Mr Hamid Khawaja

Gastroenterology, General surgery

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Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Lower GI surgery

About me

Mr. Hamid Khawaja qualified in Medicine at the French Faculty of Medicine, St Joseph University, in Beirut. He undertook his surgical training in England (Royal United Hospital Bath, Southampton General Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals and King's College Hospital).
His thesis research was on pharmacological manipulation of the metabolic response to surgery. His main publications were on management of condylomata acuminata, natal cleft pilonidal sinus, ascites, metabolic response to injury and exogenous energy substrates, parenteral nutrition and infusion thrombophlebitis.
He was appointed to Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup NHS Trust in 1993 as a consultant general surgeon with a specialist interest in upper gastro-intestinal and pancreato-biliary surgery. In response to the Improving Outcome Guidance, his focus of interest moved from upper gastro-intestinal and pancreato-biliary surgery to concentrate on colorectal and minimally invasive surgery.
He was the lead for colorectal surgery at South London Healthcare Trust until its dissolution on 30 September 2013. He was then employed by King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust until his retirement from the NHS in July 2016.
His other clinical interests are in nutrition and general paediatric surgery. He had for many years offered and continue to offer a diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy service including ERCP.
He is committed to surgical teaching and training. He served on the South East Training Committee for many years. He has a Diploma in Teacher Education for Medicine and Dentistry.
He was the Director of the Evidence Based Practice module for the MSc in Surgical Practice at University of Kent until 2011. He was President of the Section of Surgery at The Royal Society of Medicine for the academic year 2013-14.

Areas of interest

Diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy including EMR (endoscopic mucosal resection ) and ESD (endoscopic submucosal dissection) and stenting of obstructing lesions;
Management of gallstones including jaundice and acute pancreatitis as well as laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy;
Management of bowel cancer to include investigations and keyhole surgery;
Management of pelvic floor disorders, haemorrhoids, anal fissures and natal cleft pilonidal sinuses;
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for abdominal wall and groin herniae;
Management of skin lesions and ingrowing toenails.

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