Dr Basil Issa

Dr Basil Issa

MB BCh, MD, FRCP

Endocrinology

28 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“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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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
    156 reviews

    About

    Dr Basil Issa is a senior Consultant Endocrinologist at the BMI Alexandra Hospital and 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. 

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    Medical procedures

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

    • 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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    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
    Explanation
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    Diabetes
    6/16
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    2/16
    Endocrinology
    2/16
    Hormone disorders (female)
    2/16
    Thyroid Problems
    2/16
    1/16
    Diabetes and hypertension
    1/16
    Blood glucose monitoring
    1/16
    Endocrine hypertension
    1/16
    Endocrinology
    1/16
    Graves’ Disease
    1/16
    Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    1/16
    Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    1/16
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (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)
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    (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)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Explained the workings of the adrenal gland very well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes & Endocrinology
    After a GP referral, I was seen by Dr Issa recently to discuss the implications of some blood tests. I was impressed by the attention that was given to my results, to my comments and my questions. I came away from the appointment with great confidence that I had been given a full explanation of possible problems. A very nice person and a true gentleman.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    Very good experience. Dr Issa was fully informed of my case, and took care to listen to my concerns, while explaining any possibilities or outcomes clearly. He is very personable, and showed genuine care and attention to my overall well-being. Highly recommend!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes
    Dr Issa was very easy to talk to and explained everything in great detail. There was no rush with the consultation and he answered all my questions. A plan of action was put into place and I came away feeling very positive and relieved about the whole thing. He is also easy to contact via his secretary or his personal phone.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endocrinology Graves’ Disease
    Dr.Issa explained everything well and didnt rush me. He was very polite and friendly. Im very happy with my treatment
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endocrinology Hormone disorders (female)
    I have been under the care of Dr Issa for a number of years and I have always found him to be very caring. He explains well and I appreciate his advice regarding my treatment. He always listens to my questions and always answers honestly. I trust and respect Dr Issa.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hormone disorders (female) Endocrinology
    I really like this doctor. He really listened to what I said and give me realistic and professional advice. I would highly recommend him. His bedside manner is outstanding, which is what I needed feeling as poorly as I did.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    It is my pleasure to post a review of the treatment I received from Dr Issa, Consultant Endocrinologist. I arranged a consultation with Dr Issa following an abnormal blood test result. At the first consultation I immediately felt at ease. Dr Issa was very thorough in finding out as much information as was relevant which enabled us to formulate a plan. He arranged several other tests so that we could rule out certain medical conditions and therefore identify a diagnosis. When Primary Hyperparathyroidism was confirmed Dr Issa explained my options very clearly. He is incredibly patient and gave me as much time as I needed to ask questions and I never felt that any question was too trivial. Dr Issa's guidance gave me the understanding and confidence I needed to make the right decision for me with regards to treatment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Issa.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes and hypertension
    Thank you Dr Issa for your exceptional, kind and expert care over the last 10 years or so. A kind, humble and very helpful man who through his expert knowledge guides me to sustained improvement in health and in particular to the management of my diabetes. So grateful!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes
    Excellent in every respect.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes Blood glucose monitoring Diabetes & Endocrinology
    I have been seeing Dr. Issa for approximately five years, primarily as an Endocrinologist guiding me through Type 2 Diabetes which was originally diagnosed when I was 44 years old and I'm now 71. He's obviously over qualified for my needs right now but will be ideal as things fall apart. He's clearly intelligent, knowledgeable and experienced and he's also caring, benign and terrifically responsive by phone, zoom or email. He's also prepared to act a General Physician, indeed a friend who's a Consultant Anaesthetist says there's no better.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes
    Over the more than ten years I have been with him, I have always found Dr Issa to be courteous, caring and knowledgeable. He is extremely approachable and I have complete confidence in him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes
    Dr Issa is an excellent Endocriologist and provides a professional quality service. He is very understanding to all my concerns and explains in a very friendly way the best way forward and treament available with full evaluation of all medication. If your looking to use his services I know yor will not be disappointed. I'm very reasurred knowing I can call him any time to discuss my issues.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diabetes
    I been attending Dr Issa since about 2014 with my diabetes and have found him since day one to be a most empathetic and kind person when discussing my diabetes he explains everything in a manner I understand We discussed the merits of taking metamorphine with the pros and cons and he always listens to my feelings. I have no problems in recommending Dr Issa unreservedly
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