Dr Basil Issa

Dr Basil Issa

MB BCh, MD, FRCP

Endocrinology

28 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Basil took his time to listen to me and he reassure me. I’m glad that he will help me go through this process. “
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Subspecialty

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3645815
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £130

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital

    52 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, United Kingdom, SK9 1NY
    980 reviews

    About

    Dr Basil Issa is a senior Consultant Endocrinologist at Manchester University Foundation Trust. He has been a Consultant Endocrinologist since 1998 and in his practice, has developed the Endocrine services at both North Manchester General and Wythenshawe Hospitals. 

    Dr Issa has extensive experience in the management of all endocrine disorders including thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, adrenal, gonadal and lipid disorders. As well as endocrine and diabetes disorders in pregnancy and the management of diabetes and its complications.

    He undertook his postgraduate training in Manchester, obtaining a MRCP in 1992. He gained an interest in endocrinology and diabetes whist working as a registrar on the Wessex rotation. Following this, he undertook a Clinical Fellowship at the University of Wales, College of Medicine and completed his MD thesis titled "Mechanisms underlying hypothalamic desensitisation in the diabetic GK rat”. He was appointed Senior Registrar at the University Hospital of Wales in 1996, before taking up his consultant post in Manchester. In 2002, he was became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

    Dr Issa has undertaken several leadership and educational roles in the NHS. His interest in both basic science and clinical research has been since he has completed his MD thesis at the University of Wales, College of Medicine. His current research interests include the utility of low energy diets in the management of diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy and adrenal disorders and tumours. Dr Issa has several publications in peer reviewed journals and has presentation at both national and international meetings. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Adrenocorticotropic Stimulation Tests (ACTH) (ACTCH)
    • Blood Glucose Monitoring
    • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
    • Fine Needle Thyroid Biopsy
    • Pituitary Function Test
    • Synacthen Test
    • Video Consultation 
    • Acromegaly or Gigantism
    • Addison’s Disease
    • Adrenal Disease
    • Cushing’s Syndrome
    • Diabetes
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Disorders of Bone Metabolism
    • Endocrine Hypertension
    • Goitre
    • Grave’s Disease
    • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    • Hormone Disorders (Male and Female)
    • Hyperlipidaemia
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Menopause
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Osteoporosis
    • Parathyroid Disease
    • Pituitary Disorders
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Prolactinoma
    • Reproductive Disorders
    • Thyroid Nodules
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Vitamin D Deficiency 
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    Medical procedures

    • Adrenocorticotropin Stimulation Tests (ACTH)
    • Blood Glucose Monitoring
    • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
    • Fine Needle Thyroid Biopsy
    • Pituitary Function Test
    • Synacthen Test
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Diabetes
    • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    • Acromegaly or Gigantism
    • Addison’s Disease
    • Adrenal Disease
    • Cushing’s Syndrome
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Disorders of Bone Metabolism
    • Endocrine Hypertension
    • Goitre
    • Graves’ Disease
    • Hormone Disorders (Male)
    • Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    • Hyperlipidaemia
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Menopause
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Osteoporosis
    • Parathyroid Disease
    • Pituitary Disorders
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Prolactinoma
    • Reproductive Disorders
    • Thyroid Nodules
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
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    Education

    • MB BCh Cairo University 1986
    • MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1992
    • MRCP (Ireland) Royal College of Physicians, Ireland 1992
    • MD University of Wales, College of Medicine 1999
    • FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2002
    • PGCE Edgehill University 2010
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Diabetes
    6/23
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    4/23
    Thyroid Problems
    3/23
    Endocrinology
    2/23
    Graves’ Disease
    2/23
    Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    2/23
    Hormone disorders (female)
    2/23
    1/23
    Diabetes and hypertension
    1/23
    Blood glucose monitoring
    1/23
    Cholesterol
    1/23
    Endocrine hypertension
    1/23
    Endocrinology
    1/23
    High Cholesterol
    1/23
    Hyperthyroidism
    1/23
    Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    1/23
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    Dr Basil took his time to listen to me and he reassure me. I’m glad that he will help me go through this process.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    Friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Gave realistic and sensible advice and came up with some good solutions moving forward. Definitely recommend Dr Issa.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hyperthyroidism
    Very helpful and clear explanation
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cholesterol High Cholesterol
    Felt at ease straight away would highly recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    Doctor Issa was incredibly helpful, put me at ease straightaway and gave very clear personable advice. I feel much assured and ready to take the next step, many thanks Dr Issa
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Graves’ Disease
    Dr Issa took time to understand my issues in my own words, not just from blood results. He explained the the condition, as well as potential treatments. He was clear on next steps and follow up treatment. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    I always feeling valuable as a patient Dr Issa spends quality time discussing all aspects of my condition and treatment I would recommend Dr Issa to friends and family
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Thyroid Problems
    Dr Issa made me feel very comfortable and explained everything regarding my hashimotos hypothyroidism very well. He reassured me fully and feel more clear moving forward.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endocrine hypertension
    A really helpful and friendly consultation, providing treatment options and clarity on next steps. Didn’t feel rushed at any point and had the opportunity to ask questions and check understanding.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Explained the workings of the adrenal gland very well.
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