Director of Manchester General Surgery

Prof. Aali Sheen 
Qualifications: MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen), Hon. FEBS(AWS)
Past President - British Hernia Society 2020-2022
Visiting Professor – MMU Honorary Clinical Professor, University of Manchester (Faculty of Biology, Health and Medicine) 'Visiting Professor' - Westlake California, Manchester Metropolitan University
Main specialist interests - General Surgery, Hernia, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR), Liver, Gallbladder & Pancreas
Main Publications - World’s 1st randomised trial for Sports hernias, World’s first consensus statement on management of sportsman’s groin, UK’s first randomised trial on laparoscopic incisional hernia repair with fascial closure, Laparoscopic liver surgery innovative technique using Bowa-Lotus

Professor Waqar A Bhatti ( University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University)
Qualifications MBCHB FRCS(Ed) DMRD FRCR
Date of Appointment  03/09/2001
Area of Expertise Sports and MSK Radiology
Professional Memberships Royal College of Radiologist
British society of skeletal radiology
European Society of skeletal radiology
American Society of radiology
Radiological Society of North America
Availability Weekdays and Saturday am


Dr Velauthan Rudralingam better known as Appu
Qualifications MBBchBAO, FRCS (I), FRCR (UK)
Date of Appointment  7/7/2007
University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust,
now part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
Area of Expertise

Abdominal Cross sectional imaging. This encompasses ultrasound,
fluoroscopic studies, computerised tomography (CT)
and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.
I have a specific interest in hepato-biliary and pancreatic as well
as gastrointestinal luminal cross sectional imaging.
This includes virtual CT colonoscopy and MR imaging of the small bowel. 
Gastrointestinal Interventional Radiology: Imaging guided biopsy and
drain insertion as well as fluoroscopic gastrointestinal luminal intervention.

Professional Memberships The Royal College of Radiologist, UK
European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
Availability BMI Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle.


Dr Vinotha Nadarajah
Qualifications MBBS, MRCS, FRCR
Date of Appointment  03/06/2012
Area of Expertise Consultant Interventional radiologist. Specialist interest in
Gastro-intestinal Imaging and intervention.
Subspecialist in Hepatobiliary imaging and Intervention.
Professional Memberships Radiological Society of North America
Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe
European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
Availability Always available

Anaesthetists Predominantly used include:

Dr Niall O’KEEFE – Senior Cardiac Anaesthetist

Dr Irfan CHAUDRY – Senior ITU Consultant Anaesthetist

Practice Manager