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- Vascular surgery
Mr Syed Tahir Hussain is a Consultant in Vascular Surgery. He was appointed in 2000 as a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon at Northwick Park Hospital (North West London NHS Trust) Harrow. His full name is Syed Tahir Hussain and this is how his name appears on the General Medical Register although he is known as Tahir Hussain.
He was born in London and graduated from the University of London (St. George’s Hospital) and undertook his surgical training at a number of Centres including St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield and undertook his higher surgical training at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He is also heavily involved in education and has been a Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons for the past ten years where he organises courses for junior doctors who are aiming to be the surgeons of the future.
He manages all aspects of vascular surgery which include arterial and venous disease. He is an expert in all the minimally invasive procedures including local anaesthetic laser vein and thermal vein ablation for varicose veins. He is an expert in injection sclerotherapy for thread veins and other aspects of venous disease. He also treats all aspects of venous disease including aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease and carotid disease for the prevention of stroke.
He is recognised by all the major insurance companies
Areas of interest
Endovenous varicose vein surgery, office based vein service
Carotid surgery / endarterectomy; Aneurysms; Varicose veins; Claudication; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Vascular surgery; Vascular system
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
Endovascular surgery, Teaching
Squash, Triathlon and Golf. I also like to play the Classical Guitar
Hunterian Professorship, awarded by the College of surgeons o England.
Royal College Tutor
English, and Urdu
First report of a secondary aortojejunal fistula visualized by small bowel capsule endoscopy.
Despott EJ, Murino A, Butcher J, Hussain T, Greenstein D, Naji Y, O'Rourke A, Fraser C.
Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Jan;57(1):256-7. doi: 10.1007/s10620-011-1851-3. Epub 2011 Aug 17. No abstract available.
Local application of gentamicin-containing collagen implant in the prophylaxis and treatment of surgical site infection following vascular surgery.
Int J Surg. 2012;10 Suppl 1:S5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2012.05.015. Epub 2012 May 29. Review.
PMID: 22659222 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Assessing the long-term outcomes of minor lower limb amputations: a 5-year study.
Uzzaman MM, Jukaku S, Kambal A, Hussain ST.
Angiology. 2011 Jul;62(5):365-71. doi: 10.1177/0003319710395558. Epub 2011 Mar 18.
PMID: 21421619 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Letter 3: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing laparoscopic with open mesh repair of recurrent inguinal hernia (Br J Surg 2010; 97: 4-11).
Kurzer M, Hussain ST.
Br J Surg. 2010 Apr;97(4):621; author reply 621-2. doi: 10.1002/bjs.7062. No abstract available.
PMID: 20205214 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE
Courses offered to GPs
- mbbs london university 1987
- FRCS, (gen, surg.) royal college of surgeons of england 1995
- Masters in Surgery London university 1997
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (5-50)
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - unilateral - (5-50)
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins - unilateral - (5-50)
Primary repair of inguinal hernia - bilateral - (1-5)
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - bilateral - (1-5)
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