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Our consultants provide private services to you alongside their work for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.  Many are nationally and internationally recognised for their work.

As a private patient your treatment will be lead by the consultant of your choice. They will be responsible for your care as both an outpatient and inpatient.

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Mr Yasser Abdul Aal

Specialty General Surgery; Gastro-Intestinal (Upper) Surgery.

Specialist interest Laparoscopic surgery; Benign Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery; Diagnostic Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopic procedures.

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Dr Gaurav Agarwal

Specialty General Medicine

Specialist interest Pulmonary Emboli (PE) and Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT – Leg Clot); Pulmonary Hypertension; Transthoracic Echocardiography; Hypertension; High Cholesterol; Sepsis; Diabetes; Thyroid disease and Endocrinology.

Clinic times Weekday evenings and Saturday morning.

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Mr Haythem Ali

Specialty General Surgery; Gastro-Intestinal (Upper) Surgery; Bariatrics.

Specialist interest Laporascopic Surgery; Obesity Surgery.

Clinic times Thursday evenings.

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Professor Ejaz Ansari

Specialty Ophthalmology

Specialist interest Cataract and refractive surgery; Glaucoma; Laser treatment; Light adjustable lens and multifocal lens implants.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Bijay Baburajan

Specialty Gastroenterology

Specialist interest Irritable bowel syndrome Dyspepsia Reflux disease and Barrett's Oesophagus Inflammatory bowel disease Genetics and personalised medicine High quality endoscopy and colonoscopy; Endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas and biliary system; Cancer screening.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Simon T R Bailey

Specialty General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery.

Specialist interest Minimal Access Surgery; Hernia Repair; Gastrointestinal Surgery; Endoscopy; Coloproctology; Colonoscopy; Colorectal surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Charles Bailey

Specialty General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery.

Specialist interest Gastrointestinal Surgery; Colorectal Cancer Surgery; Surgery for Crohn's disease and colitis; Emergency Surgery; Hernias and day case surgery; Colonoscopy and endoscopy.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Amanda Bastianelli

Specialty Obstetric Ultrasound

Specialist interest Early Pregnancy Assessment/Ultrasound; Fetal Well-being Ultrasound scans; Anomaly scans; Cervical length scans; Uterine artery Doppler assessment; Midwifery antenatal advice and guidance.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Mike Batley

Specialty Rheumatology

Specialist interest Back pain; Connective Tissue Disease; Inflammatory rheumatic disorders; Lumbar spine disorders; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis; Pain management; Soft tissue rheumatism.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Sharon Beesley

Specialty Oncology (Clinical)

Specialist interest Urological cancer; Lung cancer.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Richard Benson

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Shoulder and Upper Limb surgery; Trauma surgery

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Vinay Bhatia

Specialty Cardiology

Specialist interest Cardiac imaging (Echocardiography); Stress echocardiography; Heart failure; Coronary artery disease; Heart rhythm disorders; Hypertension; Cardiac causes of breathlessness; Palpitations; Heart valve disease; Syncope and blackouts.

Clinic times Monday evening. Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday evening. Friday evening, Saturday.

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Mr Nicholas Bowman

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Knee surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Nick Boyle

Specialty General Surgery; Gastro-Intestinal (Upper) Surgery; Bariatrics.

Specialist interest Minimal access surgery; Hernia repair surgery; Gastrointestinal surgery; Endoscopy; Colonoscopy; Weight loss surgery (Obesity); Gallstone disease; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Russell Burcombe

Specialty Oncology (Clinical)

Specialist interest Breast cancer; Pre-operative chemotherapy for breast cancer; Lung cancer; Prediction of response to breast cancer treatment; Clinical trials.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Oliver Chappatte

Specialty Gynaecology

Specialist interest Minimal access surgery for severe Endometriosis; Heavy menstrual bleeding; Fibroids; Ovarian Cysts; Laparoscopic total and subtotal Hysterectomy.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Miss Pei-Pei Cheang

Specialty ENT

Specialist interest General ENT; Paediatric ENT; Voice pathology; Rhinology; Facial Plastics; Voice pathology.

Clinic times Friday AM

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Dr Neal Chhaya

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning; MRI scanning; X-rays; Musculoskeletal and breast imaging; Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound and fluoroscopic procedures; Breast interventions including guided biopsy and localisations.  

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Mr Rowan Connell

Specialty Gynaecology

Specialist interest Urogynaecology; Prolapse; Incontinence; Urodynamics; Laparoscopic Surgery (including laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy); Vaginal reconstruction surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Brendon Conry

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning; MRI scanning; X-rays; Head and neck imaging including neck/thyroid ultrasound and biopsies; Nuclear Medicine studies; PET/CT studies.

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Mr Alastair Cook

Specialty General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery.

Specialist interest Gastroenterology, including Oesophageal, Gastric and Colorectal Cancers with Upper and Lower Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Darryl Coombes

Specialty Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Cosmetic Surgery.

Specialist interest Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty), males and females; Blepharoplasty (Eyelid rejuvenation Surgery); Face Lifts & MACS Lifts; Jaw Reshaping (Orthognathic surgery); Cheek and chin implants; Ear Pinning (Otoplasty); Cosmetic mole removal; Surgery and reconstruction for facial skin cancer; Facial Scar revision; Botox and fillers.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Dib Datta

Specialty Gynaecology

Specialist interest Menstrual disorders (heavy/painful periods); Pelvic pain; Endometriosis; Vaginal wall prolapse; Urinary incontinence.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Lee David

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Hip and Knee Arthroplasty; Hip and Knee replacement surgery; Revision surgery; Knee Arthroscopy; Lower limb trauma surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Haresh Devalia

Specialty General Surgery; Breast Surgery; Oncoplastic Surgery.

Specialist interest Breast cancer; Breast reconstruction; Breast augmentation; Breast reduction; Family history clinic.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr John Donohue

Specialty Urology

Specialist interest Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer; Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy; Benign prostatic enlargement; General urological conditions including haematuria and cystitis.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Simon Ellis

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Knee surgery; Knee replacement; Soft tissue, ligament reconstruction and knee replacement.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Kevin Fai

Specialty Anaesthesia and Pain Management

Specialist interest Pain conditions including chronic back pain, acute disc injuries, failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, cancer related pain, chronic widespread pain including fibromyalgia and pain of uncertain aetiology.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Ms Sarah Flint

Specialty Gynaecology

Specialist interest Gynaecological ultrasound; Pelvic pain; Miscarriage; Heavy/irregular periods; Polycystic ovaries; Ovarian cysts.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Justin Forder

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Foot and ankle surgery

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Richard Gale

Specialty Haematology; Haemato-oncology.

Specialist interest Anaemia; Thrombocytopaenia; Coagulation disorders; Haemato-oncology; Leukaemia; Lymphoma; Myeloma; Myloproliferative disorders.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr John Garrett

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning MRI scanning; X-rays; Musculoskeletal MRI & Ultrasound; Musculoskeletal image guided intervention and arthrography.

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Mr Paul Gibb

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Knee surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Don S Gillett

Specialty Haematology; Haemato-oncology.

Specialist interest Anaemia; Thrombocytopaenia; Myeloma; Lymphoma; Leukaemia; Thrombosis; Chemotherapy.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Antony Gough-Palmer

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning; MRI scanning; X-rays; Colorectal radiology; CT virtual colonography; Head and neck imaging including neck/thyroid ultrasound and biopsies.

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Mr Julian Hamann

Specialty ENT

Specialist interest Voice disorders; Thyroid disease; Sinus Surgery; Rhinology; Paediatric otolaryngology; Otology; Neurotology; Head and neck pathology; Laryngology; Allergy; Paediatric ENT surgery; Rhinology/ endoscopic sinus surgery; Voice disorders; Otology.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Ahmed Hamouda

Specialty General Surgery; Gastro-Intestinal (Upper) Surgery; Bariatrics.

Specialist interest Laparoscopic Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery; Bariatric Surgery; Laparoscopic surgery for groin hernias and complex abdominal wall hernias.

Clinic times Thursday evening.

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Dr Masud Haq

Specialty Endocrinology and Diabetes

Specialist interest Thyroid disease; Pituitary disease; Parathyroid disease; Obesity; Endocrinology; Diabetes; Vascular medicine; Hypertension.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Catherine Harper-Wynne

Specialty Oncology (Medical)

Specialist interest Metastatic breast cancer; Pregnancy related breast cancer; Clinical research.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Derek Harrington

Specialty Cardiology

Specialist interest Coronary artery disease; Coronary intervention; Chronic heart failure.

Clinic times Monday evening.

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Dr Adam Harris

Specialty Gastroenterology

Specialist interest Luminal gastroenterology; Dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux; Inflammatory bowel disease; Diarrhoea; Functional bowel disorders.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Alastair Henderson

Specialty Urology

Specialist interest LASER surgery of prostate problems; LASER surgery for kidney stones; Laparoscopic surgery; General and paediatric urology; Brachytherapy and cryotherapy for prostate cancer; Advanced prostate diagnostics using MRI with prostate biopsy as needed.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Mark Hill

Specialty Oncology (Medical)

Specialist interest Gastrointestinal oncology; Haematological oncology; Upper gastrointestinal oncology; Lymphoma.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Paul Ignotus

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning; MRI scanning; X-rays; Interventional radiology such as angiography and biopsies.

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Mr Hagen Jähnich

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Shoulder and elbow surgery (including reconstructive (fractures); Arthroscopic and replacement surgery; Trauma surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Christopher Jenkins

Specialty Ophthalmology

Specialist interest Cataract and refractive surgery; Oculoplastic surgery; Diabetic retinopathy.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Jay Jindal

Specialty Audiology

Specialist interest Adult audiology; Electrophysiological assessment (auditory brainstem responses and otoacoustic emissions); Hearing aid prescription including bone conduction hearing aids; Vestibular function and Falls assessment (VNG, Calorics etc); Central auditory processing disorder assessment in children (7+ years) and adults; Ear protection consultancy and devices (music plugs, noise plugs, swim plugs, sleeping plug for snoring noise protection etc); Tinnitus assessment and advice; Balance assessment and Falls; Hearing aid prescription; Paediatric hearing assessment; Central auditory processing disorder.

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Dr Rema Jyothirmayi

Specialty Oncology (Clinical)

Specialist interest Breast cancer; Gynaecological cancer; Breast cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy; Gynaecological cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy; Gynaecological Brachytherapy.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Marcos Katchburian

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Hand surgery; Paediatric orthopaedics; Foot surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Sarah Kirwan

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning; MRI scanning; X-rays; Colorectal radiology; CT virtual colonography; Breast radiology including mammography, ultrasound and breast biopsies.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Elias Kovoor

Specialty Gynaecology

Specialist interest Laparoscopic surgeries for benign conditions; General gynaecology; Colposcopy; Pelvic pain and endometriosis.

Clinic times Thursday PM.

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Dr Jesse Kumar

Specialty Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Specialist interest General endocrinology; Diabetes; Thyroid disease; Pituitary disease; Diabetic complications (treatment); Obesity.

Clinic times Saturday mornings.

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Mr Daniel Lawes

Specialty General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery

Specialist interest Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal disease; Gallstones and hernias; Management of pelvic floor disorders; Day case surgery for anal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Clive Lawson

Specialty Cardiology

Specialist interest Diagnostic cardiac catherterisation; Coronary intervention (angioplasty and stenting); Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.

Clinic times Monday evening.

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Dr Taher Mahmud

Specialty Rheumatology

Specialist interest Osteoporosis; Early Arthritis; Knee Pain; Osteoarthritis.

Clinic times Saturday morning.

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Dr Laurence Maiden

Specialty Gastroenterology

Specialist interest Luminal gastroenterology; Hepatology; Interventional colonoscopy; Capsule endoscopy; Nutrition.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr James Marshall

Specialty Ophthalmology

Specialist interest Cataract and refractive surgery; Oculoplastic surgery; Diabetic retinopathy.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Scott Maskell

Specialty ENT

Specialist interest ENT (Otolaryngology); Nasal and Sinus Disorders; Otology; Paediatric ENT; Rhinology.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Miss Philippa Moth

Specialty Gynaecology

Specialist interest Menorrhagia; Pelvic pain; Endometriosis; Menopause; Hysteroscopy; Laparascopic surgery; Suspected gynaecological malignancy.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Miss Shazia Nazir

Specialty Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Specialist interest Pre-pregnancy counselling; Gynaecological and Early pregnancy scanning; Office gynaecology; General gynaecology including adolescent gynaecology and postnatal problems.

Clinic times Thursday mornings. Saturday mornings. By appointment.

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Mr James Nicholl

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Hand and upper limb surgery. Trauma.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Abuchi Okaro

Specialty General Surgery; Gastro-Intestinal (Upper) Surgery; Bariatrics.

Specialist interest Laparoscopic hernia surgery; Benign and malignant oesophagogastric disease; Reflux disease; Gallstone disease.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Kasetti Ravikumar

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Sports injuries to the knee; Knee and hip replacement; Foot surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Paul Reddy

Specialty Urology

Specialist interest Bladder reconstruction; Minimally invasive surgery of kidney and ureter.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Paul Reynolds

Specialty General Medicine (Internal)

Specialist interest Medicine for the elderly; Stroke; Parkinsons disease; Elderly cardio-vascular disease.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr James Ritchie

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Foot and ankle surgery; Paediatric foot problems; Ankle sports injuries; Bunion correction; Achilles problems; Ankle replacement.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr David Rose

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Arthroscopic (keyhole) shoulder and elbow surgery; Rotator cuff problems, Frozen shoulder, Shoulder arthritis; Sports injuries.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Nick Rowell

Specialty Oncology (Clinical)

Specialist interest Head & Neck Cancer; Thyroid Cancer; Skin Cancer including melanoma; Radioactive iodine for benign thyroid disease.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Neil Rowson

Specialty Ophthalmology

Specialist interest Cataract surgery; Oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery; Cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Amit Saha

Specialty Rheumatology

Specialist interest Inflammatory joint diseases; Connective tissue diseases; Gout; Osteoporosis; Osteoarthritis; Fibromyalgia; Soft tissue rheumatology; Pain management and Back pain; Rheumatoid arthritis; Spondyloarthropathies (e.g Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis, etc); Soft tissue rheumatology.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Gerry Saldanha

Specialty Neurology

Specialist interest Headache especially migraine; MS; Peripheral nerve disorders; Neuropathic pain.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Timothy Sevitt

Specialty Oncology (Clinical)

Specialist interest Lung; Upper GI and lower GI carcinomas; Radiotherapy - in particular chemoradiation.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Riyaz Shah

Specialty Oncology (Medical)

Specialist interest Treatment of gastrointestinal and thoracic malignancy; Clinical trials of novel agents; General and acute oncology.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Hemant Sharma

Specialty Gastroenterology

Specialist interest General Gastroenterology; General Internal Medicine; Interventional Endoscopy and ERCP; Hepato-biliary Medicine; Luminal Gastroenterology; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr John Shotton

Specialty ENT

Specialist interest Otolaryngology, general and paediatric; Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery; Nasal surgery; Thyroid; Parathyroid disease; Assessment of Head and neck lumps; Parotid and salivary gland surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Alex Slack

Specialty Gynaecology

Specialist interest Laparoscopic (Keyhole) surgery for benign gynaecological conditions; Surgery for prolapses; Management of urinary incontinence; Uterine preserving surgery for prolapse.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Guy Slater

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Hip resurfacing; Lower limb arthroplasty; Adult orthopaedics; Hip and knee replacements; Hip revision and shoulder surgery.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Neil Slater

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest General Adult Orthopaedics; Musculoskeletal Trauma; Spinal Surgery; Hip Replacement Surgery.

Clinic times By appointment

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Dr Akbar Soorma

Specialty Accident and Emergency Medicine

Specialist interest

  • Hand injuries
  • Head injuries

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Dr Paul Tallett

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning; MRI scanning; X-rays; Vacular Radiology; Interventional ultrasound; Dacrocystography; Sialography.

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Mr Brent Tanner

Specialty Cosmetic Surgery

Specialist interest Breast augmentation and reduction; Breast uplift; Abdominoplasty; Liposuction; Thigh and bottom lift; Rhinoplasty; Facelift; Arm reduction and lift; Blepharoplasty; Otoplasty; Brow lifts; Neck lifts; Male breast reduction (gynaecomastia); Botox.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Syed Taseer ul Hasan

Specialty Ophthalmology

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr TC Teo

Specialty Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialist interest Cosmetic surgery; Plastic Surgery; Hand Surgery; Upper and Lower Limb trauma; Mole and Tattoo removal surgery; Scar revision.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Sriramulu Tharakaram

Specialty Dermatology

Specialist interest Skin Cancers; Dermatological surgery for skin cancers including Moh's; Paediatric and Adult Dermatology including Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema; Photodynamic Therapy; Patch Testing; Cosmetic Dermatology: Botox, Chemical Peels, Dermabrasion; Phototherapy; Genital Dermatology; Pregnancy Dermatoses.

Clinic times Saturday morning.

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Dr Peter Tsang

Specialty General Medicine (Acute)

Specialist interest Geriatric medicine; Care of the elderly; Parkinsons disease.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Mr Senthil Velayudham

Specialty Orthopaedics

Specialist interest Hip surgery (minimally invasive hip replacement or revision); Arthroscopy; Pelvic trauma.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Nick Wakeham

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning; MRI scanning; X-rays; Breast radiology including mammography, ultrasound and breast biopsies; Musculoskeletal radiology.

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Dr Simon Webster

Specialty Respiratory Medicine

Specialist interest Pleural disease; Cough; Bronchiectasis; Interstitial Lung Disease including Occupational lung disease such as Asthma, COPD and Asbestosis; Bronchogenic carcinoma and Aspergillus Lung Disease.

Clinic times By appointment.

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Dr Charles Wetton

Specialty Radiology

Specialist interest Ultrasound; CT scanning; MRI scanning; X-rays; Interventional radiology; Musculoskeletal imaging; Vascular imaging and intervention.

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Maria Wright

Specialty Obstetric Ultrasound

Specialist interest Ultrasound service for pregnancy from early pregnancy through to anomaly, growth & fetal well-being, Doppler and cervical length in an NHS setting. Combining midwifery skills with ultrasound monitoring for medical and pregnancy complications.

Clinic times By appointment.

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