Mr Nadim Noor qualified from King Edward Medical College, Pakistan in 1985. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1992. Following a period of scientific research, he received a PhD in surgery from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2000). His higher surgical training took place at excellent university and general hospitals in Bristol, Merseyside and East Anglia, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. In April 2007 Bedford Hospital NHS trust appointed him as consultant vascular and general surgeon to extend the provision of existing services.
In addition to providing general surgical services, Mr Noor specialises in diseases of the blood vessels, arteries and veins. Both in general and in vascular operations, his main interest lies in providing minimally invasive or “keyhole” surgery, which allows faster recovery and avoids unsightly scars. This is used to remove gallbladders and to treat hernias of the abdominal wall. For inguinal hernias (hernias in the groin) Mr Noor employs a technique of extraperitoneal repair - this method avoids entering the abdominal cavity, thus reducing the risks associated with conventional laparoscopic surgery.