DR GHANEM ALDIK
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Dr Aldik graduated with Distinction from the prestigious Damascus School of medicine in 2003 and completed his specialist training in the UK in 2017. Recipient of a fellowship in Plymouth, he developed significant experience in lung cancer and interventional lung related procedures.
Since then, Dr Aldik has been working as a consultant in the Royal Surrey NHS foundation Trust in Guildford, taking the lead on lung cancer and interventional procedures such as pleural effusion aspirations, bronchoscopy and Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). He established the rapid access lung cancer clinic (RAC) alongside a fantastic team of practitioners to deliver the highest standards of lung cancer care in a timely manner.
He treats a wide range of respiratory illnesses - including and not restricted to: Lung cancer, Asthma, Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), interstitial lung diseases (lung scarring), sleep disorders, Bronchiectasis and lung infections.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Aldik has been working on the frontline fighting the virus on daily basis, contributing to the national research and helping his patients overcoming this illness. After hospital discharge, he kept looking after his patients in clinic treating the longer-term complications of the disease (long COVID).
Dr Aldik is a published author in reputable journals such as BMJ, He presented in national conferences (British Thoracic society, British Thoracic Oncology Group) and international ones (World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology).
Dr Aldik’s specialist interest is interventional diagnostic procedures, this accompanies his work leading the lung cancer pathway and managing patients on the diagnostic part of this pathway.
chest ultrasound, pleural aspiration/ chest drain and plurex catheter insertions are all procedures used in the investigation and treatment of a pleural effusion ( a collection of fluid around the lung).
Bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) are cameras and small ultrasound probes that are used to diagnose conditions such as lung cancer, sarcoid and lung scarring. EBUS is used to get samples from the lymph glands near the windpipes, whereas bronchoscopy is used to get samples from the windpipes themselves.
When not working, Dr Aldik enjoys spending time with his family (trying to keep the kids from fighting!!!). on a personal level, he is a keen book reader, enjoys football and computer programming.