Mr Afshin Alijani

Consultant Bariatric & Upper GI Surgeon

MB ChB (Dundee), PhD, FRCS (Edinburgh)

Year qualified:1993

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Alijani is a consultant general surgeon with special interests in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and weight loss surgery based at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Dundee and senior laparoscopic tutor at the Cuschieri Skills Centre at Ninewells Hospital.

Mr Alijani is the programme director for the Masters in Laparoscopic Surgery at the University of Dundee. He has an extensive track record in the development and delivery of advanced laparoscopic courses to surgeons. He is the lead surgeon for patient safety at Tayside NHS Trust and chairs the clinical governance committee in surgery.

Professional Membership



  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • Member of the Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)

  • Member of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES)

Clinical Interests



  • Weight loss surgery

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) treatment of acid reflux (heartburn)

  • Laparoscopic treatment of gallbladder / gallstone disease

  • Laparoscopic treatment of inguinal (groin) hernia

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