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I was appointed to the post of Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital on in 2000. I obtained my MB BCh from Ain-Shams University, Cairo in 1974 and completed all my basic and higher surgical training in the UK. I obtained his FRCS in 1983 from Dublin, and subsequently obtained my FRCS (ORL-HNS) in 1999 and my CCST in June 2000. I was awarded the Fellowship ad eundem from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008.
I have been practicing ENT for almost 30 years, 13 of them as a Consultant and Clinical Lead in the United Arab Emirates and from July 2000 at Musgrove Park Hospital totalling 25 yearss as consultant.
I have a wide range of experience in all aspects of adult and paediatric ENT and Head & Neck Surgery and I am highly experienced in most otological procedures. In Head & Neck Surgery. I gained substantive experience in salivary gland and thyroid surgery. In paediatric otolaryngology I have dealt with several cases of congenital choanal atresia, on which I have several publications as well as a patent design for a Sadek Choanal Atresia Stent for the treatment of the condition (patent number US6606995).
My special interest is Rhinology and Thyroid surgery. I has substantive skills in functional endoscopic sinus surgery and Rhinoplasty, having performed over 300 cases of the latter.
Areas of interest
Thyroid surgery; Rhinoplasty / nose surgery/FESS; Rhinology (nasal disorders); Salivary gland surgery; middle ear surgery; paediatric ENT surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head & neck surgeon at Musgrove park Hospital and the Nuffield hospital Taunton.
I am the lead thyroid surgeon for the Trust
My experience with ten cases of congenital choanal atresia led me to develop a new method of using endotracheal tubes for stenting, the results of eight cases of which were published in 1997. The absence of commercially available easy-to-use stent for this condition spurred me to develop a design of my own. Patent No (GB 9918973.0) & (US 6,606,995B1).This has been manufactured by Exmoor Plastics and is now available commercially.
Scuba Diving: He regularly dives in the Gulf including night dives. He hopes to dive at some stage in the Red Sea and Maldives.
Sea Fishing: He is an avid sea fisherman.
Music: He enjoys playing the drums with his children who sing and play guitar and piano. His wife also participates, as she is a very good amateur singer
Motorbiking: He enjoys riding his Harley Davidson XR 1200.
Clinical excellence awards 2005 and 2008
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Hindi - Fluent
1 Congenital Bilateral Choanal Atresia
2 A novel stenting technique for Congenital Choanal Atresia
3 Pocket ENT Emergencies (Handbook)
4 Teflon Injection of the Vocal Cords under General Anaesthesia
5 Carcinomatous changes in Pharyngeal Diverticula
6 Intralaryngeal Arytenoidectomy
7 The Efficacy of Topical Anaesthesia in Flexible Nasendoscopy
8 Temporal Bone Dissection – a possible route for Prion transmission
9 A Novel Stenting Technique for Congenital Choanal Atresia (Abstract)
Courses offered to GPs
Regular speaker on GP training courses and local GP teaching sessions
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- MBBCh Ain-Shams University, Egypt 1973
- FRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1983
- FRCS(ORL-HNS) Intercollegiate Royal College of Surgeons 1999
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2008
Reference number 2905066
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Examiner for the MRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
· British Medical Association
· British Rhinological Society
· British Association of Endocrine Surgeons
· Medical Defence Unit
· Member of the Court of Examiners for The Intercollegiate MRCS for the Royal College of Surgeons of England
· Visiting overseas Professor of ENT at Islamabad Medical & Dental College (2009)
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital, TA2 6AN
- 14:00 - 18:30
- 01823 286991
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