• Gastric Band

    Gastric Band

  • Gastric Bypass

    Gastric Bypass

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Gastric Balloon

    Gastric Balloon

  • Surgery for Diabeties

    Surgery for Diabetes

  • Metabolic Surgery

    Metabolic Surgery

  • Comorbidities of Obesity

    Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Fellowship and Honorary Posts

International Fellowship

Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, New York

Academic activity:

Attended ward rounds, Grand rounds, Departmental research meetings, X-ray meetings, clinics and International faculty meetings

Operative Exposure:

Watched major surgical procedures like Oesophagectomy, Gastrecomy, Pancreaticoduodenectomy, and Liver resections

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Academic activity:

Attended ward rounds, Department research meetings, research lab, International video conferencing.

Operative Exposure:

Watched various surgical procedures for obesity like laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion, Roux-en–Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic colonic resections

Visiting Fellow to National Cancer Centre, Tokyo

Visited the National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, the leading international centre of excellence in the management of Gastric Cancer (2004).

Academic activity:

Attended the regular ward rounds, Combined Surgery, Gastroenterology and Radiology meeting. Participated in the 17th International Symposium of Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research.

Operative Exposure:

Watched various gastric resections, especially the D2 lymphadenectomy. Also observed three field lymphadenectomy in oesophageal cancer and Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer.

Honorary Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Homerton University Hospital, London

I was appointed as an Honorary Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at the Homerton University Hospital since May 2007 to December 2008. During this period, I have been involved in all aspects of care to obese patients, which include the clinics, MDT, theatre and post-operative care with active supervision from my mentor, Mr K Mannur.

Operative Experience:

During this period, I have assisted in at least 50 cases of Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomies. I have also performed at least another 30 of these procedures independently under supervision.

Visit to Bariatric Centre at Fresno, USA

I visited Dr Higa and Dr Boone in their world-leading centre for bariatric surgery.

They have performed more than 8000 Bariatric procedures, and last year, performed more than 900. I had the full opportunity to discuss with them the finer details of Gastric Bypass technique and how to achieve no leak rate.

Obesity Surgery Clinical Immersion Programme, Belgium

Visited Dr B Dellemans at Bruges, who is one of the leading Bariatric Surgeons in the world. Spent three days with him, especially performing and assisting him in the theatre. During this time, we had extensive discussions on the finer details of surgical techniques, and how to standardise the technique and minimise complications.

Courses and Conferences Attended

Courses

SAGES, Phoenix 2009
ISDE, Budapest 2008
AUGIS, Liverpool 2008
Upper GI Course, Hamburg 2006
Association of Surgeons of GB & I 2006
Bariatric Surgery Course, Level II 2006
European Bariatric Surgery Course, Venice 2005
Association of Upper GI Surgeons of GB & I, Dublin 2005
British Society of Gastroenterology, Birmingham 2005
International Symposium of Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research, Tokyo 2004
Update on Upper GI Endoscopic Surgery, Paris 2004
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Leeds 2003
Association of Upper GI Surgeons of GB & I, Portsmouth 2003
Management Course, Bridgend 2002
Upper GI masterclass 2002
Whipps Cross Higher Surgery course, London 2001
Travelling fellowship at Memorial Hospital, New York 2001
Writing a scientific paper, London 2001
Health informatics, Swansea 2000
Cardiff GI Masterclass 1999
Scientific meeting of AUGIS of GB and Ireland 1999
Welsh trainees meeting in gastroenterology 1999
Teaching Techniques, Denbighshire 1999
Welsh Surgical Masterclass, Newport 1999 Medical
Ethics, Swansea 1999 Practical
Issues in Clinical Research, London 1998 Advanced
Colorectal Workshop, St Mark’s Hospital, London 1998 ATLS, Swansea
1997 European Live Digestive
Endoscopy, Amsterdam 1997
Hepatobiliary Master Class, Liverpool 1997
Laparoscopic Suturing, Cardiff 1997
Practical Gastroenterology 96 1996
GI Anastomoses Workshop, Swansea 1996
Basic Laparoscopic Surgery Course, Rhyl 1996
F.R.C.S. part B&C Course, Edinburgh 1996
Minimally Invasive Surgical Workshop, Liverpool 1995
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and GI Surgery Course, Hyderabad 1993
Surgery Update CME Course, New Delhi 1988
Surgery Update CME Course, New Delhi 1987

Conferences

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB & I, Newcastle 2007
Association of Upper GI Surgeons, Cardiff 2007
International Gastric Cancer Congress, Sao Paulo 2007
Association of upper GI Surgeons of GB & I, Portsmouth 2007
International Society Diseases of Oesophagus World Congress, Adelaide 2006
International Congress of Endoscopic Surgeons, Venice 2005
Association of upper GI Surgeons of GB& I, Portsmouth 2003
Association of Endoscopic surgeons of GB & I, Guildford 2002
International gastric cancer congress, New York 2001
Association of upper GI Surgeons of GB & I, Edinburg 2001
Association of Endoscopic surgeons of GB & I, Guildford 2001
Welsh surgical society meeting, Newport 2001
Welsh surgical society meeting, Bangor 2000
Association of surgeons of GB & I, Cardiff 2000
Association of Coloproctology of GB & I, Brighton 2000
Association of upper GI Surgeons of GB & I, Newcastle 2000
Welsh Surgical Society Meeting, Pontypridd 2000
8th United European Gastroenterology Week, Brussels 2000
Venous Forum, Leeds 1999
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Brighton 1999
Welsh Surgical Society Meeting, Aberystwyth 1999
Association of Endoscopic surgeons of GB & I, Bath 1999
Welsh Surgical Society Meeting, Haverfordwest 1998
Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Hull 1998
Welsh Surgical Society Meeting, Merthyr Tydfil 1998
Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons, India, New Delhi 1988
SRS Meeting, London 1997
Pancreas Year 2000, Glasgow 1997
Welsh Surgical Society Meeting RHYL 1997
First Association of Upper GI Surgeons of GB and Ireland, Leeds 1997
Welsh Surgical Society Meeting, Bridgend 1997
International Hernia Conference, London 1996
Annual Conference of the Orissa Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India, Burla 1990
East Zonal Conference of the Association of Surgeons, India, Bhubaneswar 1989

Referees

Mr S E Afify
Consultant surgeon
Rochdale Infirmary
Whitehall Street
Rochdale, OL1 0NB
Tel: (017) 0651-7113

Dr R George
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Rochdale Infirmary
Whitehall Street
Rochdale, OL1 0NB
Tel: (017) 0651-7841
E-mail: dr.george@pat.nhs.uk

Mr M A Kourah
Consultant Urologist
Rochdale Infirmary
Whitehall street
Rochdale, OL1 0NB
Tel: (017) 0651-7081
Fax: (017) 0651-7821

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