Consultant Profile

Mr A.K. Salih

Mr A.K. Salih FRCS, FRCS (breast and general), MB ChB, MSc, DGS
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Benign breast problems
    • Breast cancer
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Coloproctology
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Breast cancer and reconstruction
  • Benign breast disease
  • Male breast disease
  • Hernia repair (keyhole and conventional)
  • Gallbladder surgery (keyhole)
  • Abdominal pain eg appendix
  • Anal disease eg fissure, haemorrhoids and fistula.
  • Skin lesions
  • Circumcision
Research interests:
Study into sentinal node biopsy for breast cancer cases, clinical trials and studies
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant General Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Salih consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Tuesday evenings. Mammography, breast ultrasound and breast lump biopsy are normally available at the time of consultation.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr A.K. Salih is a consultant general and breast surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private general and breast surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospital.

Mr Salih trained at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, under the supervision of Professor Alan Marsh. He completed his higher surgical speciality training in the King’s College rotation, mainly at Guy’s Hospital, with breast disease training under the supervision of Professor Ian Fentiman.  At Hammersmith Hospital, Mr Salih completed a masters degree in breast cancer research under the supervision of Professor Williamson. In addition, Mr Salih spent several years training in district hospitals in Kent, West Sussex and South East London, where he acquired skills in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Mr Salih has been practising as consultant general surgeon with special interest in breast surgery, including breast cancer and breast reconstruction since 1998.  In collaboration with plastic surgery colleagues, Mr Salih provides advanced reconstruction for breast cancer patients.

Mr Salih has a special interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), laparoscopic hernia repair and laparoscopic appendicectomy.

Mr Salih treats all sorts of hernias, both conventionally and laparoscopically, including hernia repair under local anaesthesia for elderly patients.

Mr A.K. Salih also performs bowel and anal surgery eg anal fissure, fistula and haemorrhoid procedures.

Mr Salih has published several papers on breast cancer treatment and general surgery. He has also completed several pieces of research to improve the treatment of breast cancer, including sentinel node biopsy and breast cancer genetics.

At present, Mr Salih is teaching at University College London Medical School and is a regular examiner.

Personal profile:
I am married and a father of three. I try to keep fit by going to the gym and jogging.

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Mr A.K. Salih

Mr A.K. Salih, consultant general and breast surgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

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