Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship, Poole 2011

FRCS (General Surgery) Intercollegiate Specialty Board 2010

MSc Imperial College London 2003

FRCS Royal College of Surgeons Dublin 1999

MRCS Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 1999

MBBS Dow Medical University Karachi 1995

Laparoscopic (Key-hole) surgery for bowel cancer and Inflammatory bowel disease

Proctological disorders (Haemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistula)

Hernia surgery, Gallbladder surgery for stones

Endoscopic procedures (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy)

About Mr Atif Alvi

I am a highly trained Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon. I have completed my higher surgical training in the East of England (Cambridge) region and was awarded certificate of completion of training (CCT) in September 2010 working in various specialties of surgery and certified specialist training in colorectal surgery. Since finishing my training, I have done fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and have been appointed in the NHS as a consultant since 2011. I have shown to be efficient, confident and safe dealing with both elective and emergency work.

I have performed more than 400 open and more than 300 laparoscopic colorectal operations with good surgical and oncological outcomes comparable to national standards. I have been JAG accredited since 2011 and have performed more than 2500 colonoscopies with a completion rate of more than 96%. I have completed Training the Trainers course in colonoscopy from St. Mark’s hospital London and have been accredited by JAG as a trainer.

With regards to general surgical experience, I perform as a routine e.g. laparoscopic cholecystectomies for gallstones, open & laparoscopic hernia repairs and pilonidal sinus surgery as part of my general surgical commitment.

During my previous consultant jobs at The Royal Marsden, St Mark’s & Hinchingbrooke hospitals, I followed the enhanced recovery programme, performed new procedures like TEO/TEMS, HALO and have been performing laparoscopic and open surgery for primary and advanced colorectal cancers, surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and Pouch surgery. At The Royal Marsden London, I have had invaluable experience of being involved in pelvic exenterative surgery and re-do colonic resections for cancer. I have now moved to West Hertfordshire hospitals NHS Trust since May 2016 for wider experience and to accept new challenges.

Areas of interest

Laparoscopic (Key-hole) surgery for bowel cancer,
Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (Pouch surgery),
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEO / TEMS) procedure,
Haemorrhoidal artery ligation operation (HALO / THD) procedure,
Endoscopic procedures (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy),
Proctological disorders (piles, anal fissures, fistula),
Hernia surgery,
Gallbladder surgery for stones.

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