Mr Syed Ali Shahzad
Consultant Urological Surgeon
BSc, MB BS, MRCS Ed, FRCS (Urol) Eng, FEBU
I am a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Russells Hall hospital in the West Midlands. My specialist area of interest includes laparoscopic surgery and laser surgery for prostate and stones. During basic surgical training, I developed an interest in the field of Urology. I completed higher specialty training in laparoscopic surgery and laser treatment for stone and prostate enlargement in the West Midlands. I achieved a fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Urol) and European Board of Urology (FEBU).
In addition to laparoscopic and laser procedures, my clinical practice includes core urological procedures including management of recurrent urinary tract infections, diagnosis and management of blood in the water (haematuria), raised PSA, and bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms including difficulty in passing water or increased frequency. I also manage erectile dysfunction, tight foreskin, epididymal cysts, fluid around the testes (hydrocoele) and vasectomy for contraception.
Day case diagnostic procedures include the telescopic examination of the bladder (flexible cystoscopy), transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy, urodynamics and flow test. I specialise in the management of overactive bladder including Botox injections into the bladder under local or general anaesthetic. I perform laparoscopic/ microsurgical repair of dilated veins around testis (Varicocele).
I have completed various specialist courses in Europe and the USA to enhance my skills in laparoscopic and laser procedures. I have an established Laparoscopic Service in Urology at Russells Hall Hospital with a high turnover.
I am an audit lead in the Department of Urology at Russells Hall hospital. I strongly believe in quality and safety in the delivery of healthcare and I ensure that this is achieved through leadership in audit and governance. I am Lead in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery.
I am actively involved in teaching and training of medical students. I contribute towards the training of medical and surgical staff in the developing world.
I strongly believe in high standards of care delivered with care and compassion. This is my work ethic both in the NHS and the private sector. I am keen to educate individuals about their health conditions and treatments available. Education about one's health condition helps to understand the condition better which in turn leads to a better understanding of the pros and cons involved in various treatment options available. I participate in National and International scientific meetings on a regular basis and keep myself up to date with the latest discoveries in the field of Urology. This allows me to ensure that the best treatment options are available to the individuals I treat and care for.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Syed Ali Shahzad at Spire include:
Bladder stones and bladder tumours, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, frenuloplasty, hydrocele repair, Intravesical Botox, laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic varicocele ligation, laser treatment for prostate enlargement, laser treatment for stones, recurrent urinary tract infections and cystitis, urodynamics and the UroLift procedure.
Spire Little Aston 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.
BSc / Islamia University, Pakistan / 1999
Bachelor of Science
MB BS / Victoria Hospital, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Pakistan / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCS / Edinburgh / 2006
Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
FRCS (Urol) / England / 2015
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
FEBU / European Board of Urology / 2017
Fellow of European Board of Urology
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust
Lead in Laparoscopic Surgery and Audit Lead
In my personal time I enjoy gardening and spending time with my wife and kids. I love sports and have a background in Taekwondo and cricket.