Mr Atif Alvi is a highly-trained laparoscopic colorectal surgeon with his NHS practice based at Watford General Hospital. He holds a special interest in keyhole surgery for bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, hernia and gallbladder surgery for stones. He also treats proctological disorders like haemorrhoids, anal fistulas and anal fissures. He has completed a Training the Trainers course fron St Marks Hospital in colonoscopy and has been certified as a JAG - Accredited trainer and endoscopist (colonoscopy, gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy).
Mr Alvi trained in the East Anglian region (Cambridge) and finished his higher surgical training (CCT) in September 2010, working in various specialties of surgery and certified specialist training in colorectal surgery. He has also formally completed Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery.
Mr Alvi has performed more than 400 open and 600 laparoscopic colorectal operations with good surgical and oncological outcomes comparable to national standards.