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I have been a full-time Consultant since 2013 and took up my post as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Kettering General Hospital in 2017. I have experience in laparoscopic surgery (keyhole) which was gained by formal training and certification. My services include key hole gall bladder stone surgery and key hole hernia surgery. I have performed more than 1,000 laparoscopic gallbladder procedures (with an excellent measurable outcomes) and more than 500 hernia procedures which include open, key hole and local anaesthetic techniques. My experience also includes incisional hernias.
Areas of interest
I have a special interest in hernia surgery, gall bladder surgery, abdominal surgery, general surgery, gall stones, cholecystectomy, inguinal hernia repair, groin hernias, groin surgery and umbilical hernias. Laparoscopic (key-hole) procedures include gallstones/gall bladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.
My sub-specialist interest is minimally invasive treatment for bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. I also regularly treat patients with peri-anal conditions such as piles, skin tags, anal fissure, anal fistula and pilonidal sinus, anal fissure, pilonidal sinus, anal fistula, anal polyps, haemorrhoids, banding of haemorrhoids, abdominal pain, change in bowel habit, irritable bowel syndrome, colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease and bowel resection.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Kettering General Hospital
Keen Chess player.
Football (as much as I now can).
1- Top ten award MBBCh Al-Fateh University, Faculty of Medicine Tripoli Libya Jan. 1995
2- BMJ commandment for BMJ (Patient Safety) award 2014 for Victoria Legacy project (Kettering general Hospital).
3- Nominated Best Clinical Supervisor (2016)and best educational and clinical supervisor 2017 at Kettering General Hospital.
4- CholeS study nominated for the Moynihan Prize, see publications. (2016).
5- Best Educational Supervisor at Kettering General Hospital 2019.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Native or bilingual
1- Idiopathic Liver Biloma (case report) Surgical Practice Journal Vol .10 (2006)
2- Malignant otitis externa still a potentially life-threatening condition Case report and review of the literature. The Otorhinolaryngologist Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 45 - 100 (2008).
3- Small bowel hamartoma: a huge diverticulum of small bowel. Case Rep Med. 2013;2013:970457.
4- Routine versus selective histologic analysis of gallbladder specimens for the detection of incidental gallbladder cancers. A retrospective review over 9 years of activity with a special focus on patients' age. Am J Surg. 2014 Apr 3
5- Subtotal Cholecystectomy for "Difficult Gallbladders": Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2014 Dec.
6- Outcomes of Cholecystectomies in Ultra Octogenarians and Risk Factors for Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality. British Journal of Surgery. 102 Supp. 1:247, January 2015.
7- Case report of spontaneous spleen rupture 4 days after appendicectomy. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2015; 97: e23–e24
8- Causes and effects of variation in practice of cholecystectomy. Cohort Study. This is a publication in the Britisg Journal of Surgery and as a presentation in the ASGBI. BJS 2015; 102 (S7): 9-87
9- The effectiveness of perioperative antibiotics to reduce surgical site infections following cholecystectomy. A systematic review and meta-analysis. This is one of the CholeS study.
10- Prediction of conversion to an open operation during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This is one of the CholeS study.
11- Cholecystectomy for cholecystitis: Delayed surgery minimise conversion and 30 days complication rate. This is one of the CholeS study publications.
12- Independent predictors of all cause 30 days readmissions following cholecystectomy.
13- Causes and effects of variation in practice of cholecystectomy. Cohort Study.
14- Protocol of multicentre, prospective, population based cohort study of variation in practice of cholecystectomy and surgical outcome (The CholeS Study). This is a BMJ open publication.
15- Cost-effectiveness of emergency versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute gallbladder pathology.
16- Population-based cohort study of outcomes following cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder diseases in the uk and ireland.
17- Population-based cohort study of outcomes following cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder diseases CholeS Study Group,
18- Preoperative risk factors for conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy
Courses offered to GPs
County wide morbidity and mortality meetings.
Very keen in getting involved in any offered opportunity.
- MBBCh Tripoli University, Libya 1995
- FRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2011
Reference number 5207945
Details of entry to specialist register
- (General Surgery with special interest in Colorectal Surgery), 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Membership ID: ACP01429
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery),
FRCS Ed (Gen. Surg.) 2011
- Woodlands Hospital
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 01536 414515
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Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: hamdiebdewi