Condition: Colorectal cancer

Iqbal Khan

Consultant Gastroenterologist

About Dr. Khan

Dr. Iqbal Khan, a distinguished Consultant Gastroenterologist affiliated with Northampton General Hospital and holding the esteemed position of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Universities of Oxford and Leicester. Dr. Khan’s illustrious career spans leadership roles in Endoscopy and Gastroenterology services, where he oversaw the efficient operations of a bustling endoscopy unit catering to a population nearing half a million, with a primary focus on GI cancer patient care.

In his comprehensive medical practice, Dr. Khan addresses a wide spectrum of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and General (internal) Medicine concerns. His expertise encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of GI cancer, abdominal pain, liver disease, pancreatic disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, nutritional issues, and weight management.
With a keen interest in GI cancer and endoscopy, Dr. Khan exhibits exceptional proficiency in various endoscopic procedures, including feeding tube placement, stricture dilatation, stent insertion, polypectomy, variceal banding, and ERCP.

Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Khan is deeply committed to medical education and mentorship. He actively participates in the training of medical students and junior doctors, leveraging his vast experience and knowledge. Furthermore, Dr. Khan is an accomplished author of several medical publications and serves as a moderator for a specialized web application aimed at supporting medical trainees. Additionally, he plays a pivotal role in a mentorship program tailored for aspiring medical students.

Dr. Khan’s academic journey began in Birmingham, where he received his education before obtaining his medical degree (MBChB), BSc (Dual Hons), and PhD from the University of Sheffield. His doctoral research delved into the mechanisms underlying abdominal pain and nausea symptoms in patients. Prior to assuming his consultant role, Dr. Khan underwent rigorous specialist training across prominent hospitals in the West Midlands.

All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating gut pathologies. Dr. Iqbal Khan provides consultation at BMI Three Shires Hospital The Avenue Cliftonville Northampton NN1 5DR.

Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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    Alex Leo

    Consultant General, Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Surgeon

    About Mr. Leo

    Mr Alex Leo is a consultant general, colorectal and pelvic floor surgeon at The Royal London Hospital. He has a specialist interest in pelvic floor disorders, proctology and other areas of benign
    colorectal pathology as well as laparoscopy, non-invasive surgical procedures .
    He graduated at the University of Perugia, Italy in 2008. He completed his trainee in General and Colorectal Surgery in 2015 gaining a diploma with honours and an MD in General Surgery from the University of Udine, Italy. Motivated by the international reputation of St Mark’s Hospital, Mr Leo has then moved to the UK and he has worked at St Mark’s from 2015 to 2018 as Specialist Registrar having a fellowship with Miss Carolynne Vaizey in Physiology and Neuromodulation. In 2020 he has achieved an MD at Imperial College of London, discussing a thesis on the diagnosis and treatment of faecal incontinence and preserves a strong research interest in this field. He has published around 50
    peer reviewed papers and textbook chapters on pelvic floor and colorectal disorders. He has presented widely on these subjects at national and international meetings. In 2020 he was
    appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Northwick Park supporting the pelvic floor unit at St Mark’s Hospital. In 2023, Mr Leo was awarded as Fellow of European Board of Surgery in Coloproctology (FEBS) by the European Society of Colorectal Surgery (ESCP): this is one of the highest qualifications in surgery, confirming skills and knowledge in Coloproctology. He then moved to The Royal London Hospital where he leads the Pelvic Floor Department and continues his career as colorectal surgeon in central London.

    All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating gut pathologies. Mr Alex Leo provides consultation at 1 Welbeck Street, Marylebone London (UK)W1G 0AR

    Initial consultation fees beginning at £300

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      Simon Radley

      Consultant General Surgeon

      About Mr. Radley

      Mr. Radley graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1985 with Honours in Surgery. After completing his house officer posts in Birmingham, he assumed the role of a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Birmingham. Following Senior House Officer training, he engaged in research on colorectal cancer, submitting a thesis that earned him an MD from the University of Birmingham.

      His journey continued with registrar surgical training in general and colorectal surgery in the West Midlands, culminating in specialized training at St. Marks Hospital in London. Simultaneously, he embarked on an overseas traveling fellowship to the USA, studying rectal cancer treatments with grants from the International College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England.

      Upon completing his training, Mr. Radley assumed the position of Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery at Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In April 2002, he became an NHS Consultant Colorectal Surgeon. His extensive publications, particularly on functional bowel disorders, showcase his contribution to the field. He served as the Clinical Service Lead for Gastro-intestinal Surgery at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, playing a pivotal role in introducing laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced surgical recovery protocols.

      Notably, Mr. Simon Radley played a crucial role in establishing the Birmingham Bowel Clinic, the first private centre of excellence for managing bowel conditions in the West Midlands. The clinic boasts a team of highly qualified specialists offering a comprehensive, integrated service with a multidisciplinary approach to the management of bowel conditions.

      All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating gut pathologies. Mr  Radley provides consultation at The Clinics at Circle Priory Hospital and HCA The Harborne Hospital,Birmingham.

      Initial consultation fees beginning at £300

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        Jonathan Richardson

        Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

        About Mr. Richardson

        Mr. Jonathan J.R. Richardson is an experienced Colorectal and General Surgeon practising in the West Midlands of England.

        Mr. Richardson was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, in 2017.

        Mr. Richardson has clinical interests across the full range of colorectal and general surgery. He has a major interest in the management of colorectal cancer and the use of laparoscopic surgical techniques. He is a high-volume colorectal cancer resection surgeon with excellent patient outcomes. He also undertakes complex surgery for the management of locally advanced colorectal cancer. Mr. Richardson is a core member of the Colorectal Cancer Multi-disciplinary Team and is the Clinical Lead for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Mr. Richardson holds the management position of Audit Lead for the Surgical Directorate and strives to attain optimal patient outcomes.

        Mr. Richardson has undertaken a period of research and he was the Chief Investigator of a translational research study which successfully characterised systemic neutrophil function in patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection. He presented the results of his research internationally and was awarded the prestigious European Society for Surgical Research Best Clinical Research Award. He was awarded an MD from the University of Birmingham for his thesis submission and his research has been published in peer reviewed medical journals.

        Mr. Richardson is heavily involved in clinical research. He is the Principal Investigator and Co-investigator of multiple NIHR portfolio studies and is consistently one of the highest recruiters to clinical trials at University Hospitals Birmingham. In addition, Mr. Richardson has published and presented widely on a variety of colorectal and general surgical conditions contributing to the surgical academic literature.

        Mr. Richardson has an extensive experience in organising and delivering teaching. During surgical training he formalised his teaching skills and he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. In his current Consultant position, Mr. Richardson is the Lead Undergraduate Surgical Tutor and a Senior Clinical Examiner at the University of Birmingham and he has been appointed as an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Birmingham. Mr. Richardson is a GMC accredited Named Educational Supervisor and the Faculty Lead for the Royal College of Surgeons Basic Surgical Skills course.

        All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating gut pathologies. Mr Richardson provides consultation Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG

        Initial consultation fees beginning at £300

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          Umar Shariff

          Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

          About Mr. Shariff

          Mr Umar Shariff is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Good Hope Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and The Priory and Edgbaston Hospitals.

          Mr Shariff studied medicine at the University of Sheffield graduating MB ChB in 2003. During this time he also attained an intercalated BSc (Neurosciences) at Imperial College, University of London. Upon completion of house officer posts he became an anatomy lecturer at the University of Sheffield.

          Mr Shariff completed specialist General and Colorectal Surgery training in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands. He was granted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2015. During training he undertook a period of research, receiving an Ethicon EndoSurgery educational grant as a clinical research fellow at the Royal London and Princess Grace Hospitals. He was awarded an MD for his thesis on cognitive surgical skills training in colorectal surgery, presenting his research nationally and internationally.

          He was also awarded overseas travelling fellowships to New York and Boston (Royal Society of Medicine), Washington D.C, USA and Erlangen, Germany to augment his skills in peritoneal malignancy and complete mesocolic excision (CME) surgery for bowel cancer.

          Prior to taking up his consultant position, Mr Shariff completed Advanced Colorectal and Peritoneal Malignancy Fellowships at the internationally renowned Basingstoke Peritoneal Malignancy Institute and Mount Sinai & St Margaret Cancer Hospitals, Toronto, Canada. He was subsequently awarded the European Peritoneal Surface Oncology (ESPSO) certification in 2018. He now routinely performs Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC (heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy) operations as part of an established team with a national referral service, one of only three commissioned units that perform this type of surgery in England.

          His principal areas of clinical interest are in treatment of bowel cancer and the management of patients with peritoneal metastases (spread) from appendix and colorectal cancers. Mr Shariff is an experienced laparoscopic surgeon trained in minimal access (keyhole) surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He has extensive experience in the management of various colorectal and general surgical conditions. He is also a JAG-accredited endoscopist, specialising in colonoscopy and polyp removal. Mr Shariff has held numerous management roles and currently leads the weekly colorectal cancer and peritoneal multi-disciplinary (MDT) meeting.

          He has published widely and presented nationally and internationally in the field of colorectal surgery, peritoneal malignancy and surgical training. Currently, he is involved in collaborative research and his clinical research interests also involve trainee and patient-related multimedia resources. He has been instrumental in the development of innovative training tools for surgical trainees and an online patient peritoneal pathway resource. He has a key interest in teaching, and is a faculty member for the Royal College of Surgeons Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) and Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) courses.

          Mr Shariff’s primary aim for his patients is to deliver a first-class service with thorough consultation to any investigation and/or treatment that may be required. An evidence-based, patient-centred approach is at the heart of his practice. Since his appointment, Mr Shariff has been a member of colorectal teams receiving two UHB trust ‘Best in Clinical Care’ Building Healthier Lives awards in 2018 and 2019. 

          All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating gut pathologies. Mr  shariff provides consultation at Spire Parkway Hospital, 1 Damson Parkway, Solihull.

          Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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            Sanjay Chaudhri

            Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

            About Mr. Chaudhri

            Mr. Chaudhri is a proficient General and Colorectal Surgeon with a diverse international background. His medical and general surgical qualifications were earned in India, where he also served in the Indian Navy. Upon his arrival in the UK, he pursued further surgical training at renowned academic colorectal units, including the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool Royal Hospital, and University Hospital Birmingham.

            Mr. Chaudhri’s commitment to continuous learning has led him on various traveling fellowships to destinations such as Toronto, Naples, and Stockholm. His true passion lies in minimally invasive surgery, and he extends this expertise to more than 75 percent of his patients with conditions such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticular disease, offering both keyhole and robotic surgical options.

            Within the University Hospitals of Leicester, Mr. Chaudhri actively contributes to specialist multidisciplinary teams, including those focused on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colorectal Cancer, and Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain. He is also a dedicated member of the Low Rectal Cancer (LOREC) program, where he provides guidance and mentorship to colorectal surgeons in the UK while regularly hosting international fellows.

            Mr. Chaudhri’s extensive clinical research background is underscored by his regular presentations at various international and national medical meetings. He is deeply involved in surgical trials and actively participates as a member of the Cohort Studies subcommittee within the European Society of Coloproctology, contributing to advancements in the field.

            Mr. Chaudhri’s offers Keyhole Surgery for gallbladder, bowel resection, hernias, releasing painful adhesions, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (including colectomy, and rectal resection),Groin and incisional hernia (including complex abdominal wall reconstruction)Proctology (surgery for haemorrhoids and banding, fistulas, fissure and removal of skin tags including HALO, THD and Botox)Rectal prolapse surgery both perineal and abdominal types, Laser ablation pilonidal sinus, fistula in ano and shrinkage of haemorrhoids, Colorectal cancer including robotic surgery for rectal cancer. Management of inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis (pouch surgery) and Crohn’s disease, Pilonidal sinus management with laser, Complex incisional hernias including fistulas and Haemorrhoid treatment with THD/ HALO or Laser Haemorrhoid surgery.

            All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating gut pathologies. Mr. Chaudhri provides consultation at The Health Suite, 624a Uppingham Road, Leicester, LE7 9QB

            Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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              Majid Bassuni

              Consultant of General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon

              About Professor Bassuni

              Mr Bassuni currently serves as a General, Laparoscopic, and Colorectal Surgical Consultant at Bedford Hospital. He embarked on his NHS career as a Colorectal Surgeon Consultant at Rotherham Hospital in 2000, following his extensive training at various renowned institutions, including the University Hospital of Wales, Strasbourg (France), University of Puroj (Italy), Alexandria University (Egypt), and King Abdul Aziz University (KSA).

              With over 50 publications and presentations featured in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences within the realms of general and colorectal surgery, Mr Bassuni has consistently contributed to the field’s advancement.

              His leadership prowess extends both within the United Kingdom and internationally, particularly in the Middle East, where he has been instrumental in establishing comprehensive Colorectal Services. Notably, he recently chaired the surgical division of a prominent Teaching Hospital in Dubai, Emirates.

              Mr Bassuni is a trailblazer in the development of innovative surgical techniques for addressing functional bowel and pelvic floor disorders, many of which have been published under his name. He has also spearheaded the implementation of novel services in the UK, including an accredited unit dedicated to treating severe and advanced endometriosis and pelvic floor disorders units in North Trent. Additionally, he has taken on the role of chairing a substantial network of Colorectal Cancer centres in Northern England, where he leads a sizeable team within the Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT).

              His expertise has earned him the status of an invited visiting professor of colorectal surgery at Mansoura University, Egypt, and the Military Medical Academy of Egypt. He also holds a similar esteemed position within Dubai Health Care City.

              All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in gut pathologies. Mr Bassuni provides consultation at Bridges Clinic, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Bedford MK42 9DJ

              Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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                Tarun Singhal

                General Surgeon

                About Mr. Singhal

                Mr Tarun Singhal is an award-winning Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, Chelsfield Park Hospital, The Sloane Hospital, The Blackheath Hospital, HCA at The Shard, London Bridge Hospital, HCA Harley Street Clinic, Devonshire Diagnostic Centre.

                Mr Singhal NHS practice is based at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough (King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust). Mr Singhal was awarded King’s Commendation (King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) in December 2018 for outstanding service to the Trust and its patients.

                Mr Singhal has completed a Fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, peritoneal malignancy, low rectal surgery, and multivisceral resections from Basingstoke. Mr Singhal has also completed a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery from the University of Portsmouth.

                Mr Singhal has more than 20 years of experience in surgery including advanced keyhole or laparoscopic surgery for colon and rectal cancers, inflammatory bowel diseases or complex Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, complex hernias and haemorrhoids. Mr Singhal also undertakes routine general surgery such as pilonidal disease, banding and THD and Rafaelo for haemorrhoids, fistulas, anal fissures, removal of benign skin lumps, hernia repairs performed as day cases and gastrointestinal investigations such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and removal of polyps.

                Mr Singhal was awarded King’s Commendation (King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) in December 2018 for outstanding service to the Trust and its patients.

                 Mr Singhal has published and made international presentations on numerous papers on the treatment of various gastrointestinal conditions.

                Mr Singhal is a faculty member of Royal College of Surgeons of England for various courses including Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery and Care of critically ill surgical patients and is JAG Certified Endoscopy Trainer and regularly teaches and supervises trainees on planned and emergency laparoscopic colorectal surgery and endoscopic procedures.

                All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating gut pathologies.Mr Tarun Singhal provides consultation Chelsfield Park Hospital Bucks Cross Rd, Chelsfield, BR6 7RG, Orpington (Orpington) and The Harley Street Clinic35 Weymouth Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ.

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                  John Camilleri-Brennan

                  Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

                  About Mr. Camilleri-Brennan

                  Mr. Camilleri-Brennan is a General and Colorectal Surgery Consultant, practicing at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirlingshire (NHS Forth Valley), and in the private sector. He is currently the Lead Clinician for Colorectal Cancer at Forth Valley and the former Clinical lead of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme. He also holds the Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery position with the University of Glasgow.

                  In 2022 he was elected Vice-President (Surgical) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  He held posts as Associate Director of Surgical Examinations, Regional Advisor, and College Tutor within this College.

                  A graduate of the University of Malta, Mr. Camilleri-Brennan received his postgraduate surgical training primarily in Dundee and Aberdeen. He was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow that enabled him to pursue further studies in colorectal surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. His research on rectal cancer led to a doctorate from the University of Dundee.

                  Mr. Camilleri-Brennan performs all aspects of general and colorectal surgery, in the particular gall bladder and hernia surgery, surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery, and surgery for incontinence and pelvic floor disorders (including rectal prolapse and rectocele) especially following childbirth.

                  He is a Principal Investigator in a number of research projects, has published articles in major surgical journals, co-authored chapters in postgraduate surgical textbooks, and has presented prize-winning papers at many national and international meetings. 

                  A recognised postgraduate surgical trainer, he is an elected member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of the prestigious William Cullen Prize from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in recognition of his and his team’s colorectal expertise.

                  All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating all common gut pathologies. Mr. Camilleri-Brennan provides consultation at Kings Park Hospital, Polmaise Road, Sterling FK7 9JH

                  Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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