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Mr Ahmed Al-Bahrani

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Name, qualifications:

Mr Ahmed Al-Bahrani, MD, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at:

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust


General Surgery


Upper GI Surgery; Oesophago-gastric cancer surgery including GIST (open/laparoscopic), anti-reflux surgery, surgery for Achalasia, hernia repair surgery (open/laparoscopic), gallbladder and bile duct surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and upper GI endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)

Special clinical interests:

Benign and malignant upper GI surgery, Biliary surgery and Hernia surgery, both open and key hole (laparoscopic) surgery.

Current posts:

NHS: Consultant Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood

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Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

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Professional profile

After completing the basic surgical training in Newcastle upon Tyne, I was involved in a 2 year research project at University of Manchester rewarded MD degree from same University. My higher surgical training was at Eastern Deanery where I worked at West Herts Hospitals, Luton & Dunstable hospital, Ipswich hospital and my final year was in the OG cancer centre at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge.

After I obtained the CCT, worked as senior post-CCT registrar in OG cancer centre at Broomfield hospital. I trained competently in both benign and malignant upper GI surgery (both open and laparoscopic), HPB surgery, hernia surgery (open/laparoscopic). Also trained in Bariatric Surgery at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

Since January 2011, I was appointed as consultant upper GI (OG cancer resection) surgeon at both West Herts and East & North Herts Hospital (permanent post) within the Mount Vernon Cancer Network. In addition, also performing open and laparoscopic surgery for benign upper GI conditions (anti-reflux, achalasia, hiatus hernia and paraoesophageal hernia), biliary surgery, hernia surgery and other gastrointestinal surgery.

Has a lead role in the newly introduced enhanced recovery programme for the upper GI cases at Watford General Hospital that will speed patient journey and ensure safe uneventful recovery following major resection surgery.

I have 20 Original Article / Review and Two book chapters publications, 22 National and International and 13 local presentation.

Personal profile

I'm a family man with two daughters; my wife is a local GP.

I enjoy DIY, tennis and travelling and I also enjoy organising social events and re-union parties.

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