Our Team2022-11-15T22:43:18+10:30

Our Team

Sally & Sophia

Practice Staff

Sally our practice manager has been with us for over 15 years. She is the rock who keeps everything going and the problem solver in extreme times such as when COVID first hit in 2020 and we suddenly were told to stop operating.

Sophia is our calming influence whose bubbly and happy personality always helps to cheer up our sometimes grumpy leader especially on Fridays after a long hard week. She is super efficient which helps us to get out of the office on time on Fridays.

Dr Fiona Nancarrow

Bariatric Practitioner

Dr Fiona Nancarrow our Bariatric Practitioner has been with us for over 15 years. As you would expect she is vastly experienced in Bariatric Medicine and Surgery. Fiona sees the vast majority of our new patients assessing their suitability for surgery and any potential issues they may face. In some circumstances she may initiate medical or dietary management to get the ball rolling in terms of weight loss which ultimately leads to a safer operation. Fiona is also Michael’s main surgical assistant and as such has a great feeling for different operations. She is irreplaceable as an assistant and a very important member of the operative team.

Dr Doug Fahlbush, Dr Nick Stradwick & Dr Waleed Alkhazrajy

Anaesthetists Team

Our anaesthetists Dr Doug Fahlbush, Dr Nick Stradwick and Dr Waleed Alkhazrajy have all been with us for the last 17 years and as such have an incredible wealth of experience in anaesthetics but in particular anaesthetising Bariatric patients and dealing with the complex problems that they may present. Interestingly, often when people are having surgery they are more concerned with the anaesthetist who in there mind keeps them alive than the surgeon performing the procedure. I can honestly say I would feel incredibly comfortable for any of them to anaesthetise me personally.

Ella, Megan, Hannah & Jess

Theatre Team

Our theatre team is completed by our regular theatre Nurses Ella, Megan, Hannah and Jess at Ashford. They work tirelessly and in my 30 plus years of operating are some of the best theatre nurse I have ever worked with. They go beyond the call of duty to make sure that things run smoothly in theatre. We also have 2 amazing reps, Sam and Moira, who take care of the technical aspects of the specialist equipment we use in performing surgery.
When you put everyone together we have an amazingly tight team who perform at an extraordinary level but at the same time we still have a fun and relaxed atmosphere which is nice for patients who are understandably nervous when coming into have an operation. We are there to keep you calm and help you get you through your big day.

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