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22 December 2011 at 14:19
A surgeon who was a locum at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust last year has returned as consultant in colorectal surgery.

Tarek Salem Hany, who trained with the NHS in Glasgow and Edinburgh, said: “I’m very excited to be here and Southport is such a lovely place.

“The hospital is extremely friendly and the staff are very approachable which is what helped attract me back.”

The bulk of his case load will be helping patients needing in bowel, gall bladder and hernia surgery who he hopes will gain from enhanced recovery techniques.

“With careful planning and good medicine, we can get patients better quicker and home faster which is a benefit to everyone,” he said.

Mr Hany is also interested in developing keyhole, or laparoscopic, surgery techniques and, in particular, operations that require only a single point of entry.

“Traditional laparoscopic surgery often requires instruments inserted in several keyholes on either side of the abdomen. A single point of entry, usually through the belly button, means little if any scarring and less risk to the patient.”

Mr Hany also conducted research into diverticular disease, a condition of the digestive system, while working at Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. This has been published in journals in the UK and the United States.

Outside work Mr Hany, who is married with an 11-year-old daughter, is training for next year’s London Marathon.

“I have already completed several half-marathons and I will be raising money for the children’s charity Action Medical Research,” he said.

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. Since 1 April 2011, it is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.