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Meet our surgeons

meet our surgeons
meet our surgeons

Weight loss surgery is a specialist field and as such we work with only the finest and most experienced bariatric surgeons operating in the UK and Ireland. 


Among these are Professor Franco Favretti, one of the world's most highly acclaimed and respected obesity surgeons who helped develop the gastric band device as we know it, as well as pioneering the surgical methods now used across the world. Mr Paul Super is one of the most prolific band surgeons having undertaken over 10,000 procedures in his career so far. Mr Jamie Kelly is a pioneer of new bariatric procedures and most recently introduced the non-surgical sleeve known as the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG).

Surgeon Rishi Singhal
Mr Rishi Singhal

Mr Singhal is a Consultant Surgeon in the West Midlands, and is Healthier Weight's Medical Director. He is a specialist in all bariatric procedures and has recently received media attention for operating on a patient with a BMI of 99 (36 stone).

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Surgeon Professor Franco Favretti
Professor Franco Favretti

Considered the father of gastric banding, Professor Favretti helped develop the gastric band and the methods used to implant it. We're privileged that Prof Favretti chooses to work exclusively with Healthier Weight in the UK.

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Surgeon Dr 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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weight loss surgeon Mr Markos Daskalakis
Mr Markos Daskalakis

Mr Daskalakis is a General and Upper GI consultant Surgeon at Heartlands Hospital, part of University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He has received extensive obesity surgery training both in the UK and abroad. He has published widely on this topic receiving more than 1200 citations so far. Operating out of Spire Parkway Hospital, Birmingham he is specially trained in gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery.

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weight loss surgeon Mr 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 the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) and endoscopic gastric bypass revision.

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Surgeon Mr Paul Super
Mr Paul Super

Mr Super is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon, performing over 400 gastric band procedures a year. He has contributed towards the development of gastric band surgical technique. He is one of the most prolific band surgeons in the world with over 10,000 procedures undertaken.

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weight loss surgeon Mr Jeremy Hayden
Mr Jeremy Hayden

Mr Hayden is a talented surgeon who does a full range of upper GI (gastrointestinal) procedures, including hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, oesophageal cancer work, as well as his bariatric (weight loss) surgery case load. He operates out of Leeds where he is a consultant general surgeon for NHS Leeds teaching hospitals. He specialises in gastric band, bypass, sleeve and balloon.

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Surgeon Mr Samir Mehta
Mr Samir Mehta

Mr Mehta is a leading Upper GI and Bariatric surgeon. He is a consultant surgeon in who trained and qualified in Oxford and now operates out of Leeds. He is a member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS) and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds University. He specialises in gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric balloon and the gastric bypass weight loss procedures.

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weight loss surgeon Dr Theo Ngatchu
Dr Theo Ngatchu

Dr Ngatchu is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with over 20 years experience. He trained at the oldest medical school in the world, The University of Padua in Italy. He 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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Surgeon Mr Douglas Whitelaw
Mr Douglas Whitelaw

Mr Whitelaw is a highly experienced Laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) and Weight Loss Surgeon. He is working as a Consultant General Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, where he specialises in laparoscopic gallbladder, hernia and weight loss surgery. He specialises in gastric band, gastric balloon, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures for Healthier Weight.

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weight loss surgeon Mr Hasan Kasem
Mr Hasan Kasem

Mr Kasem first qualified in medicine in 1991. As such he is one of the most experienced surgeons within our group. Mr Kasem has introduced, developed and run the bariatric practice in Lanarkshire, Scotland since his appointment in 2004. He has chosen to specialise in weight loss surgery, where his main expertise is in the laparoscopic gastric band and gastric balloon.

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Surgeon Mr 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 and Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital. He has a keen interest in developing enhanced recovery programs post Upper GI Surgery and studying the effects of bariatric surgery on the metabolic syndrome.

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weight loss surgeon Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam
Mr Jambulingam

Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon with a special interest in Upper GI / laparoscopic & weight loss surgery. He is the Clinical Director for Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust. He specialises in the gastric band, sleeve, bypass and balloon procedures.

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weight loss surgeon Mr John Loy
Mr John Loy

Mr Loy is a renowned surgeon specialising in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery. He carried out his laparoscopic bariatric training in Bristol, Gloucester, Truro and Taunton as a specialist registrar. He is based in Homerton University Hospital, London and specialises in the gastric band, sleeve, and bypass procedures.

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weight loss surgeon Mr Manel Riera
Mr Manel Riera

Mr Riera is an experienced Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, who specialises in gastric band, sleeve, bypass and balloon procedures. He worked as a Consultant at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, a Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery. He holds clinics at Nuffield Health Wolverhampton and Nuffield Health in Shrewsbury.

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Surgeon Mr Michael Nutt
Mr Michael Nutt

Mr Nutt has been a Consultant General Surgeon for 12 years and has a special interest in "key hole" (laparoscopic) surgery. He has a large NHS practise or the assessment of patients for weight loss surgery. He specialises in gastric band surgery and has the largest experience in the South Wales region of gastric balloons in the treatment of obesity.

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Mr Simon Monkhouse
Mr Simon Monkhouse

Simon Monkhouse is an award winning Consultant Upper GI and Weight Loss Surgeon practicing in the South-East of England. He studied at the University of Cambridge achieving the top 1st in his year. He has performed over 200 cases at Spire Gatwick in Horley since his appointment in 2014. He specialises in the gastric band and sleeve procedures.

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Surgeon Mr Samer Humadi
Mr Samer Humadi

The highly experienced Mr Humadi joins the team at Spire Thames Valley Hospital in Buckinghamshire. He has been a Consultant Surgeon in the Department of Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust since May 2010. He has a particuler interest in weight loss surgery and specialises in the gastric band, sleeve and bypass procedures.

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Prof Siba Senapati
Prof Siba Senapati

Professor Senapati joins the Healthier Weight team in the North West of England. A highly experienced upper GI and bariatric surgeon, Prof Senapati has performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures in over a decade.

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Dr Sassoon Levi
Dr Sassoon Levi

Dr Sassoon Levi is an experienced gastroenterologist who joins the Healthier Weight team this year to specialise in gastric balloons. Dr Levi first qualified in medicine in 1984 and is now Endoscopy Advisor to the Spire Group Clinical Director.

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weight loss surgeon Majid Ali
Prof. Majid Ali

Prof. Majid Ali is an experienced General and Upper GI laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeon with special interest in the surgical treatment of severe and complicated obesity.

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Surgeon Mrs CC Kat
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. 

weight loss surgeon Mr Gareth Hewitt
Mr Gareth Hewitt

Mr Hewitt is a Consultant General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon who has worked at the Hillsborough Clinic since it opened in 2002. His Main interests lie with upper/lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and he is a specialist in the insertion of both the 6 and 12 Month Orbera Gastric Balloon.

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Mr 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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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for each individual. As such, Healthier Weight cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.