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Mr Amir Bhatti

Consultant General Surgeon

I have started my first substantive post in Durham University Hospital as Breast, Endocrine and General Surgeon in 2005.

I have started SLNB service for Breast Cancer patients in UHND and we are the only hospital in north east to provide this service using radioactivity and blue dye. This procedure avoids axillary clearance operation in 70% breast cancer patients and reduces the morbidity significantly.

I am very interested in developing Parathyroid surgery in this area. I have started Focused Parathyroidectomies in UHND which are done on daycase or overnight stay basis. I am on general surgery on-call rota and undertake elective laparoscopic gallbladder and hernia operations as well as other general surgical operations.

  • Department: Breast Surgery
  • Speciality: Breast Surgery
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Treatment of breast cancer with Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid and Parathyroid, Laparoscopic surgery
  • Training: Cambridge and Birmingham Deanery
  • Qualifications: MA, MB, BChir, FRCS ( Ire ) FRSC ( General )
  • Date added to the specialist register: General Surgery 2005
  • Training role: Procter RCS London for SLNB Training

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham