Darakhshan, Amir - consultant colorectal and general surgeon

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Mr Amir Darakhshan, consultant colorectal and general surgeon


Medical Secretary: Betty Muweke
Secretary tel: 020 7188 2576
Secretary email: Betty.Muweke@gstt.nhs.uk

Area of expertise: inflammatory bowel disease, surgical management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Languages spoken: English and Farsi (Persian).

  • Biography

    Mr Amir Darakhshan MBBS MD FRCS (Gen) is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon specialising in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders and hernia repair with an expertise in laparoscopic surgery.

    Graduating from King’s College Hospital London, he received his surgical training in London and the South East of England, with specialist colorectal training at the Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, St Thomas’ Hospital, University College Hospital, King’s College Hospital and St Mark’s Hospital in London, where he developed his interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pelvic Floor disorders and Laparoscopic surgery.

    He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the Pelvic Floor Society.

    Awarded a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2008, his thesis at the Royal London Hospital looked at the use of the Gracilis Neosphincter in the treatment of incontinence. He has published on general surgical, colorectal and pelvic floor disorders. 

  • Specialist interests

    • Inflammatory bowel disease: surgical management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
    • Hernia: Laparoscopic and open groin (inguinal, femoral), ventral and incisional repairs
    • Pelvic floor disorders: rectal evacuatory dysfunction, faecal incontinence, sacral nerve stimulation, STARR procedure, posterior and ventral rectopexy and enterocoele repairs and bowel dysmotility
    • Coloproctology: rectal bleed, anal fissures, haemorrhoids, pilonidal sinus disease
    • Endoscopy: colonoscopy and OGD ovarian cancer
    • cancers with BRCA defective tumours.

    Mr Darakhshan also has an interest in training and is the Deputy Director for Simulation and the Surgical Simulation Lead.

  • Publications

    Correlates and outcomes of tumour adherence in resected colonic and rectal cancers.  Darakhshan A, Lin BP, Chan C, Chapuis PH, Dent OF, Bokey L.  Ann Surg. 2008 Apr;247(4):650-8.

    Postpartum spontaneous colonic perforation due to antiphospholipid syndrome.  Ahmed K, Darakhshan A, Au E, Khamashta MA, Katsoulis IE.  World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jan 28;15(4):502-5.

    The Colorectal Development Unit: impact on functional outcome for the electrically stimulated gracilis neoanal sphincter.  Saunders JR, Darakhshan AA, Eccersley AJ, Lee JE, Allison ME, Lunniss PJ, Williams NS.  Colorectal Dis. 2006 Jan;8(1):46-55.

    Recent innovations in the management of faecal incontinence.  Darakhshan AA, Williams NS.  Semin Pediatr Surg. 2002 May;11(2):83-90. Review.

    Comparison of epineural or intramuscular nerve electrodes for stimulated graciloplasty.  Konsten J, Rongen MJ, Ogunbiyi OA, Darakhshan A, Baeten CG, Williams NS.  Dis Colon Rectum. 2001 Apr;44(4):581-6.