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Mr Hasan Kasem

General surgery

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • General
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Upper GI surgery

About me

Mr Hasan Kasem grew up and went to school in Lanarkshire. He attended and then graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc (Med Sci) and MBChB in 1991. After graduation he moved back and trained in the West of Scotland where achieved his specialist consultant qualification in 2003 (FRCS Gen Surg, Upper GI). He then came home and took up a consultant post at his local hospital. He has been a consultant surgeon at the University of Wishaw since January 2004. He has also consulted privately since then.
Mr Kasem has a specialist interest in diseases of the oesophagus, stomach and gallbladder and is an active member of the West of Scotland Upper GI Cancer network. He is also part of the West of Scotland Complex Hernia network but deals with all types of hernia and different methods of repair. He started and developed the Lanarkshire weight management service in 2004 and is the clinical lead for this. Mr Kasem has a particular interest in laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery) but regularly attends an annual specialist conferences to aid his knowledge looking at the effectiveness of different treatments and learning about the latest techniques whether they be traditional, laparoscopic or novel. This helps him discuss different options in order to help his patients decide what the most effective treatment maybe for them.

Areas of interest

Hernia; Inguinal hernia; Umbilical hernia; Ventral hernia; Epigastric hernia; Abdominal hernia; Upper gastro-intestinal disease; Dysphagia (swallowing problems); Oesophageal cancer (gullet cancer); Oesophageal strictures (narrow gullet); Gastro-oesophageal reflux (oesophagitis, inflammation, Barrett's, heartburn, acid indigestion, water brash, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation); Dyspepsia (upper abdominal pain, indigestion, burping, fullness, stomach problems); Peptic ulcer disease (stomach ulcer, duodenal ulcer, gastritis, duodenitis, inflammation, excess acid, helicobacter pylori); Gastric cancer (stomach cancer); Endoscopy - therapeutic; Endoscopy - upper GI; Gallbladder disease (gallstones, pain, inflammation); Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (keyhole surgery); Bariatric surgery (obesity surgery, weight reduction surgery)

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