Beckenham and Orpington doctors included in list of Britain's top 250
PUBLISHED: 15:15 07 January 2013
Consultants working at Beckenham and Orpington hospitals have been included in a guide to Britain's 250 best doctors.
Covering 34 categories, from allergies to reconstructive surgery, the list by Tatler magazine is selected by a panel of distinguished GPs and includes 13 doctors working in the borough.
Recognised from The Sloane Hospital, in Albermarle Road, Beckenham were Dr Magdi Hanna, Prof Tony Kochhar, Dr Saqib Bashir and Dr Shahid Hamid.
Further doctors made the list from Chelsfield Park Hospital, in Bucks Cross Road, Orpington, including Mr Shamsi El-Hasani, Mr Anil Desai, Dr Tariq Shafi, Mr Christopher Steer and Dr Anthony Jenkins.
General surgeon Mr El-Hasani specialises in hernia and weight-loss procedures, having fitted more than 1,600 gastric bands with his team at Chelsfield Park.
He said: “Very few jobs on this planet require 15 years of intensive training before qualification and this recognition highlights the hard work and dedication my colleages and I have shown to our respective fields.”