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Mr Dhia Al-Musawi, Consultant General Surgeon

Specialising in:

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Gallstones, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux

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Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Dhia Al-Musawi


MB ChB CABS MSc FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Gen Surgery)


Consultant General Surgeon

Dhia Al-Musawi

General surgery, General surgery,

Site specialisation

Laparoscopic (Keyhole surgery) / Upper GI

Site specialisation 2

Endoscopic Surgery

Clinical interests

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Gallstones, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux

Background Information

Mr Al-Musawi is a Consultant General Surgeon with special interest in Laparoscopic (Keyhole), Upper Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery and Endoscopy. He was awarded The International ''HALLET PRIZE'' from the Royal College of Surgeon of England. 
Mr Al-Musawi graduated from Baghdad University in 1979 with MBChB degree. He came to the UK in 1991 for further training, especially in Laparoscopic Surgery and undertook this training in North West London. 
Mr Al-Musawi has been a Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon in UK since 2001. He worked at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. He has a special interest in Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery such as: Hernia Repair of different types, Cholecystectomy (gallbladder stones), Nissen's Fundoplication for Gastric Acid Reflux, Intestinal Adhesion, Bowel Surgery, Splenectomy, Adrenalectomy as well as  Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy), Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Liver and Pancreatic diseases. 
Mr Al-Musawi has many publications, and has performed many audit projects on his Laparoscopic operations with very good outcome and satisfactory patient's satisfaction. 
Audits by Mr Al-Musawi and his team. 
Audit on the Outcome of Patient's Questionnaire: from Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust of all patients who underwent Laparoscopic Hernia Repair performed by Mr Al-Musawi from May 2001? November 2011): Total 491 patients (i.e. 50 patients per year) - The outcome was very satisfactory -2013. 
Audit on Laparoscopic Splenectomy: operations were performed by Mr Dhia Al-Musawi over the last 10 years ? The outcome included minimal hospital stay and no conversion to open procedure. It was very cost effective to the Trust - 2012 
Audit on Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair (TEP) ? operations were performed by Mr Dhia Al-Musawi at Epsom Hospital (April 2006 ? October 2011): Total 248 patients were audited: Outcome is satisfactory. No major complications, acceptable minor complications and no hernia recurrence. Patient questionnaires are planned for the future - 2012.

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Additional Career Information
Year qualified



General Medical Council, British Medical Association,Medical Protection Society

NHS hospitals

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

Research interests

Hernia, Thyroid diseases.

Key published papers

An Additional Strip of Mesh Minimises Hernia Recurrence After Laparoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Hernia Repair; An analysis of 490 cases over 10 Years. Annals of Medicine and Surgery; Vol 3 No2, June 2014 (p21-50). 
The Important Signs in Acute Abdominal Pain Al-Musawi D, Thompson J. The Practitioner 2000; 244: 312-327. 
Liver Resection For Colorectal Metastases: Results And Prognostic Factors. Al-Musawi D; Hansen P; Tanaka H; Isla A; Habib NA. (Jul 1998).  BRIT J CANCER. Jul 1998:78:152-152. 
Intra-abdominal Adhesions: Formation and ManagementAl-Musawi D, Thompson J.In Recent Advances in Surgery 39. Johnson CD, Taylor A (Eds). London; 
Endocrine Tumours of Pancreas. Al-Musawi D, Williamson RCN. In Pancreatic Disease Towards the Year 2000, 2nd edition. Johnson CD, Imrie CW (Eds), pp 253-263. London; Springer-Verlag. 


Media coverage

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