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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.

        
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
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

Birmingham Priory

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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Wolverhampton  
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 Nuffield Health Wolverhampton and Nuffield Health in Shrewsbury.
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Wolverhampton
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 Priory
Samer Humadi Mr Samer Humadi 
The highly experienced Mr Humadi joins the team at Spire Thames Valley Hospital in Buckinghamshire .
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Spire Thames Valley
Simon Monkhouse Mr Simon Monkhouse   
Mr Monkhouse is well known in the field of weight loss surgery. He has performed over 200 cases at Spire Gatwick in Horley since his appointment in 2014.
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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
Yasmin Sarfraz Yasmin Sarfraz
Yasmin joined Healthier Weight in 2011 having qualified in 2010. Yasmin qualified at Birmingham City University gaining distinction in the Adult Nursing Diploma.

Throughout her nursing career, Yasmin has gained experience in many areas of speciality, including intensive care, cardiac medicine and military trauma. Yasmin has been specialising in bariatric surgery since 2011.

Birmingham

Sam Dickson Sam Dickinson
Sam joined Healthier Weight in 2015 having qualified in 2001. Sam qualified at Queens University Belfast.

Throughout her nursing career Sam has gained experience in female surgery, hospice care, haematology and neurosurgery. Sam has been specialising in bariatric surgery since 2009.
Belfast

Manchester
Jo Whitehouse Jo Whitehouse
Jo joined Healthier Weight in 2014 having qualified in 1996 at the University of Wolverhampton gaining a Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies..

Jo has gained almost 21 years’ experience in caring for surgical patients within a wide range of specialities both in the private and National Health sectors. Jo has been specialising in bariatric surgery since 2011.
Birmingham

London
Linsey Wilson
Linsey joined Healthier Weight in 2015 having qualified in 2008 at University of Wales gaining a Bachelor of Nursing.

Linsey has worked in a variety of settings within medical, surgical and urology environments. Linsey has been specialising in bariatric nursing since 2013.

Cardiff

Sally Hughes Sally Hughes
Sally joined Healthier Weight in 2015 having qualified in 2005 at Birmingham City University gaining a Diploma in Higher Education in Adult Nursing.

Sally has experience caring for patients in a variety of settings including orthopaedics, accident & emergency and urology. Sally has been specialising in bariatric surgery since 2013.

Birmingham

London

Maxine Rooney
Maxine joined Healthier Weight in 2016 having qualified in 2006 at University of Huddersfield gaining a Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing Studies.

Maxine has worked in a variety of specialities and has extensive experience within the post anaesthetic area. Maxine has been specialising as a bariatric nurse within the NHS and private sectors since 2011.

Leeds

Manchester

Carla Rogers
Carla originally joined Healthier Weight in 2010 having qualified in 1999 at Edgehill University gaining a Diploma in Higher Education in Adult Nursing. Carla left Healthier Weight in 2012 but re-joined the company in 2017.

Carla has worked in a variety of settings including gynaecology, orthopaedics and the A&E department in Saudi Arabia.

Manchester

Claire Wilson
Claire joined Healthier Weight in 2017 having qualified in 2001 at Salford University gaining a Degree in Adult Nursing qualification.

Claire has been specialising within the Accident and Emergency sector as a Senior Sister for 14 years and more recently as a telephone triage nurse with the GP out of hours service covering Rochdale, Bury and Bolton and NHS 111 as a senior clinician.
 
Leianne Miller

Leianne joined Healthier Weight in 2017 having qualified in 2011 at the University of Nottingham, gaining a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing.

Leianne has worked within the NHS in acute medicine and theatres. Before qualifying as a nurse Leianne worked as a nursery nurse throughout the UK and Europe. Leianne has been specialising in bariatric nursing since 2014.

Leeds

Jane O'Brien

Jane joined Healthier Weight in 2017 having qualified in 2006 at the University of Huddersfield, gaining a Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing.

After qualifying as a nurse Jane worked in Australia within a variety of settings including urology, ENT and dementia. More recently Jane has qualified as an independent nurse prescriber and has an interest in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Jane has been specialising in bariatric nursing since 2010.

Manchester

Lyndsay Westall

Lyndsay joined Healthier Weight in 2016 having qualified at Northumbria University gaining an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nursing.

Lyndsay has been specialising in bariatric nursing since 2006. Since qualifying Lyndsay has worked in a variety of hospital settings including upper gastro-intestinal, intensive care and cosmetic surgery.

Southampton

Van Patel - Specialist Bariatric Dietician

Van joined Healthier Weight in 2016 having qualified in 1992 at the University of North London gaining a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition with Biology.

Van has gained experience in a variety of hospital settings in London, Birmingham and Derby. Van has been specialising in bariatric care since 2012 and is trained to adjust gastric bands and has a diploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming.
 
Claire Parkes Dr. Claire Parkes - Psychologist

Claire is a psychologist who has worked in the NHS for the last 8 years in a specialised weight management service. Over the last few years she has taken her expertise and insight into the private sector supporting patients pre and post operatively.
 
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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.