Mr Shaheen Khazali

Mr Shaheen Khazali

MD MRCOG MSc

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Recommended by 2 specialists
21 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.96

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“I finally consulted Mr Khazali after an exhausting, expensive and lengthy search to find out what was wrong with me. I had suspected endometriosis and problems with my pelvic nerves. To anyone reading this, I can thoroughly recommend Mr Khazali. In addition, an even more distinguished recommendation came from the surgeon who recommended him to me, Mr Christian Barnick. Although Mr Branick also carries out endometriosis surgery, his reason for referring me was Mr Khazali’s expertise in dealing with pelvic nerve issues. Mr Khazali’s approach to understanding my issues and coming to the ultimate diagnosis suited me perfectly. He allowed me initially to do much of the talking and examined me internally, which some other clinicians had omitted to do. He carefully and methodically explained what he believed the issues where and what my choice of treatments were. In addition, Mr Khazali took on board all the notes I had prepared and appeared to remember everything I had told him perfectly at the second consultation. I believe Mr Khazali has excelled in his area of medical health, not only due to his specialist knowledge of pelvic nerves, but also he clearly has a scientific mind and passion for getting to the root cause of problems, as well as planning the best solutions. In addition, to his scientific skills I believe Mr Khazali’s ability to listen is what sets him above the many other clinicians I consulted and leads him to the answers quickly. That resonated with me as I adopt a similar approach in my profession as a building surveyor. At university, before an assignment, we used to be given a model answer. I would like the Medical Community in the UK to know that, in my view, from a patient’s perspective Mr Khazali’s approach is a ‘Model Answer’. My operation is thought to have removed all the endometriosis with little chance of it reoccurring. My irritated and partially entrapped pudendal nerve was also treated, and the associated pain has noticeably decreased since. I am now in week 5 post op. I have no abdominal pain. Also, although I’m no longer taking progesterone there is no heavy bleeding. Thank goodness, as I found progesterone left me feeling fatigued and possibly contributed to weight gain. I also believe the endometriosis was contributing to my fatigue, so it’s a relief to hear it’s unlikely to come back. I have been out cycling today and am able to sit on the saddle without the pain. Pre the op I had to sit at my desk perched on one buttock and pre op. the three times I tried to cycle I had to do the same, to avoid aggravating the pain. I am still being careful though as my genitals are still a little tender. I’m currently taking a low dose of Pregabalin and Celecoxib, but my aim now is to stop this as soon as possible, hopefully in a weeks’ time and then, fingers crossed, I can enjoy a medication free period in my life. I’m 61 and my case was somewhat unusual as the endometriosis was discovered two years after a hysterectomy. I had been taking estrogen, in all its different forms, prior to the discovery of the endometriosis. This was because, a whole variety of medical professionals had told me taking estrogen would reduce the risk of UTI’s (bladder infections). I had two to three UTI’s a year, usually after sex. The estrogen, taken with progesterone, appeared to have very little effect on reducing the UTI’s. To make matters worse I was told by the hysterectomy surgeon I could take the estrogen after the hysterectomy without progesterone. I now believe the lack of progesterone to control the estrogen fueled the growth of the endometriosis. As a layperson my warning to other women is to be very cautious about taking estrogen without a blood test first to evaluate the levels of hormones in your body. Also, even after having the hysterectomy and subsequently having my cervix removed by Mr Khazali, he advised, that if ever I take estrogen again, I should also take progesterone again, in case of any remaining unidentified endometriosis. Despite being early days, in anticipation of continued pain relief, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Mr Khazali for his help. I would also like to say thank you to Ben Mondelli who gave me his time before the op and assisted with the operation. I would also like to thank Leandri, my support nurse who was very supportive and available to answer queries adding a female perspective. And thankyou also to the office team and their quick responses, vital for anyone suffering pain. Good luck to any other sufferers reading this. “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
  • Persian
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6075313
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £400

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,279 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    262 reviews

    About

    Mr. Khazali is an award-winning Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon. He is an internationally renowned expert in endometriosis and has dedicated his career to looking after women with advanced endometriosis. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international congresses on the subject.

    Mr. Khazali is the senior endometriosis surgeon at CEMIG (Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynaecology) at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey, the busiest endometriosis centre in the UK, accredited by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE).

    He is a great believer in patient-centred care and spends a great deal of time to listen to his patients and then to explain in detail, the options available and pros and cons of each. Emma, his PA, is a great asset to his practice. She is kind and accommodating and always goes out of her way to make each patient feel special and well looked after.

    Procedures

    • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Fibroid Surgery
    • Myomectomy
    • Oophorectomy (Ovary Removal Surgery)
    • Video Consultation
    • Tubal Surgery
    • Ultrasound
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    Special interests

    • Endometriosis
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
    • Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    • Fibroids
    • Infertility
    • Subfertility
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    Education

    Education:

    MRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

    MSc in advnaced gynaecological surgery, University of Surrey

    • AAGL (American Association of Gynaeological Laparoscopists) - Member
    • ESGE (European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy) - International advosory board
    • ISGE (International society for gynaecological Endoscopy) - Member
    • EEL (European Endometriosis League) - International Advisory board
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    4.96
    Endometriosis
    107/137
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    40/137
    Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    30/137
    Chronic Pelvic Pain
    23/137
    Ovarian Cysts
    14/137
    Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
    13/137
    Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    13/137
    Gynaecology
    12/137
    Fibroids
    7/137
    Hysterectomy
    6/137
    Hysteroscopy
    6/137
    Fibroid Surgery
    2/137
    Myomectomy
    2/137
    Infertility
    1/137
    Oophorectomy (Ovary Removal Surgery)
    1/137
    Subfertility
    1/137
    Video Consultation
    1/137
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I finally consulted Mr Khazali after an exhausting, expensive and lengthy search to find out what was wrong with me. I had suspected endometriosis and problems with my pelvic nerves. To anyone reading this, I can thoroughly recommend Mr Khazali. In addition, an even more distinguished recommendation came from the surgeon who recommended him to me, Mr Christian Barnick. Although Mr Branick also carries out endometriosis surgery, his reason for referring me was Mr Khazali’s expertise in dealing with pelvic nerve issues. Mr Khazali’s approach to understanding my issues and coming to the ultimate diagnosis suited me perfectly. He allowed me initially to do much of the talking and examined me internally, which some other clinicians had omitted to do. He carefully and methodically explained what he believed the issues where and what my choice of treatments were. In addition, Mr Khazali took on board all the notes I had prepared and appeared to remember everything I had told him perfectly at the second consultation. I believe Mr Khazali has excelled in his area of medical health, not only due to his specialist knowledge of pelvic nerves, but also he clearly has a scientific mind and passion for getting to the root cause of problems, as well as planning the best solutions. In addition, to his scientific skills I believe Mr Khazali’s ability to listen is what sets him above the many other clinicians I consulted and leads him to the answers quickly. That resonated with me as I adopt a similar approach in my profession as a building surveyor. At university, before an assignment, we used to be given a model answer. I would like the Medical Community in the UK to know that, in my view, from a patient’s perspective Mr Khazali’s approach is a ‘Model Answer’. My operation is thought to have removed all the endometriosis with little chance of it reoccurring. My irritated and partially entrapped pudendal nerve was also treated, and the associated pain has noticeably decreased since. I am now in week 5 post op. I have no abdominal pain. Also, although I’m no longer taking progesterone there is no heavy bleeding. Thank goodness, as I found progesterone left me feeling fatigued and possibly contributed to weight gain. I also believe the endometriosis was contributing to my fatigue, so it’s a relief to hear it’s unlikely to come back. I have been out cycling today and am able to sit on the saddle without the pain. Pre the op I had to sit at my desk perched on one buttock and pre op. the three times I tried to cycle I had to do the same, to avoid aggravating the pain. I am still being careful though as my genitals are still a little tender. I’m currently taking a low dose of Pregabalin and Celecoxib, but my aim now is to stop this as soon as possible, hopefully in a weeks’ time and then, fingers crossed, I can enjoy a medication free period in my life. I’m 61 and my case was somewhat unusual as the endometriosis was discovered two years after a hysterectomy. I had been taking estrogen, in all its different forms, prior to the discovery of the endometriosis. This was because, a whole variety of medical professionals had told me taking estrogen would reduce the risk of UTI’s (bladder infections). I had two to three UTI’s a year, usually after sex. The estrogen, taken with progesterone, appeared to have very little effect on reducing the UTI’s. To make matters worse I was told by the hysterectomy surgeon I could take the estrogen after the hysterectomy without progesterone. I now believe the lack of progesterone to control the estrogen fueled the growth of the endometriosis. As a layperson my warning to other women is to be very cautious about taking estrogen without a blood test first to evaluate the levels of hormones in your body. Also, even after having the hysterectomy and subsequently having my cervix removed by Mr Khazali, he advised, that if ever I take estrogen again, I should also take progesterone again, in case of any remaining unidentified endometriosis. Despite being early days, in anticipation of continued pain relief, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Mr Khazali for his help. I would also like to say thank you to Ben Mondelli who gave me his time before the op and assisted with the operation. I would also like to thank Leandri, my support nurse who was very supportive and available to answer queries adding a female perspective. And thankyou also to the office team and their quick responses, vital for anyone suffering pain. Good luck to any other sufferers reading this.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I am so thankful that my GP recommended that I book a consultation with Mr Khazali to review options and find a solution for my growing fibroid that was causing me to experience such heavy periods that it made it difficult to go far from the house some days of the month and at times it really hindered daily life for me with being unable to work in the office or go out for long. From my first consultation via zoom due to covid and then our face to face consultations and ultimately my hysterectomy and the after care he always made me feel truly at ease, instantly building a rapport with you and I felt truly confident in my choice of consultant. The operation itself went smoothly and I healed quickly with very minimal discomfort after the operation - much less than I had anticipated. I was assigned a nurse that I could contact with any questions after I was discharged from hospital via phone or whats app which was an added extra. The operation really has changed my life with no longer having to plan activities avoiding certain days of the month and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone else looking for a consultant who specialises in this field. I cannot fault the service I experienced with him and his team.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    An exceptional surgeon who explained everything clearly from consultations through to surgery and beyond. The knowledge you shared helped me make informed decisions and your personable nature allayed my fears and demonstrated a level of genuine empathy that is sadly not so easily found in healthcare. Forever thankful for all you have done to improve the quality of my life- wishing you continued success!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I have been suffering with severe endometriosis for 18-19 years. It was 16 years before it was diagnosed. By that time I had a considerable amount of disease and was in awful pain most of the time despite taking painkillers all the time. In April Mr Khazali operated on my at The Lister Hospital. I had a total hysterectomy, both ovaries removed, a segmental bowel resection to remove 3 large nodes on my bowel plus the removal of other endometriosis adhesions. The surgery was very successful. I can’t thank Mr Khazali and the other surgeons involved enough! I know they feel that they were only doing their jobs, but they have changed my life!! They are miracle workers in my book. I am now totally pain free. I don’t need painkillers anymore - in fact I was able to stop taking them within 2 weeks of the surgery. I’ve even been able to start eating some of the foods I had become intolerant to such as gluten an cauliflower. I would recommend Mr Khazali to anyone suffering from endometriosis. Thank you Mr Khazali.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Khazali has understood my needs and went through the procedure exactly knowing what needed to be done and made me feel very comfortable. Mr Khazali a very sound and professional surgeon. I would highly recommend him his expertise in Endometriosis.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I could not have asked for a better doctor. Highly knowledgable and informative about treatment options, truly listens with the highest attention to detail, was very respectful of my preferences and wishes, and very caring, kind and personable man. Restored my faith in doctors!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Great, caring and very clear. Given my surgery was more complex than expected, I am so very glad it was you who did it.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was so frightened when I first went to see Mr Khazali in late 2019. I'd had weird symptoms and pain for years and had just accepted it as normal. My GP suspected fibroids so sent me for an ultrasound and then referred me to Mr Khazali. He was so kind and friendly, I felt reassured and safe. He performed my open myomectomy last September. Again, I was terrified! Even more so because the pandemic meant I had to spend a week self-isolating beforehand and had to go to the hospital alone. By the day of my surgery I felt so jumpy and lonely. Mr Khazali's wonderful nurse, Leandri, was in contact with me to explain things and answer questions during the self-isolation. And everyone at the hospital was wonderful. The anaesthetist came to see me beforehand and explained everything, reassuring me that he'd done this quite a bit so not to worry! He was so sweet. Then Mr Khazali came with his team and was very clear and straightforward, made everything seem very routine and normal and set my mind at rest. It was weirdly calming to know that mine was second in the list of operations he'd perform that day, no drama, no fuss, just getting on with it. Normalising of the situation really helped me! He came to see me after the operation and explained what they'd found and how everything had gone well although it was a bit more difficult than he'd anticipated because of a particularly large fibroid. My body felt different so quickly. The day after surgery I felt lighter, I could use the loo normally and my even with the post-surgery swelling my waist looked smaller! I didn't realise how much pain and discomfort I'd been in all those years. After I went home two days after surgery, Leandri followed up to check I was ok and I had her number so I could get in contact with her with any worries. She was so amazing. I really cannot recommend Mr Khazali enough, he's really the best! He is clearly a very busy man but he takes all the time he can to set you at ease and explain things clearly.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I felt I was in very good hands with Mr Khazali.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Khazali always listens and honours my thoughts and feelings
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Pasha Nisar
    Mr Pasha Nisar
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Khazali is one of the most renowned experts in the field of endometriosis. He is a superb surgeon who practices with great skill and care to achieve excellent outcomes for his patients. He is highly experienced in minimally invasive surgery."

    05-01-2021

    Recommended for:
    Fibroids, Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia), Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
    Professor Mohamed A Imam
    Professor Mohamed A Imam
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Khazali is an internationally renowned expert. Patients of mine who has been reviewed and treated by him sang his praises at all times! "

    27-03-2022

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