Mr Zafar Khan

Consultant General Surgeon


"Patient safety and care is a priority. Private and NHS patients are treated with equal high quality care. I find staff to be extremely polite, helpful and caring."

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I have been a substantive Consultant Surgeon since 1996. I repair hernia with what is called the TEPP technique whereby mesh is placed outside the inner lining of the stomach. This technique is expected to result in fewer post operative complications.

I specialise in most general surgical procedures; both emergency and elective. I am an experienced surgeon, undertaking hernia and gallbladder surgery as well as performing diagnostic gastroscopies. My interest is laparoscopic surgery and I endeavour to perform the majority of my procedures laparoscopically.

I have performed 4,000 hernia operations; the majority of these laparoscopically. My recurrence rate is favourably comparable to my peers. I have performed over a thousand laparoscopic cholecystectomies (gallbladder surgery). My conversion rate from laparoscopic to an open procedure is less than 3%.

I was first appointed a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust. I moved to Hull University Teaching Hospital to concentrate on laparoscopic surgery and join Hull and York Medical School. I have over 24 years of experience as a Consultant Surgeon.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Zafar Khan at Spire include:

General surgery

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Additional information

Laparoscopic surgery
Hernia repair surgery

MBBS / Dow Medical School, University Of Karachi, Pakistan / 1982
Bachelor of surgery

FRCS(Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1989
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

MSc / Imperial College, London / 1995
Masters in vascular technology

Professional memberships

Association Of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

British Hernia society

Professional leadership

Past Lead for acute surgery, Hull University Teaching Hospital
Past Clinical Director for Surgery, United Lincolnshire Hospitals
Honorary Clinical Lecturer HYMS

Consultant General Surgeon, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Telephone 01482 672 444
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