Mr Atif Alvi: General surgery
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Mr Atif Alvi

General surgery

 

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Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

About me

I am a highly trained Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon. I have been trained in the East Anglian region (Cambridge) and finished higher surgical training (CCT) in September 2010 working in various specialties of surgery. Since finishing my training, I have done fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and have been in a consultant post for nearly six years. 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 250 laparoscopic colorectal resections. I have been JAG accredited since last five years and have performed more than 2200 colonoscopies with a completion rate of 96%. I have completed Training the Trainers course in colonoscopy and have been accredited by JAG as a trainer. At The Royal Marsden London, I have had invaluable experience of being involved in pelvic exenterations and re-do colonic resection surgery.

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

During my previous consultant jobs at The Marsden, St Mark's & Hinchingbrooke, I followed the enhanced recovery programme, performed new procedures like TEO, HALO and have been performing laparoscopic and open surgery for primary and advanced colorectal cancers, surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and Pouch surgery. I have now moved to West Hertfordshire hospital Trust for wider experience and to accept new challenges.

Areas of interest

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

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • H5230

    Injection of sclerosing substance into haemorrhoids - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • H5100

    Haemorrhoidectomy (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

  • H0280

    Laparoscopic appendicectomy - (1-5)

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