Dr. Joseph John Consultant Cardiologist 

Dr. Joseph John is a highly accomplished cardiologist known for his exceptional expertise. He earned his medical degree from St John's National Academy and an MD in Internal Medicine. Driven by a passion for knowledge, he pursued advanced training in the UK, focusing on heart failure and diabetes research. As a Training Program Director, he mentored the next generation of medical professionals and cardiologists. 
With thousands of successful interventions, Dr. John is renowned for his commitment to cardiovascular care. He remains dedicated to advancing knowledge in heart failure and diabetes through ongoing research, all while upholding unwavering compassion and excellence in patient care. 

Mr. Mathew Nixon First Contact Practitioner/ Physiotherapist 

Mat is a highly experienced advanced musculoskeletal practitioner with 20 years Physiotherapy experience. Having worked and practiced in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Mat has skills in all areas of Physiotherapy including Orthopaedics, emergency care, paediatrics and elite sports environments including Hull Kingston Rovers academy. This enables him to manage a vast range of musculoskeletal conditions. 
Locally Mat developed and leads the first contact practitioner (FCP) service for Hull teaching hospitals. This advanced role provides timely assessment, diagnosis and advice for patients with musculoskeletal conditions using an evidenced based, patient centred approach. Should further investigations such as X Rays, MRI, blood tests or specialist referral be required this can be arranged. As a qualified injection therapist Mat can provide steroid injections should they be indicated. Optima health provides an opportunity to access Mat's bespoke expertise in a private setting. 

Mr. Frank Biervliet Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 

Mr. Frank Biervliet assumed his role in 2004 as consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology after completing specialised training in the West Midlands. With a passion for helping women navigate complex reproductive health issues, he specialises in menstrual irregularities and recurrent miscarriages. Serving as the clinical lead for the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit, he possesses extensive experience in managing recurrent miscarriages. Moreover, his expertise extends to outpatient procedures, notably outpatient hysteroscopy for menstrual problem assessment. Mr. Biervliet's unwavering commitment to women's reproductive health and his exemplary skills have made him an invaluable asset to Optima Clinics, positively impacting countless lives in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

Dr. Modar Khalil Consultant Neurologist 

Dr. Khalil completed his neurology training program in the esteemed Yorkshire Deanery, achieving the designation of consultant neurologist in 2015. He pursued a specialised headache clinical fellowship at King's College London in 2018, working under the distinguished guidance of Prof. Peter Goadsby. 
Within the realm of general neurology, Dr. Khalil finds particular fascination in managing conditions such as brain inflammatory disorders (like MS), movement disorders (including tremor and Parkinson's disease), and neuropathies that manifest as tingling sensations in the hands and feet. However, Dr. Khalil's true passion and expertise lie in the realm of headaches. He specializes in treating a diverse range of headache types, with a specific focus on migraine, cluster headache, and the management of rare primary headache disorders like hypnic headache and hemicrania continua. 
In addition to his role as a consultant neurologist, Dr. Khalil is an honorary consultant neurologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He actively contributes to the field by helping run the neuromodulation MDT meeting at Barts, showcasing his commitment to advancing neurology and patient care. 

Dr. Madhav Menon Respiratory Consultant 

Dr. Madhav Menon is a respected Respiratory Consultant at Optima Clinics. Commencing his medical journey in India, he completed his specialist training in the United Kingdom, where he achieved mastery in all facets of pulmonary care and advanced procedures. 
Dr. Menon holds pivotal roles in healthcare management and education. His esteemed FRCP designation exemplifies his commitment to excellence. As a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine, Dr. Menon shares his profound knowledge, shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals. Dr. Madhav Menon's multifaceted commitment to advancing respiratory medicine solidifies his status as a prominent figure at Optima Clinics. 

Dr. Shiva Mongolu Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology 

Dr. Shiva Mongolu is a Consultant Physician specializing in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at Hull University Hospitals NHS Trust. With 9 years of clinical experience, Dr. Mongolu focuses on pituitary and adrenal disease, thyroid & parathyroid disorders, PCOS, gynaecological & general endocrinology, and diabetes. He is also a leader in multidisciplinary care, chairing the regional adrenal MDT and contributing significantly to Pituitary and Thyroid MDTs. 
Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Mongolu serves as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School and has held leadership roles in medical training programs. He has pioneered initiatives to improve services, including establishing regional MDTs and authoring trust guidelines. As the Governance Lead for the department, Dr. Mongolu is dedicated to patient care and innovation, offering compassionate, patient-centered care at every opportunity. 

Dr. Prakash Gowda Consultant Dermatologist 

Dr. Prakash J C Gowda is an accomplished dermatologist, widely recognised for his outstanding academic achievements, including MBBS, MD(Derm), and DD(Glasgow) qualifications. He is a distinguished expert in his field. 
At Optima Clinics, Dr. Gowda's unwavering dedication to dermatological surgery and pediatric dermatology distinguishes the institution, offering patients specialised care and cutting-edge treatments. Patients can rely on Optima Clinics and Dr. Gowda to consistently deliver the highest quality care, all with a steadfast commitment to improving skin health. 

Dr. George Abouda Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist 

Dr. George Abouda is a prominent and respected Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Optima Clinics. With a wealth of qualifications and experience, he specialises in liver disease, bowel disease, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and reflux management. Dr. Abouda's passion lies in liver diseases, particularly fatty and alcohol-related liver diseases, viral hepatitis, and autoimmune liver diseases. 
He actively contributed to regional and national guidelines for fatty liver disease. Additionally, he excels in diagnosing and treating inflammatory and irritable bowel disorders and dyspepsia, having performed over 5,000 gastroscopy and 2,000 colonoscopy procedures. Dr. Abouda's commitment to medical education is evident through his roles as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hull University, and a core faculty trainer at the Yorkshire School of Endoscopy (EYSE). His dedication to patient care makes him an invaluable asset to Optima Clinics. 

Miss. Noemi Kelemen Plastic Surgeon 

Miss. Kelemen is a UK trained consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in head and neck reconstructive surgery within Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Miss Kelemen offers a wide range of surgical and non surgical interventions, both aesthetic and reconstructive, promising minimal visible scarring and excellent functional results. 
Noemi has over 15 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery; successfully completing over 10,000 surgical procedures during that time. She has achieved several medical research publications in world renowned journals, and regularly presents nationally and internationally. Noemi is also the current quality improvement lead for Hull University Teaching Hospitals as well as playing a key role in training the next generation of plastic surgeons within the NHS. 
As one of the only female Plastic Surgeons offering private services within Hull, care, compassion and safety are at the very core of her ethos and practice. Together with her team, she strives to ensure that patients feel supported, heard, and involved in every step of the process, from initial consultation to final discharge and beyond. The ultimate goal is for patients to experience a stress free treatment journey and leave with an exceptional result that they could have only dreamed of. 

Miss. Jaishree Hingorani Gynaecology Consultant 

Miss Jaishree Hingorani is a distinguished gynaecology consultant who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her practice at Optima clinics. After completing her training in India, her postgraduate training spanned the Wessex and Yorkshire Deaneries. Notably, she spent a year as a senior clinical fellow at the Royal Free Hospital in London, earning a Diploma in Ultrasound. 
Appointed as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 2010, Miss Hingorani's expertise extends to various areas. Her special interests encompass menstrual and sexual health, addressing issues like pain and bleeding during intercourse, as well as early pregnancy losses. She also excels in reconstructive gynaecological surgery, including labial reduction. 
Her skill set includes performing laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, thermal balloon and Novasure endometrial ablation, pelvic floor repairs, and vaginal hysterectomy for prolapse cases. 
Her dedication shines through in her wide-ranging areas of interest, which include addressing irregular, heavy, and painful periods, endometriosis, pelvic floor repairs, benign abdominal and vaginal surgeries, labial reduction surgery, and more. Miss Hingorani's commitment to her patients and her field is evident in her comprehensive approach to women's health. 

Mr. Andrew Edwards Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Mr. Andrew Edwards is a leading orthopaedic surgeon at Optima Clinics. He specialises in lower limb orthopaedics and sports-related conditions. His expertise covers a wide spectrum, including soft tissue hip and knee injuries, major joint arthroplasty, knee and ankle arthroscopy, and general foot and ankle conditions. 
With qualifications from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School in 1992 and specialty training in hip and knee surgery, including a fellowship in New Zealand, Mr. Edwards brings a wealth of experience. He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine and a Master of Surgery degree. 
His dedication to sports medicine extends to working with sports therapists, physiotherapists, and strength and conditioning coaches, benefiting amateur and semi-professional athletes. Additionally, he serves as a consultant to Hull FC and is involved with rugby league and rugby union clubs. Mr. Edwards is a true asset to the field of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. 

Mr. Patrick Jassar ENT Surgeon 

Mr. Patrick Jassar, a renowned rhinoplasty and ENT surgeon at Optima Clinics, has a distinguished career spanning over three decades. Graduating in 1992 from the University of Liverpool, he pursued comprehensive training in both the UK and Australia. His expertise encompasses a wide range of ENT conditions in both adults and children, with a particular passion for rhinoplasty surgery. 
With a track record of performing hundreds of successful operations annually, he boasts a remarkable level of surgical skill. This is in addition to his approachable and patient-centric delivery of care. 
In addition to serving as the Lead Clinician for the Hull ENT department and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School, he is a founding member of the British Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons. Mr Jassar's comprehensive expertise in ENT and rhinoplasty is a true asset to Optima clinics. 

Mr. Fady Youssef Urology Consultant 

Mr. Fady Youssef is a Urology Consultant at Optima Clinics, renowned for his expertise in a wide range of urological specialties. With a focus on cutting-edge techniques, he excels in nephron-sparing robotic surgery and laparoscopic kidney procedures, including pyeloplasty. Mr. Youssef is a trusted expert in the treatment of kidney stones, utilising advanced laser technology via both rigid and flexible ureteroscopy. 
In the realm of prostate health, he is a proficient diagnostic investigator for prostate cancer and adeptly manages benign prostate disorders, offering procedures like TURP and UroLift. His repertoire extends to addressing inguino-scrotal disorders, vasectomy, erectile dysfunction, and bladder dysfunction, including BOTOX injections into the bladder. 
Mr. Youssef also conducts vital diagnostic investigations such as cystoscopy, urodynamics, and prostate biopsy, including transperineal biopsies. His commitment to patient care and mastery of urological procedures make him an invaluable asset at Optima Clinics. 

Dr. Mie Mie Kyaing Chronic Pain Management Physician 

Dr Kyaing is a chronic pain management physician at Optima clinics. She has over 17 years of experience in this specialised care of Chronic Pain Management. Along with her compassion and commitments, she provides evidence-based high standard clinical care, providing individually assessed and designed self-management, based on holistic biopsychosocial model. She provides Trigger Points Injections (TPI) for musculoskeletal pain, which can be beneficial for effective therapeutic pain control in long-term patients trying to avoid strong pain killers. Therapeutic Botox can be available for muscle contracture and spasm.“Life can still be rosy when you know how to manage to live with it”. 

Dr. Ravi Mahendra Child & Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist 

Dr Ravi Mahendra is a Child & Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist with over 15+ years of experience working in this field. He is a medically trained doctor who has worked within medicine and surgery before specialising in Psychiatry. 
Dr Mahendra is trained to diagnose and treat common psychiatric disorders for young people below the age of 18 years old. He has a lot of experience with ADHD and Autism Assessments. He has trained in the Autism Diagnostic Interview and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, conducted numerous 2nd opinion Autism Assessments and taught medical students for 5 years on the subject of Autism. He is fully commited to working with patients and their families to enable them to achieve the best possible outcomes. 
Dr Mahendra worked as a Consultant within the NHS until March 2022 but now offers private Assessments and Reviews. Dr Mahendra is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatry and is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. 

Dr. Swaroop Sampu Pain Management Consultant  

Dr. Sampu, a seasoned expert in anaesthetics and pain management, has shaped the landscape of patient care and education. With a medical degree from India in 1998 and subsequent postgraduate qualifications, including a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice, Dr. Sampu has been at the forefront of healthcare excellence. His substantial leadership role at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for nine years, coupled with a decade as the Local Pain Educational Supervisor, attests to his clinical prowess. In the private sector since 2010, Dr. Sampu extends his impact through medicolegal reports and expertise as an Expert Witness. His publication on pain management algorithms reflects his commitment to advancing the field. With over 14 years of consultancy, Dr. Sampu specializes in the management of back pain, sciatica, neck pain, cervicalgia, and a myriad of complex pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, chronic widespread pain, complex regional pain syndrome, neuropathic pain, and other persistent pain conditions. His dedication to patient well-being and advancements in pain management practices remains unparalleled. 

Mr. Darren Abramson Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, MSK Sonographer and Injection Therapist 

Mr Abramson brings a wealth of expert MSK practice knowledge and clinical leadership experience. He holds the post of Clinical Director of Hull’s community MSK Physiotherapy service Healthshare responsible for the clinical leadership of a team of MSK Physiotherapists and Sports and Exercise Therapists. He works closely with the regions leading Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical consultants. Mr Abramson supervises MSK Advanced Practitioner MSc students at various Universities and mentors trainee First Contact Practitioners to work within General Practice. 
He is an experienced injection therapist and CASE accredited MSK sonographer. Mr Abramson is experienced in specialist ultrasound guided injection techniques including hydrodistension high volume injections of frozen shoulders and barbotage of calcific tendinopathies. He has completed thousands of ultrasound guided injections of all common MSK pathologies. 
In addition to Physiotherapy Mr Abramson holds degree qualifications in Sports Rehabilitation, and a post registration MSc. He also has a wealth of high level sporting Physiotherapy experience with previous involvement in both Championship football and Super League rugby. 

Mr. Shivkumar Gopal Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Mr. Shivkumar Gopal is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon with a distinguished career centered around patient care and expertise in orthopaedic surgery. With a comprehensive background, Mr. Gopal specialises in diagnosing and managing a wide range of conditions, particularly those affecting the hip, knee, pelvis, and sacro-iliac joints. His areas of expertise encompass total hip replacement and revision total hip replacement surgeries.  
Mr. Gopal's exceptional skills and experience enable him to tackle even the most complex hip replacement surgeries, as well as pelvic and sacro-iliac joint issues, earning him a reputation as a leading specialist in the field. Furthermore, Mr. Gopal is highly proficient in performing total knee replacement surgeries and knee arthroscopies. He offers patient-specific knee replacements, tailor-made based on pre-surgery scans, ensuring optimal outcomes for his patients. His specialised care extends to the treatment of pelvic and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, pelvic and lower limb fractures, and pregnancy-related pelvic problems. Mr. Gopal's dedication to the field of orthopaedics and his unwavering commitment to providing top-notch patient care make him an invaluable asset to Optima Clinics. 

Mr. Andy Myatt Urological Surgeon 

Mr Myatt is a vastly experienced urological surgeon. He has been a consultant for 12 and half years 
and over that time has been recognised as a leading kidney surgeon in the UK. His expertise is 
recognised by the British association of urological surgeons (BAUS) as he was invited several times as 
a key note speaker to address his peers at BAUS annual conferences. His specialist training included 
a period in Salzburg, Austria by a world renowned kidney surgeon. 
Mr Myatt has a scientific understanding of benign prostatic hyperplasia and ward awarded a PhD for 
his research into BPH, the commonest disease affecting males. His skills as a prostate surgeon for 
BPH extend to modern bipolar resection techniques both in the NHS and private sector. 
His surgical repertoire include all general urological procedures including expert management of 
kidney stones. In fact Mr Myatt has been a UK training expert for junior doctors learning stone 
surgery and was co-founder of the national urology registrar simulation boot camp. 
Mr Myatt has a reputation for his caring nature and great sense of humour that makes his bedside 
manner patient focussed and fostering excellent doctor-patient interactions. 

Mr. Sreedhar Jyothi Oculoplastic Consultant 

Mr. Sreedhar Jyothi is an internationally acclaimed Oculoplastic Consultant, specialized in Eye and face cosmetic and plastic surgery. He has got more than 25yr of experience and has been an NHS Consultant for more than 10 years. He has been trained internationally at various highly reputed institutes and been honoured with Doctor of Medicine (MD DM) research degree by Cranfield university, UK for the contributions in the field of Eye research. He has presented at various national, international conferences and published on eye research extensively. He is a member and fellow of Royal college of Ophthalmologists and Oculoplastic surgeons, UK. 
His expertise lies in Cosmetic eye lid and cheek lift surgery, brow lift surgery, lid malposition-droopy eye lid surgery (ectropion, entropion, ptosis), lumps and bumps of facial and eye lid skin surgery, chalazion treatment, General Ophthalmology conditions, watery eye/dry eye specialist treatment, biopsy and treatment of eye lid cancers, thyroid eye disease treatment, managing eye lid/cosmetic surgery complications, cosmetic anti wrinkle (Botulinum) injections and facial filler treatments, PDO thread facial lift surgery. 
In his free time, he likes travelling with the family, riding his Harley, gardening and looking after his pet chickens 

Dr. Seshu Tatikola Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management 

Dr. Seshu Tatikola is an Anaesthesiologist with a special interest in Pain Medicine. He graduated (MBBS) from Andhra Medical College and completed a three-year Residency program in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, earning an MD degree and Gold Medal from the University of Health Sciences in India. Dr. Tatikola underwent specialist training in Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire in the UK, receiving fellowships from the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London (FRCA) and the College of Anaesthetists Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FCARCSI). He pursued additional one-year advanced training in Pain Medicine and was admitted as a Fellow in the Faculty of Pain Medicine London (FFPMRCA). 
Dr. Tatikola's clinical expertise includes Precision X-ray guided injections such as nerve root blocks, sympathetic blocks, facet injections, epidurals, radio frequency ablations, and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. He also has a keen interest in anaesthesia for breast surgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, and gynaecology. 

Miss. Helena Wilson Women's Health Physiotherapist 

Helena is a highly accomplished specialist women’s and pelvic health physiotherapist working throughout East and North Yorkshire and beyond. She qualified in 2002 with first class honours degrees in both physiotherapy and psychology and is well known for delivering a truly holistic and empathic service for her patients. Helena expertly assesses and treats patients throughout Yorkshire, the UK, and internationally with her online presence.  
She is a certified Mummy MOT practitioner and offers comprehensive menopause and specialist services for psycho sexual dysfunction. Helena offers a full range of pelvic health services at Optima, including a unique pessary assessment and fitting service for management of pelvic organ prolapse. Her areas of speciality are bowel disorders, prolapse care, pelvic pain and endometriosis, vaginismus, bladder and bowel leakage and pregnancy and postnatal assessment. Helena also offers specialist assessment and treatment for breast issues such as blocked ducts and mastitis. Helena is registered and regulated by the HCPC, CSP and POGP. Women’s Health Physiotherapy has been shown to be hugely effective in treating pelvic health issues, and Helena’s aim is to assist and empower women to live their lives free from restrictions of these conditions. Outside of her clinical time, Helena lives rurally and is based on the family farm, raising her 8 children. The family enjoy the outdoors and spend time in the western highlands of Scotland. 

Ms. Claire Wells Lactation Consultant 

Claire Wells qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) 13 years ago and has been a breastfeeding counsellor for 22 years, serving as director of a national breastfeeding charity for 3 years. She is a member of Lactation Consultants of Great Britain and also practices as a birth Doula and has done for 13 years. 
Claire has a wealth of experience and knowledge enabling her to offer evidence-based support to mothers and parents through all range of infant feeding challenges . Her calm, kind and empathic approach means mothers come away feeling supported in however they choose to feed their baby. 
Claire supports through issues such as painful breastfeeding, low milk supply, slow weight gain, blocked ducts, mastitis, over-supply, weaning issues, cleft palate, breastfeeding after breast surgery, re-lactation, establishing a supply when adopting/ induced lactation and more. As an IBCLC, Claire is fully qualified to assess and evaluate for ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) and guide through the diagnosis and management of a frenotomy and the following support it requires. She has a special interest in establishing breastfeeding at birth, including caesarean births. Claire offers comprehensive support in preparing to breastfeed in pregnancy, at birth and beyond, enabling families to reach their breastfeeding goals. 
As a mother at home Claire enjoys life with her 5 children, 1 grandchild and running the family small holding. 

Dr. Deepa Narayanan Consultant in Lipidology and Metabolic Bone Disorders 

Dr. Narayanan is a highly experienced Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. With over a decade of expertise, Dr. Narayanan specialises in a wide range of areas, including cholesterol management, lipid disorders, cardiovascular risk assessment, osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency, and metabolic bone disease.  
Dr. Narayanan serves as the Clinical Lead for the lipid clinic and Familial Hypercholesterolaemia services, spearheading initiatives such as the launch of the Familial Hypercholesterolaemia genetic testing service in 2017. Committed to advancing medical education, she is actively involved in postgraduate training and serves as a clinical tutor at Hull University. Additionally, Dr. Narayanan is engaged in cutting-edge research, particularly focusing on lipid disorders and metabolic bone disorders, and currently serves as the principal investigator for a multi-centre cardiovascular outcome trial at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 

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