Condition: Pilonidal sinus

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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        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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          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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            Irshad Shaikh

            Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

            About Mr. Shaikh

            Mr. Irshad Shaikh is an experienced Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon based at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Spire Norwich Hospital. Mr. Shaikh is one of the leading Robotic Colorectal surgeons in all of the UK with only a few to match his experience of Robotic Colorectal surgeries.

            Mr. Shaikh has trained in Scotland with higher surgical training on the Southeast Thames rotation in London. He was awarded an MD (research) degree from the University of Aberdeen in 2008 and a CCT (completion of specialist training in general and colorectal surgery) in 2013.

            Mr. Shaikh went on to complete an RSO fellowship at St Mark’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery sponsored by Ethicon in 2014.

            Mr. Shaikh led the robotic colorectal program at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Mr. Shaikh is a European-level trainer for robotic colorectal surgery and an experienced proctor accredited by EARCS. He was instrumental in supporting the robotic colorectal cancer surgery programmes in Scottish health boards and several hospitals in England. In addition, he is a trainer for laparoscopic colorectal surgery and also holds the position of College Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

            Mr. Shaikh has numerous published several innovative operative procedures in peer-reviewed journals.

            Mr shaikh has a specialist interest in treating anal fistula/fissure surgery, haemorrhoid surgery (including HALO procedure), anal and colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, rectal prolapse surgery, hernia surgery, and treatment of locally advanced pelvic cancer. The cancer surgery results are published online in peer-reviewed journals.

            All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating all common gut pathologies. Mr. Irshad Shaikh provides consultation at Spire Hospital Norwich, Old Watton Road, Norwich NR4 7TD

            Initial consultation fees beginning at £230

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              Ian Botterill

              Colorectal Consultant Surgeon

              About Mr. Botterill

              Mr Ian Botterill is a Leading Colorectal Consultant Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Spire Hospital, Leeds. Mr Botterill has graduated from prestigious Cambridge University and Manchester University.  Mr Botterill went on to higher surgical training in North West Region where he trained in Hospitals in Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds. Mr Botterill maintained special interest in colorectal surgery, laparoscopic surgery.

              Mr Botterill is a nationally recognised specialist in colorectal surgery and a lead clinician for colorectal surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Mr Botterill is also the Clinical Director at Alliance Health Group.

              Mr Botterill has keen interest management of Piles, Anal fistula, Anal Fissures and other Proctology issues also to include Pilonidal sinus, inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopy and managing patients with intestinal failure, and bowel cancer. Mr Botterill conduct specialist clinics at LGI for teenagers who require follow-up into adulthood and patients with radiation enteritis

              Mr Botterill has keen interest in teaching and is a trainer for three UK/European companies who manufacture synthetic and biologic mesh for various abdominal surgeries. Mr Botterill has published his work in national and international journals.

              All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mr Botterill provides consultation at Spire Leeds Hospital.

              Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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                John Bunni

                Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

                About Mr. Bunni

                Mr. Bunni M.B., Ch.B (Honours), Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FRCS [ASGBI Gold Medal] is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and Bath Clinic.

                He completed his Basic Surgical Training in the South West of England, after graduating in Medicine from the University of Bristol “with Honours” in 2005..

                Following his training, Mr. Bunni has completed a prestigious 1-year Fellowship in “Laparoscopic and Advanced Open Colorectal and Peritoneal Malignancy Surgery” at Basingstoke and also completed a Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery by the University of Strasbourg, France.

                Mr. Bunni has held numerous teaching positions including “Honorary Clinical Tutor” at the School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, and also “Honorary Clinical Surgical Tutor” for the Severn Deanery. He takes an active role in teaching locally in Bath and the Deanery and has set up a highly popular and successful local weekly teaching programme for junior doctors in Bath. He is also the surgical lead for Physician Associate students.

                Mr. Bunni has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in General and Colorectal Surgery; is the Author and Editor of a textbook on Peritoneal malignancy (“A Practical Guide to Peritoneal Malignancy: The PMI Manual” CRC Press, Nov 2019); author of a Textbook on ENT and Head and Neck Surgery (“The Essential Clinical Handbook for ENT Surgery” BPP Learning Media, Sep 2013) and also co-authored the chapter on “Surgery for Rectal Cancer” in the highly acclaimed and popular “Colorectal Surgery Companion Series, 6th Edition” (Elsevier, June 2018). He has also co-authored an online surgical oncology module and numerous local hospital handbooks.

                Mr. Bunni is currently the Editor and reviewer for 14 Journals in Surgery and has reviewed grant applications for the “Bowel Disease Research Foundation”. He speaks locally and nationally on colorectal surgery.

                Mr. Bunni has a special interest in colorectal problems (proctology, pelvic floor, and IBD), is colorectal lead for the local gynae-oncology service,

                He is a member of numerous learned societies, including the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI), the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) and The Pelvic Floor Society (TPFS).

                He provides a measured, thorough, methodical, and bespoke approach to patient’s problems, and is committed and dedicated to delivering the highest quality of personalised care to his patients, and comprehensively audits his work.

                All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mr. Bunni provides consultation at BMI Bath Clinic Calverton Down Road, Bath BA2 7BR

                Initial consultation fees beginning at £250

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                  Marc Bullock

                  Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

                  About Mr. Bullock

                  Marc Bullock BM BCh, MA (oxon), Ph.D., FRCS is a Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon at Sulis Hospital Bath.
                  Mr. Bullock gained his medical degree from the University of Oxford where he was awarded a Domus Scholarship, and numerous undergraduate prizes.

                  At University Hospital Southampton, Mr. Bullock combined training in colorectal and general surgery with research in molecular oncology and is widely published on the clinical applications in colorectal cancer of novel molecules called microRNAs. For his work, Mr. Bullock was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and Clinical Lectureship, an MRC Clinical Research Fellowship, a CRUK post-doctoral research bursary, and numerous conference prizes.

                  Following the award of his Ph.D., Mr. Bullock pursued post-doctoral research at the world’s premier cancer institute (the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston) as a Fulbright/Royal College of Surgeons Fellow. On his return to the UK,

                  Mr. Bullock completed a Clinical Fellowship in Robotic and Exenteration Surgery at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where he achieved accreditation in robotic surgery and trained alongside world-renowned gynae-oncologists, urologists, and colorectal surgeons.

                  Mr. Bullock’s combined passions are in medical education and humanitarian surgery, having worked for MSF in DR-Congo as well as establishing an essential surgical skills course in collaboration with the charity Mercy Ships and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

                  Mr. Bullock has a special interest in diagnosing and treating colorectal pathologies and offers tailored approaches to his patients.

                  All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mr. Bullock provides consultation at BMI Bath Clinic Calverton Down Road, Bath BA2 7BR.

                  Initial consultation fees beginning at £250

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