Over the years, we have worked with a number of doctors and consultants assisting them with their practices in many different ways. We are privileged to work regularly with the consultants below, Please click on their individual links to learn a little more about them and the services they provide. Alternatively, do not hesitate to contact us and we will offer assistance where we can.
Having qualified from Leeds University Medical School in 1989, I undertook all of my general training in obstetrics and gynaecology in and around Nottingham.. During this time, I developed an interest in gynaecological cancer and successfully completed a DM thesis on targeted chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Thereafter, I returned to Leeds for a subspecialty training fellowship in gynaecological cancer surgery and was subsequently appointed as a consultant gynaecologist and gynaecological oncologist at St James's University Hospital in 2002.
In addition, I am a registered colposcopist with the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Apart from my general gynaecological and colposcopy practice, I am one of the subspecialty consultants in the Leeds Cancer Centre providing surgical treatment for gynaecological malignancy, where I have developed laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques to perform hysterectomies and remove ovarian cysts.
I have regular clinic sessions at the Spire Leeds Hospital (Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons) and the Leeds Nuffield Hospital (Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings). I also have a Gynaecology outreach clinic at York District Hospital.
COVID-19 Update: I am currently receiving a high number of enquiries for colposcopy examinations and am working to ensure that patients can be seen for consultation and colposcopy in the same clinic wherever possible. If you have received an abnormal smear and colposcopy has been advised, please get in touch with my secretariat so that they can assist you in arranging the most appropriate appointment. I can usually see new patients within 2 weeks of referral.
Mr Adam Barlow, Consultant in Renal Transplant & Sarcoma Surgery / General Surgeon
I offer a service encompassing general surgery and surgery for abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma (soft tissue tumours). In addition to this, my NHS practice also includes kidney transplantation.
After qualifying with honours from the University of Leicester in 2002 I undertook surgical training in the East Midlands and latterly at the world-renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. I then worked for a year at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle as a consultant general surgeon specialising in hepatobiliary and transplant surgery. I took up my current post in Leeds in 2016.
My particular areas of interest are laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and surgery for soft tissue tumours arising in the abdomen or retroperitoneum. I am an experienced and advanced laparoscopic surgeon, having performed over 600 keyhole operations. These range from removal of kidneys for transplant (live donor nephrectomy) through to removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) and repair or abdominal wall hernias.
My abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma practice is one of the largest in the north of England, performing in excess of 30 procedures per year for this rare condition. These often require removal of adjacent organs including kidney and bowel. I also specialise in the treatment of desmoid tumours of the abdominal wall; usually performing surgery in conjunction with a plastic surgeon.
In my NHS role I am the clinical governance lead for hepatobiliary and transplant surgery. Within this remit I have responsibility for ensuring that the appropriate systems are in place to ensure patient safety and maintain quality of care. I also have a strong research interest and during my training, I spent two years undertaking research towards my doctorate, which I was awarded with distinction in 2011. I have also won a number of prestigious national research prizes and have published articles in a number of areas including laparoscopic surgery, pain relief following surgery, gallstone disease and kidney transplantation. One of my current research projects is working to improve the involvement of patients in making decisions regarding their treatment.
Mr Andrew I D Mavor, Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Expert Witness
I trained in Yorkshire and following a vascular fellowship in Toronto, I was appointed to the post of Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Leeds in January 1994. My large NHS practice is based at the Leeds General Infirmary and Wharfedale Hospital. I have extensive experience in the management of arterial and venous disease, including vascular aspects of oncology, endovascular treatments and minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and hyperhidrosis. I also see and treat patients with thoracic outlet syndrome and related conditions, renal failure requiring vascular access and peritoneal dialysis and vascular aspects of oncology.
I have wide experience in most aspects of general surgery; although from 1994 most of my caseload has been vascular in nature with some minor general surgical work. Since the Major Trauma Centre opened in the Leeds General Infirmary in April 2013 I have been a key member of the Trauma Team and am responsible for the management of patients with vascular, abdominal and thoracic trauma. I undertake regular on-call rotas for this type of work. I work closely with colleagues in interventional radiology and offer minimally invasive techniques to treat arterial and venous disease, with access to state of the art imaging facilities thus providing a complete surgical and endovascular service for my patients..
UPDATE - 01.09.2020 I have now retired from private clinical practice. I continue to work in the NHS and accept new GP referrals via this route. I continue to provide medicolegal expert reports and accept enquiries and instructions via my secretariat.
Mr Adrian Joyce, Consultant Urologist & Expert Witness
I have been a Consultant Urologist at St James’s University Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, since 1992, as a General Urologist with a specific subspecialty interest in Endourology and Upper Tract Minimally Invasive Surgery including Laparoscopy.
My research interests have focused on the management and research of Renal Cell Cancer and Urinary Stone disease but latterly on issues relating to training and the provision of Urological Services, with over 85 publications in peer reviewed journals. I have been co-author of a text book on Laparoscopy in Urology and author of several chapters on Stone Management and Laparoscopy. I am a Past-President of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), serving from 2010 and demitting office in June 2014. I retired from clinical urological practice at the end of 2015 but have maintained my commitment to education and training and have just been elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the RCS Edin.
Currently, I have been appointed as the Director of the Education elect for the Endourological Society (USA) taking up my appointment in September 2017 and I have a continuing commitment with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to an education project supporting the urological trainees in Myanmar. I am also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Invited Review Mechanism and have built up a medico-legal practice with the aim of providing a prompt quality service. The practice work to date covers Claimant and Defendant activity at 20% & 80% respectively.
UPDATE - 31.12.2018 I have now retired from medicolegal practice, except for involvement in on-going instructions. Please note that I no longer accept new enquiries/instructions.
Dr Mark E Denyer, Consultant Gastroenterological Physician & Expert Witness
I began my medicolegal practice in 1989 and currently provide approximately 20 Expert reports per annum (95% Claimant and 5% Defendant, of which approximately 80% are single instructions and 20% joint instructions). I have a wide experience of gastroenterology, including dyspepsia, functional gut disorders, the management of inflammatory bowel disease, for which I ran a Joint Specialist clinic together with a Colorectal Surgeon for more than 20 years, and General Medicine..
I have a specialist interest in pancreatobiliary disease and during my time as a Consultant in the NHS I was regularly involved in the management of patients with such problems and for several years ran a joint pancreatic clinic with a surgical colleague to which patients with pancreatic disease were referred at a tertiary level..
UPDATE - 31.12.2019 I have now retired from medicolegal practice, except for involvement in on-going instructions. Please note that I no longer accept new enquiries/instructions.
Dr Simon J Howell, Consultant Anaesthetist & Expert Witness
I received my undergraduate training in medicine in Cambridge and London and qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1984. Between 1992 and 1997 I was Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthetics in the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics in Oxford. In 1995 and 1996 I studied Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I moved to the University of Bristol 1998 and to the University of Leeds as a Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia, in 2001.
I have conducted research into perioperative myocardial ischaemia and into the epidemiology of perioperative cardiovascular complications. My current research interests include perioperative myocardial injury, perioperative risk stratification using exercise testing, outcomes after vascular surgery, and preoperative optimisation.
Dr Adrian Rees, Expert Witness in General Practice
I am an Expert Witness in General Practice with a medico-legal practice that provides expert opinion on matters of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury including road traffic accidents, holiday illness and prison accidents. I am registered with MedCo as a Direct Medical Expert (DME).
My practice is based in Yeadon, Leeds near to Leeds Bradford airport and covers the Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate areas. I am able to undertake home visit assessments and prison visits when required.
I qualified in 2000 and am a General Practitioner partner in NHS practice in Leeds and Chair of the Leeds West Primary Care Network. My clinical practice encompasses all aspects of General Practice including contraception and minor surgery. I have presented at international conferences regarding medical ethics.
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