Dr Walayat Hussain

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), MB ChB, MRCP (UK), FRACP, FACMS

GMC number: 4744306

Practicing since: 2000

Specialties

Dermatology

Consultation times

  • Weekly Tuesday AM
  • Weekly Wednesday evening
  • Weekly Thursday evening
  • Weekly Saturday AM
  • Overview

Or call us on

01133 882067

About

Dr Walayat Hussain provides consultation on all dermatology and skin related problems, including hair and nails.

Dr Walayat Hussain graduated from the University of Leicester and specialised in dermatology in Manchester where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery.  Dr Hussain is the only dermatological surgeon in the Yorkshire region to be accredited by the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery, having undertaken a two-year fellowship at the Skin Cancer Institute, New Zealand.

His main interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. He specialises in Mohs surgery – a specialised technique using a microscope at the time of surgery to ensure all the roots of a skin cancer are removed. Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate following facial skin cancer removal and subsequently allows a cosmetically pleasing repair to be performed (as the hole to remove the cancer is kept as small as possible).

His main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results. He is one of the most widely published dermatological surgeons in the UK.

Dr Hussain specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

COVID-19 update 

This consultant is now offering remote appointments. Please contact our appointment bookings team on 0113 388 2067.


Dr Hussain in the news:

Dr Walayat Hussain speaks to Yours magazine about 5 myths of sun safety you should stop believing 

Dr Walayat Hussain speaks to the Mirror about common skins problems and how to treat them. 

Special interests

  • Skin Cancer and Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology (Fillers, Cosmetic Mole Removal, Injections for wrinkles)
  • Scar Revision

Other interests

Skin cancer, Complex facial skin cancer, Mohs Micrographic Surgery (a specialised way of removing skin cancers where the surgeon uses a microscope), Skin surgery, Skin checks, Mole removal, Upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

Languages spoken

English, Urdu

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Walayat Hussain at Nuffield Health

  • Dermatological surgery
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Mole assessment
  • Mole removal
  • Skin assessment clinic
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Skin surgery

Locations Dr Walayat Hussain works with

Related experience

Research

Dr Hussain has been the UK's most published dermatological surgeon over the past two years. He has a particular interest in developing surgical techniques that aim to provide patients with the best results. He currently leads the British Society for Dermatological Surgery's research sub-group and has designed and led the UK's first collaborative study looking at the safety and benefit of Mohs Micrographic surgery.

Dr Hussain was also the first UK-based dermatological surgeon to be invited to deliver a focus session lecture at the American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting in Chicago 2011 - a great honour for him and his department.

Memberships

  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • British Society of Dermatological Surgery
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • International Dermoscopy Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology

Other post held

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds University Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • President Elect – British Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • Chair – British Society for Dermatological Surgery Research Subgroup

Insurers Dr Walayat Hussain works with

Dr Walayat Hussain works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Declaration

Dr Walayat Hussain does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Walayat Hussain does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Walayat Hussain does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.