Founded in 1856 under the care of the Sisters of Mercy, an order of nuns who worked with Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, the Hospital pioneered the use of advanced nursing techniques to help the sick, the dying and the needy in the local community. Now, over 150 years later, the nuns have gone, but their ethos remains at the heart of what is regarded as a unique London hospital. Although they are an innovative private hospital, they are also a registered charity. Nowhere else does the work of a private hospital invest in supporting charitable services in the way that the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth’s does. Both the Hospital and the Hospice take great pride in their heritage, and especially in the Catholic ethos upon on which they were founded which assures patients of a commitment to care and compassion in the delivery of their healthcare.
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
60 Grove End Road
St John’s Wood
London NW8 9NH
+44 (0) 207 432 8260
Mr Majid Hashemi is the Senior Bariatric Surgeon in the NHS North London where he established bariatric services since 2001. He was the sole surgeon regularly performing this surgery in the area from 2001 until 2007 and has to date performed over 1000 operations on the stomach. Majid qualified from Manchester University and trained in London and at Addenbrooke’s and other hospitals in Anglia, followed by 15 months as Fellow to Dr DeMeester at University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
He was appointed as Senior Lecturer to University College London in 2001 and was Surgical Tutor and Lead for Academic Surgery at the Whittington hospital and Archway Campus 2001 – 2007. From 2007 -2010 he was Chair of the Surgery Module Management Group for Surgery Undergraduate studies for University College Medical School. As well as surgery for the treatment of obesity, Majid provides the full range of services in oesophageal and gastric surgery, including assessment and treatment for patients with various hernia types, oesophageal reflux or motility problems including those requiring revision surgeries.
He regularly performs oesophageal and gastric resections for cancer as part of the team at the designated Cancer Centre at University College London Hospital. Majid is actively involved in training, education and research, leading and supervising on a number of research projects. He is a firm believer that patients should be involved in all major decisions.