In paediatrics, we measure growth not just in height or weight, but in giggles, smiles, and the number of times we get called a magician with a white coat."

Dr. Amit Mirchandani BSc MSc MBBS MRCGP

General Practitioner

Areas of expertise

My expertise encompasses a broad spectrum within the realm of General Practice, with a specialized focus on family medicine, paediatrics, and acute medicine. In family medicine, I am committed to providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages, emphasizing preventive healthcare and the management of chronic conditions.


Education and professional training

Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Biochemistry (BSc Hons) 1:1 – University of Manchester Pharmaceutical Technology (MSc Hons) Merit – King’s College London Medicine (MBBS) – Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry


Professional experience

My experience combines a blend of patient-focused clinical practice, cutting-edge research, and entrepreneurial initiative allowing me to deliver holistic and personalized healthcare, embodying my role as a dedicated servant to society.


Languages spoken

• English (Native/Fluent) • Spanish (Native/Fluent) • Hindi (Native/Fluent) • Punjabi (Professional Working Proficiency) • Sindhi (Professional Working Proficiency) • German (Limited Working Proficiency) • French (Limited Working Proficiency)


Interests

Padel, Tennis, Reading and Family Time


Every patient is unique and deserves a compassionate, individualised care that allows them to gain back control of their lives. "

Denes Kovacs

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Special interest in functional gastrointestinal disorders - irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, SIBO, chronic abdominal pain and their complex management. All areas of General Surgery - laser treatment of varicose veins, special expertise in open / laparoscopic hernia repairs, gallbladder surgery, skin lesions, ingrown toenails. Coloproctology - perianal conditions, haemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and diseases of colon and rectum. Gastroenterology - Colonoscopy and gastroscopy.


Education and professional training

General Surgeon at Semmelweis University, Budapest. Pursued a Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship in the University Hospital North Tees, Durham, UK followed by the prestigious European Board of Surgical Qualification (EBSQ) examination in Coloproctology. He has recently completed his training for a second specialization in Gastroenterology at Semmelweis University, Budapest.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Specialist in General Surgery, Semmelweis University, Budapest - 2011 Fellow of the European Board of Surgeons (FEBS)- Coloproctology - 2021 Specialist in Gastroenterology, Semmelweis University, Budapest - 2024 (expected)


Professional experience

Having gained significant experience as a General Surgeon in Hungary, following a Colorectal Fellowship program in UK, held Consultant Surgeon position in NHS, Lincolnshire. Moved to Gibraltar in 2016 and have been since serving the local community in the GHA.


Languages spoken

English, Hungarian, Spanish, German, French, Romanian


Interests

Mountaineering, hiking, cycling, camping - getting lost in Mother Nature and sharing unforgettable adventures with my family.


Embarking on a diverse medical journey since qualifying in 1990, I have embraced adventure in and out of medicine from Antarctica as a Medical Officer to over 15 years with the Royal Navy, and Royal Marines, and most recently as the pandemic Medical Director for the Gibraltar Health Authority. My commitment to health extends to alternative therapies and a passion for wellbeing and healthcare initiatives."

Krishna Rawal MBBS DRHC DRCOG MRCGP MDCH DipMD

General Practitioner

Areas of expertise

General Practice. Alternative and Complementary Therapies (Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Pranic Healing, Herbal medicine).


Education and professional training

Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London 1985 to 1990


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

MBBS - University of London, DRHC - Diploma in Remote Healthcare (Polar Option) - University of Aberdeen 1993, DRCOG - Diploma of the Royal College of Obs and Gynae 1999, MRCGP - Membership of the Royal College of GPs 2002, MDCH - Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, DipM - Diploma in Management.


Professional experience

20 years of experience as a GP, largely focused on practice in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and as a GP with the Gibraltar Health Authority; Senior Management experience with the RN and RM, Pandemic Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Gibraltar.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Classical and Flamenco guitar - grade 5 ABRSM Music theory and practice. Surfing, windsurfing, mountaineering and hill walking, swimming.


Dr. Rohit Peshin MBBS, MRCP, FRCP (Edin)

Consultant Rheumatologist

Areas of expertise

Specialist in Rheumatology covering a range of acute and chronic rheumatological diseases - Inflammatory arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions, Connective tissue syndromes (SLE, PM/DM etc.) Vasculitis (including Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Giant Cell Arteritis), Fibromyalgia and Osteoporosis.


Education and professional training

I completed my primary medical education from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India. After completing my General Professional Training in Ireland, I became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, MRCP (UK).


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

CSCST in Rheumatology/GIM, Royal College of Physicians Dublin, Ireland. This was followed by a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh (FRCP). I have also completed a Masters in Sports & Exercise Medicine and I am a member of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (Dublin).


Professional experience

Clinical Lead for Rheumatology in the Dept. of Rheumatology, Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man. I have set up a comprehensive rheumatology service – outpatients as well as an Infusion service for patients.


Languages spoken

English, Hindi


Interests

Travel, vacations with family and meet new people and learn new cultures. Exercise regularly in the gym and keep fit. Walks with my wife, shopping, eating out with friends and family. Watching films and series, reading books.


Dr. Vaishali Joshi

General Practitioner

Areas of expertise

General practice


Education and professional training

Primary qualification in India. I trained in general practice in U.K


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

M.B.B.S - University of Pune, India. MRCGP- Royal College of GPs, U.K


Professional experience

I have been working as a GP in England since 2005. I worked in a very busy practice in Manchester. Our service users were a multinational, multi racial, multicultural clientele. I have experience of managing a wide variety of medical conditions.


Languages spoken

English. Hindi


Interests

Women’s health, Mental illness.


Dr Maryam Tasbihi

Paediatrician

Areas of expertise

Medical care and treatment of babies, infants, children and adolescents. Diagnosis and management of a wide range of Paediatric conditions in different specialties- developmental milestones, growth and nutrition, vaccination, common illnesses, chronic diseases and providing guidance to parents for children’s overall well being.


Education and professional training

Upon qualifying from Hamedan Medical University in Iran, I joined the UK training programme in 2001 and completed my Paediatric specialist training with higher specialist training in Paediatric diabetes in UK, East of England deanery.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Fully accredited specialist in Paediatrics with special interest in Paediatric diabetes in UK. Full CCT on specialist register in UK. Membership of Royal college of Paediatrics and child health, UK. Full registration with UK General Medical council and Gibraltar medical registration board.


Professional experience

Having practiced as a Paediatrician with the NHS in the UK, working in different hospitals across London and East England, I started working in the Gibraltar Health Authority as consultant Paediatrician in 2020. As well as providing general Paediatric care, I also have a special interest in diabetes.


Languages spoken

English and Farsi


Interests

Travelling, music and swimming.


Don't judge another (wo)man until you have walked a mile in their moccasins "

(American First Nation proverb)

Mr. David Deardon BM MD FRCS FRCS(Ed)

Chief Executive / General Surgeon & Endoscopist

Areas of expertise

UK Trained Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon, now providing day case General Surgery and Surgical Gastroenterology to SMC


Education and professional training

Trained at Southampton Medical School (BM) 1984. Became a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) in 1989. Completed EU Surgical Training in 1990 and UK Surgical Training in 1996. Completed my Doctorate at Manchester University in 1999


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Over 20 published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals Presented and co-authored a number of scientific presentations at international congresses in Japan, Europe, India, USA and the UK. Accredited as a specialist in General Surgery in 1997 and joined the GMC’s specialist register.


Professional experience

Held consultant posts in Plymouth (Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor), Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals London, Oxford Radcliffe (Honorary Tutor to Green College and involved in the initial development of the highly successful Oxford Pancreas and Non-heart beating kidney transplant programmes), the Western Infirmary, Glasgow (reintroduced the


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Doing exciting things with my family, travelling (to explore cultures and geography); philately, jigsaws and skiing.


Delivering high quality, patient focused, contemporary urological clinical care from a compassionate and caring British trained Consultant Urologist. "

Mr Paul Hughes MB, ChB, BSc, MSc, FRCS

Consultant Urologist

Areas of expertise

Prostate and urological cancer diagnostics, Male urinary issues (including benign prostatic hyperplasia), renal stone disease, female urinary symptoms, recurrent urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction and penile-scrotal conditions.


Education and professional training

UK trained Consultant Urologist - Registrar training in the South Thames region (Guy's & St Thomas's Hospitals, Brighton University Hospitals) - Laparoscopic and Endourology fellowship at Leeds University Hospitals. - Consultant urologist working at Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals specialising in Endourology and Laparoscopic renal surgeon and clinical lead for urological cancer in the trust.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

- FRCS (Urology), Royal College of Surgeons of England - 2012 - Masters in Urology (MSc) - University College London - 2011 - Medical degree (MBChB) - Leicester and Warwick Universities - 2005 - Human Genetics (BSc) - Nottingham University - 2000


Professional experience

Building upon my NHS clinical experience, I now work as a Consultant Urologist at the Gibraltar Health Authority.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

The move to Gibraltar for my family and I has been a fantastic opportunity to reconnect and pursue sporting activities in a sunnier climate. I'm involved with the Gibraltar Rugby Union, both as a youth team coach and with a recent return to playing after a 20 year hiatus. Keen cyclist and working on my sea swimming and running with the intention to participate in Triathlons.


though they were your parent, brother, sister, son or daughter!"

James Allan FRCS Eng, FRCS Urol , MBBS

Consultant Urologist

Areas of expertise

Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, mens urinary problems, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bloody urine or haematuria, incontinence for men and women, erectile dysfunction, male andropause and testosterone, vasectomy and reversal, urogenital pain, scrotal problems Urolift and minimally invasive prostate surgery.


Education and professional training

t Thomas's Hospital Medical School University of London World Endourology Fellow The Cleveland Clinic , Ohio, USA


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

MBBS, FRCS Eng, FRCS Urol, World Endourology Fellowship


Professional experience

Consultant Urologist with over 20 years experience as an NHS Consultant. Specialist in complex stone disease and Endourology Laparoscopic Renal surgeon. Specialist in minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Gibraltar's fine climate has allowed my weary joints to flirt again with cricket, golf and maybe rugby. I am delighted to be involved with Gibraltar sport and would hope to fully involved in developing the marriage between sport and health. I have two teenage daughters to try and keep up with and a Labrador Daisy who always fancies a walk.


When the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace""

Gandhi

Dr Keti Pachkoria MD, PhD, FEBOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Cataract, Pterygium, Dry eye, Blepharitis, Stye/Chalazion, Retina, Intravitreal injection, Glaucoma, Emergency Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery (blepharoplasty), Aesthetic Medicine.


Education and professional training

Upon qualifying from Medical School in Tbilisi, Georgia 2001, Dr Pachkoria undertook higher specialist training in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Gregorio Marañon in Madrid, Spain and pursued advanced subspecialist fellowship in Medical Retina and Glaucoma in the world renowned Moorfield's Eye Hospital, UK.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology Fully accredited as a Specialist in Ophthalmology in the UK (GMC), Gibraltar and Spain. Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology


Professional experience

Dr Pachkoria is a skilled surgeon and has done over 5000 eye surgeries. She was previously working as a Locum Consulant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK. In her day-to-day job, what really motivates her is making a difference for her patients. She enjoys her versatile work, from restoring patients' vision after the cataract surgery to achieving natural age-appropriate results after the eyelid surgery and help patients look and feel their best. She likes to place emphasis on a personalised approach and develops specific treatment plans that best suit each individual patient. Given her extensive experience, she is able to manage complex eye conditions in a safe and holistic manner to deliver the best care for her patients.


Languages spoken

English, Spanish, Russian, Georgian


Interests

Travelling, piano playing, gemstones


Dr Javier Quintero

Consultant Psychiatrist (Adult and Child/Adolescence)

Areas of expertise

-Anxiety - Bipolar affective disorder (Maniac and Depressive episode) - Cyclothymia - Depression - Eating disorder - Grief & Bereavement - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Panic attacks & panic disorder - Personality disorders (Cluster A, B and C) - Phobias - Post natal depression - Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) / Trauma - Schizophrenia and other psychosis - Seasonal affective disorder - Self Harm - Stress - Adaptive Disorders - Behavioral disorders secondary to neurological pathologies (Alzheimer's disease, Huntington etc.) - Sleep disorders - Substance abuse or dependence - Treatment resistant depression - Parenting difficulties Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist: - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) - Autistic Spectrum Disorder - Emotional Disorder (oppositional defiant disorder, learning and conduct disorder) - Phobias - Affective Disorder (Depression and Bipolar) - Neurodevelopmental Disorders (learning disability, intellectual disability) - Anxiety - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Tourette’s Syndrome - Low self-esteem - Relationship difficulties, sleep disorders, substance abuse or dependence , bullying


Education and professional training

Hospital Reina Sofia de Cordoba ( Spain). Consultant Psychiatrist.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Master propio in Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. UKCMC & GMRB Registered C.E.U. University San Pablo. Spain University Expert Cognitive behavioral therapy in childhood and adolescence problems U.N.E.D Psychiatrist Trainee (Consultant)


Professional experience

I have a very wide experience in Adult and CAMHS in the U.K and Spain.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Sport, fishing and music


"All generalisations are dangerous, even this one.”"

Alexandre Dumas

Dr Aaron Dehghan BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCGP, DGM

General Practitioner

Areas of expertise

All areas of General Practice, (adults & children), with a particular interest in optimising care of the older aged adult, mental health, chronic disease management e.g. diabetes and heart failure, preventative medicine, metabolic and cardiovascular disease management, hormone imbalances, managing multiple co-existing medical conditions and their associated medications, end of life care.


Education and professional training

Anatomical Sciences (BSc Hons) 1:1, University of Manchester Medicine, Imperial College London Post-graduate medical training within Oxford, including general practice training.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Awarded the Stevenson prize for graduating in the top three at medical school, Imperial College London. Completed general practice training in 2021, completed the two written elements of the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCPUK part 1 2017 and part 2 written 2019) and the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM) in 2022. Published papers within the fields of menopause, metabolic disease and pituitary medicine. Taught undergraduate medical students at Magdalen College, Oxford until 2022.


Professional experience

Worked extensively within acute hospital settings including an extended period in emergency medicine alongside a wide spectrum of primary care services. I have worked regularly within general practice, community hospitals, virtual wards, home visiting services, inpatient psychiatric units and ambulatory care medical units prior to taking up work at the SMC.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Cooking, swimming, kayaking, travelling, music, reading and spending time with my family.


Mr Julian Danino

Consultant Rhinologist and Paediatric ENT Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Mr Danino has a wealth of experience in both general adult and paediatric ENT conditions. During his broad training, he has specialised in Nose & Sinus Conditions and Paediatric conditions such as speech delay and hearing concerns. • Children’s (Paediatric) ENT- Speech Delay and Hearing concerns. Recurrent Ear, Nose and Throat infections. Snoring and Sleep Apnoea management in Children. Paediatric Airway, Voice and Swallowing disorders. Nose, Sinus & Breathing conditions. Nose operations (Septorhinoplasty, Septoplasty and Sinus Surgery). Snoring and Sleep Apnoea management in Adults. Nose and Sinus conditions including nasal obstruction, sinusitis & rhinitis. • Allergy Services- Evaluation and treatment of Ear, Nose and Throat allergies. Skin & Blood testing for all Aero (dust, animals & flora) and Food allergens. • General o Assessment and management of oral (mouth & tongue) lesions. Assessment and reconstructive surgery of facial skin lesions. Ear Services. Adult and Paediatric assessment and management of Hearing & Ear conditions. Vestibular and Balance conditions and their management.


Education and professional training

Mr Danino was born in Gibraltar and is dual qualified in both Dentistry and Medicine selected Summa Cum Laude in his medical graduation year. He went through national selection and specialised in ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat); training and working during more than 20 years in the NHS and Overseas (New Zealand) before being headhunted and joining the GHA in September 2018. Mr Danino is both UK (GMC) and Gibraltar (GMRB) registered. He undertook further periods of further ENT subspecialisation both in UK and abroad (New Zealand) where he was selected for an international fellowship in Paediatrics and Rhinology (Nose & Sinus conditions).


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

MSc, FRCS(ORL-HNS), DOHNS, MRCS, MFDSRCS, BDS, MBBCh(Hons) • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. • Member of the ENT UK Association of the Royal College of Surgeons England. • British Medical Association (BMA) • European Paediatric ENT Society (ESPO) • BRS and FPS ENT UK • Medical Protection Society registered.


Professional experience

Within the GHA Mr Danino leads the Paediatric and Rhinology (Nose) ENT Services having established close links with the Great Ormond Street and Evelina Hospitals (Paediatric) and Charing Cross Hospital at Imperial College (Nose/Rhinology). He is a key stakeholder in the ENT & Paediatric Multidisciplinary Team within St Bernard’s Hospital which links with GHA Allied health care professionals (SLT, Audiology, Dieticians) as well as external providers (Evelina Hospital, UCLH & Great Ormond Street Hospitals).


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Short tenure within the GHA he has been the Clinical Lead of the transformation project for the ENT & Audiology Depts. and also chaired the Gibraltar Doctors Advisory committee He has authored numerous publications on ENT topics, Medical Education and Patient Safety; presenting at both National and International meetings and was a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand.


From a footballer: "I can recommend Dr Thomas Boerger. He explained everything clearly and made me confident to proceed. After my knee injury I was considering options, but it was clear that if I were to return to playing football and being really active , I needed surgery. I am truly happy with the results of my ACL reconstruction. I am back playing football"."

Mr Thomas Boerger MD FRCSI (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Hip and Knee replacements Meniscus and Soft Tissue (Knee Ligament) surgery Other general Orthopaedics conditions which include Upper and Lower Limb Fracture fixation, as well as Paediatric Fracture management.


Education and professional training

Mr Boerger undertook his primary medical degree at Free University Berlin, Germany, where he also completed a Research Doctorate. Mr Boerger then embarked on Basic Surgical Training at Imperial College in London. His published medical research is recognised worldwide (400 citations) and the research findings have contributed to current understanding in the biomechanics of the fracture studied. He then completed the Higher Specialist Trauma / Orthopaedic training at North West Thames / Imperial College London, UK. Mr Boerger is also subspecialty and fellowship-trained in both Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (Replacement) and Soft Tissue/Ligament Reconstruction in Florence, Italy, as well as Canberra and Sydney of Australia.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

MC specialist register for Trauma & Orthopaedics 2005-to date. GMC License to Practice, current. GMC registration, 1992 - to date. CCST / UK Board Certified Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery 2005. FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedic) Intercollegiate Examination 2003. FRCSI, Dublin 1997. Medical Doctorate, Berlin Germany 1992. State Examination Medicine, Berlin Germany 1990. British Orthopaedic Association member since 2000. ISAKOS and ESSKA member since 2006.


Professional experience

Mr Boerger is a Consultant Specialist Knee Surgeon. With a career spanning three decades, Mr. Boerger is fully licenced and registered in the UK & Gibraltar as well as in Spain. Procedures undertaken: • Total knee replacement • Partial knee replacement • Bilateral partial knee replacement • Robotic assisted total and partial knee replacement. (CORI) • Arthroscopy of the knee • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) • ACLR in combination with lateral extra-articular tenodesis or LCLR • Meniscus surgery including repair • Cartilage surgery of the knee • Total hip replacement • Injections: Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid and PRP Mr Boerger is recognised for clinical excellence across Gibraltar, UK, and Europe. Mr Thomas Boerger is convinced of the benefits of accelerated recovery after hip and knee surgery. Patients are encouraged to mobilise on the day of surgery. Arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction patients usually go home on the day of surgery.


Languages spoken

English, German, reads medical Spanish


Interests

Coffee, Guitars, Gardening


Dr Gareth Latin

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Areas of expertise

General Gastroenterology covering a broad range of diseases involving the oesophagus, stomach, small and large bowel as well as the liver. Special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, diagnostic upper GI endoscopy and Colonoscopy.


Education and professional training

I completed my medical training at Aberdeen University with subsequent training in various NHS hospitals throughout Scotland. I continued with my Higher Specialist Training in Gastroenterology in Edinburgh working in both the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary within the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit and the Western General Hospital which was the regional unit for the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BChB from Aberdeen University Member of the Royal College of Physicians Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology JAG Accreditation in Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy


Professional experience

Having practiced in the NHS for 9 years I returned to Gibraltar in 2015 to work as the Consultant Gastroenterologist in the Gibraltar Health Authority. I am also the Clinical Lead for the Gibraltar Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and previously worked as the Clincal Director for the Department of General Medicine.


Languages spoken

English


Dr Isabella Bassill MA(Oxon) MBChB FRCP

General Internal Physician

Areas of expertise

Extensive experience in all areas of general medicine including the diagnosis and management of hypertension, asthma, COPD, heart disease, diabetes, infections and blood clots. Special interest in complex patients with multiple medical problems and in the diagnosis of unexplained breathlessness, chest pains and fatigue. Previously ran the GHA long COVID clinic.


Education and professional training

University Of Birmingham. University of Oxford.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

On the GMC specialist register as a Consultant in Acute and General Internal Medicine. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London). Member of the Society for Acute Medicine and the European Respiratory Society.


Professional experience

Dr Bassill completed her post graduate training in West and East Midlands. This included higher specialist training posts in Intensive Care, Respiratory, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Accident and Emergency and Stroke Medicine. After qualifying as a Consultant in Acute and General Internal Medicine, she took a Consultant Physician post at the Royal Derby Hospital in 2015. In 2020 she moved to Gibraltar and worked as a General Physician at St. Bernard's Hospital for 18 months before joining the Specialist Medical Clinic.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Before studying Medicine I completed a Masters degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. Reading is my main leisure activity.


Competency, empathy and compassion for my patients"

Mr. Fady Narouz MBBCh, IFRCS

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgery

Areas of expertise

Colon and rectal cancer, perianal disease (haemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures), colonic and rectal polyps, advanced colonoscopy and gastroscopy, open and laparoscopic hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, minor skin lumps and bumps, ingrowing toe nails, emergency general surgery.


Education and professional training

MBBCh Cairo University, 2004. Completed training in 2017 in the Republic of Ireland, Dublin University Hospitals. Colorectal Fellowship at St. James's University Hospital, Leeds. Trauma Fellowship at King's College Hospital, London


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

FRCS, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland - 2016 Member of the ACGBI (The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland)since 2017. GMC and Gibraltar Medical Board registered.


Professional experience

Irish and UK trained Colorectal and general surgery consultant with 17 years working in the surgical field. I am the Colorectal Cancer lead at the GHA. Experienced in laparoscopic bowel cancer resections, hernias, cholecystectomies and advanced endoscopy with over 3000 procedures.


Languages spoken

English, Arabic


Interests

Squash, SCUBA diving instructor, chess, volleyball. I also have an interest in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine with a post graduate degree from the University of Aberdeen.


Mr Antequera is Consultant Surgeon at St Bernard's Hospital, located in Gibraltar. He is a leading expert in laparoscopic and endoscopic treatment for Obesity, one of the global health burdens nowadays. He offers alternative weight loss solutions such as gastric balloons, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric band/lap-band, bariatric surgery and gastric band adjustments."

Alfonso Antequera Perez

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Upper gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, obesity surgery, endoscopy


Education and professional training

Studied at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Trained as Specialist in General Surgery at Hospital Puerta de Hierro. Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Master Onco-surgical strategies at Universite Paris-Sud


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

PhD in organ transplantation at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Member of the British Society for Obesity Surgery (BOMSS) Member of the British association of upper gastrointestinal surgery (AUGIS)


Professional experience

Mar 2012 to July 2013 Locum Upper Gastrointestinal Consultant Surgeon. Adelaide & Meath Hospital. Tallaght. Dublin Sep 2011 to Mar 2012 Locum Upper Gastrointestinal Consultant Surgeon. Castle Hill Hospital. Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust Nov 2003 to Aug 2011 Consultant Surgeon. General and Digestive Surgery in Fuenlabrada Hospital. A public University General Hospital of 400 beds. Taking all the digestive and endocrine surgery, with special dedication to laparoscopic surgery and obesity. Full-Time (35 hours per week. In-House Calls 1 in 5). Honorary professor of Surgery in Health Science Campus of “Rey Juan Carlos University”. Private practice in Clinica La Luz. Madrid.


Languages spoken

English, Spanish, French


Interests

Sailing, skiing, golf, literature


I run a personal and professional Plastic & Cosmetic surgery practice in the UK and Gibraltar. I have been a visiting plastic surgeon at the GHA for 18 years."

Mr Graham Offer BSc, MBCLB, FRCS, FRCS (plast)

Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Cosmetic Surgery of the face and body- Blepharoplasty, Facelift, Browlift, Midface Lift). Rhinoplasty, prominent ear correction. Breast Augmentation/ Reduction/ Uplift. Complex reconstructive surgery.


Education and professional training

Leicester University Medical School. Trained at Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield. Australia- Adelaide.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

FRCS- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England. FRCS (Plast)- Intercollegiate Specialty Exam. GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. Certificate of training in plastic surgery- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. International guest speaker at several plastic surgery meetings.


Professional experience

Member of British Association Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) previous council member. Member of British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). Regional professional advisor for plastic surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Examiner for FRCS (plast) examination intercollegiate specialty board.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Travel, Running, Wine.


It doesn't hurt to be pain-free"

Dr Kenneth Ruiz BM, BS, BMedAci, FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

Areas of expertise

Anaesthesia (general, regional, local - each alone or in combination) and sedation, for a wide range of medical and surgical procedures across numerous specialties.


Education and professional training

University of Sheffield Medical School, and once qualified, in numerous hospitals in and around Sheffield, Nottingham (inc. Mansfield and Derby) and Leeds (inc. Wakefield, Bradford, York and Hull) before taking up and NHS Consultant Anaesthetist post in Rotherham in 1994, held until leaving the NHS in 2019.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BMedSci (Sheffield, 1982) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Sheffield, 1984) Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (London, 1989) Specialist accreditation in Anaesthesia, 1994 GMC & GMRB Registered Registered with, and on the specialist register of, the General Medical Council, UK, no 2924654 Registered with the Gibraltar Medical Registration Board, no 10593 Served four years on the Council of the Association of Dental Anaesthetists, two of which as President of that Association.


Professional experience

Wide-ranging experience in anaesthesia across numerous medical and surgical specialties, and active in intensive care medicine until retirement from the UK NHS, in which I worked uninterruptedly for 35 years. During that time, I was involved in some pioneering work inc. the placement of the UK's first cochlear implant, and some of the earliest cases of invasive radiological cardiac interventions in children.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Interested in things too numerous to mention!