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MR Firas Younis

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Name:MR Firas Younis
Address:United Kingdom Luton and Dunstable university Hospital LU40DZ
Phone:+447443 654878
Consultant Laparoscopic General & Colorectal Surgeon Enhanced Recovery programme Lead. General surgery,Colon cancer ,Rectal cancer,Diverticular disease,Colonoscopy ,Anal fissure ,Haemorrhoids and Hernia,Anal fistula ,Inflammatory bowel disease.

PERSONAL DETAILS

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name: Firas Rakan Sabir Younis.

Nationality: Irish

Current Position: Consultant Laparoscopic General & Colorectal Surgeon Enhanced Recovery programme Lead

Work Address: Department of General Surgery Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust NHS Lewsey Road Luton Bedfordshire LU4 0DZ England UK

Registered with: GMC 6024566- Specialist Registration

Med Council of New Zealand General Scope 50481

 

MEDICAL EDUCATION

1988 - 1994

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) , Dublin, Irish Republic

1988-1994 Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

LRCP&SI, MB, BCh, BAO (National University of Ireland).

ACADEMIC PRIZES

1994 - 2001

ACADEMIC PRIZES

Dr. P. Fitzpatrick Pathology Medal 1994 Best Pathology research project

Delaney Prize (Co-researcher) 2001 Best Anaesthetic Scientific Presentation

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION

FRCSI Fellowship in General Surgery 1998

MCh Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2004

CCT Certificate of Completion of Training in General & Colorectal Surgery 2009

FRCSI (Gen) Intercollegiate 2009

CAREER INTERESTS

CAREER INTERESTS

I am a consultant general surgeon with interest in laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery.

I have interests in colorectal oncology, inflammatory bowel disease, and Endometriosis. I have a certificate of completion of training in general and colorectal surgery from East Anglia/ Cambridgeshire UK.

I have been awarded the Intercollegiate Fellowship (FRCSI) in general surgery. I have completed post CCT fellowship in laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery in North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand for 14 months.

I am a trainer and Clinical supervisor for The East Anglian Specialist Registrar Rotation and Educational supervisor for final Year Medical students.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010 - 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Post CCT Fellowship in Colorectal & General Surgery 2010-2011 Laparoscopic and open surgery

North Shore Hospital, Waitemata District Health Board, North Shore City,Auckland, New Zealand.

Waitemata District health board has a catchments’ area of over half a million people. The surgical Unit has eleven general surgeons. Five of them are colorectal surgeons with one colorectal fellow. The Hospital deals with up to 300 Colorectal cancers per year making it the busiest centre in the whole of 4 New Zealand. North Shore Hospital is a teaching centre and one of the main training hospitals in the general surgical rotation scheme. The Fellow post is equivalent to junior consultant Surgeon under senior supervision. I undertook full clinical responsibilities for the patients under my care and have admitting rights.

I had two elective operating lists a week with the supervising consultant surgeons. I had one upper GI and lower GI endoscopy session per week with training in endoscopic dilatation, stenting, and EMR. I covered Emergency and Acute Theatre as acting consultant once or twice a week dealing with various surgical emergencies (including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendicectomy, adhesionolysis and colorectal emergencies). I was on the consultant oncall roster with senior backup if needed (one in eleven).

I did 26 consultant oncall days. I took responsibility in teaching and training the SpRs in the acute and elective operating lists.

I worked with two consultant Laparoscopic colorectal surgeons, John Jarvis and Mike Hulme-Moir as a firm and we had on average 30 – 50 patients at a time. The average hospital acute surgical admissions are 20 patients a night. The firm takes tertiary referrals for recurrent and advanced pelvic malignancies, including those needing sacrectomy. The Post has become accredited by the Colorectal Surgical Society of New Zealand and Australia Fellowship Training Board for next term.

I gained excellent laparoscopic and open surgical training for both benign and neoplastic colorectal conditions.

There is very good exposure to pelvic floor, pouch surgery, and major/complex resections for advanced and recurrent cancers. The post also offers a wide variety of general surgical experience on elective and emergency basis. I am the main operator in all the cases with consultant supervision.

Laparoscopic colorectal resections 60

Open colorectal resections 72,TME 30

Sphincter repairs 4

Rectocoele repairs 3

Abdominal Anterior Rectopexy 5

Laparoscopic Pouch Surgery 5

Total operations 342

Colonoscopies 120

Specialist Registrar Training Scheme in Colorectal

Specialist Registrar

Surgery in East Anglia Rotation, England

Specialist Registrar Training Scheme in General and Colorectal

Addenbrookes, Cambridge University Hospital NHS 2008-2009

Addenbrookes, Cambridge University Hospital NHS 2008-2009

Hinchinbrook HCT NHS 2006-2007

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS 2005- 2006

Bedford Hospital NHS 2004-2005

 

General and Upper GI Registrar Experience

University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, England 2003- 2004

 

General and Vascular Registrar Experience

St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland 2002- 2003

 

Teaching Responsibilities- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Tutor in Surgery-Waterford Regional Hospital 2001-2002

Assistant Lecturer in Surgery- Beaumont Hospital 2000-2001

 

MCh. THESIS

The Role of Stress Protein in Cellular Injury

MCh thesis in the field of Pre-conditioning, ischaemia-reperfusion,

and Wound Healing. Two years Laboratory based research.

RCSI Supervisor: Prof. David Bouchier-Hayes

Educational and Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

UCD Nominating Professor: Prof. John Fitzpatrick

Dept. of Surgery, The Mater Hospital, Dublin7

Conferred June 2004

 

Narrative of Registrar Surgeical Training

Narrative of Registrar Surgeical Training

I have over 10 years of general surgical training, including 3 years of Vascular surgery, with the last three years being in Specialist colorectal posts.

I have worked in numerous places during my training, starting in the republic of Ireland where I graduated. I moved to the UK in 2003 and started my higher surgical training in East Anglia.

I worked in Auckland, New Zealand as a colorectal fellow. I was working as a surgeon under training which is equivalent to a first year consultant post in the NHS.

I provided clinical leadership, management, and took full responsibility for patients under my care. I had full collegial support and advice available in the unit. I ran elective and emergency operating sessions, providing laparoscopic and open surgical service with enhanced recovery.

I also provided advice and help to other colleagues from other specialties in general surgery, gynaecology, and urology. I had on many occasions taken over colorectal cases that needed urgent intervention from other specialties. I had in some occasions taken the gynaecology registrars through perineal repairs for third and fourth degree tears.

During my higher surgical training; I had supervised endoscopic training almost every year.

For the last year I have concentrated on consolidating my endoscopic skills and became proficient in performing polypectomy and other interventional procedures including, tattooing, dye spray, and mucosal lifts. I have JAG accreditation.Narrative of Registrar Surgeical Training.

House Jobs

House Jobs

  • Junior Registrar- Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland 1998 -2000
  • Senior House Officer – Beaumont Hospital 1997-1998
  • Senior House Officer – Beaumont Hospital 1997-1998
  • Senior House Officer – Waterford Regional Hospital 1995-1996
  • Medical Internship – Beaumont Hospital 1994-1995
  • Surgical Internship – Waterford Regional Hospital

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

PUBLISHED PAPERS

The Value of Metastatic Screening in Primary Breast Cancer.

MC Barry. F Thornton. M Murphy. F Younis. RGK Watson.

Irish Journal of Medical Science 1999; 168:248-250.

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

1. Immunohistochemical detection of C-erb2 and p53 expression in

cervical intraepithelium neoplasia.

F Younis, CB Walsh.

J Pathology 1993, 169 (Suppl); 137a

 

2. Role of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of spinal metastasis in breast cancer.

F Younis, D Bouchier-Hayes, TN Walsh.

Irish Journal of Medical Science 1998; 167 (Suppl 10)

 

3. Sub optimal nutrition occurs in two-thirds of vascular patients

F Younis, M Eng, D Bouchier-Hayes, CJ Kelly.

Irish Journal of Medical Science 2000; 169(3) (Suppl 2)

 

4. Pharmacological preconditioning attenuates Ischaemiareperfusion diaphragmatic dysfunction.

F Younis, E M Connolly, R McLaughlin, C J Kelly, D Bouchier-Hayes.

Irish Journal of Medical Science 2001; 170(1) (Suppl 1)

 

5. Thermal preconditioning attenuates post-operative intra-peritoneal Adhesion formation.

F Younis, R McLaughlin, E Kay, C J Kelly, A Leahy,

D Bouchier-Hayes

Irish Journal of Medical Science 2001; 170(3) (Suppl 1)

 

6. Endovascular repair of AAA in a vascular Unit.

F Younis, CJ Kelly, A. Leahy, D. Bouchier-Hayes, F McGrath.

Irish Journal of Medical Science 2001; 170(3) (Suppl 1)

 

7. Pharmacological preconditioning attenuates lower torso ischaemia-reperfusion induced diaphragmatic dysfunction

F. Younis, E M Connolly, C Gang, C J Kelly, D Bouchier-Hayes.

BJS;2002, 89(5):645,

 

8. Peritoneal adhesion formation attenuated by thermal preconditioning, whilst maintaining laparotomy wound and GIT anastomosis integrity

F Younis, R McLaughlin, C J Kelly, D Bouchier-Hayes.

BJS.2002;89(5): 654-655

 

9. Aortoenteric fistula: a rare but life-threatening source of gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

D Kavanagh, J Dowdall, F Younis, MC Barry, S Sheehan, D Mehigan.

BJS 2003; 90(6) Suppl 1.

 

10.Resection margins and intramural spread in cancer at the gastrooesophageal junction.

Mr Firas Younis, Dr S. Chawla, Dr A. Matthews, Dr W. Taylor,

Mr P. McCulloch

EJSO 2004; 30: 1005-1021

 

 

Audit

Audit

The Rate of Anastomotic Leakage for Anterior Resection 2005

Firas Younis, Julia Philips, David Skipper

 

Nurse led clinic in the management of chronic anal fissure 2006

Firas Younis, M. Stewart, Paul Cullen

Department of Surgery, King’s Lynn

 

Colonic Polyps follow up colonoscopy intervals 2007

Firas Younis, LJ. Smith, R. Anwar, B Bekdash

Department of Surgery, Hinchingbrooke HCT

 

Intensive Radiological Follow up of Resected CRC.2009

200 patients included with 2 years average follow up with 6 monthly CT

scans accepted as poster presentation in associations of

coloproctology.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS TO LEARNED SOCIETIES

PRESENTATIONS TO LEARNED SOCIETIES

Oct 1993

Immunohistochemical Detection of C-erb2 and p53 Expression in Cervical Intraepithelium Neoplasia. F Younis, CB Walsh. Annual RCSI Research Day – Biological Society Research Meeting (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)

 

Sept 1995

The Value of Metastatic Screening in Primary Breast Cancer. MC Barry. F Thornton. M Murphy. F Younis. RGK Watson. Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium (University College Hospital Galway)

 

Sept 1996

Management of Inguinal Hernias, A Need for Change? FL Murphy, F Younis, RGK Watson. Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium (University College Hospital Galway)

 

Oct 1998

Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnosis of Spinal Metastasis in Breast Cancer. F Younis, D Bouchier-Hayes, TN Walsh. Waterford Surgical October Club (Waterford Regional Hospital)

 

Mar 2000

COX-1 Inhibition Reduces Intimal Hyperplasia In-Vivo. F Younis, EM Connolly, D Bouchier-Hayes, CJ Kelly, A Leahy. Sylvester O’Halloran Surgical Scientific Meeting

 

Mar 2000

The Effects of Pharmacological Attenuation of. Haemodynamic Responses to Experimental Aortic Cross Clamping on the Splanchnic Circulation. C O’Malley, F Younis, D Bouchier-Hayes, A Cunningham Delaney Scientific Anaesthetic Meeting – RCSI

 

Sept 2000

Sub optimal Nutrition Occurs in Two-thirds of Vascular Patients. F Younis, M Eng, D Bouchier-Hayes, CJ Kelly. Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium (University College Hospital Galway)

 

Sept 2000

Thermal preconditioning attenuates post-operative intra-peritoneal Adhesion formation. F Younis, R McLaughlin, C J Kelly, D Bouchier-Hayes. Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium (University College Hospital Galway)

 

Nov 2000

Sub optimal Nutrition Occurs in Two-thirds of Vascular Patients. F Younis, M Eng, D Bouchier-Hayes, CJ Kelly. Irish Angiology Society Inaugural Meeting, – Poster presentation

 

Sept 2001

Endovascular Repair of AAA in a Vascular Unit. F Younis, CJ Kelly, A. Leahy, D. Bouchier-Hayes, F McGrath. Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium (University College Hospital Galway)

 

Jan 2002

Pharmacological Preconditioning Attenuates Lower Torso Ischaemia-Reperfusion Induced Diaphragmatic Dysfunction. F. Younis, E M Connolly, C Gang, C J Kelly, D Bouchier-Hayes. Society of Academic & Research Surgery Patey Prize Section

 

Jan 2002

Peritoneal Adhesion Formation Attenuated by Thermal Preconditioning Whilst Maintaining Laparotomy Wound and GIT Anastomosis Integrity. F Younis. R McLaughlin. C J Kelly. D Bouchier-Hayes. society of Academic & Research Surgery

 

Mar 2003

Aortoenteric fistula: a rare but potentially fatal cause of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. D Kavanagh, J Dowdall, F Younis, MC Barry, S Sheehan,D Mehigan Sylvester O’Halloran Surgical ScientificMeeting.

 

May 2003

Aortoenteric fistula: a rare but potentially fatal cause of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. D Kavanagh, J Dowdall, F Younis, MC Barry, S Sheehan,D Mehigan. society of Academic & Research Surgery

 

Nov 2003

Improved Management of High-Risk Patients For Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Provision of a High Dependency Step-Down Unit. M Cleary, R A Cahill, F Younis, S J Sheehan D Mehigan, M C Barry. Irish Angiology Society Inaugural Meeting

 

Nov 2004

Resection margins and intramural spread in cancer at the gastro-oesophageal junction. Mr Firas Younis, Dr S. Chawla, Dr A. Matthews, Dr W. Taylor, Mr P. McCulloch The Association for Cancer Surgery Annual Scientific Conference

 

May 2007

Specialist Nurse Clinic in the management of chronic anal fissure.

Mr Firas Younis, Marion Stewart, Mr. Paul Cullen The East Anglian Chapter of the Association of Coloproctology

 

May 2008

Does Pre-operative decision making underlie the increased rate of positive circumferential resection margins following abdominoperineal excision. Mr. James Hernon, Jane McCulloch, Firas Younis, K Sargen, R Wharton, S Kapur, C Speakman, WSL Stebbings. East Anglian Surgical Club Registrar Prize

 

May 2009

Early Detection of Metastases in Colorectal Cancer with an Intensive Radiological Follow-up. F Younis, DR McGrath, T Nasir, O Stone, K Sargen, RQ Wharton, S Kapur, WSL Stebbings, CTM Speakman The East Anglian Chapter of the Association of Coloproctology

 

Oct 2009

Fellowship training in a specialist inflammatory bowel disease unit: is it worth it. Firas younis, Andrew Stabler, Edward Courtney, R Justin Davies. East Anglian Digestive Diseases Day

 

 

 

 

POST-GRADUATE COURSES ATTENDED

POST-GRADUATE COURSES ATTENDED

  • Basic Surgical Skills Course RCSI Oct 1995
  • Primary FRCSI Course RCSI May 1996
  • Final FRCSI Course RCSI May 1997
  • Radiation Protection Mater Hospital Dec 1998
  • ATLS RCSI May 1999
  • Total Nutritional Therapy, Dublin Oct 2000
  • Crisis Management RCSI Oct 2000
  • Statistics for Clinicians Sheffield University Mar 2002
  • Colonoscopy Course Bedford Hospital Feb 2005
  • ATLS Bedford Hospital Mar 2005
  • ATLS Instructor Course RCSE Nov 2005
  • Principles & Practice RCSE Mar 2006i f Colorectal Surgery
  • I Multilevel Colonoscopy JAG Gloucestershire Sept 2006 Course
  • M62 Coloproctology Course Hull March 2007
  • Laparoscopic Lower GI Course Cuscheri Centre Oct 2008 University of Dundee
  • Hadrian Intercollegiate Edinburgh Jan 2009 Exit Exam Course
  • National Pelvic floor Disorders Auckland University Oct 2010
  • Covidien Laparoscopic Lower GI Course New Zealand Oct 2010
  • Oxford Medical Management and Leadership Course Dec 2010
  • Clinical Supervisor’s training day April 2013
  • Training the Colonoscopy Trainers Jan 2014
  • Ethicon TAPP Perceptorship Oct 2014

 

TEACHING COURSES

TEACHING COURSE

Instructor Basic Surgical Skills Course RCSI Laparoscopic Module

ATLS Instructor

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust               Jan            2006

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust              Mar           2006

Advanced Laparoscopic Course

Luton and Dunstable Hospital           June        2013

MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP

New Zealand Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Medical protection Society

The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

REFEREES

REFEREES

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Details of Current Post

Details of Current Post

I am working as a consultant surgeon in general and colorectal surgery since April 2011.I have broad general surgical experience in elective and emergency settings.

The colorectal unit has 6 full time consultant surgeons, 2 colorectal specialist nurses, and 2 stoma therapy specialist nurses.

The Unit offers specialist colorectal service for both cancer and benign conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease. Approximately 190 new colorectal cancer patients are treated in the unit.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (L&D) is a medium sized general hospital serving a population of approximately 300,000 people in Luton, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and parts of Buckinghamshire. It has become a university hospital as an associate teaching hospital of the University college London.

Final medical year students are attached to the hospital prior to their final examinations. It forms part of East Anglia and North East London training rotations for medical and surgical training. The L&D is part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network which provides services to a population of 2 million people.

I have been selected by my collagues as the clinical lead for colorectal surgery, Enhanced recovery programme.

I have also been selected as the colorectal lead for Complex endometriosis surgery which is performed jointly with specialist Gynaecologists. I am the surgical lead for sunshine Grand round teaching session for the final medical students.

I take part in Specialist meetings which include Colorectal cancer and lower GI MDT, Pelvic floor MDT, and Endometriosis MDT. Also Clinical governance and general surgical meetings.

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AddressUnited Kingdom Luton and Dunstable university Hospital LU40DZ
Phone+447443 654878
Websitehttp://surgeon2.com

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