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Meet the Healthier Weight Team

Meet the Healthier Weight Team

Meet the team
Healthier Weight is exclusively devoted to the management of overweight and obese patients. Weight loss is all we do which means each member of our staff is part of our weight loss specialist team and specifically trained to help you in your weight loss journey. As a result you can expect to receive a professional, quality service from the moment you make an enquiry.

Patient Care Co-ordinators

When you make an enquiry to us online or by telephone, our friendly, knowledgeable team will be your first contact. They'll discuss your needs openly and in complete confidence, explain the options available to you and advise the best procedure for you.


Our Surgeons

Weight loss surgery is a specialist field and as such we work with only the finest, most experienced bariatric surgeons including Professor Franco Favretti, one of the world's most highly acclaimed and respected obesity surgeons.


Nursing Team / Specialists

Our highly experienced team of bariatric nurses and professionals will offer medical and nutritional support following your procedure. All of our team are permanent employees with access to your full medical records. We do not use agency or bank staff.

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Team member      
Locations
Matt Matt (New Patient Manager)
I joined Healthier Weight in 2013. I am responsible for ensuring you receive the best information about the procedures you're interested in and my team have experience of helping thousands of patients. Each weight loss journey starts with having the confidence to speak to a member of our team, it’s a big step and we understand it can be daunting! We take the time to listen and tailor our advice specifically to you. 

Birmingham Head Office

Cheryl Cheryl  
I have worked in client services for most of my working life and, for the past fifteen years, have specialised in the areas of cosmetic and obesity surgery. I joined Healthier Weight in 2007 and have had the pleasure of supporting many hundreds of patients through their weight loss journey.
Birmingham Head Office
Cavell Cavell  
I joined Healthier Weight in 2014 and have over ten years experience of working as a patient care coordinator. I have helped many to take the brave decision to have a weight loss procedure and understand that it can be an unnerving time. It is important to me that you are treated with compassion and understanding and that your journey with Healthier Weight is smooth, professional and informed.
Birmingham Head Office
Roz Roz  
I joined Healthier Weight in 2011 after many years of client service roles in private healthcare. It's important that my patients receive an exceptional level of care and I will do my best to put you at ease and create a seamless experience during this time of change in your life.I take great pride in the incredible life changing benefits of weight loss surgery and enjoy seeing people embark on things they never thought possible.
Birmingham Head Office
Vicki Vicki  
I joined the Healthier Weight team in January 2015. I love all aspects of my job but I especially like supporting my patients and hearing all about their success after surgery. It's so rewarding when a procedure has changed someone’s life for the better and you have been a small part of their journey. 
Birmingham Head Office
Hayley Hayley 
I joined Healthier Weight as a Patient Care Coordinator in 2014 and find it very rewarding to be able to advise and guide patients on their weight loss journey.I am passionate about health and wellbeing and work with patients to support them on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle and empower them to achieve their goals.  
Birmingham Head Office
Sandee Sandee
I joined the Healthier Weight team in 2016, having always had an interest in nutrition and fitness. I'm really enjoying helping people change their lives for the better. I understand that the thought of weight loss surgery can be daunting but I’m here to help every step of the way and am dedicated to guiding my patients on a successful journey that will see them achieve their goals.      
Birmingham Head Office
Gail Gail
I am a Patient care co-ordinator and I joined our team in 2016. I liaise between patients and our healthcare system providing only the best of care to the highest of standards. I have many years of experience, in both cosmetic and bariatrics. However I felt the need to specialize in Weight Loss Surgery, in my opinion the most empowering, rewarding surgery of all. I look forward to working with you, to accomplish your goals.
Birmingham Head Office
Team member 
Locations
Rishi Singhal Mr Rishi Singhal  
Mr Singhal is a Consultant Surgeon in the West Midlands, operating out of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham. He performs general upper GI and bariatric surgical procedures including gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy.
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Birmingham Spire
Franco Favretti Professor Franco Favretti
Considered the father of gastric banding, Professor Favretti worked with the inventor of the device Dr Kuzmak to implant the first ever LAP-Band in 1993. We're privileged that Prof Favretti chooses to work exclusively with Healthier Weight in the UK.
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London Riverside

Gianni Segato Dr Gianni Segato  
Mr Segato works closely with Professor Favretti, both graduating from the prestigious University of Padua in Italy. He helped develop and standardize the gastric band surgical operation, a technique used worldwide by surgeons today.
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London Riverside
Alan Li Mr Alan Li  
With over 20 years performing obesity surgery, Mr Li is a highly experienced surgeon that specialises in gastric banding, gastric balloongastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.
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Manchester Spire
 
Manchester Pines
Jamie Kelly Mr Jamie Kelly  
Mr Kelly has extensive obesity surgery training both in the UK and abroad. He is a well known and respected bariatric surgeon who is a pioneer of new endoluminal (non surgical) weight loss procedures such as POSE and Endobarrier.
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Southampton Nuffield
Paul Super Mr Paul Super  
Mr Super has trained across Europe and is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon, having performed thousands of gastric band procedures.
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Birmingham Spire
Jeremy Hayden Mr Jeremy Hayden  
Mr Hayden operates out of Leeds where he is a consultant general surgeon for NHS Leeds teaching hospitals. He specialises in gastric band, bypass, and sleeve.
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Leeds Spire
Samir Mehta Mr Samir Mehta  
Mr Mehta is a consultant surgeon who trained and qualified in Oxford and now operates out of Leeds.
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Leeds Spire
Theo Ngatchu Dr Theo Ngatchu  
Dr Ngatchu operates out of Spire Hospital in Birmingham and specialises in the implantation of the gastric balloon device. He is a Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist at Heart of England NHS Trust.
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Birmingham Spire
Douglas Whitelaw Mr Douglas Whitelaw  
Mr Whitelaw is a Consultant General Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, where he specialises in laparoscopic gallbladder, hernia and weight loss surgery.
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Watford
Ash Mosahebi Mr Hasan Kasem  
Mr Kasem has introduced, developed and run the bariatric practice in Lanarkshire, Scotland since his appointment in 2004. His main expertise is in the laparoscopic gastric band and gastric balloon.
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Glasgow
Ahmed Hamouda Mr Ahmed Hamouda  
Mr Hamouda is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon, performing gastric band and gastric balloon procedures for Healthier Weight at the BMI Somerfield Hospital, Maidstone.
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Maidstone
Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam  
Mr Jambulingam is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon who trained at hospitals in the West Midlands. Currently he is the Consultant General Surgeon at Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust.
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Watford
Mr John Loy Mr John Loy   
Mr Loy is a renowned bariatric surgeon who holds consultations at Bristol and Liverpool Harley Medical clinics on behalf of Healthier Weight. Currently he is the Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon at Royal Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.
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Bristol
Liverpool
Shrewsbury
Mr Manel Riera Mr Manel Riera  
Mr Riera is an experienced Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, performing gastric band, sleeve, bypass and balloon. He holds clinics at Bristol, Liverpool and Nuffield Health in Shrewsbury.
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Bristol
Liverpool
Shrewsbury
Mr James Smellie Mr James Smellie  
Mr Smellie is a highly qualified and experienced surgeon based in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
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Chelsea and Westminster
Mr James Smellie Mr Michael Nutt
Mr Nutt has been a Consultant General Surgeon for 12 years and has a special interest in "key hole" (laparoscopic) surgery..
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St Joseph's, Newport
Ash Mosahebi Mrs CC Kat   
Mrs Kat is a leading Midlands Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon specialising in excess skin removal and body contouring after weight loss.
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Birmingham
Simon Monkhouse Mr Simon Monkhouse 
Mr Monkhouse is a new surgeon at Healthier Weight. Having studied at Cambridge University, he is now Consultant Upper GI specialist at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital.
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Spire Gatwick
Ash Mosahebi Mr Ash Mosahebi  
Mr Mosahebi is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Head of Department at the Spire Bushey Hospital, Watford, who specialises in excess skin removal and body contouring after weight loss.
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Watford
Team member 
Locations
Sally Hughes Sally Hughes
Sally has over 10 years experience caring for patients post-surgery, specialising in bariatric and cosmetic surgery aftercare. For the last 8 years, Sally has worked in the private sector as a lead bariatric nurse and enjoys helping patients through their weight loss journey. 

Birmingham

London

Jo Whitehouse Jo Whitehouse  
Jo has gained almost 20 years experience in caring for surgical patients within a wide range of specialities both in the private and National Health sectors. At Healthier Weight Jo specialises in the pre and post-op management of our patients as well as running band adjustment clinics. 
Birmingham

London
Sam Dickson Sam Dickson  
Mrs Dickson qualified as a nurse in 2001 and joined Healthier Weight in 2015. She specialises in weight loss surgery and is highly experienced in providing pre and post-operative care for patients undergoing weight loss surgery.
Belfast

Manchester
Yasmin Sarfraz Yasmin Sarfraz  
Throughout her nursing career, Yasmin has gained experience in many areas of speciality, including intensive care, cardiac medicine and military trauma. Now as a specialist bariatric nurse she joins the clinical team in providing expert assessments, aftercare and support to our patients.
Birmingham

Claire Parkes Claire Parkes  
Claire is a psychologist who has worked in the NHS for the last 8 years in a specialised weight management service. Over the last year she has taken her expertise and insight into the private sector supporting patient’s pre and post operatively. One to one sessions (in person or over the internet) or via groups (Birmingham and Warwick) are available.
Birmingham
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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for each individual. As such, Healthier Weight cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.