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Last updated: 24 Apr 2020
- Upper GI surgery
I qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1977 and trained in General Surgery in the North West of England. I was appointed Senior Lectures/Hon. Consultant at Hope Hospital in Salford in 1991 and developed an interest in oesophago-gastric and minimally invasive surgery. In 1992 I took up a Consultant post at the Royal Preston Hospital where I established a specialist unit in oesophago-gastric surgery. This was chosen to be the centre for the Lancashire & South Cumbria Cancer network in 2009. In 2011 I was invited to be the Head of Upper GI Services at University College Hospitals, London. In 2012 I was appointed Honorary Clinical Professor at University College, London. I specialise in complex upper GI surgery.
Areas of interest
Gallstones; Gallbladder surgery; Cholecystitis; Oesophageal cancer; Stomach cancer; Acid reflux; Dysphagia; Indigestion; Thyroid lumps; Keyhole surgery; Hernia surgery; Groin hernia; Umbilical hernia: Hiatus hernia; Achalasia.
Also specialises in:
Surgery for cancer of the oesophagus and stomach;
Surgery for acid reflux;
Treatment of complications of surgery of the oesophagus and stomach:
recurrent reflux and hiatus hernia; tracheo-oesophageal fistula; complications of weight loss surgery;
Second opinions for surgery of the stomach and oesophagus.
- Iwona Kwak
- London Digestive Centre 41 Welbeck Street London W1G 8DW
- 020 3905 3947
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Honorary Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, University College Hospitals London
Patient preferences for surgical treatment
Long distance running
Patient Nominated Living the Values Award, Celebrating Excellence Awards 1994, University College Hospitals London
Distinguished Individual Award for services to the Association of Surgeons in Training, 2006.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Fluent
- Hindi - Conversational
- Urdu - Conversational
- Gujarati - Basic
Mughal MM, Irving MH. Home Parenteral Nutrition in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Lancet 1986;ii:383-386.
Mughal MM. Parenteral Nutrition in injury. Injury 1987;18:82-86.
Mughal MM, Irving MH. Treatment of end stage chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction by sub-total enterectomy and Home Parenteral Nutrition. Gut 1988;29:1613-1617.
Mughal MM, Bancewicz J, Marples M. Oesophageal manometry and pH recording does not predict the bad results of Nissen fundoplication. Brit J Surg 1990;77:43-45.
Byrne JP, Mughal M. Telementoring as an adjunct to training and competence-based assessment in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy 200;14(12):1159-1161.
Date RS, Stylianides NA, Pursnani KG, Ward JB, Mughal MM. Management of gastrintestinal stromal tumours in the Imatinib era: a surgeon's perspective. World J Surg Oncol 2008;6:77.
Shetty VD, Mughal MM, Ward JB, Pursnani KG. Training for oesophageal resection - another case for centralisation of cancer services. Brit J Surg 2010;97(S2):51.
Thumurthy SG, Morris JJA Mughal MM, Ward JB. A discrete choice experiment to elicit patient preferences for the surgical management of oesophagogastric cancer. Brit J Surg 2011;98:1124-1131.
Thrumurthy SG, Date RS, Mughal MM. Is surgery a magic bullet against diabetes? BMJ 2012;345:e4552. doi:10.1136/bmj.e4552.
My mortality for oesophago-gastric resection is 0% in the last 4 years and 2% over the last 20 years. The National Oesphagogastric Audit (NOGCA) routinely collects these data for oesophagogastric surgeons and the national average mortality is about 5%.
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1981
- MB, ChB University of Manchester 1977
- Ch M University of Manchester 1995
Reference number 2382638
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Regional Speciality Advisor in General Surgery for the North West Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
- Member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for General Surgery JCHST 2005
- Member of the Examiners Panel for General Surgery Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Surgery 2001
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST, 1989
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons
Member of the Manchester Medical Society
- 116 Harley street Marylebone London NW8 7JA
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 020 3905 3947
- London Digestive Centre, 41-43 Welbeck Street,...
- 13:00 - 19:00
- 020 3905 3947
Post treatment communication
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Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: mmm646