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john findlay

John Findlay

Director of Science John Findlay is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Wall surgeon at the North Devon Comprehensive Hernia Centre, Academic Department of Upper GI and Abdominal Wall Surgery at North Devon District Hospital, and an Honorary Associate Professor and Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Exeter Medical School.John went to University in […]

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Dominic Slade

Dominic Slade

Director of Curriculum Dominic Slade is a consultant Colorectal, Intestinal Failure and General surgeon at Salford Care Organisation, in Greater Manchester. He completed his specialty training in the North West of England. He is the Chair of the abdominal wall committee of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI), and a committee

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Srinivas Chintapatla

Srinivas Chintapatla

Director of Patient and Public Liaison Srinivas Chintapatla is a consultant colorectal and abdominal wall hernia surgeon at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. He is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School. He has been doing complex ventral hernia surgery from 2004 when he was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon

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Susannah Hill

Patient representative Susannah required abdominal wall reconstruction surgery after suffering major complications from prior surgery. She describes how the abdominal reconstruction not only brought physical benefits, but having her tummy look beautiful again, has helped reduce her post-traumatic stress triggers. She hopes that with continued surgical advances that this surgery will become an option for

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Jackie Bullock

Patient representative Jackie’s interest in hernia stems from her own hernia journey. Following surgery in 2015 she was left with multiple incisional hernia which were repaired using mesh. Jackie is fully able to understand why patients associate post-operative pain with mesh as she did this herself for several years, however through discussions on social media

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Aali Sheen

Past President Aali Sheen was appointed Consultant Surgeon in 2005 at Manchester Royal Infirmary and specialises in both Hepatopancreatobiliary & hernia surgery. Aali qualified from was born and raised in London and went to Medial School in Dundee qualifying in 1993. He trained to be a Surgeon in London, Manchester and Leeds with a short

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Nasra Alam

Surgical trainee representative

Nasra Alam is a specialist registrar in General and Colorectal Surgery, rotating through hospitals in the North West of England.

She has a keen interest in hernia surgery, in particular abdominal wall reconstruction and has presented at multiple hernia conferences and courses in relation to these areas.

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Dimitrios Damaskos

Congress Secretary Born and raised in Greece. Post graduate training at the General Hospital of Nikaia-Piraeus, Greece. Training in General and Emergency Surgery, rotation in ICU – Thoracic Surgery – Neurosurgery from 2007 to 2013. Emergency Medicine Consultant, Centre Hospitalier de Jolimont, La Louviere, Belgium, 2014-2015. Post CCT Fellow in Emergency General Surgery, John Radcliffe

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harsha jayamanne

Harsha Jayamanna

Website, Membership and communications Mr Jayamanna qualified from University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka and after basic training there, he moved to the UK and continued higher surgical training In South Wales. He currently works as a Specialist Surgeon in Emergency & General Surgery in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport. He has a heavy

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Oroog Ali

Education Secretary Miss Oroog Ali is a colorectal and robotic surgeon based in the North East of England. She has a keen interest in education and training conducting national surgical courses, conferences and training days. She is a surgical mentor to students and trainees and has obtained the NHS Leadership Academy Award with a completed

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