Meet the Team

Mr Douglas Aitken

01642 854841 ext 54841
Special interests
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery (cancer and benign conditions)
  • Anal cancer
  • Colorectal surgery for the spinally injured

Mr Imtiaz Cheema

01609 764559 (ext 64559)
Special interests
  • Breast surgery
  • Day surgery

Mr Matthew Clarke

01609 764702
Special interests
  • General surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Mr Peter Davis

01642 282831
Special interests
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • General surgery

Mr Samuel Dresner

01642 282873
Special interests
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diseases of the stomach
  • Oesophagus laparoscopic surgery

Mr Wael Elsaify

01642 854842
Special interests
Breast surgery:
  • Breast pain, breast lump, fibroadenoma
  • Nipple inversion, nipple discharge
  • Breast cancer, BRCA mutations
  • Risk reducing mastectomy, breast conserving surgery, skin sparing mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, axillary node clearance, therapeutic mammoplasty, breast reconstruction, Braxon mesh and Savi scout localisation technique.
Thyroid surgery:
  • Thyroid nodule, goitre, Graves' disease
  • Thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular and medullary cancer)
  • Retrosternal goitre
Parathyroid surgery:
  • Minimal invasive parathyroid surgery
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism,
  • Familial hyperparathyroidism
  • Redo parathyroid surgery
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism
Adrenal surgery:
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Surgical management of phaeochromocytoma, Conn’s syndrome, cushing
  • Adrenal cancer
General surgery:
  • Key hole surgery
  • Gall stone disease, biliary colic
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Hernia surgery: inguinal (groin) hernia, femoral, ventral and para-umbilical hernia
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair

Mr Trivikram Garud

01609 763271
Special interests
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Mr Madan Jha

01642 854863
Special interests
  • Robotic rectal cancer surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Anal cancer treatment
  • General and benign anorectal surgery (haemorrhoids, fistula and fissure)
  • Audit lead for general surgery

Mr Venkatesh Kanakala

01642 282873
Special interests
  • Laparoscopic  Upper GI Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
  • Medical Education

Mr David Macafee

01642 854841
Special interests
  • General surgery of childhood - elective day case surgery for children from birth to 16 years
  • Laparoscopic and open colorectal and general surgery - (benign colorectal and general surgery, inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Emergency general surgery 
  • Diagnostic endoscopy and therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Postgraduate and undergraduate medical education 
  • Associate lecturer, Newcastle University and Hull York Medical School

Mr Chakri Munipalle

01642 854893
Special interests
  • Hernia; abdominal wall hernia; inguinal hernia (primary and recurrent); femoral hernia; spigelian hernia; incisional hernia; umbilical and paraumbilical hernias; laparoscopic (key hole) repair of hernia; open repair of hernia; mesh repair of hernia; sportsperson's hernia/ sportsperson’s groin
  • Gall bladder (infection, cholecystitis, gall stones, polyps, dyskinesia), laparoscopic cholecystectomy (keyhole surgery to remove gall bladder)
  • Upper gastrointestinal tract disease - dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), dyspepsia (indigestion), heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), hiatus hernia, para-oesophageal hernia, anti-reflux surgery
  • Endoscopy (Oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy /OGD/ Upper GI endoscopy) to investigate various upper abdominal symptoms

Mr Omar Nugud

01609 764628
Special interests
  • Vascular surgery
  • Varicose vein surgery
  • General paediatrics surgery

Mr Anil Reddy

01642 854879 (ext 54879)
Special interests
  • Robotic and laparoscopic general and colorectal surgery
  • Pelvic floor surgery
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate education: Honorary Senior lecturer (University of Newcastle & Teesside University).
  • Clinical and academic research

Mr Y K S Viswanath

01642 850850
Special interests
  • Upper GI surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery