Dr Walayat Hussain

Consultant Dermatological Surgeon

BSc MBChB MRCP FRACP FACMS


Specialises in

  • General adult and paediatric dermatology
  • Moles, cysts, scars surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • MOHS micrographic surgery
  • Full body skin and mole checks

I am a Consultant Dermatological Surgeon. My main interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. I am the only dermatological surgeon in the Yorkshire region to be accredited by the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery, having undertaken a two-year fellowship at the Skin Cancer Institute, New Zealand.

I specialise in Mohs surgery - a specialised technique using a microscope at the time of surgery to ensure all the roots of a skin cancer are removed. Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate following facial skin cancer removal and subsequently allows a cosmetically pleasing repair to be performed (as the hole to remove the cancer is kept as small as possible).

I graduated from the University of Leicester and undertook my postgraduate training at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham. I then specialised in dermatology in Manchester where I developed my interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery.

My main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results. I am one of the most widely published dermatological surgeons in the UK.

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General Medical Council Number: C4744306

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Walayat Hussain at Spire include:

Dermatology

Other treatments

  • MOHS surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Dermatology
Dermatological surgery
Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

American College of Mohs Surgery

British Association of Dermatology

British Society for Dermatological Surgery

International Dermoscopy Society

Royal College of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Current NHS posts

Consultant dermatological surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds.

Personal profile

I am married with five children. I enjoy trail running and Muay Thai martial arts.

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