Professor Amir’s love for antireflux surgery started in 1994 after having attended a course in the Royal College of Surgeons in England, United Kingdom, and assisting Professor Robin Kennedy in Somerset. He reckons this as one of the most intricate operations in Laparoscopic surgery and places its significance above every other operation in General and Laparoscopic surgery.
Its surgery, science and art all combined in one, where the surgeon readjusts the anatomy to get better physiology (function).
It is paramount to have in-depth knowledge, training, experience, and a specialist interest in this area to achieve consistently good results.
Extensive Experience in Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Surgery
Having performed nearly 3000 operations over the last 25 years, Professor Nisar still finds the subtle variations in every case as mesmerizing as the surgery he performed in the last millennium. Surgery does not get more beautiful and artistic than a Laparoscopic Nissen’s Fundoplication.
Professor Amir Nisar has worked in tertiary referral centers dealing with such operations in straight forward and complex cases of reflux for more than 24 years. He learned, gained experience, and later independently dealt with complex cases referred from the other hospitals.
Participation in National Trial
Anti-Reflux Surgery Trial was conducted in the United Kingdom to assess the safety of Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux surgery in the late 90s. This is the largest trial of this nature to be conducted anywhere. Only very few surgeons from the United Kingdom with excellent experience, track record, and good results were chosen to perform surgery on this trial. Professor Nisar was one of the surgeons selected from the country to operate in this elite group; he made a substantial and excellent contribution to trial.
International Teaching and Training of Anti Reflux Surgery
Professor Nisar has run live surgery workshops and courses in Europe and Asia to teach senior surgeons to perform antireflux surgery safely in their practice. He also provides advice to the surgeons who are already performing this operation.
Professor Nisar has trained surgeons in the United Kingdom and mentored them to set up Anti Reflux surgery in their centers, safely.
The strength of Professor Nisar’s experience is not just because of his years of experience and the number of surgeries; the greatest understanding of the subject and technique comes from being a faculty on international scenes. Operating head to head with the best surgeons in the world has allowed him exposure to their techniques and learn and understand the best practices.
Innovation in Anti Reflux Surgery
Professor Michael Bailey and Professor Amir Nisar are the first two surgeons in the world to perform Laparoscopic Nissen’s Fundoplication as a day case in Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, England United Kingdom.
Patients had their surgery done, recovered, and discharged on the day of the surgery. The outcomes were presented internationally in 2002, and this is a standard practice followed by many globally.
Professor Amir considers himself as a keen student of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux disease and its management. His expertise really comes into its own on the assessments, identifying the causative issues and performance of corrective surgery for patients who might have had surgery elsewhere and have any problems after the surgery. He has done it successfully over the years in the tertiary referral centers in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
He strongly believes that its best to get it right the first time.