Dr Hazem Fallouh is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon based in the Midlands.

Personal Profile

Dr Hazem Fallouh works as a consultant thoracic surgeon in the regional department of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospitals Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth.

After completing the basic surgical training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, he gained the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physician in Glasgow in 2003. Between 2005 and 2008, he completed groundbreaking research at the prestigious Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Department, Rayne Institute, ST Thomas’ Hospital, London and was awarded a PhD from Kings’ College London in 2014.

He entered the National Training Program in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2010 and gained experience in cardiac and thoracic surgery in centres of excellence in the Midlands, Wales, London and Edinburgh. He was awarded the Fellowship of Cardiothoracic Surgery of England in Cardiothoracic Surgery (FRCS CTh).

He was a visiting fellow at the University Hospitals of Leicester where he gained experience in the management of Mesothelioma, Laser Metastatectomy, Emphysema Surgery and complex and minimally invasive lung cancer surgery.

He worked as a consultant at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff where he gained valuable experience in VATS lung resection, the treatment of minimally invasive Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum surgery and bracing. He was part of the team that pioneered the minimally invasive surgery of Pectus Carinatum in the UK.

In Birmingham, he started the Diaphragm Centre with a multidisciplinary team and pioneered the dual cavity minimally invasive double crown repair “the Birmingham Technique” jointly with general surgery for the treatment of diaphragmatic hernia. He introduced the minimally invasive diaphragm plication for phrenic nerve palsy and laser metastasectomy to Birmingham.

He is a surgical member of the regional emphysema MDT and mesothelioma MDT.

He is the co-director of the internationally renowned Birmingham Review Course in Cardiothoracic surgery and a member of multiple national and international professional organisations

He is an innovator and pioneer in cardiothoracic surgery and he developed multiple inventions in the field.

Clinical Interests

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General thoracic surgery and the following condition

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Surgery for lung cancer: VATS lobectomy, sleeve resection, segmentectomy and pneumonectomy, bronchoscopy and airway stenting

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Diaphragm: VATS Diaphragm plication and minimally invasive hernia repair

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Pectus Excavatum: Nuss, Ravitch and suction bell

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Pectus Carinatum: Abramson, Ravitch and bracing

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Pneumothorax and Bullous disease: Bullectomy, pleurectomy

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Interstitial lung disease: lung biopsy

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Metastatic disease: pulmonary metastatectomy

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Mediastinal disease: thymectomy, mediastinoscopy

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Emphysema: Lung volume reduction surgery, Endobronchial valve

Professional Memberships

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Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of GB and Ireland

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European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

What my patients are saying

Mr Pravin Patel

In May 2019 I had the good grace of having surgery by Mr Fallough, as my lung was removed and I later also had chemotherapy.

Thanks to the patience and perseverance of Mr Fallough, my life was saved as my operation was over 9 hours long and full of complications. The level of precision and after care from Mr Fallough was outstanding and I remain humble and appreciative of his care and for extending my life cycle.

It’s been a great blessing for me to have been under Mr Fallough’s expertise and to experience such a high level of care and service. I am now able to go back to the job I love to do around fast cars

…. Thank you very much and I could not recommend or praise Mr Fallough high enough, for his work with me and the previously mentioned loving and kind after care. Kind regards, Mr Pravin Patel

Mr Mahal and Family

First of all I would like to say Thank you so much for your support, dedication, and professionalism,

I felt blessed having you as my surgeon. I was referred to you for surgery by Dr Rajasekaran soon after I was diagnosed having Lung Cancer.

Your first consultation with me,my wife and son was so reassuring that it gave us hope to deal with this unexpected illness. You went above and beyond to arrange further tests/biopsy to make sure that nothing was left unexplored.

I was nervous before the surgery but you took time to explain everything to me. Thanks again for your tremendous skill in performing Right upper Lobectomy and chest wall resection.

Your experience, knowledge and compassion helped me to get through this difficult time and to build confidence within myself. You have been so approachable always responded to any queries we had regarding my treatment.

We truly appreciate the support/advice you have given to me and my wife from the time of initial appointment, through surgery and now the after care.

Dr Fallouh you are truly a wonderful human being, doctor and Great Surgeon.

Thanks again

God bless you.

Mr Mahal and family

Mr Dannie Hinds

I hope that when these few lines reach you, that they may find you in the very best of health. On the 26th of August you and your team, carried out my lung surgery operation to remove a tumour from the lower left part of my lung.

Thankfully for tumour turned out to be benign. I am sending you this email to thank you , Dr Omar Farooq and the rest of the wonderful team that had any part to play in the care that I received.

This was my first ever operation, and I have to say that from start to finish, the whole process was absolutely brilliant. The consultations with yourself and others, throughout the months leading up to and including the operation was truly world class.

The nursing staff that took the time to looking after me during my time the the hospital, were very professional and caring. A credit to the NHS. My recovering is still going very well and I will be returning to work next week after me annual leave.

Can you please pass on my thanks and gratitude to the rest of the team, for making my experience such a positive one. Really appreciated.

Kind Regards

Mr Dannie Hinds

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