General Surgery Consultants

Mr Tahir Siddiq Bhatti

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Name, Qualifications

Mr Tahir Siddiq Bhatti MB BS, FRCS, FRCS Ed, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust

  • General surgery
  • Hernia repair surgery
  • Vascular surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Modern techniques of Varicose Veins treatment including Radiofrequency ablation - VNUS; Ultrasound guided foam injection sclerotherapy.
  • Cosmetic Treatment for thread veins
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) Laparoscopic Gall Bladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia repairs
  • Thyroid Surgery
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon  West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust: Watford General, St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead Hospitals

Year first Qualified:


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member of the British Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Contact details:
  • Direct telephone number:
  • Secretary's name: Louise Patel
  • Secretary's telephone number: 01727 897 081
  • Secretary's email address:

Background Information

Professional profile:

Mr Bhatti has been a Consultant in an NHS Trust for over 10 years. He has had extensive training in General and Vascular surgery and has continued to develop and update his skills.

He has pioneered the Endovenous treatment (VNUS) and Ultrasound guided foam injection sclerotherapy of Varicose veins in the NHS, currently carrying out one of the highest number of these treatments in the country, with excellent results and patient satisfaction. He also provides a VNUS scanning service in his clinic for varicose veins.

Mr Bhatti has an extremely busy Vascular Practice dealing with a large number of complex vascular problems including Carotid disease, Aortic Aneurysms and peripheral Vascular disease.

As well as Vascular Surgery, Mr Bhatti is fully trained General Surgeon.

He is the designated lead Thyroid Surgeon for the Trust and carry out large number of Thyroid operations every year with a high standard of care for the patients.

Laparoscopic Gall bladder and Hernia Surgery is my other area of expertise. For several years he has carried out one of the largest number of these procedures for my Trust with excellent results and outcome.

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