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 has an international experience practicing in the UK and currently practising privately in King's College Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Mr Alvi trained in the East Anglian region (Cambridge), and in London, 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 450 open and 600 laparoscopic colorectal operations with good surgical and oncological outcomes comparable to national standards, with approximately 97% of his bowel cancer cases being performed laparoscopically.
Furthermore, Mr Alvi is an experienced endoscopist, having performed over 5000 colonoscopies with a completion rate of 97%.