July 19th, 2013

The Halocentre has opened a new facility on Harley Street in Central London, offering flexible weekly clinics to suit you.

Weekly Clinics

Mon, Tues, Wed       16:30 – 19:30

Saturday                  09:00 – 12:00

Call 020 3198 2424 or email info@halocentre.com to speak live to our patient coordinator.

The Centre is the latest addition to the many Halocentre’s around the country providing the most technologically advanced and virtually pain free option for the treatment of Haemorrhoids’s.

The HALO™ procedure combines haemorrhoid artery ligation with a mucopexy for the prolapsing mucosa in one procedure. The result is a safe and gentle treatment that’s effective for all grades of haemorrhoids, and is NHS NICE approved.

The Harley Street Halocentre is home to some of the most experienced and well known surgeons in the country performing the HALO™ procedure. Contact us today to arrange a consultation to suit you.

 

May 21st, 2013

Mr Ismail has been pivotal in the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced recovery pathways in the West Midlands, and is amongst the first to routinely perform the minimally invasive HALO procedure in the area.

HALO is a new operation designed to eradicate piles without the need for cutting or a general anaesthetic. At the Halocentre we offer an efficient and professional service to all patients whether self funding, privately insured or NHS.

To make an appointment with Mr Ismail for a consultation to include a diagnosis and treatment plan please call us on 020 3198 2424 or email info@halocentre.com.

Education and Training

Mr Tariq Ismail graduated from Cardiff University School of Medicine in 1982, obtained the FRCS in 1986 and then completed his surgical training in Birmingham, Hong Kong and at the National Cancer Institute, Tokyo.  He was awarded the prestigious Sheldon Research Fellowship which led to the award of MD with Distinction for his Doctorate Thesis.  After completion of training in gastrointestinal surgery he was appointed in 1995 as Consultant Surgeon to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and as Honorary Senior Lecturer to the University of Birmingham.

Professional Memberships

Mr Tariq Ismail is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGB&I). Previously he has been Chair of the Pan Birmingham Cancer Network Colorectal Group, Surgical Tutor, Clinical Service Lead for Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Surgery and Examiner for the MRCS examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He is a member of the Fundraising Committee of the Bowel Disease Research Foundation, a charity to promote research, education and public awareness in bowel diseases including bowel cancer.

Current Position

Since appointment as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1995, Mr Tariq Ismail has played a key role in developing colorectal referral pathways, advanced colorectal laparoscopic surgery and enhanced surgical recovery in Birmingham and the West Midlands.  He was one the first to perform SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) for bowel cancer in the UK.

He was pivotal in introducing CT colonography ( “Virtual Colonoscopy”)  and Video Capsule Endoscopy (“pill Cam”).  Mr Tariq Ismail has been featured in the popular TV series Embarrassing Bodies performing the HALO and Don’t Die Young performing laparoscopic surgery on a colon cancer patient.

Research and Publications

He has published widely on translational research in proteomics, gene therapy and biomarkers in colorectal cancer.  His research team have been awarded major research grants from Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council, Welcome Foundation for pivotal studies on early detection of bowel cancer.

His research fellows been received a number of awards including The Arderne Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Medicine, Syme Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Digestives Diseases Prize by the Association of Coloproctology.

To view Mr Tariq Ismail’s extensive list of research and publications please click here.


 

March 4th, 2013

A prospective observational study was conducted in 184 patients with grade III (58%) and Grade IV (42%) haemorrhoids in seven coloproctological centres. Primary endpoints were the recurrence of symptons and need of further treatment.

The HALO procedure combines haemorrhoid artery litigation with a mucopexy for the prolapsing mucosa in one procedure. The result is a safe and gentle treatment that’s effective for all grades of haemorrhoids and NHS NICE approved.

Key Results

  • No major complications
  • Low post-operative pain (VAS score)
  • 89.4% symptom free
  • 84.4 symptom and prolapse free
  • Patient satisfaction equal for Grade III & IV patients

To download the publication in full please click here!

August 2nd, 2012

In the spirit the London 2012 Olympics, and the celebration of another Gold Medal for Team GB Cyclist Bradley Wiggins, we look at one concern of dedicated cyclists and offer up some information courtesy of Livestrong.

Causes

You are more prone to haemorrhoids if you spend a long time on the toilet and strain while trying to move your bowels and if you have frequent diarrhea or constipation. The problem also comes from not eating enough fiber, the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse advises. Pregnant women develop the problem because their rectal or anal veins get enlarged because of pressure in the abdomen. Older adults are more prone to hemorrhoids because the connective tissue in their anal areas and rectums weakens naturally as they age.

Exercise Effects

Regular exercise improves digestion but can worsen hemorrhoids if you do the wrong type. Cycling often irritates the problem and causes more pain and swelling because sitting on a bike seat puts pressure on the afflicted area. Weight lifting is also problematic because it strains the lower back, which can also worsen hemorrhoids. Stick to activities like running, walking, swimming or doing yoga, Pilates or aerobics if you have problems with hemorrhoids. Exercises that improve muscle tone are especially good for preventing or improving hemorrhoids.

Considerations

Other activities that put pressure on your anal area irritate hemorrhoids in the same way as riding a bicycle. Sitting down for long periods of time can cause problems. Touching or scratching the hemorrhoids because of irritation from sitting inflames them and makes them even worse. Non-irritating exercise is beneficial because it may help you lose weight, and excess pounds can contribute to hemorrhoids.

Treatment

Treat hemorrhoids by avoiding activities like biking that aggravate the condition, and soak the affected area in warm water to sooth it. Use baby wipes for personal cleansing, and wear cotton underpants. Apply corticosteroid creams to ease itching. Some creams contain lidocaine to numb the area if the pain is intolerable. Raise your fiber consumption to keep your bowel movements soft, moist and easy to pass so you do not worsen your problem by straining.

If you need further information please call us here at Halo Centre, we will be happy to help you with any questions with regards our Halo Treatment for Piles.
Read more:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/512445-does-cycling-make-hemorrhoids-worse/#ixzz22OuLmAlM

April 24th, 2012

Halo Centres are available across the UK for treatment of haemorrhoids/piles.

Read more about our Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Mr Oliver Jones at Halocentre Oxford.

Mr Oliver Jones is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust. He works privately at the Manor Hospital (Oxford) and the Foscote Hospital (Banbury). He qualified in 1995 from the University of Oxford.

He undertook junior surgical training posts at Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals in London. He then returned to Oxford for research into mechanisms of faecal continence and defaecation. This work won him prizes including the BJS Prize at the Association of Coloproctology, the Norman Tanner Prize at the Royal Society of Medicine and culminated in election as a Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2005.

He has published a book and around fifty journal articles and book chapters. He has an extensive interest in colorectal problems, particularly in complex laparoscopic (key-hole) colorectal surgery for benign and malignant disease. His other areas of specialist interest are pelvic floor problems (incontinence, obstructed defaecation and prolapse), haemorrhoids and fissures. He has extensive experience of HALO both during his surgical training and as a consultant.

At The British Haemorrhoid Centre we offer an efficient and professional service to all patients whether self funding, privately insured or NHS.

To make an appointment with one of our surgeons for a consultation to include a full diagnosis and treatment plan please do one of the following

By Telephone

Please call the customer services staff at The British Haemorrhoid Centre

(Halo Centre) on 020 3198 2424

 

April 17th, 2012

Halo Centres Around the UK

Halo Centres are available across the UK for treatment of haemorrhoids. Here is more about our Consultant Surgeon in London.

Simon Middleton is an experienced colorectal surgeon and Medical Director of the British Haemorrhoid Centre. He has the greatest experience of any UK surgeon in HALO and HAL-RAR and established the UK’s first HALO training centre in Reading, Berkshire, where consultant surgeons from around the United Kingdom are trained in the techniques. He has presented his work on HALO and HAL-RAR nationally and internationally and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Mr Middleton was appointed as consultant colorectal and general surgeon in Reading in 2001 where he runs an extensive practice in the management of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. He is Surgical Tutor and Chairman of the Hospital Transfusion Committee. He is also Chairman of the Enhanced Recovery Programme committee.

He treats patients from the Reading area and receives referrals from Berkshire and nationally to provide a specialist opinion and treatment. A comprehensive database of treated patients reflects the excellent outcome from the procedure. One of his patients appeared in the national press and on television’s Good Morning to describe the procedure and successful outcome.

Mr Simon Middleton, MS FRCS (gen)

Medical Director – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Email: info@halocentre.com

At The British Haemorrhoid Centre we offer an efficient and professional service to all patients whether self funding, privately insured or NHS.

To make an appointment with one of our surgeons for a consultation to include a full diagnosis and treatment plan please do one of the following

By Telephone

Please call the customer services staff at The British Haemorrhoid Centre on

020 3198 2424

 

 

March 30th, 2012

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