Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre
Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre

Surgeons and Anaesthetists

Mr Tamas Bardos

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Tamas Bardos

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Tamas Bardos

Mr Bardos trained at the Medical School in Pecs, Hungary, where he achieved full marks with summa cum laude. As a postdoctoral research fellow, he spent three years in Chicago at Rush University as an assistant professor, and completed his PhD in 2002. As a postgraduate Mr Bardos did his training in Hungary and in the UK, completing his studies in 2005. Mr Bardos is a member of the International Cartilage Repair Society, and the Hungarian Orthopaedic Association. He has completed numerous research grants in the field of cartilage repair and has several first author and co-author publications in prestigious international journals.

Mr Zsolt Hegedus

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Zsolt Hegedus

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Zsolt Hegedus

Mr Hegedus has performed more than 1,500 operations in the last four years, mainly primary hip and knee replacements. He has also performed knee arthroscopies, carpal tunnel releases and foot osteotomies, as well as 300 other minor orthopaedic interventions.

Between 2005 and 2007, he held the post of Clinical Lead of the Orthopaedic Team at the Greater Manchester Surgical Centre (NHS Treatment Centre), Manchester, where he represented and coordinated the work of the consultants.

Mr Csaba Marafko

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Csaba Marafko

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Csaba Marafko

Mr Marafko graduated from Semmelweis University in Hungary in 1988. He qualified in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Acupuncture.

He underwent specialist training in manual therapy and worked in trauma in Hungary, as well as training in paediatric orthopaedics. Mr Marafko was awarded his postgraduate MSc by Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010.

Mr Marafko specialises in major joint replacement, arthroscopy, foot surgery and sports surgery. He has also taken part in the METHRO II. clinical study for the Astra Hassle Research Centre in Sweden and has participated in many national and international courses. These include the Exeter Hip Course (UK), Primary TKR and Revision (Austria/Germany), Arthrex Knee and Shoulder Course (Brunel University, London), ACL and Multiligament Knee Course (Royal College of Surgeons, London), 3rd Liverpool Foot Course and the Intermediate Ankle Training Course (Switzerland).

Dr Jozsef Nemes

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Jozsef Nemes

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Jozsef Nemes

Dr Nemes graduated in 1982 from the Budapest Semmelweis University, Budapest. Between 1982 and 1986 he undertook his specialist training in orthopaedics following the Hungarian Board of Health specialist training scheme and specialised in orthopaedics in 1986.

Dr Nemes worked in the Orthopaedic Department of the Teaching Hospital of Szeged University in Kecskemet, Hungary, from 1986 to 1998. During this time he spent two months at Bochum University of Orthopaedics, Germany, and also visited the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden in a fellowship programme studying arthroscopy and sports surgery.

Since 1992, Dr Nemes has gained a broad experience in general orthopaedic surgery, including major joint replacements, arthroscopic and ACL surgery. He has extended his knowledge and practice in hip and knee revisions since 2003.

Mr Adam Rozycki

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon­­­

Mr Adam Rozycki

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon­­­
Mr Adam Rozycki

Having qualified from Silesian Academy of Medicine in Katowice, Poland, Mr Rozycki undertook postgraduate training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in the Provincial Hospital No 4 in Bytom, Poland.

He became a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2002. During his career in Poland he specialised in trauma surgery and minor orthopaedic procedures. Mr Rozycki is a member of the Polish Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. From 2005 to 2009 he worked in Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre as an Associate Specialist and then Joint Fellow, developing his skills in joint arthroplasty.

In November 2009 Mr Rozycki was promoted to the position of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at UK Specialist Hospitals (now Care UK).

Mr Tarique Parwez

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Tarique Parwez

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Tarique Parwez

Mr Parwez is an experienced Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgeon with four years experience as an NHS Orthopaedic Consultant and seven years at a middle grade (registrar) level.

Mr Parwez has been through a structured Basic and Higher Surgical Training in the UK, complemented by fellowships in Lower Limb arthroplasty (2004) in West Suffolk Hospital and Knee Surgery (2009) at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

Mr Julius Kvas

Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Julius Kvas

Consultant General Surgeon
Mr Julius Kvas

Mr Kvas graduated from the Medical School Komensky University Bratislava in 1984. He was a Surgical Trainee at university hospitals in Slovakia and obtained his full specialist qualification in 1993.

Between 1994 and 2005 he provided complex general surgical and endoscopy services as a Consultant Surgeon in NHS Malta. He was appointed as Consultant Surgeon in Western Isles Hospital, North West Scotland in August 2005 where he developed breast and endoscopy services.

Among various surgical activities Mr Kvas was involved in The Scottish National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme as an Endoscopist in 2008 and 2009. He has been serving as a Consultant Surgeon in Greater Manchester Surgical Centre (NHS Treatment Centre) since April 2009.

Dr Peter Lassu

Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Peter Lassu

Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Dr Peter Lassu

Mr. Lassu graduated from the University of Pecs, Hungary in 1998 and began his career at the MAV Hospital of Buda, Budapest as a Clinical Resident.

He obtained his specialist qualification in general surgery in 2003 from the Haynal Imre Centre for Medical and Health Sciences, Hungary and went on to become a Specialist Vascular Surgeon in 2007.

He is a member of the Hungarian College Of Surgeons, Hungarian Medical Council and the Hungarian College of Vascular Surgeons. Mr Lassu has full GMC registration on the specialist register for general surgery.

Mr. Lassu worked in the General, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Department for Kaposi Mor Teaching County Hospital, Hungary, from 2007-2009, where he led the laparoscopic group of the department and regularly taught surgical trainees and medical students and was involved in wide range of elective and emergency surgery.

He has worked in hospitals all over the UK including Leicester, Manchester, Durham, Nottingham and London.

Dr Teresa Anthony

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Teresa Anthony

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Dr Teresa Anthony

Dr Anthony completed her postgraduate degree in Ophthalmology in Mumbai, India.

She then trained in the UK at a number of the UK’s leading NHS hospitals, resulting in her obtaining the FRCS degree in Ophthalmology. Dr Anthony subsequently sub-specialised in oculoplastic surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Anthony is passionate about teaching and training and is a trainer for the Basic Microsurgical course at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, and regularly trains trainees in Cataract surgery and Oculoplastic surgery. She also regularly lectures to other surgeons, GPs and nurses.

She keeps up with recent advances in ophthalmology by attending national and international conferences, and has had several scientific papers and posters presented at these.

Dr Mohammed Othman

Specialist Oral Surgeon

Dr Mohammed Othman

Specialist Oral Surgeon

Dr Othman qualified from the dental school at the University of Baghdad in 1987 and worked in specialist centres in Baghdad at the same time as being an army dental officer.

Dr Othman moved to the UK in 1995 and worked in various UK hospitals in oral and maxillofacial surgery, obtaining his postgraduate Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is a registered specialist in oral surgery. Before joining Care UK in his role as Specialist Oral Surgeon, Dr Othman provided oral surgery and dental implants in general practice in the Bristol and Bath area.

Dr Yaaghoub Tashter

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Yaaghoub Tashter

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Dr Yaaghoub Tashter

Mr Yaaghoub Tashter attended medical school in Debrecen, Hungary. After completing medical school he pursued his specialisation in ophthalmology within the faculty of Debrecen, one of the oldest and most prestigious ophthalmic departments in Hungary. Mr Tashter followed his successful specialisation with a course in the sub-specialty of posterior vitrectomy.

Mr Tashter has practiced ophthalmology as an Associate Professor in Hungary and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the UK. He has been a member of the General Medical Council in the UK as a Specialist Registrar since 2004.

Additionally he has taken part in numbers of studies and teaching programmes for medical students and junior doctors.

Mr Marco La Malfa

Clinical Director for Anaesthetics

Mr Marco La Malfa

Clinical Director for Anaesthetics
Mr Marco La Malfa

Mr La Malfa undertook his medical education in Rome before relocating to Antwerp in Belgium where he completed his training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University Hospital of Antwerp.

After completing his studies and achieving the status of Consultant Anaesthetist Mr La Malfa worked at the University Hospital specialising in anaesthesia for day surgery and loco-regional anaesthesia.

In 2004 Mr La Malfa moved to the UK, working as Consultant Anaesthetist within the Princess Alexandra NHS Trust in Harlow. In October 2004 he joined the Department of Health initiative ‘GSup’ contract providing anaesthetics for NHS patients within the Nuffield hospitals in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and North Staffordshire.

At the end of the ‘Gsup’ contract he joined Interhealth Canada as Lead Anaesthetist, providing anaesthetics for five years at the Kidderminster NHS Treatment Centre. During that tenure Mr La Malfa carried out more than 6,000 anaesthetic procedures within orthopaedics, including minor and major procedures.
He is a member of the Belgian Association for Loco Regional Anaesthesia (Bara) and the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia (Esra). To date Mr La Malfa has presented his works and studies at the Esra Congresses (in Rome and in Porto), in New York at the Nysora Congress, as well as in Hungary and Kiev.

Dr Janos Hamza

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Janos Hamza

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Janos Hamza

Dr Hamza graduated from the Medical University of Debrecen, Hungary in 1995. He worked for two years as a trainee gynaecologist and started his training in anaesthesia and intensive care in 1997.

Since 2002, he has been working as a specialist. In 2005, he worked at the Cardiac Surgery Unit at the University of Debrecen before taking a consultant post at the Greater Manchester Surgical Centre (NHS Treatment Centre), Manchester.

Dr Balint Hargitai

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Balint Hargitai

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Balint Hargitai

Dr Hargitai graduated from the Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary in 1996. After his graduation he worked as an anaesthetist and intensive care physician, and after five years of training he passed his specialty exam in 2001.

In 2002, he joined the first Department of Surgery at the Semmelweis University. He gained widespread experience in different fields of anaesthesia and intensive care. Dr Hargitai became the Diplomate of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology in 2004. Since 2005, he has worked as a consultant anaesthetist in the UK.

Dr Bozena Lassota-Korba

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Bozena Lassota-Korba

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Bozena Lassota-Korba

Following the completion of her formal training in Poland, Dr Lassota-Korba came to the UK to consolidate her knowledge and skills and to gain further experience. She worked in the Anaesthetic Department at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn Garden City. She attended a management course at Keele University which improved her knowledge of clinical governance, risk management and clinical effectiveness.

Dr Lassota-Korba has worked as a consultant at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston for over two years, providing an anaesthetic service. While on call she led a team of two junior doctors providing emergency anaesthetic care out of hours. Dr Lassota-Korba is dedicated to maintaining high standards of clinical care.

Dr Lassota-Korba has also gained international experience as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Grey Base Hospital, New Zealand, one of the biggest hospitals on the South Island.

Dr Peter Kocsis

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Peter Kocsis

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Peter Kocsis

Dr Kocsis graduated from the Hungarian National Emergency and Air Ambulance Services, where he went on to become the Head of the Ambulance Station. He worked in anaesthesia and intensive therapy at the St Rókus Hospital, Budapest.

In 2007, he became Resident Medical Officer at Scottish Regional Treatment Centre, Stracathro Hospital, Scotland, later taking up the position of Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton.

Dr Ljudmila Levy 

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Ljudmila Levy 

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Ljudmila Levy 

Dr Levy graduated from the Medical Academy of Sofia in Bulgaria and started as an assistant doctor at the Department of Paediatrics in Petrich. After moving to the Czech Republic in 1991 she started work as an anaesthetist and obtained first and second degree qualification in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Prague.

Dr Levy has widespread experience in blocks, epidural, spinal and all other fields of anaesthesia, including intensive care, accident and emergency, and in particular regional anaesthesia and nerve blocks.

Dr Boris Mavrodiev

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Boris Mavrodiev

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Boris Mavrodiev

Dr Mavrodiev graduated from the Medical Faculty of P J Safarik University in Slovakia in 1995. He trained in anaesthesia and intensive medicine at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine of Slovak Health University in J A Reiman Hospital, Presov, Slovakia.

After becoming a specialist in 2002, he developed a special interest in regional anaesthesia and helped to introduce it into daily clinical practice in orthopaedics, trauma surgery, vascular surgery and obstetrics. He also lectured in regional anaesthesia.

In 2005 he moved to the UK to work as a Consultant Anaesthetist in the Greater Manchester Surgical Centre (NHS Treatment Centre), Manchester, where he acted as a Lead Consultant Anaesthetist during 2007 and 2008.

Dr Orsolya Kovacs

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Orsolya Kovacs

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Orsolya Kovacs

Dr Kovacs graduated from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary in 1997. Following her graduation, she worked as a trainee anaesthetist and intensive care physician at the Szent Rokus County Hospital, Budapest, and after completing her training she passed her specialty exam in 2002.

She was appointed as Consultant Anaesthetist at the National Institute of Neurosurgery, Budapest in 2003. Dr Kovacs became the Diplomate of the European Society of Anaesthesiology in 2007. In 2008 she spent six months working within the Anaesthesia Department at the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, Stockton on Tees.

She has worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist in the UK since 2009 and joined UK Specialist Hospitals (now Care UK) as Consultant Anaesthetist in 2011.

Dr Svilen Dinev 

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Svilen Dinev 

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Svilen Dinev 

Dr Dinev studied at the Higher Medical Institute in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and became a Master of Medicine in 1995. He worked at the Dr Ivan Seliminski Community Hospital in Sliven, Bulgaria for thirteen years where he supervised trainee anaesthetists and took responsibility for their work in the operating theatre and in the ICU.

He became a Consultant Anaesthetist in 2008 after training at the Thracian University of Stara Zagora and has performed over 4770 general and 1840 regional anaesthesias to date.

He has been working in the UK for three years, most recently as a Locum Staff Grade Anaesthetist at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, Cumbria.

­Dr Mohamed Abdel Rahman Musa

Consultant Gastroenterologist

­Dr Mohamed Abdel Rahman Musa

Consultant Gastroenterologist
­Dr Mohamed Abdel Rahman Musa

Dr Musa graduated from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1991 and began working at Khartoum Teaching Hospital until moving to the UK and working for Sunderland Royal Infirmary in 1994. He has been a Colligate member of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh since 1998 and Member of the American Gastroenterology Association since 2001.

He went on to gain an MSc in Medical Education from Cardiff University in 2009 and worked as Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist at Great Western Hospital, Swindon from 2008 to 2011. He was involved in the teaching of registrars and medical students from both Oxford and Bristol Universities.

Dr Katerina Vasileva Tsokova

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Katerina Vasileva Tsokova

Consultant Radiologist
Dr Katerina Vasileva Tsokova

Dr Tsokova has worked as a Radiologist for more than 12 years, including 5 years as a consultant, specialising in surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics, urology and neurology departments.

The methods of diagnostics she has used include conventional radiology, contrast studies (GIT, IVU, fistulography), ultrasound (of abdominal and pelvic organs) and computed tomography (of head, spine, internal organs and extremities).

Dr Harkirat Hunjan

Specialist Oral Surgeon

Dr Harkirat Hunjan

Specialist Oral Surgeon
Dr Harkirat Hunjan

Having qualified from the London Hospital (Barts and Royal London) in 1976, Dr Hunjan undertook postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in London. Following his training in London he moved to Birmingham and worked as staff grade in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital with on-call commitments for Solihull and Walsall Manor hospitals.

Over the years he has gained experience in all aspects of dental alveolar surgery, and he is a registered specialist in oral surgery with the General Dental Council. Dr Hunjan has also worked in general dental practice, taking referrals for oral surgery and dental implants.

At present he also works as Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery at Birmingham Dental Hospital (University of Birmingham). He is also a dental implantologist. He has been placing implants for the last 15 years, and successfully completed the prestigious diploma in dental implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, where he mentors dentists taking the diploma.

Mr Chris Potts

Clinical Lead for Dentistry

Mr Chris Potts

Clinical Lead for Dentistry
Mr Chris Potts

Initially in General Dental Practice as an associate and then a principal, Dr Potts has spent half his career in corporate roles. After joining BUPA as a Dental Advisory Panel member in the mid-1990s, he then joined Boots PLC in 1998, progressing to become Director of Healthcare Services for more than 50 locations.

Dr Potts has since advised UK and international organisations including Netcare and Virgin Healthcare on healthcare delivery and management. He is the immediate past president of the British Dental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading oral health charity, and has 30 years’ experience in healthcare.

Dr Raji Ranganathan

Specialist Oral Surgeon

Dr Raji Ranganathan

Specialist Oral Surgeon
Dr Raji Ranganathan

After completing her bachelors degree in dental surgery, Dr Ranganathan completed a masters in oral surgery and a National Board Diploma in New Delhi. Her experience spans from academia to the provision of specialist oral surgery services in hospitals and dental practices, both under the NHS and on a private basis. She is a GDC registered specialist in oral surgery and worked as a lecturer for three years before moving to the UK where she worked as a Senior House Officer at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, later moving to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. She was also a staff grade Oral Surgeon in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.

Dr Ranganathan is currently involved in providing specialist oral surgery services for West Berkshire PCT and North Surrey PCT. She is also an examiner for the Postgraduate Dental Diploma, conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons in England.

Mr John Va Faye

Clinical Director for Orthopaedics

Mr John Va Faye

Clinical Director for Orthopaedics
Mr John Va Faye

Mr Va Faye studied at The London Hospital Medical College at the University of London and graduated in 1993 before embarking on his General Surgical rotation at Imperial College and affiliated hospitals. Subsequently he took his Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar training at St Mary’s Hospital and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore rotation. He was awarded his intercollegiate fellowship - FRCS(Orth) in 2004. He undertook further subspecialist lower limb arthroplasty fellowship training first at the RNOH and then at The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, particularly in aspects of complex and revisional surgery. He supplemented his hip and knee revision expertise by undertaking visitations to the USA at University of Southern California (USC), The Hip and Pelvis Institute in Los Angeles and Rush University Medical School & Northwest Orthopaedics and Central DuPage Hospital in Chicago. Mr Va Faye’s experience as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon began in 2005 with a locum appointment at West Middlesex Hospital and Ravenscourt Park Hospital, London and subsequently a substantive appointment at Salisbury District General. He supplemented his consultant work at St Richards Hospital in Chichester in 2009, focusing predominantly on lower limb revision arthroplasty and trauma. Particular focus was also on revisions for periprosthetic fractures and treatment and prevention of infected arthroplasty. He also set up the service for open and arthroscopic treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement and related soft tissue pathologies. Consequent to this, he developed new techniques in treatment of soft tissue pathologies around the hip. He enjoys teaching and training and is a recognised national orthopaedic trauma trainer and has been active with the Deaneries and the Royal College in training junior and specialist surgeons. He continues to be active in research with up to date works and publications on aspects of revision lower limb surgery.

Mr Gerard Lattouf

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Mr Gerard Lattouf

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Mr Gerard Lattouf

Mr Lattouf is originally from Lebanon but completed his medical studies and orthopaedic training in Lithuania. During his training Mr Lattouf had clinical attachments in France and Lebanon.

From August 2003 Mr Lattouf worked in Lithuania as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon before moving to the UK in June 2007 to work as a Locum Orthopaedic SPr. In January 2009 he started a one-year foot and ankle fellowship at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport. During his fellowship he attended foot and ankle courses and training in Switzerland. Mr Lattouf has also been a member of BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) since September 2010.

Mr William Dartey

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr William Dartey

Consultant Gynaecologist
Mr William Dartey

Mr Dartey trained at the University of Ghana Medical School where he achieved a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. After practicing internal medicine, trauma/emergency and obstetrics and gynaecology for a few years he relocated to the UK.

As a postgraduate he achieved his membership from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, MRCOG. Mr Dartey also trained in Groningen in the Netherlands, and in the USA.

Mr Dartey has worked in various teaching and district hospitals in England and Scotland and has carried out research as well as writing papers for publication. He is well known in the region having worked at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and RUH in Bath for four years.

Dr Attila Zoltan Juhasz

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Dr Attila Zoltan Juhasz

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Dr Attila Zoltan Juhasz

Dr Juhasz studied medicine at the Medical University of Debrecen, Hungary, and obtained his MD in 1993. After graduation he worked at the University Clinic of Otolaryngology in Debrecen for 12 years. He qualified as an ENT surgeon in 1997 in Budapest, Hungary.

In 2001, he obtained his PhD in Medical Sciences in the field of head and neck cancer research. From 2005, he started to work at the Greater Manchester Surgical Centre (NHS Treatment Centre) as a Consultant ENT Surgeon. He is a member of The British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists — Head and Neck Surgeons.

Mr Payman Rahimi

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Payman Rahimi

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Mr Payman Rahimi

Mr Rahimi graduated from the University Medical School of Debrecen in Hungary in 1996. He started his training at the ENT Department of Debrecen Faculty of Medicine, pursuing it at the Regional St Pantaleon Hospital in Central Transdanubia and BZSK Metropolitan Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, obtaining his CCT in 2003.

He continued his practice as a Senior ENT Specialist at BZSK in Budapest until 2005 when he joined GMSC in Manchester. He was the ENT Lead from 2007 to 2009 until his appointment by UKSH in 2010.

Mr Rahimi is a member of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (BAO hons) as well as the Hungarian and Spanish Otolaryngological Societies.

Mr Laith Tapponi

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Laith Tapponi

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Mr Laith Tapponi

Mr Tapponi graduated from Al-Yarmouk Medical School, Baghdad, Iraq, in 1989.
He undertook his internship rotation at various specialised hospitals in Baghdad, Iraq.

Mr Tapponi began his ENT postgraduate training in Ireland and completed his Diploma in Personnel and Health Management in Glasgow in 1998. He achieved his FRCSI (ORL) in Dublin in 2002 and his Diploma in Audiology and Hearing Aid in Dublin in 2002. Mr Tapponi completed his Specialist Registration and CSST in ENT, Dublin, 2010. In 2006, Mr Tapponi moved to the United Kingdom and worked in the NHS as well in ENT at the Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust Surrey. He then took up the position of ENT Consultant Surgeon with UK Specialist Hospitals (now Care UK) in 2010.

Dr Ilka Friedrichs

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Dr Ilka Friedrichs

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Dr Ilka Friedrichs

Miss Friedrichs qualified as a doctor from the Medical School Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden, Germany in 1993, where she achieved full marks with summa cum laude.
In 1995 Miss Friedrichs moved to the UK. After her basic surgical training at Medway and Southampton General Hospital, she became an Honorary Research Fellow at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research in Southampton. Whilst undertaking her basic surgical training she passed her MRCS through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

In 2001, she began the South Thames Training Rotation as a Specialist Registrar. She passed her intercollegiate specialty examination during her rotation in 2006 and achieved her CCT in 2007. During her higher surgical training she gained an excellent grounding in basic and super-specialist ENT surgery. She also used the opportunity to gain additional training in facial plastic surgery abroad as a visiting Fellow at the Marien Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany and in skull base surgery at the Neuroscience Institute in Hannover, Germany.

Miss Friedrichs has been published in over 15 articles in peer reviewed journals and has given numerous international and national presentations on all aspects of ENT surgery. She was also awarded the Skull Base Travelling Scholarship of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr John Ainley

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr John Ainley

Consultant Gastroenterologist
Dr John Ainley

Dr Ainley has worked in endoscopy for many years and has extensive experience in all forms of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. A graduate of the University of Wales in Cardiff in 1976, Dr Ainley first trained in endoscopy as a registrar in 1977.

He was an Associate Specialist in Gastroenterology at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital from 1999, gaining specialist registration as a Gastroenterologist in 2006. Dr Ainley is a JAG-accredited endoscopy trainer.

Ade Adeniyi

Consultant Urologist

Ade Adeniyi

Consultant Urologist
Ade Adeniyi

Mr Adeniyi obtained his first degree in medicine (MBBS) at the UCH, Nigeria in 1989. His postgraduate basic surgical training was at the Middlesex/UCH London rotation, in the UK. Mr Adeniyi subsequently trained in urology, and developed a sub-specialty interest in male health and sexual dysfunction. During his training, Mr Adeniyi has authored and co-authored various publications, and presented at various national and international medical conferences. He is currently involved in raising public awareness on male health issues by giving talks to both medical and allied medical practitioners and the general public.

H Elmanharawy

Consultant Oral Surgeon

H Elmanharawy

Consultant Oral Surgeon

Dr. Elmanharawy completed his higher specialist surgical training in Oral Surgery in 1986 in the UK. His Surgical training included full time House officer and specialist Registrar posts at various Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery units in London and Surrey. In 1994, during his surgical training, he was awarded a Masters degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from London University, and in 1996 he was accredited as a Specialist in Oral Surgery by the General Dental Council.

In 2006, Dr Elmanharawy completed his formal training in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded the College Implant Diploma (Dip Imp Dent, RCS (Eng.) and the Advanced Certificate in Dental Implantology. Within less than a year from achieving the Royal college diploma award, he was able to complete and present his dissertation on Immediate Implant Placement to London University, and gain his second Masters Degree in Implant Dentistry (Lond.), from Queen Marys and the London Hospital with distinction. He was then invited to teach Implant Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the Faculty of General Practice (UK) at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Elmanharawy is the principal Oral Surgeon/Implant Surgeon and Clinical Director of two referral centres for Implant Dentistry in London Harley Street and Wiltshire. Dr Elmanharawy also lecturers on Oral Surgery and Surgical Implantology both nationally and internationally, as well as mentoring other dentists.

Management and Administration

Pamela Mackie

Hospital Director, Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire – Care UK

Pamela Mackie

Hospital Director, Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire – Care UK

Pam graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1980 and Midwifery in 1981. She gained multispecialty nursing experience and then qualified with a post graduate BA Curriculum in 1990 and a Nurse Education diploma in 1994.

After obtaining considerable multispecialty nursing, intensive care nursing, and management experience in South Africa and the Middle East, Pam moved to the UK in 2005 where she worked as the Integrated Governance Manager for a large private hospital group, followed by a Senior Clinical Management position. Pam then joined Care UK in 2008 as General Manager for one of the Treatment Centres.

In 2011, Pam completed an MBA in Health Services Management with merit through Plymouth University.

In 2011 she went on to work for UK Specialist Hospitals, now part of the Care UK Group, as the Hospital Director for the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Contract – this contract delivers over 20,000 in-patient and day case procedures across three treatment centres which includes; Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, Devizes NHS Treatment Centre and Cirencester NHS Treatment Centre.

Mona van Wyk

Head of Nursing and Clinical Services

Mona van Wyk

Head of Nursing and Clinical Services

Mona has more than 30 years of nursing experience (clinical and managerial) both in the UK and South Africa and has worked in a Nursing Management position within the ISTC environment in the UK for the past six years. She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife, and has completed numerous directly related and complementary training courses, including Infection Control. She is a member of the Chief Nursing Officers Independent Sector Group which provides a resource of expert advice for the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Department of Health and a focus for the independent sector nursing in line with the government policy.

Our news

Health news

July 18th 2014

Patients undergoing surgery across Britain are set to benefit from a new training initiative devised by experts at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre in Bristol.

July 10th 2014

Surgeons, anaesthetists and pharmacists from Bristol’s Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre took part in this year’s British Association of Day Surgery Scientific Conference and walked away with a bronze and a gold award for their pioneering work.

July 10th 2014

Care UK’s Emerson Green NHS Treatment Centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious national healthcare award for the use of technology to manage patients’ journeys through the outpatients department.

July 25th 2014

The news this week that fewer young people are starting smoking has got to be welcomed. According to research from the Health and Social Care Information Centre between 2003 and 2013, regular smoking fell from 9% to 3% among 11 to 15 year-olds.

July 25th 2014

The news this week that fewer young people are starting smoking has got to be welcomed. According to research from the Health and Social Care Information Centre between 2003 and 2013, regular smoking fell from 9% to 3% among 11 to 15 year-olds.

July 24th 2014

A thought provoking quote from mental health charity Mind: “Loneliness is not feeling part of the world – you might be surrounded by loads of people but you are still lonely.”

July 21st 2014

There are many races for people who enjoy running to participate in. Liz Jones, head of nursing and clinical services at a Care UK treatment centre, looks at how to make sure you have a good race that doesn’t take a toll on your health.

July 11th 2014

GPs at a Birmingham surgery are calling on health commissioners nationwide to adopt a style of helpline scheme pioneered in the city and for more guidelines to be issued to prevent cold weather deaths.

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