Mr David Nasralla, Consultant HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon

Mr David Nasralla BMBCh MA (Oxon) FRCS DPhil

Consultant HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon

BMBCh MA (Oxon) FRCS DPhil

Areas of expertise

  • General surgery
  • Hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery
  • Liver transplantation
  • Upper GI (gastrointestinal) surgery
  • Hernia

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Farooq Rahman, Gastroenterologist

    Mr David Nasralla is an excellent HPB/transplant surgeon and colleague.

  • byDr Farooq Rahman, Gastroenterologist

    Mr David Nasralla is an excellent HPB/transplant surgeon and colleague.

  • Address

    • London Digestive Centre (Outpatients only. Wednesday afternoons)

      41 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8DU

    • The Princess Grace Hospital (Operates here)

      42-52 Nottingham Place, London, W1U 5NY

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Virtual

    About Mr David Nasralla

    GMC number: 6128195

    Year qualified: 2005

    Place of primary qualification: Oxford University

    Mr David Nasralla is a Consultant General and Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgeon. He has a special interest in diseases affecting the liver, pancreas and gallbladder, complex abdominal wall hernias and emergency surgery. He is a Consultant Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB), Multi-organ Retrieval and Liver Transplant Surgeon. His work is focused on treating complex diseases affecting the liver, pancreas and gallbladder, with cases referred to him from across the UK and beyond.

    Mr Nasralla studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School, where he also completed his PhD under Prof. Peter Friend. His PhD research investigated a technique for keeping the liver alive outside the body (normothermic liver perfusion) in order to improve its condition for transplantation.

    His work has been featured on the cover of the journal Nature,as well as on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health and in the BBC Two television series Hospital.

    • Awarded Rising Star by the International Liver Transplantation Society and the prestigious Medawar Medal by the British Transplantation Society
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • International medical lecturer
    • Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, UK and Ireland HPB Association, the British Transplantation Society and the International Liver Transplantation Society.

    Areas of expertise

    • Abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Appendicectomy
    • Appendicitis
    • Benign and malignant diseases of the liver
    • Bilary cancer
    • Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
    • Biliary tree, gallbladder and pancreas
    • Bowel cancer
    • Distal pancreatectomy (keyhole and open)
    • Femoral hernia
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
    • Gallstone surgery
    • General surgery
    • Hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma removal
    • Liver biopsy
    • Liver cancer
    • Liver metastases
    • Liver resection
    • Liver surgery (for metastatic colorectal cancer)
    • Liver surgery (for primary liver cancer)
    • Liver transplant
    • Open hernia repair
    • Pancreatic cancer surgery
    • Pancreatic disorders
    • Pancreatic surgery
    • Pancreatico-duodenectomy
    • Pancreatitis
    • Secondary liver cancer
    • Skin lesion treatments
    • Splenectomy
    • Transplant surgery
    • Upper GI (gastrointestinal) surgery
    • Whipple procedure

    Frequently asked questions

  • Why do you do what you do?

    A defining feature of abdominal surgery, in general, and liver and pancreas surgery, in particular, is that is the type of surgery that requires a lot of finesse, a real love of surgery just for the specialty itself and for what it involves. The main reason I went into HPB surgery is because it gives people hope. There is not many other types of surgeries where the operation is the only treatment that can offer that cure.

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    For patients with a referral for investigations: It will usually be something like a non-specific upper abdominal pain that may be related to eating and may be associated with some nausea. For patients with an assumed Gall Bladder issue: Pain after eating, usually occurring about half an hour after eating, almost always in the upper abdomen or the right upper abdomen, and often associated with nausea and radiating through to the back.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    • Hernia repairs (laparoscopic, keyhole or open surgery)
    • Complex liver and pancreatic surgery
    • Liver transplantation
    • Bowel surgery
    • Gall stone management and surgery

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons
    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Association of Upper GI Surgeons
    British Transplantation Society
    International Liver Transplantation Society
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Mr David Nasralla

    Ex situ arterial reconstruction during normothermic perfusion of the liver

    Coagulation factors accumulate during normothermic liver machine perfusion regardless of donor type and severity of ischemic injury

    Cold storage or normothermic perfusion for liver transplantation

    The case for normothermic machine perfusion in liver transplantation

    A randomized trial of normothermic preservation in liver transplantation

    Normothermic machine perfusion enhances intraoperative hepatocellular synthetic capacity

    The future of organ perfusion and re-conditioning

    Transient cold storage prior to normothermic liver perfusion may facilitate adoption of a novel technology

    Normothermic machine preservation of the liver

    Past, present, and future of dynamic kidney and liver preservation and resuscitation

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