Mr Habib Charfare

Consultant Breast, Endocrine and General Laparoscopic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Gen), DNB, PG Cert (Med Edu)

Year qualified:1986

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Charfare graduated from Bombay University in 1986 before going on to complete his basic surgical training in India. He came to the UK in 1992 and after obtaining FRCS in 1993, he worked as a higher surgical trainee in South East Thames and East Anglian deaneries.

He passed his Intercollegiate specialty examination, FRCS (Gen Surg) in 2000.

Throughout his time training in the UK, Mr Charfare developed a special interest in Laparoscopic surgery (cholecystectomies and hernia repair), Breast surgery and Endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid diseases). He was appointed Consultant General Surgeon at Bedford Hospital in 2005 and 5 years later in 2010 he was made Clinical Lead in breast surgery; providing care and treatment for symptomatic and screen detected breast cancers.

Mr Charfare currently provides a one stop breast clinic and a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for breast cancer. He also specialises in minimally invasive parathyroid surgery and sentinel node biopsy.

Outside of his day to day consultancy work Mr Charfare sits on the editorial board for the British Journal of Medical Practitioners and he has peer reviewed several surgical articles related to his speciality for publication. He is Director of the CCrISP course and is also a recognised teacher for medical students from the University of Cambridge.

Mr Charfare is available for consultation at The BMI Manor Hospital, Biddenham, Bedford on Friday from 16:30 hours. Appointments can be made by calling 01234 369043/ 07801239569.

Clinical Interests

Mr Charfare wishes to offer all aspects of general surgery but with a special interest in breast surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid diseases) and laparoscopic surgery.

This includes:

  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Gall stone removal
  • Hernia repair (groin/ belly button/ incisional)
  • Groin pain
  • Hormone problems (neck lumps)
  • Parathyroid problems (high calcium)
  • Removal of benign lumps and skin lesions
  • Thyroidectmy

Research Interests

Mr Charfare’s current research includes:

POSNOC - This trial is looking at treatment to the armpit after surgery to remove early stage breast cancer. The trial is for women whose breast cancer has spread to 1 or 2 lymph nodes. You can read more about this trial here (https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/find-a-clinical-trial/a-trial-looking-treatment-armpit-breast-cancer-posnoc#undefined).

Mammo 50 - This trial is looking at follow up mammograms for women aged 50 years and over who have had breast cancer. You can read more about this trial here(https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/find-a-clinical-trial/a-trial-looking-follow-up-mammograms-women-over-50-who-had-breast-cancer-mammo-50).

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant General Surgeon and Clinical Lead at Bedford Hospital

Useful Links

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • British Hernia Society
  • European Hernia Society

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