Dr Walayat Hussain
Consultant Dermatological Surgeon
BSc MBChB MRCP FRACP FACMS
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Walayat Hussain at Spire include:
Spire Leeds 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.
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
Consultant dermatological surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.
Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds.
I am married with five children. I enjoy trail running and Muay Thai martial arts.
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