Mr Irshad Shaikh is an experienced
consultant general and colorectal surgeon based at Norfolk and Norwich
University Hospital and Spire Norwich Hospital. He gained his medical degree
(MBBS) from Karnatak University in India in 1997. Subsequently he trained in
Scotland and completing higher surgical training on the Southeast Thames
rotation in London. He was awarded MD (research) degree from University of
Aberdeen in 2008 and CCT (completion of specialist training in general and
colorectal surgery) in 2013.
He went on to complete a yearlong RSO fellowship at St Mark's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery sponsored by Ethicon in 2014. He also undertook training in locally advanced rectal cancers, including pelvic exenteration.
In October 2014, he was appointed as a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Additionally, he previously held an honorary consultant surgeon at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow, London. He leads the advanced rectal cancer surgery team and is the joint lead for anal cancer surgery. He one of two surgeons in NNUH accredited by the JAG as national bowel cancer screening (BSCP)endoscopist.
He was the team lead for starting robotic colorectal programme at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He is a European level trainer for robotic colorectal surgery and experienced proctor accredited by EARCS. He was instrumental in supporting robotic colorectal cancer surgery program in Scottish health boards and several hospitals in
England. He regularly provides robotic training to several European colorectal
surgeons. In addition, he is a trainer for laparoscopic colorectal surgery in
national level courses. He has described and published several innovative
operative procedures in peer reviewed journals.
He has a great interest in robotic/laparoscopic clinical research. He was awarded
grants in Aberdeen (2006-7) and Norwich (2020) to undertake cancer related as
well robotic surgery research. He is keen trainer for surgical trainees and
also mentors/proctors junior consultant surgeon in robotic surgical training.
He completed in master's in clinical education degree from UEA in 2019, demonstrating
commitment to surgical training. He also holds a position of college tutor for
Royal college of surgeons of England.
His specialist areas are anal fistula/fissure surgery, haemorrhoid surgery (including HALO procedure), anal and colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, rectal prolapse surgery, hernia surgery, and treatment of locally advanced pelvic cancer. The
cancer surgery results are published online as well in peer reviewed journals. Outside of the hospital, Mr Shaikh's hobbies include cricket and travelling. He is also a keen chess player. He also enjoys cooking, cycling, and running to relax after a busy week.
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General Medical Council
MBBS Karnatak University Dharwar 1997
CCBST RCS Edinburgh 2006
MS General surgery RGUHS Bangalore 2002
FRCS Gen surgery and Colorectal RCS Edinburgh 2012
MD Aberdeen University 2008
CCT General Surgery GMC 2013
EBSQ coloproctology European Board 2014
MClinED University of East Anglia 2018
Member: The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Colorectal Disease
Member: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh/London
Faculty: European Academy Robotic Colorectal Surgeons (EARCS)
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He put me at ease and explained things very well..
Referred to by another top consultant so I knew Dr. Shaikh must be good & an expert in his field. I was offered immediate medical/procedural solutions. But also something new was siggested as a cause & solution, involving a lifestyle change. This had never been highlighted before in several years & quite likely means I previously had an operation which possibly could have been avoided. This would probably have happened again. So I'm feeling very grateful to have seen Dr. Shaikh, somewhat unexpted but life often gives you what you need.
Superb gentleman and surgeon / consultant!
Reassuring pleasant manner
Mr Shaikh was great from the start to the finish explaining everything he would do, couldn't fault him.
Professional, polite and friendly
Very good and skilled
As previously stated: very professional in every aspect.
Very knowledgeable, very good explaining, very good bedside manner.
What are Mr Irshad Shaikh's reviews like?
Mr Irshad Shaikh's overall patient rating is 4.87 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 46 reviews
What languages does Mr Irshad Shaikh speak?
Mr Irshad Shaikh speaks Hindi, Gujarati, English and Urdu
Where is Mr Irshad Shaikh located?
Mr Irshad Shaikh primarily practices at Spire Norwich Hospital, located at Old Watton Road, Norwich, United Kingdom, NR4 7TD
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