Medstars met with renowned head and neck surgeon, Mr John Watkinson, at The Priority Hospital in Birmingham. John has performed approximately 5,000 head and neck treatments and 3,000 thyroidectomies. He has also edited seminal ENT textbooks, and helped to establish the ‘Get-A-Head’ Charitable Trust. In between surgery and editing, we’re happy to say John still made time for a chat with Medstars!
Medstars had the pleasure to meet with Mr Mark O’Sullivan at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for a catch up. Mark is a senior podiatrist based in Birmingham, with an impressive range of postgraduate expertise.
In his NHS work at a Birmingham teaching hospital, he specialises in treating children and young adults with rare genetic dermatological conditions affecting the feet and is much in demand for his expertise.
Medstars had a lovely catch up with Mr Bruce Richard, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Birmingham.
A consultant plastic surgeon at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth, Bruce provides general plastic surgery practice as well as further specialising in the treatment of children, young people and adults with facial deformities as a result of cleft lip and palate or other birth defects.
Medstars met with consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Andrew Pearson, at The Priory Hospital in Birmingham. Andrew specialises purely in orthopaedic hip surgery, performing over 400 hip replacements per year in Birmingham and across the UK. Just when you thought Andrew couldn’t get any more hip (bad joke?), he also presents at conferences around the globe, teaching other surgeons and carrying out research into new hip surgery techniques. Now, over to Andrew himself…
Medstars had the chance to chat with Nick Ferran and get to know him
a bit better. Appointed as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, his expertise lies in shoulder and elbow surgery, having completed prestigious fellowships at The Prince of Wales & Concord Hospital Sydney (Australia) and at Circle, Nottingham (UK).
He defines himself as a firm believer in education and so co-authored numerous textbook chapters and several articles for journal publications. These centre around upper limb surgery, plastic surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and patient safety.
Medstars met with consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician, Mr Joseph Aquilina, at The Royal London Hospital. Joe provides a “one-stop” service with immediate access to ultrasound scanning in both NHS and private settings. This allows him, in 95% of cases, to reach a diagnosis and start treatment after just one consultation. Despite his non-stop “one-stop” clinic, Joe still made time for a quick chat…
Medstars met with consultant psychiatrist, Dr Tarun Kuruvilla, who specialises in the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Tarun shares his Birmingham home with his wife and two charming little pups, Scamp and Truffles, who were very welcoming during our visit. Now over to Tarun…
Medstars caught up with expert speech and language therapist & dyslexia teacher, Mrs Leona Talsma. With over 20 years’ experience, including time spent working within the NHS, Leona is an excellent choice of SLT and she is particularly skilled at working with young people. Introduction complete, we’ll pass you over to Leona herself.
Medstars met with consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Mr Mark Wevill, at the Westbourne Centre in Birmingham. Besides Mark’s obvious merit, what else differentiates him from the rest you ask? Well, Mark sometimes kayaks to work! So no chance of getting stuck in gridlock on the M6. He just has to watch out for the occasional unruly feathered friend… Over to you Mark.
Medstars spoke with Birmingham-based orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Marcus Green. Having been a consultant for over 18 years, Marcus has acquired a wealth of experience and he performs between 150 and 200 knee and shoulder joint replacements each year. And as if Marcus’ CV isn’t impressive enough, he flies hot air balloons in his spare time! Take it away Marcus…