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Mr Khan profile photoMr Farooq Khan BSc. (Hons) MBBS (Distinction) FRCS (Urol), Consultant Urological Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable  University NHS Foundation Trust

Secretary: Nina Burnett – 07703 407351

Specialist interests:
PSA testing & prostate cancer
Bladder / kidney stone disease
Sexual dysfunction
Bladder cancer
Urinary tract infections
Scrotal lumps

Year of first medical qualification: 1996

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society

I graduated from University College London with distinction and completed my basic surgical training in Cambridge. For my period of research into the preservation of nerves responsible for erectile function during major prostate surgery I moved to the Royal Free Hospital in London during which time I wrote a number of papers on prostate cancer along with the first of many book chapters. On completion of my research I was appointed onto the Urology Specialist Registrar training programme again in Cambridge and spent 6 years mainly in Cambridge & Norwich for my urology specialist training as well as a year in Luton. I was appointed a Consultant to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital in March 2010.

I offer the breadth of urology services with a main interest in urinary stone disease, both its management and prevention. We offer all types of stone treatment the mainstay of which is laser fragmentation of the stones.

Personal profile:
My claim to fame is that I was shadowed by the original actors for the medical drama Holby City before it was aired whilst I worked in cardiothoracic surgery at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

We have settled in Harpenden and enjoy family life here along with our young family of three daughters who attend school locally. I have in the past taken flying lessons and hope to be able to pursue this further to the completion of a private pilot’s licence, to uphold a family tradition, something both my father and uncle held.

Mr Mohammed profile photoMr Mohammed, Consultant Urology

Secretary: Lauren Paul, 01582 497996

I am a consultant urologist based at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. My main areas of interest are core and diagnostic urology as well as the management of urinary stone disease, including use of the holmium laser to treat kidney stones, the metabolic investigations of kidney stones, and in the minimally invasive management of patients with upper tract transitional cell cancer (TCC). My other interests include the management of male sexual dysfunction and infertility. In addition I am specialized in the investigation and treatment of prostate disorders and urological malignancies including transperineal template biopsies for suspected prostate cancer.

After spending 2 years in basic surgical training in the East of London Hospitals I spent 7 years in postgraduate urological training between the West of Scotland and the East Midlands region of the UK. In addition, I spent a period of research in the University of Toronto – Canada dedicated to bladder cancer epidemiology. I have published widely on a wide range of urological topics in high impact peer-reviewed journals and have written two book chapters. I have also presented in a variety of urological conferences at national and international levels. At a managerial level I am involved in service development in our department through the introduction of new services and training and recruitment of junior staff.

Mr Saleemi profile pictureMr M A Saleemi MSc FRCS(Urol), Consultant Urologist

Secretary: Angela Sborgia – 01582 718078

Mr Saleemi qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1990. He went on to do his basic surgical training at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. He obtained his FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons in London in 1995.

He was appointed on the Urology Specialist Registrar training programme based in south London ( Guy’s Hospital) in 1996 during which he completed his MSC (1998) and specialist training in urology, the FRCS(Urol) in 2001.

Mr Saleemi has been a consultant at Luton & Dunstable since 2002. He has developed an interest in urinary tract stone disease, particularly laser stone treatment. He also has in interest in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer and testicular cancer as well as urinary symptoms, urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.

His extracurricular interests are cricket, rugby, football and reading.

Mr Taneja profile photoMr Sanjeev Taneja, Consultant Urological Surgeon

Special Clinical Interests:
Prostate diseases including prostate cancer, PSA, Prostate biopsy
Stones in Kidney & Bladder
Laser Stone Surgery
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Haematuria (blood in urine)
Overactive bladder
Baldder pain
Male sexual function
Erectile dysfunction
Circumcision – adult and children
Swellings of testis, hydrocoele
Testicular cancer
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery

Mr Taneja works as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Unviersity Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. His basic medical and postgraduate surgical training was in New Delhi, India. His Urology training was done here in the UK with specialist laparoscopic surgery training in Strasbourg.

He is a member of the following organisations:
British Medical Association (BMA)
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
European Association of Urology (EAU)

Mr AlamMr A Alam

Cancer, female & reconstructive urology, erectile dysfunction & laparoscopic surgery.





Barnaby BarrassMr Barnaby Barrass BSc. (Hons) MBBS MD FRCS (Urol) PCME, Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr Barrass graduated from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1998 and completed initial surgical training at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, followed by research at the University of Bristol investigating growth factors in prostate cancer for which he was awarded an MD. He completed senior training in the Cambridge Rotation, developing a specialist interest in diagnostics and endo-urology. After qualification he undertook further specialist training in laser prostate surgery (HoLEP) in Norwich and introduced a novel one stop clinic in Norwich which significantly reduced waiting times and for which he was nominated for team of the year. He was then appointed Consultant Urologist at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital in 2013 and became head of department and lead clinician for cancer in his first year. He introduced HoLEP surgery to the Trust and led a trial of hyperthermic treatment for bladder cancer. He moved to The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in 2015 to pursue his interest in one stop diagnostics and endo-urology. Since his appointment he successfully introduced Urolift for men with urinary symptoms, hyperthermic treatment for bladder cancer, local anaesthetic transperineal prostate biopsy, blue light cystoscopy for bladder cancer and became lead clinician for urological cancer in 2016. He has performed nearly 14,000 urological procedures, including well over 500 operations for benign prostatic enlargement.

Mr Barrass continues to maintain an interest in clinical research and has been lead local investigator for several national trials in recent years. He has over 30 publications in urological topics, has given over 70 presentations at regional, national and international meetings and has been awarded 11 regional, national and international prizes for his work. He has been awarded three grants for his research, including a British Urological Foundation Fellowship. He is an active trainer with a post graduate certificate in medical education.

He is passionate about delivering the best possible care for his patients and he has a particular interest in streamlining and improving access to healthcare and the use of novel and minimally invasive treatments to reduce morbidity and improve outcomes for patients.

He will see all urological conditions, with a main interest in diagnostics, urological cancer, and minimally invasive treatments including stones and bladder out-flow obstruction.

Mr. Barrass lives in Harpenden and enjoys family life here with his wife and young family. He has completed numerous marathons around the world including London, New York and Tokyo with competitive times, but the arrival of children means that he now spends more time watching, rather than playing sport!

Year of first medical qualification: 1998

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union

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