Who’s Who

Luz Hughes

Luz Hughes RGN

Specialist Nurse in Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

As a Specialist nurse, her role is to support you whilst under the care of CEMIG. She will be your main point of contact should you wish to seek advice or information at a time other than a scheduled appointment.

She runs a monthly support group with the help of volunteers from Endometriosis UK with the aim of providing as much support and information about endometriosis as possible. This group is open to all women with endometriosis. You do not need to be a patient to attend-all are welcome, including family and partners.

Luz has 20 years nursing experience in both inpatient and outpatient services. She has worked in a general surgical ward in the NHS and then moving onto managing outpatient services in the private sector.

Luz trained and qualified in Manila, Philippines, and she started her career working in obstetrics and gynaecology theatres.

She joined Ashford and St Peters in 1999, working in a general surgical ward as a senior staff nurse. She then moved on to the private sector and worked as a manager in Outpatients in 2002. Luz rejoined Ashford and St Peters in 2015 to start working in CEMIG as specialist nurse.

Email luz.hughes@nhs.net

Tel. No 01932 722655


Paula Chaplin

Paula Chaplin RGN

Paula qualified as SRN and Midwife in South Africa coming to the UK to work in Intensive Care in 1998. Later Paula moved to Genito-urinary Medicine and HIV at St Peters Hospital. In 2017 Paula became the Lead Nurse for Genital Pain and Dermatology joining the CEMIG team as a specialist nurse in 2018. Paula has a special interest in helping patients with painful intercourse and the greater impact it has on their lives and she is a passionate advocate for her patients.

Mr Shaheen Khazali

Mr Shaheen Khazali FROCG MSc

Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Surrey, UK

Mr. Khazali is a Consultant Gynaecologist, with a special interest in Minimally invasive surgery. His NHS appointment is at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey. He sees private patients at BMI the Runnymede Hospital in Chertsey, as well as the Woking Nuffield Hospital.

He started his specialty training at John Radcliff Hospital, Oxford, having spent his basic training in London and Cambridge. He then moved to the south coast where he did the majority of his training and worked in Poole, Winchester and Southampton hospitals.

Mr. Khazali treats most benign gynaecological conditions and is especially interested in advanced Laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) and Hysteroscopic surgery as well as gynaecological ultrasound scanning. He holds a Masters degree in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy from the University of Surrey and has a keen interest in looking after women with pelvic pain and endometriosis and those with heavy or irregular periods.

He has led a number of innovative projects, including an online pain diary for chronic pelvic pain patients, development of a new laparoscopic instrument to improve safety and speed of surgery and also has devised a scoring system for assessing laparoscopic surgical skills of trainees.

He was a board member of British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) for 3 years and now is the editor of BSGE’s video library and forum, which he has helped set up. He has published in various journals, contributed to a number of book chapters in the field and presented at national and international meetings.

Further information is available on Mr Shaheen Khazali’s website: http://gynaecology.me

Mr Vasilis Minas

Mr Vasileios Minas MRCOG, PhD

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Mr Vasileios Minas is a consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. His NHS appointment is as Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey.

He completed his undergraduate studies and doctorate thesis at the university of Crete in Greece .

He trained In Oxford and Mersey deaneries and acquired his advanced laparoscopic skills at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest endometriosis centres in England.

He has a particular interest in the care of women with endometriosis and pelvic pain and has published his extensive academic work in several peer-reviewed International journals.

He has a private practice at the BMI Runnymede Hospital, Chertsey and Woking Nuffield Hospital.

Further information can be found on Mr Vasileios Minas’ website:


Mr Matthew Erritty MRCOG

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Mr Matthew Erritty is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a specialist interest in minimally invasive surgery. His NHS appointment is Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey.

He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Bristol and completed Foundation Training in the South Thames deanery. He worked at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School teaching Anatomy before working in Auckland, New Zealand. He entered specialty training in South London Deanery in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before completing his Advanced Training in Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery at St Peters Hospital. This two year training fellowship included training in advanced laparoscopic surgery for the excision of benign disease.

He has a specialist interest in endometriosis and benign menstrual disorders and is an active contributor to the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy.

Further information can be found online here:

Mr Pasha Nisar

Mr Pasha Nisar

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Mr H Scott

Mr H Scott

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Philip Bearn

Mr Philip Bearn

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Mr J Trickett

Mr J Trickett

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Dr Rajib Dutta

Dr Rajib Dutta

Consultant Pain Management

Mr Ravi Kulkarni

Mr Ravi Kulkarni

Urology Consultant


Andy King

Consultant Anaesthetist