Mr Farhan Rashid
Consultant General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon
MBBS, DM, FRCS Eng
After completing the Basic Surgical Training in the East Midlands, I was involved in a two year research project at The University of Nottingham and was awarded a DM degree from the same university. My higher surgical training was at the East of England Deanery. I have been trained at five regional oesophageal and gastric cancer units, including Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and two regional bariatric units in the UK. This training helped me obtain the certificate of completion of training (CCT) as well as the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS).
I have trained comprehensively in both benign and malignant upper GI surgery (both open and laparoscopic), hernia surgery (open/laparoscopic) and obesity surgery.
In 2016 I was appointed as a Consultant General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (permanent post). I perform open and laparoscopic surgery for benign upper GI conditions (anti-reflux, hiatus hernia and paraoesophageal hernia), gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery and other gastrointestinal surgery.
I perform all oesophageal and gastric cancer operations at The Regional Centre at Watford General Hospital and a full range of general and bariatric surgery at The Regional Bariatric Unit at Luton and Dunstable University hospital.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Farhan Rashid at Spire include:
Upper GI cancers- Lap assisted Ivor Lewis Oesophagectomy , Laparoscopic/open Gastrectomy
Antireflux surgery, Laparoscopic Hiatus hernia repair
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / Pakistan / 1999
Nishtar Medical College
DM / UK / 2012
University of Nottingham
FRCS / London / 2015
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Higher research degree (DM) from University of Nottingham on 'role of oestrogen receptors in oesophageal cancer'.
Over 20 peer-reviewed publications and authored 2 book chapters.
Consultant General, Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.
Honorary Consultant Surgeon in GI cancers, West Herts NHS Trust.
Senior Clinical Lecturer (Hon) at Imperial College London.
I am a family man and live with my wife and two kids in Harpenden. In my spare time I enjoy running and cycling. I travel out to the developing world to teach/spread my passion of keyhole surgery to young and budding surgeons.