Mr Irfan Halim is a highly esteemed and sought after Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon in London. From his private clinics; BMI The London Independent Hospital, The Blackheath Hospital and BMI Hendon Hospitals as well as Highgate Hospital and Harley Street clinics, he offers the full range of General Surgical expertise including upper GI surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopies and treats hernias. He has a specialist interest in Virtual Reality surgery, medical education and ultra-minimally invasive surgery. He holds one of the highest volume practices in the UK, seeing approximately 300 new patients on a monthly basis and personally performs over 1200 procedures annually. His outcomes, both short-term and long-term are excellent with supporting data acquired through regular audit work and his overall daycase procedure rate is over 99%. His outcomes also favour him as the surgeon of choice for most hospital staff members requiring general surgical advice or treatment for themselves or their family and friends.
Mr Halim qualified in 2000 from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School with prizes and distinctions and trained in general surgery with sub specialisation in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery on the North Thames Higher Surgical Rotation. He completed his specialist training in GI surgery at UCL Hospitals, with additional specialist training in cancer surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital and bariatric surgery at the Homerton Hospital. He won numerous awards, and in 2014 became fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons England. He is also qualified in Law and holds a masters in Surgical Technology from Imperial College London as well as an MBA (masters in business administration) from the US.
Having previously worked as an NHS Consultant Surgeon at West Hertfordshire NHS Hospitals Trust and the North East London NHS Treatment Centre since 2016, Mr Halim has recently moved into full-time private practice. He has a very large practice in day case procedures including gallbladder, hernia surgeries, cosmetic skin procedures and colorectal surgery with an impressive turnaround from consultation to completed treatment. Mr Irfan also offers courses to GP's on topics such as hernia surgery, rectal bleeding and haemorrhoids. He has published numerous textbooks and several textbook chapters about bariatric and general surgery as well as having taught on numerous courses over his career to date. He is also an article reviewer for BMJ Case Reports, The International Journal of Surgery and The Journal of Vascular Surgery and Research.
Mr Halim is a member of a number of a number of organisations such as the British Medical Association, Association of Upper GI Surgeons-UK and British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society-UK, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) as well as the World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO). He is a highly sought after speaker at major international conferences.