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Dr Amr Elsissi

Consultant in Anaesthetics MBBCh, MSc, MD, FRCA
Claimants and DefendantsDesktop Reports16+ Patients

Medico-Legal Experience

Dr Amr Elsissi is a consultant in Anaesthetics and an Expert Witness. He has attended Inspire MediLaw training and is instructed by Claimants and Defendants on clinical negligence cases.

Dr Elsissi acts in anaesthesia cases associated with:

  • Anaesthesia related issues:
    • Cardio-thoracic
    • Orthopaedics
    • Urology
    • General surgery
    • Maxilofacial
    • Breast surgery
    • Gynaecology
    • ENT
  • Spinal block insertion/complications/mismanagement
    • Epidural
      • Repeated attempts at insertion
      • Misplacement
      • Nerve damage
  • Nerve block insertion/complications/mismanagement
    • Peribulbar block
    • Subtenons nerve block
  • Complications during surgery
    • Vomiting
    • Waking
    • Risk of choking
  • Complications post-surgery
    • Respiratory complications
    • Blood clots (DVT)
  • Informed consent
    • Pre-operative assessment
    • Examination
    • Implications of ceasing medication to undergo surgery/after-effects/risks
      • Hypoxic brain injury
      • Cardiac arrest
      • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
      • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Adverse reactions
    • Previous reaction to anaesthetic
    • Use of medication and the effects anaesthetic can have (anticoagulants/antiplatelet)
  • Intubation placement/misplacement/size
    • Tracheal tube insertion/size/procedure
    • Risk of oesophageal tear

Dr Elsissi predominantly completes desktop reports, but carries out assessments on a case-by-case basis. His report turnaround time is 2-4 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Working as an Anaesthetist for over 20 years, Dr Elsissi currently works at the University Hospitals Leicester alongside his private work at the Spire Hospital Leicester, Nuffield Hospital Leicester, and Spire Hospital Nottingham.

Dr Elsissi has practiced anaesthesia in four diverse countries: the United Kingdom, Egypt, France, and Saudi Arabia. Fluent in three languages – English, French, and Arabic – Dr. Elsissi effortlessly bridges linguistic and cultural barriers, enhancing his ability to deliver exceptional patient care.

Dr Elsissi is a dedicated appraiser within the hospital setting, exemplifying a comprehensive understanding of Good Medical Practice Guidelines. He evaluates and supports his colleagues as they navigate the revalidation process, ensuring adherence to the highest standards of medical practice.

In addition, Dr Elsissi spearheads a high-risk preoperative assessment clinic, specifically tailored for patients undergoing complex thoracic surgical procedures. He meticulously assesses each patient’s suitability for surgery, conducts thorough risk assessments, and expertly obtains informed consent, particularly with regard to the inherent anesthesia-related risks.

Dr Elsissi’s commitment to professional development extends to his role as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Instructor, accredited by the British Resuscitation Council. His dedication to enhancing medical preparedness is further evidenced by his imminent achievement in becoming a full instructor of European Paediatric Life Support, accredited by the European Resuscitation Council.

Dr Elsissi boasts a commendable accreditation in the practice of Trans-Oesophageal Echocardiography (TOE), endorsed by the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE). His proficiency in this specialised skill underscores his comprehensive grasp of cardiac diagnostics and patient care.

Frequently Asked Questions

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