Dr Vindy Ghura

Dr Vindy Ghura

MBBS FRCP MSc Med Ed

Dermatology

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4 specialists

26 years of experience
18 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.99
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4.98
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“All questions answered well and everything I needed to know and do was told in detail.“
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Subspecialties

  • Skin Cancer
  • MOHS Surgery
  • Morphoea
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4034401

Consultation fees

New appointment: £180-200

Practices worked at

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

Mill Lane, Cheadle, United Kingdom, SK8 2PX
231 reviews

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Stott Lane, Salford, Salford, UK, M6 8HD
0 reviews

About

drghura.co.uk

Dr Ghura has been a Dermatologist since 1997 and is always aware of the impact skin disease can have on his patients. He trained in Medicine in Newcastle and Dermatology in Leicester before undertaking a Mohs Skin Cancer/Facial surgery fellowship in Cardiff and then Lisbon. He is one of approx 70 fully trained Mohs Surgeons in the UK and President of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) to which almost all Mohs Surgeons belong to.

Mohs' surgery is a highly specialist technique for removing difficult “non-melanoma” skin cancers (squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas (“rodent ulcers”). Dr Ghura set up the award winning Mohs' skin cancer service in Sheffield before moving to Salford Royal Hospital where he operates the largest Mohs service in the UK as Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon.

Dr Ghura receives referrals not only from GPs but other specialists and colleagues for his opinion on managing Facial skin cancers and Mohs Surgery. Dr Ghura is regularly invited to give lectures and workshops to GPs and other specialists and trains Dermatology trainees and nurses. 

Dr Ghura has a Masters degree in Medical Education and teaches other doctors about skin disease and has also been an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians for many years.

Dr Ghura has published extensively in the fields of skin cancer, Mohs surgery and Facial skin surgery. 

 
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Medical procedures

  • Mohs Surgery
  • Facial Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Mole Check and removal
  • Removal of lipomas, cysts and other lumps and bumps
  • All aspects of Skin Surgery 
  • Cosmetic removal of lesions
 
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Special interests

  • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC/Rodent ulcer) 
  • Squamous cell cancer,
  • Malignant melanoma 
  • Cysts, lipomas, skin lumps and bumps 
  • Eczema (dermatitis)
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Mole screening and full skin checks 
 
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Education

Education:

  • MBBS Newcastle University Medical School 1993

Memberships:

  • President British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS)
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians London (FRCP)
  • Member of the British Association of Dermatologists
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
 
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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4

I visited Dr Ghura regarding a sore on my left leg .He reassured me and arranged for a biopsy which identified the condition.On receipt of the biopsy results he prescribed the medication required and the wound immediately began to show signs of improvement. Prior to the pandemic, I visited him monthly and during lockdown, sent him photographs and followed up with a telephone consultation.Over the whole period, 8 months in total, I have found his manner to be straightforward,, open and professional.He reassured me throughout and I was always confident I was getting the best treatment.

Patient seen for:
Pyoderma Gangrenosum
03-08-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

All questions answered well and everything I needed to know and do was told in detail.

27-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Right from my first meeting with Dr Ghura I felt at ease and had confidence in him. He explained everything that would happen. During and after my surgery he was very gentle and empathic when the news wasn't good. I had further surgery and follow ups by telephone due to lockdown. Again he explained everything very simply. I would not hesitate to seek his services in the future or recommend him to others.

Patient seen for:
scalp cyst
25-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura has treated me for the past 8 months. My local doctor had tried to deal with my Basel Cell Carcinoma for the previous year or more but was unsuccessful and I needed a specialist. I couldn't have been treated by anyone better once I was referred to Dr Ghura. My initial consultation was the most encouraging I had ever had, from the point of view I instantly trusted what this doctor was saying, what needed to be done, the process which was necessary and the vast knowledge Dr Ghura was utilising in order to come to his conclusions. I trusted the diagnosis, everything was explained in lay man terms, the risks were clearly explained, and the risks and rewards of the procedure. I had Mohs surgery very quickly after the initial consultation and realised the cuts would be much longer than the actual cancer itself and why this was necessary in order to nearly eliminate scaring. The surgery was very well equipped and all the support staff were very professional and supportive. My cancer eventually required about a 50p piece in size removed from my face. I was scanned to ensure all the cancer was removed on the initial cut and in my case had to have more removed. I required a long cut and many micro stitches to repair the damage. The surgery took an afternoon and was very professionally handled. In the first week after the surgery my scar looked bad, but soon healed and the many stitches were removed 1 week later. I had regular follow up consultations and any worries were answered with professionalism and great bed side manner. I had exercises and precautions to adhere to and these were well explained. The consultation frequency lengthened and my final consultation was after a 4 month period. I am now cancer free and have virtually no scar. If I had to go through it again, Dr Ghura would be my first choice.

Patient seen for:
Basal Cell Carcinoma
18-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Vindy Ghura made me feel very at ease today at my appointment with him and he reassured me that he had no concerns about my small skin blemish that he examined. He advised that to do regular check over the skin myself around each month is a good idea. His clear simple explanation was just what i needed and i was so glad i had managed to get the appointment with him.

17-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura explains everything very clearly throughout the consultations. He has a good bedside manner and makes you feel very comfortable with him. Would recommend to anyone.

Patient seen for:
Acne
09-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had an issue which I had been suffering from for about 4 years and I was continually fobbed off by all the previous doctors that I had seen. Dr Ghura took the time to look into my condition and gave me a remedy which took effect within a couple of weeks. He is an excellent doctor and delivers results. I highly recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Rosacea
24-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional service , explained clearly, put at ease

10-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional service from Dr Ghura. Everything explained clearly

10-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Really informative and friendly doctor. Made sure the medicine worked fully and kept me on it for the appropriate length of time.

Patient seen for:
Acne
07-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

From our first appointment Dr Ghura put me at ease and carefully explained my options providing the advantages and disadvantages of both. Having selected surgery he went to great lengths the explain the procedure and outlined how he thought the appearance of the surgery would look providing photos to clarify the matter. The surgery was virtually painless and through out the procedure Dr Ghura put me at ease and chatted about my interests taking my mind away from the surgery procedure. Two weeks after the surgery I am delighted with the results. There are no significant scars and it is difficult to see any sign of the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr Ghura. From the moment I contacted his secretary the whole process was very professional but also personal and the outcome far exceeded my expectations

Patient seen for:
Basal Cell Carcinoma
29-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr.Ghura recently performed MOHS surgery to remove a Basal Cell Carcinoma off the tip of my nose. His calm and caring manner helped me greatly throughout the procedure. I am delighted with the result. Dr.Ghura is an exceptionally talented surgeon and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

29-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

After suffering for many years with acne and trying at least 3 different antibiotics from my GP swell as every topical gel/cream going I was able to see DR Ghura who gave me treatment and lots of advice and guidance, I now have a clear face and I wish I had seen him years ago.

Patient seen for:
Acne
26-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura carried out a procedure to remove an abscess caused by pilonidal cinus that I’ve suffered with for years, that various non-invasive treatments have not cured. After surgery I had nine stitches and a month on, my scar is almost non-existent and has healed perfectly. Dr Ghura made me feel calm and informed the whole time I’ve been in his care, and having never had any surgery in my life, I was inevitably anxious. But there was no need, he’s clearly very talented and an expert in what he does and I can’t thank him enough for the care he has provided. Even though I paid for this treatment privately, it was worth every penny.

Patient seen for:
Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
20-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura is a caring man and a meticulous clinician and I am more than happy with the way he looks after my aging skin.

20-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura was very friendly and very professional. He thoroughly questioned me about my health and background before he investigated the problem. He then explained the diagnosis very clearly using language I would easily understand not just using medical terms. The treatment he prescribed cured the problem which obviously I am very happy about and I thank him for. I would recommend him to anybody with a dermatological condition.

Patient seen for:
Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
17-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura has a very calm and pleasant manner. He gives clear and thorough explanations of procedures required and responds to questions with care and consideration. Six weeks after the MOHS procedure to remove a basal cell carcinoma from my nose my skin has completely healed and there is no visible evidence of surgery. This is a tribute to Dr Ghura's skill as a surgeon. I am very happy with my experience and will certainly return to Dr Ghura if I have any further skin problems.

Patient seen for:
Basal Cell Carcinoma
07-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Saw Dr Vindy Ghura and was made to feel at ease instantly. Extremely knowledgeable and diagnosed the illness straight away. Explained the treatment plan and supplied a prescription. Attended a follow up appointment and after just 2 weeks the improvement is astounding. I cannot find the words to say how pleased I am to have seen Dr Ghura. Approachable, caring and after two years of suffering he has been a god send.

06-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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5

Dr Ghura was very professional in his approach. He was calm and reassuring. He was extremely knowledgable about my condition and essentially reduced my symptoms (which were distressing to me) to a level which means I can manage my condition with confidence. It is not possible to eliminate my condition and this was explained clearly to me. It was a great relief to be diagnosed correctly on the first appointment and therefore given the most appropriate medication. This resulted in a great improvement in my condition much quicker than I was expecting. Thank you.

Patient seen for:
Psoriasis
28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The Doctor was very friendly and explained in layman’s terms what the problem was and prescribed two lots of cream which I’m glad to say worked after weeks of suffering and lots of different potions!

27-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura performed Mohs surgery on my nose to remove Basel cell carcinoma and I was left with a very neat scar. Since then I have also received Cryosurgery on my cheek. Both procedures were fully explained to me and at each appointment Dr Ghura gave me the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns. At my last appointment Gr Ghura examined my face and neck to see if I had any further problems which I found very reassuring. Dr Ghura has a very pleasant open manner and I feel very fortunate to have found such an expert in his profession. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.

Patient seen for:
Basal Cell Carcinoma
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura performed Mohs surgery on my nose to remove Basel cell carcinoma and I was left with a very neat scar. Since then I have also received cryosurgery on my cheek. Both procedures were fully explained to me and at each appointment Dr Ghura gave me the opportunity of asking questions or raising any concerns. At my last follow up appointment he examined my face and neck to see if I had any further problems which I found to be very reassuring. Dr Ghura has a very pleasant open manner and I am pleased to have found such an expert in his profession. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.

Patient seen for:
Basel cell carcinoma
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura was very helpful in explaining my condition and when the time came for my operation he carried it out most skilfully and successfully So much so that there are no marks on my face at all

Patient seen for:
Basal Cell Carcinoma
22-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had a dry ice treatment to treat sun damaged cells just below my eyebrow. The procedure was quick and simply felt very cold. It was not painful. Dr Ghura explained that the skin would scab following the treatment. However the slight wound quickly healed up. I then went back for a follow up appointment and was discharged. Dr Ghura was very helpful and made me feel at ease.

Patient seen for:
Aged and Sundamaged Skin
21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura was extremely professional, efficient and I would thoroughly recommend him.

17-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional, thorough and genial Doctor. Everything was carefully explained and he took time to ensure I understood what was happening at each stage of the process.

Patient seen for:
Skin Cancer
14-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I first visited Dr Ghura in 2016 after being referred to him for a non malignant mole removal. Whilst in the consultation he spotted a more serious problem on my lip, which turned out to be a Basal Cell Carcinoma. Dr Ghura completely removed the cancer using MOHS surgery, he suggested another really good cosmetic surgeon who rebuilt my lip. I have, unfortunately, had to revisit him on two other occasions to remove further BCC's, from my back. He guided me through the processes with a very caring and understanding professionalism. I now understand fully how to look for any possible problems or abnormalities and would contact Dr Ghura immediately, knowing that he would be able to look after me again.

Patient seen for:
Basal Cell Carcinoma
28-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura was always extremely professional and patient with his diagnosis and explanation of treatment boosting my hopes for the future with my ongoing illness , cannot recommend his treatment and professionalism enough.

Patient seen for:
abcsess
01-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura diagnosed my skin condition correctly after two other specialists had incorrectly given me their conclusions. His knowledge and explanations are first rate and I highly recommend his services.

Patient seen for:
Skin Cancer
31-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I underwent 5 facial surgical procedures with Dr Ghura. His surgical skills are remarkable with no visible scars. He carried out these procedures under the heading of MOHS surgery which meant that each condition was dealt with at each visit with no waiting weeks for results. Dr Ghura is thorough in his care and extremely personable. He always explained each procedure clearly. After care from Dr Ghura was carefully and efficiently planned and ensured that there was always an avenue of contact in case I was worried about any of the surgery. It is without reservation that I would recommend Dr Ghura for any Dermatological conditions.

Patient seen for:
Basal Cell Carcinomas
25-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

After looking around for the best dermatologist in the area I was delighted to find Vindy Ghura. From the first consultation I was impressed by his knowledge, expertise and professionalism. After a biopsy, Vindy Ghura removed a basal-cell carcinoma from the tip of my nose. Initially, I was extremely apprehensive about how my nose would look afterwards but was reassured by the explanation he have me about how he would perform the procedure. After 17 stitches down the middle of my nose, now, after only 10 weeks, there is nothing at all to see. The stitching is remarkable and almost invisible! I do not even need to use makeup as the scar cannot be seen. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone or seeing him again in future should the need arise. I can’t thank him enough. My family are delighted as I am with the results and I am now, thanks to him, cancer free.

Patient seen for:
Basal-cell Carsinoma
18-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura has been very thorough, professional but more importantly for me approachable when explaining my diagnosis and treatment. nothing is too much trouble. would highly recommend.

Patient seen for:
Skin Cancer
15-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura, makes you feel at easy and explains everything very clearly.

11-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura. Is exceptional Dr and I would like to sincerely thank him for getting my mother back to good health. Many Thanks

08-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura provided clear advice, guidance and management techniques that have really helped me both come to terms with, and manage my condition. This all delivered in an open and transparent style has been much appreciated.

Patient seen for:
Lupus
04-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura is a very friendly experienced Surgeon. His stitching skills are second to non. No scar left to see after only a short time. He immediately puts you at ease and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Patient seen for:
MOHS Surgery
24-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura is a highly skilled surgeon paying very good attention to his patient. His stitching skill is second to non and no scar visible after a short time. He is a very approachable doctor and immediately puts you at ease. I would highly recommend.

Patient seen for:
MOHS Surgery
24-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had been getting various diagnosis from GPS and was at the end of my tether with worry and decided I needed specialist advice. After one consultation my mind was put at ease and I had the right effective treatment. A pleasant and throughly professional consultant who I would have no hesitation to recommend. Brilliant value for money on a private self funded consultation.

06-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I've always found Dr Ghura extremely caring, reassuring and his surgery was impeccable. I'm very grateful for all his help.

Patient seen for:
Basal cell carcinoma
31-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I can honestly say,that at every visit, that I have had to see Dr Ghura over the last year, I have been treated with the upmost respect, dignity, kindness and I feel that I have had the best treatment one could possibly have expect. Everyone of his team is excellent, they put me at ease and looked after me exceptionally well. I feel very fortunate to have had Dr Ghura as my consultant.

Patient seen for:
Ulcers - Biopsies/Excisions
30-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I visited Dr Ghura in March and, following a biopsy, was diagnosed with Bowen’s disease on my forehead. The application of a cream over 6 weeks cleared the problem, which had been misdiagnosed by my GP for 4 years. I am very pleased with the treatment I received.

Patient seen for:
Skin Cancer
20-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Vindy Ghura is a very professional doctor. He spends time to explain all the different options available together with their outcome. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Patient seen for:
B.C.C
19-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had two Mohs procedures both involving extensive surgery some weeks apart as a private patient in the special unit at Salford Royal Hospital (the Alexandra hospital does not have such a facility). I was particularly pleased that Dr Ghura was able to carry out both surgeries without the need to resort to skin grafting as first proposed by my local Warrington NHS hospital .My family are impressed by the hardly noticeable scars even at this relatively early stage. The team working with Dr Guhra were helpful, pleasant and efficient as is Dr Ghura himself.

Patient seen for:
basal cell
14-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was determined to find an experienced/specialist Dermatologist and Dr Ghura certainly proved to be that. Dr Ghura's tremedous experience as a Dermatologist spoke for itself! It was extermely re-assuring to have Dr Ghura take care of the Basel Cell skin cancer. Having had many operations in the past, the procedure that Dr Ghura undertook was by far the neatest scar I have had and it is healing very well! It is not surprising that Dr Ghura is a fully trained Mohs’ surgeon in the UK. Thank you ever so much Dr Ghura - I wish you the very best in all you do!

Patient seen for:
Skin Cancer
13-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Extremely professional and convenient experience with a successful outcome in really short period of time.

Patient seen for:
Rash
09-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Always a pleasure to have an appointment with Dr Ghura. He has been treating me for the last 3 years and his attention to detail is second to none.

Patient seen for:
Melanoma
19-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My experience with Dr Ghura was wholly positive. I was very impressed with the Moh's unit at Salford Royal. Dr Ghura did a thoroughly professional job explaining the procedure as he went along. 3 months after having surgery Dr Ghura did such a neat job I can hardly see a scar so I am very pleased with the result.

08-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

TO Dr Ghura, Thank you so much for all your wonderful care and kindness. Couldn't have got through this without you all. You are all amazing

06-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Brilliant nose job. Dr Ghura and nurse Jane are a good team. Thank you very much to you and all the staff.

06-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ghura, I just want to say Thank you for the care you have all shown me throughout my procedures.

06-06-2019

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 4 doctors for:
4

Dermatology

Dr Dev Shah
Dr Dev Shah
Dermatology

09-07-2018

Dr Ghura is a excellent dermatologist and surgeon and have no hesitation in recommending him!

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Firas Al-Niaimi
Dr Firas Al-Niaimi
Dermatology

10-07-2018

Dr Ghura is a superb dermatologist and excellent Mohs surgeon who at one stage was my trainer and a valuable and helpful colleague. He has a wealth of experience and I wholeheartedly recommend him.

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Nisith Sheth
Dr Nisith Sheth
Dermatology

09-07-2018

Excellent dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. Gentle kind and great communicator

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Sajjad Rajpar
Dr Sajjad Rajpar
Dermatology

10-07-2018

Dr Ghura is a very experienced and highly skilled Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. He is passionate about delivering high quality care. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: Is a colleague

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