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Mr Zulfiqar A J Khan is a consultant general, colorectal, and laparoscopic colorectal surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn where he was appointed in 2002. He has a busy NHS practice in the colorectal unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn where he is the Lead Clinician for Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery. His private practice is based at the BMI Sandringham Hospital, King’s Lynn.

Following his basic surgical training in the Yorkshire region, Mr Khan undertook seven years of higher surgical training and received certificate of completion of specialist training from London Deanery. He also received specialist colorectal training at St. Mark’s Hospital London which is an Internationally renowned centre of excellence for the treatment of colorectal diseases. He spent two years of research at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital London investigating novel methods of detection of circulating tumour cells in colorectal cancer patients and feasibility of its application to treatment response and prognostic information. This culminated in the award of a Master of Surgery higher degree from the Imperial College, University of London, as well as a Research Award from the Trustees of Charing Cross and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital London. His research and surgical work has resulted in numerous scientific papers and publications in high impact journals. He has delivered a large number of invited lectures nationally and internationally.

Mr Khan has developed a world class advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and has developed a reputation for the high standards of patient care. He is recognised by his peers and patients for the level of expertise in surgical operations and their outcomes. He was formally appointed as a trainer for consultants by the National laparoscopic colorectal surgery training programme and actively involved with the training & assessment of consultants. His collaborative work with Imperial College London in the objective methodology used for consultant assessments following laparoscopic training has resulted in a recent publication in the British Journal of Surgery. He is also actively involved with training of future surgeons and is a recognised trainer at the Royal College of Surgeons England where he runs several training courses and is also a panel member of the national committee for appointment of higher surgical trainees who will be the future consultants.

Internationally, Mr Khan is WebSurg expert faculty member which is a prestigious Internationally renowned Strasbourg led Web University which plays a vital role for the advancement of minimally invasive keyhole surgery around the world. His laparoscopic operative technique videos on serve as an educational tool for surgeons and continue to attract high ratings.

Professional Memberships

  • GMC
  • MDU
  • RCS Eng

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, including colorectal & gallbladder surgery
  • Bowel cancer surgery
  • Hernia repairs, including inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional hernias.  
  • lleoanal pouch surgery for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative colitis surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery 
  • Gastroscopy / Colonoscopy 
  • Anal fissure/ fistula & anal skin tags surgery
  • Rectal prolapse surgery
  • Pilonidal sinus surgery
  • Surgery for ingrowing toenail, lumps & bumps

Haemorrhoid surgery: Special interest in minimally invasive haemorrhoid artery ligation THD procedure for haemorrhoids which is also marketed as HALO. THD is a cutting-edge operation which has revolutionised the surgical treatment of haemorrhoids (also known as piles). The day case procedure uses a mini Doppler ultrasound probe to identify and suture the blood vessels which supply the haemorrhoids, thereby causing them to shrink by reducing their blood flow. Because no cutting or excision of tissue occurs, the THD procedure causes minimal pain afterwards and fast return to normal activities compared to conventional surgical treatment of haemorrhoids.

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