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Best Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgeons in London, UK

11 results found for 'Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery' in London, UK

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Expert in: General Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
19 years of experience
Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery , Gastroenterology , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery + 3 more

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha is a Consultant General Surgeon who specialises in Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. He also works on call to treat surgical emergencies including major trauma Surgery. He trained at St. Mary's hospital and medical school, Imperial College London, the London deanery, and the Royal College of Surgeons England.

His general surgery practice includes laparoscopic surgery for hernias of all kinds, gall bladder surgery and hiatus hernia with anti-reflux surgery, management of conditions such as appendicitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, hernia emergencies and the management of many other conditions that present with abdominal pain.

The weight managment practice includes a full private bariatric multi-disciplinary team assessment and pre- and post surgery support. Weight loss procedures carried out by him and his team include gastric balloons, gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypasses (roux-en-y and mini gastric bypass). All of these care carried out using minimally invasive techniques and the latest surgical techniques and technology. 

As a clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College, London in Surgery and Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Mr Purkayastha is at the forefornt of new technologies, techniques and treatments to ehnace patient recovery and personalised treatment pathways. This has included robotic-assisted surgical approaches, digital technologies to enhance surgical procedures and also the assessment of the gut microbiome to help gastrointestinal conditions and weight loss.

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Expert in: General Surgery
36 years of experience
Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery , Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Kesava Mannur is a consultant  Laparoscopic and Upper GI surgeon specialising in bariatric surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgeries.

Graduated with an MBBS from Sri Venkateswara University India and then trained in General Surgery in Chennai, Cardiff, Lister Hospital in Stevenage, The Middlesex Hospital and The Royal London Hospitals.  Had also training in obesity surgery Europe and the USA.

Was appointed professor of surgery in Deccan Medical College, Hyderabad, India in 1994 and in NEw Vision University school of Medicine, Tbilisi, Georgia in 2019.

Performing laparoscopic surgical work since 1990 and bariatric/weightloss/metabolic surgery since 1998.

Establishing Bariatric unit at Homerton University Hospital, London in 2003; Was director of bariatric surgery till 2017. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team including psychologists, eating disorder specialists, dietitians and Endocrinologists,  Mr Mannur has performed over 5,500 bariatric procedures to date, with minimal morbidity.

Performs Complex procedures including Duodenal Switch and revisional procedures converting gastric band to Sleeve Gastrectomy, gastric bypass or DS;  also from Sleeve to 'banded' gastric bypass or DS; also from gastric bypass to revisional gastric bypass or DS.

Conducted 6 international two day Bariatric symposiums and 7 bariatric surgery training courses in Homerton University hospital, apart from demonstrating various bariatric surgeries in these events.

In addition to his clinical work Mr Mannur is a prominent figure in the research community with numerous notable publications and has taught bariatric surgery both in the UK and abroad. Is invited to both national and international bariatric scientific programmes to give lectures and or demonstrate live surgeries.  He also served in BOMSS council and also as advisor for NICE.

Involved in the development and running of a low-budget hospital and a Free school in Hyderabad, apart from constructing a free school in his own village on his father's name.

Keen practiser of meditation for about 4 1/2 decades.

Professional Memberships:

  • RSM
  • IFSO
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
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Expert in: Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
23 years of experience

Mr Ahmed is a consultant in upper gastrointestinal surgery specialising in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) and minimally invasive surgery. He is a lead bariatric surgeon at Imperial weight centre. His main areas of expertise are in the fields of laparoscopic (keyhole) and weight loss surgery. Mr Ahmed will provide you with a friendly and honest opinion regarding your suitability for surgery, putting your safety and wellbeing as the first priority. He pays particular attention to pre and postoperative care in order to optimize the outcome of your operation and provide you with a smooth recovery after surgery. He has also perfected the minilap technique offering minimal scarring (almost scarless surgery).

Mr Ahmed has >99% success in achieving a complete laparoscopic result without converting to open surgery. In the field of obesity surgery, he has performed over 5,000 laparoscopic bariatric procedures, including over 2500 gastric bypasses. His main areas of interest are in complex revisional bariatric surgeries and he receives referrals from all over the UK and abroad for his expert skills. He has trained in general and upper GI surgery in the UK and at Stanford University and the University of Rochester in the US. He trains other surgeons in the field of bariatric surgery and is on the faculty on numerous courses on bariatric surgery. Mr Ahmed is often consulted by other professionals and medicolegal experts for his opinions on complex bariatric surgery cases. He is also actively involved in bariatric surgery research having undertaken a PhD degree in mechanisms of complications of gastric bypass surgery at Imperial College London. He is a clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London and has numerous publications in leading medical journals.

Mr Ahmed's Imperial Weight Centre bariatric surgery unit in London has been designated as an International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery and Mr Ahmed now sits on the prestigious International Bariatric Surgery Review Committee (IBSRC), comprised of top bariatric surgeons from around the world who evaluate bariatric surgery units worldwide for 'Centre of excellence' status. Mr Ahmed was elected to sit on council of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society and also sits on council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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Expert in: General Surgery
16 years of experience
Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

Mr Ramar is an experienced Consultant Laparoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in general and laparoscopic surgery. He has previously worked in multiple London hospitals, as well as across the UK in Scotland, Doncaster and Bournemouth. He is currently working as a consultant general/ upper GI/ bariatric surgeon at King's College Hospital with a specialism in elective bariatric and upper GI surgery. He believes in a holistic approach in caring for his patients and participates at the weekly bariatric MDT and has clinics for bariatric and general and upper GI patients. He holds one of the largest NHS practices for laparoscopic bariatric surgery. 

Mr Ramar's elective work involves mainly primary and revision bariatric surgery and benign upper GI surgery including laparoscopic bile duct exploration. Mr Ramar spends his day cases performing laparoscopic surgeries from gallbladder to hernia surgery, as well as gastroscopies including therapeutic procedures. He is the lead for EGS UGI pathways and is involved in establishing and delivering surgical ambulatory care and currently is working alongside with the Surgical Ambulatory emergency Care. Mr Ramar also works as an emergency surgeon at King's College Hospital.

Furthermore, Mr.Ramar has contributed substantially to medical research, producing numerous publications. He is actively involved in research and member performing Laparoscopic Gastric banding surgery for GLIDE trial as well as contributing to studies such as cardiac changes after bariatric surgery (BARCODE) and depression and its outcome after bariatric surgery( BARIDEP).

Mr Ramar is passionate about training the next generation of surgeons and holds several educational roles. He is a clinical and educational supervisor for foundation trainees, SpR's and is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Kings College London. 




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Expert in: General Surgery
22 years of experience
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery , Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery , Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery

Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos is a Consultant General and Bariatric/Metabolic Surgeon, with NHS base at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He also sees patients privately, including at Metabolic & Bariatric Centre, part of London Bridge Hospital.

Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos graduated in 1998 from Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece.

He followed an integrated 6 year residency program in General Surgery with specialist laparoscopic and upper gastrointestinal training at University Hospital of Patras, Greece and at IRCAD (Research Institute for Digestive Cancer) in Strasbourg, France. 

He gained his Certificate of Completion of Training in 2008 (following Board Exams) at University Hospital of Patras in Greece, where he continued his higher specialist training in metabolic and bariatric surgery in the Bariatric & Metabolic Unit at UHP (IFSO--Centre of Excellence).

He followed further specialist training (Fellowship) on Acute Surgery (Emergency General Surgery & Trauma) at King's College Hospital in 2012 where subsequently was appointed as Consultant Surgeon. 

In 2013 he was awarded his PhD with honours in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery and was accredited in 2018 as a metabolic/bariatric surgeon at King's College Hospital in London. 

He has gained his Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2016. 

He holds full membership of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS/BOMSS), the International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). 

Mr Panagiotopoulos specialises in performing advanced laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for all operations (elective and emergencies). His special interests are in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Benign Biliary Disease Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Acute Surgical Conditions.

He is clinical supervisor in Acute Surgery Training (emergency general and major trauma surgery) at King's College Hospital, specializing in high-risk surgical patients.

His personal interests include; sports activities (swimming, tennis & diving), hiking and travelling.

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Expert in: General Surgery
17 years of experience
Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery , Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

Ms Kalpana Devalia is a Consultant Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon at Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, in addition to seeing patients privately, including at The London Bridge Hospital. She specialises in minimally invasive Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery.

Ms Kalpana trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery allowing her to perform procedures such as cholecystectomy, appendicectomy, hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery and bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and complex revisional surgery. She has performed more than 800 laparoscopic obesity operations and she is proud to be one of the few female bariatric surgeons in the UK.

She has had extensive training in UK, India & Belgium. After qualifying she undertook higher surgical training in the Southwest Thames Deanery.

Ms Kalpana also enjoys teaching and is on the faculty for the International Bariatric Symposium at Homerton and the Bariatric Surgery Training Course.

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Expert in: General Surgery
20 years of experience
Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Krishna Moorthy, MS MD FRCS, is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a Senior Lecturer in surgery at Imperial College London. He specialises in upper gastrointestinal surgery and bariatric surgery. Mr Moorthy has extensive experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery for cancers of the stomach and oesophagus, hiatus hernia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and swallowing disorders such as oesophageal achalasia, gall bladder removal, appendectomy, groin and abdominal hernia repairs. He is also an expert in bariatric surgical procedures including laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Mr Moorthy performs single-incision surgery (scarless surgery) and he also uses robotic surgery. Mr Moorthy has performed the first robotic gastric bypass and gastric band in the UK. 

Mr Moorthy has led the development of a novel rehabilitation programme, PREPARE for surgery. which has won numerous awards including the BMJ Surgical team of the year 2017. Mr Moorthy was also a member of the WHO working group for the development of the WHO surgical safety checklist. He is actively involved in research and publishes widely on his field of expertise. 




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Expert in: General Surgery
Recommended by 2 specialists
23 years of experience
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery , Hepatobiliary surgery , Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery + 1 more

Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam is a Consultant specialising in General Surgery with an interest in gastrointestinal surgery and weight loss surgery. He has been working as a Consultant for Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust since 2007, and also currently works at Hammersmith Hospital in London.

He qualified in Medicine in 1991 from the University of Madras in India, before moving to the UK where he undertook his surgical training in the West Midlands at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He worked in the Liver Transplantation unit for a year before completing the intercollegiate speciality examination and being awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST).

Mr Jambulingam is highly experienced in all aspects of bariatric surgery, including insertion of intragastric balloons, gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He has completed a number of bariatric training courses across Europe which has allows him to perfect his surgical skills and deliver his best performance at the Obesity Centre for Research at his current consultant post.

His areas of interest include esophago-gastric surgery covering acid reflux disease, hiatus hernia repair, achalasia cardia and fundoplication, and he regularly performs esophagectomies and gastrectomies for malignant tumours.

He delivers bariatric surgical services at the Obesity Centre for research at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and enters his data regularly on the National Bariatric Surgery registry (NBSR).  He attended bariatric training courses in Hull, Taunton, Bruges in Belgium, UPMC - Pittsburgh and Rotterdam.  He is an experienced bariatric surgeon who performs insertion of intragastric balloons (Obera), Obalon, laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and revisional bariatric surgery.  He was an invited speaker for the Sleeve gastrectomy course at IFSO, Montreal 2014.

His special interest is oesophago-gastric surgery which includes the management of acid reflux disease in the form of laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair, fundoplication, paraoesophageal hernia repair and achalasia cardia.  He has visited the Cancer Institute Hospital and the National Cancer centre in Tokyo and the Division of Thoracic and Foregut surgery at UPMC Pittsburgh on an AUGIS travelling Fellowship.   He performs minimally invasive oesophagectomies (MIO) and gastrectomies for cancers and for excision GIST tumors.Apart from surgery he has an interest in medical education.  He has completed his Post graduate Diploma in Medical Education at University of Cardiff.  He is a  Clinical and Educational supervisor for core and Specialty Trainees in general surgery. He is an examiner for the MBBS exams for UCL medical students.  He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and is an instructor for the Basic Surgical Skills (BSS), Higher Surgical Skills (HSS) and Care of the critically ill surgical patient (CRISP) courses.

He was awarded the prestigious Robert H Sage Award (best HST) 2000 - 2001 by University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust. Selly Oak. and the Glory of India Award 2009 India International Friendship Society

Mr Jambulingam is married with two children and lives at St Albans.  He plays cricket regularly for the South Bedfordshire Doctors Cricket Club and for a local club at St Albans.  He is a keen Golfer and plays 18 holes over the weekends.  He listens to music and is a trained walking leader and continues this in his leisure time.

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Expert in: General Surgery
27 years of experience
Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery , Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

Professor Marcus Reddy attained a BSc(Pharm) in 1989 and received his MBBS from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1992. He became an FRCS(Eng) in 1997 and FRCS(Gen) in 2004. He trained in London and Australia where he gained an in-depth knowledge of GI surgery, liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Professor Reddy is fully accredited on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register for general surgery with a nominated special interest in upper gastrointestinal and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.

Professor Reddy is the clinical lead for General Surgery in St George’s and the Bariatric Surgeon in the department, offering a name of procedures including gastric band, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and endoscopic balloon placement. He developed the South Thames Bariatric Service at the hospital which performs procedures relating to bariatric and benign upper GI conditions. He is also a member of the committee overseeing the National Bariatric Surgery Database, a senior lecturer in surgery at St George’s, University of London and an active member at many prestigious associations.

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Expert in: General Surgery
11 years of experience
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery , Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery , Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

Mr Georgios Vasilikostas is a Consultant General Surgeon based in London. He specialises in Bariatric and Upper GI surgery. Mr Vasilikostas performs operations for weight loss such as intra-gastric ballooning, gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. He also provides a number of treatments for upper GI disease including anti-reflux surgery, hernia repair and oesophagogastrectomy.

Mr Vasilikostas completed his undergraduate training in Brussels at the University of Athens Medical School. He went on to complete a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery. Mr Vasilikostas has an interest in research and he completed a PhD and has published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also performed lectures on the subject of weight loss surgery nationally and internationally.

Mr Vasilikostas has a specialist interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic oesophagogastrectomy and revisional bariatric surgery including duodenal switch and biliopancreatic diversion.



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What is a Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgeon?

Bariatric surgeons specialise in weight loss operations. Several methods are available including a gastric band, the removal of a portion of the stomach and gastric bypass surgery amongst others.

When to see a Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgeon?

If you are overweight or obese despite trying diet and exercise, then weight loss surgery may be required to improve your health. Weight loss is even more crucial if you have complications of obesity such as diabetes or coronary heart disease.

What conditions does a Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgeon treat?

What procedures can you find at a Bariatric clinic?