnosis and aims to resolve barriers to allow easier access to medical care. She has published in many peer-reviewed scientific journals. 

Choy is an Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon fully registered with the General Medical Council. She also holds medical board registrations in Hong Kong and Australia. Choy is also a member of the Association of Breast Surgeons in the UK and Breast Surgeon International. Dr. Choy is fluent in English, Chinese - Cantonese.

 

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

 

  • Mastectomy
  • Skin and Nipple-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction
  • sentinel lymph node biopsy with dual localization
  • Axilla nodal clearance
  • Breast conservation surgery with oncoplastic technique
  • Microdochectomy
  • Milk duct excision
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Fat transfer lip remodeling
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast screening and assessment
  • Breast health counseling
  • Genetic testing for breast cancer
  • Excision of breast lump
  • Fine needle aspiration cytology
  • Core biopsy
  • Removal and insertion of prosthesis into the breast 
  • Mastopexy 
  • Drainage of a breast abscess (e.g. hematoma and seroma)
  • Surgery for a male breast lump, gynecomastia
  • Lipoma Removal

 

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancerous breast lumps
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction and augmentation
  • Breast screening
  • Breast health and risk counselling
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Breast lump
  • Family history of cancer
  • Breast assessment
  • Male breast lump and breast pains
  • Genetic testing for breast cancer
  • Mastitis

 

 

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Cardiology
Recommended by 1 specialist
36 years of experience

Dr Diana Holdright's clinical practice encompasses all aspects of adult cardiology, in particular the management of ischaemic heart disease (angina and heart attacks), the role of percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary angioplasty/stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting), the heart:brain interface, the management of valvular heart disease and heart failure, the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation, and cardiovascular risk factor assessment. She also has a particular interest in autonomic dysfunction and multidisciplinary conditions such as PoTS. 

Dr Holdright was key in establishing coronary angioplasty as the first-line treatment in the management of myocardial infarction (heart attack), leading to the institution of Heart Attack Centres across London and the UK. She also spent many years as cardiologist to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery where she gained significant experience in many areas including managing blackouts and dizzy spells, the cardiac causes of stroke and assessing cardiac risk in epilepsy.

Dr Holdright received her medical degree from University College London (UCL) in 1984, having received a BSc in Human Genetics three years earlier. She completed her postgraduate cardiology training in a number of London hospitals including The National Heart Hospital, The London Chest Hospital, The Royal Brompton Hospital, and UCL Hospitals.

Dr Holdright has been a consultant cardiologist since 1997 and has over 15 years' experience as a consultant with her own private practice.



Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Palpitations
  • Dizzy spells
  • Blackouts
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain
  • Screening
  • Heart attack
  • The role of angioplasty and bypass surgery
  • Valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiac causes of stroke
  • Heart:brain interface
  • Risk assessment
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Endocrinology
Recommended by 1 specialist
31 years of experience
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Dr Steven Hurel received his medical degree from Southampton University. From there he went on to gain valuable experience working in Northwick Park Hospital in London. Dr Hurel completed his specialist training in hospitals in the North East; it was there he developed an interest for Endocrinology and was awarded a PhD after completing research investigating the role of insulin signalling in muscles.

Dr Hurel is currently a Consultant Endocrinologist working at the prestigious University College Hospital in central London where he acts as Divisional Clinical Director for Medical Specialities and Outpatient Departments at UCLH. In his role as Clinical Director, Dr Hurel is responsible for overseeing the management of patients with a range of Endocrinology disorders. His specialist interest lies in the treatment of diabetes and thyroid disorders. In addition to his NHS work, Dr Hurel dedicates his time to clinics at The Physician's Clinic, London and The London Bridge Hospital.

As well as having an established clinical practice Dr Hurel is active within clinical research, making a significant contribution to the field of Endocrinology. His current research interests include the development of non-invasive methods of monitoring endocrine disorders amongst others.

In 2013, Dr Hurel was recognised as one of the top 250 consultants in the country by Tatler magazine, in part due to his ability to motivate and empower his patients.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Management of pumps and sensors in insulin dependent patients

Endocrinology

Diabetes Mellitus

Insulin pumps and monitoring

Thyroid and parathyroid disease

Obesity

Calcium imbalance disorders

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Cardiology
22 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy

Biography

Dr Alexander Lyon studied medicine at the University of Oxford where he was awarded a first-class degree in physiological sciences in 1995, achieving second place in the final honours school. After qualifying from the John Radcliffe Medical School in 1998, he trained as a junior doctor in cardiology in Oxford, in London (at Royal Brompton Hospital) and in Sydney, Australia.

He joined the cardiac medicine research group of Professor Sian Harding and Professor Philip Poole-Wilson, where he studied the influence of cardiac gene therapy upon ventricular arrhythmia generation. In 2005, he was awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship.

Shortly later he completed his PhD in 2008, where he spent his first postdoctoral year studying the spatiotemporal patterns of mitochondrial function in the lab of Fadi Akar and Roger Hajjar at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

He was appointed a Walport Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London in October 2008, and he completed his cardiology training at St Mary’s Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital.

In 2012, Dr Lyon was appointed a senior lecturer and consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Clinical expertise

Dr Alexander Lyon’s clinical expertise includes:

  • heart failure
  • cardiovascular diseases caused by cancer treatments, known as cardio-oncology
  • chemotherapy-induced heart failure
  • Takotsubo syndrome
  • cardiac gene therapy
  • novel molecular and biological therapies for heart failure.

He runs a specialist clinic for patients with Takotsubo syndrome focusing on risk prediction and management of refractory symptoms.

He is also:

  • clinical lead for the cardio-oncology service, Royal Brompton Hospital (2011-present)
  • chair of UK Cardio-Oncology Consortium (2012- present)
  • a member of Heart Failure Association Translational Research Committee (ESC: 2012-present).

 

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Hypertension
  • Heart valve disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardio-Oncology - heart problems in cancer patients and cancer survivors
  • Takotsubo syndrome
  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Palpitations (racing heart)
  • Dizzy spells
  • General cardiac health checks to guide risk factor management
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General Surgery
35 years of experience
Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery

Mr. Dimitri Hadjiminas is a specialist breast, thyroid and parathyroid surgeon. He is currently Consultant Breast Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

Mr Hadjiminas runs a rapid (one-stop) diagnostic service for breast problems, as part of a multi-disciplinary team for the treatment of breast cancer.

His special interests include surgery for breast cancer, breast reconstruction including partial reconstruction using LD or LICAP/AICAP flaps, other oncoplastic techniques, sentinel node biopsy, augmentations and reductions, thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

He performs minimally invasive parathyroid surgery after localisation of an adenoma if necessary under local anaesthesia.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Acellular Dermal Matrix
  • Axillary Clearance
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Parathyroid Problems
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