Mr Josef Watfah

Mr Josef Watfah

MBBS, MD

General Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
22 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Professional, personable. Excellent manner and way to explain the procedure and outcome and operate on me (quickly) during lockdown. Happy to recommend!“
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Subspecialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • German
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6040519
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Clementine Churchill Hospital

    Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX
    795 reviews

    About

    Mr. Josef Watfah has been appointed a Consultant in General, Laparoscopic and Emergency surgery with a special interest in colorectal surgery in August 2014 at Northwick Park/St Marks Hospital.

    In 2010/2011 he was awarded a fellowship to work at the prestigious St.Marks hospital, where he worked for Prof. Robin Phillips and gained significant experience in fistula surgery and then continued working for Miss Carolynne Vaizey and Mr Janindra Warusavitarne, who have their interest in intestinal failure surgery and IBD surgery respectively.

    Mr. Watfah qualified and fully trained in open and laparoscopic General Surgery in Austria and worked as a Consultant in the Colorectal Unit at the Paracelsus University Hospital in Salzburg, Austria before his substantive appointment in London.

    Mr. Watfah is a specialist the general surgery, ranging from Hernia surgery for inguinal hernia to large incisional hernias. He is fully trained to deal with gallbladder conditions and conditions of the anus, like anal fistula, haemorrhoids, and anal fissures.

    As he deals with major abdominal emergencies in his NHS practice, he experienced in dealing with parastomal hernias and stoma reversals, like Hartmann's reversals after an emergency sigmoid colectomy.

    Mr. Watfah is actively involved in teaching. He is an examiner on PACES (Final year student exams), a Core Trainee Interview Panel Member and CCrISP (Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patients) course faculty member, Educational and Clinical Supervisor for junior trainees, and is also a trainer by the GMC (General Medical Council). He is actively involved in clinical governance

    He is the clinical lead for SAU (the surgical assessment unit) and Surgical Clinical Governance at Northwick Park Hospital and the local lead for nationwide trials (currently the DAMASCUS trial of diverticulitis treatment).

    Currently, he is also the Honorary Secretary of the Section of Surgery at the RSM - Royal Society of Medicine, where is he part of the Council of the Section and involved in creating and planning the educational meetings and webinars.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Coloproctology
    • Hernia surgery open/laparoscopic (inguinal hernia, incisional hernia, abdominal wall hernia)
    • Gallbladder surgery
    • Diverticulitis treatment - conservative/operative
    • Bowel surgery for benign conditions
    • Minor general surgery (lumps/bumps)
    • Emergency abdominal surgery (keyhole and open)
    • Stoma reversal (colostomy and ileostomy reversal)
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Anal Fistula
    • Anal fissure
    • Perianal disease
    • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Diverticulitis (including colovesical fistula, sigmoid stenosis)
    • Bowel Obstruction
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Gallbladder disease

    Procedures

    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Appendicectomy
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
    • Splenectomy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Anal Fistula
    • Appendicitis
    • Bowel Obstruction
    • Diverticulitis
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Lipoma
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
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    Education

    MD 07/2000 Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria

    Memberships:

    Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)

    European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)

    European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)

    Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

    British Hernia Society (BHS)

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bowel Diversion Surgery
    1/2
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    1/2
    Inguinal Hernia
    1/2
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Professional, personable. Excellent manner and way to explain the procedure and outcome and operate on me (quickly) during lockdown. Happy to recommend!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I was first treated as an emergency patient by Mr Watfah in 2018 when I was admitted into Northwick Park Hospital with a perforated bowel. Mr Watfah operated on me and it was a success, he saved my life. In 2020 I needed an operation for a parastomal hernia, after having previously been treated by Mr Watfah successfully I choose to be referred to him again. This operation too was successful and I have always found him to be professional, kind, caring and a wonderful surgeon and both I and my family thank him everyday.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Stuart Gould
    Mr Stuart Gould
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Excellent and very thorough surgeon and colleague. Highly recommended"

    11-01-2021

    Recommended for:
    Inguinal Hernia, Pilonidal Sinus Disorders, Haemorrhoids

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