Mr Atif Alvi

Mr Atif Alvi

Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic & General Surgeon
MBBS, MSc, MRCS(Ed), FRCS(Ire), FRCS(Ed) General Surgery

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Atif Alvi at Spire include:


General surgery

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Professional profile

I am a highly trained Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon. I have completed my higher surgical training in the East of England (Cambridge) region and was awarded certificate of completion of training (CCT) in September 2010 working in various specialties of surgery and certified specialist training in colorectal surgery. Since finishing my training, I have done fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and have been appointed in the NHS as a consultant since 2011. I have shown to be efficient, confident and safe dealing with both elective and emergency work.

I have performed more than 400 open and more than 300 laparoscopic colorectal operations with good surgical and oncological outcomes comparable to national standards. I have been JAG accredited since 2011 and have performed more than 2500 colonoscopies with a completion rate of more than 96%. I have completed Training the Trainers course in colonoscopy from St. Mark’s hospital London and have been accredited by JAG as a trainer.

With regards to general surgical experience, I perform as a routine e.g. laparoscopic cholecystectomies for gallstones, open & laparoscopic hernia repairs and pilonidal sinus surgery as part of my general surgical commitment.

During my previous consultant jobs at The Royal Marsden, St Mark’s & Hinchingbrooke hospitals, I followed the enhanced recovery programme, performed new procedures like TEO/TEMS, HALO and have been performing laparoscopic and open surgery for primary and advanced colorectal cancers, surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and Pouch surgery. At The Royal Marsden London, I have had invaluable experience of being involved in pelvic exenterative surgery and re-do colonic resections for cancer. I have now moved to West Hertfordshire hospitals NHS Trust since May 2016 for wider experience and to accept new challenges.

Clinical Interests

Laparoscopic (Key-hole) surgery for bowel cancer, Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (Pouch surgery), Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEO / TEMS) procedure, Haemorrhoidal artery ligation operation (HALO / THD) procedure, Endoscopic procedures (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy), Proctological disorders (piles, anal fissures, fistula), Hernia surgery, Gallbladder surgery for stones.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

General Medical Council
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI)
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI)
European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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Current NHS posts

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford General Hospital; St Alban's City Hospital; Hemel Hempstead Hospital)

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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Marguerite Walters
Private secretary telephone 01582 765015
Private secretary fax 01582 765015
Private secretary email