Mr Amer has worked for University Hospital Southampton since 1 December 2003. He is a fully trained cardiac surgeon, and moved to thoracic surgery in 2003.
Starting the VATS lobectomy programme at Southampton General Hospital in 2005. The hospital is now the second largest centre for minimal access surgery in thoracic surgery in the UK. Activity includes the treatment of early lung cancer, mediastinal tumours and cysts, and thymectomy for myasthenia and thymomas.
Introducing the Southampton technique of video assisted mediastinal nodal dissection. Mr Amer has presented the Southampton experience in international conferences and won awards for it. He also advocates the use of this surgery for patients over 80 years old, as results have shown that it is just as safe for them as it is for younger patients.
Is it safe to include octogenarians at the start of a video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy programme?
Video-assisted thoracic surgery systematic mediastinal nodal dissection and stage migration: impact on clinical pathway.
Video-assisted thoracic surgery of major pulmonary resections for lung cancer: the Southampton experience.