Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2021

GHP / Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2021 19 , Jul21322 Working in the medical field has undoubtedly come with its fair share of challenges over the last twelve months - of that there can be no doubt. However, there has still been outstanding work that has not revolved around COVID-19. Take, for example, the work of Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Amar Alwitry. His service has continued to deliver success after success for his patients, and his medical knowledge continues to better the lives of those he works with. Find out more as we profile his work this year. Best Cataract & Refractive Surgery Services - East Midlands Mr Alwitry’s journey towards medical excellence first began with his successful graduation from Nottingham Medical School, before undertaking general surgical training rotation and obtaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, before moving over to Ophthalmology. His training was undertaken in the Midlands, where he has since stayed and settled as one of the region’s leading Ophthalmologists. Outside of his medical application, Mr Alwitry has published two medical texts, and edited a third. He has also published more than thirty five articles in medical literature and also published two novels/ works of fiction which are widely available. Mr Alwitry is Lead Ophthalmic Clinician and Member of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Woodthorpe/ Ramsay Hospital in Nottingham. As if that weren’t enough, Mr Alwitry also has a Master’s degree in Medical Law, and a Post Graduate Specialist Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery. This latter degree is important as many surgeons undertake premium lens work without any specialist training in it while this Diploma means that Mr Alwitry went the extra mile to make sure he did the best for his patients seeking premium lens options. Yet, for all of his hard-earned success, Mr Alwitry really prides himself on the high standard of care that he provides to every patient, regardless of what may ail them. He remains humbled by the trust that his patients place in him, and he seeks to reward that trust on a daily basis with compassion, honesty, and a dedication to being the best surgeon he can possibly be. This genuine care is what makes Mr Alwitry such a worthy winner in this years’ awards. His sense of humour and excellent bedside manner puts his patients at ease through what could potentially be a stressful operation. Mr Alwitry is highly experienced, carrying out on average more than 1600 cataract and lens exchange operations a year, whilst maintaining complication rates that are well below the national average. Patients can rest assured that they are in the safest possible hands with Mr Alwitry. More recently, Mr Alwitry has invested in the latest state of the art Callisto Computer Assisted Cataract Surgery Suite at the Spire Nottingham. This, in conjunction with the Pentacam Ocular Imaging System, allows accurate and bespoke cataract and refractive surgery. This technology allows precise measurement of the eye and then optimised incisions and intraocular lens placements. Understandably, the UK is currently experiencing a time that has placed enormous stress and strain on the NHS and its limited resources. More and more patients are turning to the private sector for care. Whenever faced with a patient requesting private care, Mr Alwitry is always open and honest about the fact that they could always turn to the NHS for their treatment. He simply wants what is best for them, and his selflessness has gone a long way in contributing to his success. Without a doubt, the offerings in the private sector are significantly more varied than those available on the NHS. However, Mr Alwitry makes sure that every patient he operates on, be they private or NHS, gets the same high calibre care. Mr Alwitry is kind and compassionate, above all else. He is an outstanding ophthalmologist, and a truly knowledgeable and fantastic medical professional. Yet, it is his empathy, his desire to communicate, to care, and to go the extra mile that makes him worthy of this award. He always does his absolute best, tirelessly repaying the faith that his patients place in him on a daily basis. Mr Alwitry is the kind of medical professional that embodies what it means to care, and he is fully deserving of this latest recognition. Contact: Mr Amar Alwitry Web: Email: [email protected]