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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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      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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          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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              Tushar Agarwal

              Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

              About Mr. Agarwal

              Mr. Tushar Agarwal is as a well-known Colorectal and General Surgeon at the London North West NHS Trust, encompassing Ealing, St Marks, and Central Middlesex Hospitals. Mr Agarwal successfully completed his Higher Surgical Training through the North West Thames Surgical Rotation, culminating in the award of an FRCS (Intercollegiate), with a specialization in Colorectal Surgery.

              Mr. Agarwal pursued a one-year fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at University College Hospital and Guys & St. Thomas’ Hospital and also trained at the world-renowned Colorectal Unit at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and the Trauma unit of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

              Mr. Agarwal specializes in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, conducting both laparoscopic and open procedures for Colorectal Cancers and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He routinely performs Proctology procedures, encompassing surgery for haemorrhoids, anal fissures, and anal fistulae, as well as pilonidal sinus surgery. Mr Agarwal has expertise in colorectal cancers and proctology and has been the Multi team Disciplinary Meetings (MDT) lead for colorectal cancers and is an integral member of the St. Marks Colorectal Cancer MDT. Additionally, Mr. Agarwal also undertakes general surgical procedures, including hernia repairs and various emergency general surgical procedures.

              He is recognized as a JAG approved endoscopist and trainer for junior doctors, conducting diagnostic Upper GI Endoscopies and colonoscopies. Mr. Agarwal holds the position of Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London and also serves as  a Training Programme Director for Foundation Year Trainees based at Ealing Hospital and acts as a Consultant Trainer at the London Deanery Skills Lab. His expertise is highly regarded within the London North West Deanery, where he serves as a recognized Consultant trainer for higher surgical trainees.

              All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating gut pathologies. Mr Agrawal provides consultation at The Clementine Churchill Hospital,Sudbury Hill, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3RX and The London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Pl, London, W1G 6BW, Central London (London)

              Initial consultation fees beginning at £250

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                Imran Ghanghro

                Consultant Gastroenterologist

                About Mr. Ghanghro

                Dr. Imran Ghanghro is a well-known Consultant Gastroenterologist practicing at Spire Little Aston. Dr. Ghanghro works at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust where was Leading the GI endoscopy department with the responsibility of safely running endoscopies all across the Trust board at Sandwell and City hospital sites, catering to over half a million population.

                Dr. Ghanghro is an experienced gastroenterologist dealing with common gastroenterological problems including dyspepsia, GI motility disorders, Irritable bowel syndrome, Inflammatory bowel disease, liver and pancreatic diseases, and nutrition-related problems.

                Dr. Ghanghro is an endoscopy trainer teaching and assessing another endoscopists. He is JAG (joint advisory group on GI endoscopy) approved endoscopist and has successfully performed thousands of colonoscopies and upper GI endoscopies. He has a specialist interest in Colon cancer screening and Barrett’s esophagus treatments. Dr. Ghanghro is widely published and is a faculty and leader in JAG endoscopy training courses. He is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

                Dr. Ghanghro performs bowel cancer screening colonoscopies and removes complex polyp from the colon. Dr. Ghanghro is part of complex polyp MDT with the Trust and advices on the management of complex colonic polyps. Dr. Ghanghro has excellent KPI (key performance indicators) for his endoscopy work and has been performing independent endoscopy procedures for over 10 years.

                Dr. Ghanghro has an interest in education and teaching. He is an endoscopy trainer, as well as a faculty and leads on several national JAG endoscopy training courses.

                All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating common gut pathologies. Dr. Imran Ghanghro provides consultation at Spire Hospital Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, B75 3UP.

                Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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