Weight loss surgery in Birmingham

From your consultation to surgery and every aftercare appointment, you can access our services at a location local to you

The home of Healthier Weight

In 2003 we had one clinic in the Edgbaston medical district of Birmingham. We have since added clinics all over the country and now see patients in London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Southampton, Maidstone, Nottingham and elsewhere. Our network continues to grow but Birmingham is still our home and base of operations, and for good reason. Birmingham is a world leader in the advancement of medical science so we are situated in an ideal location to work in hospitals and with specialists who lead the way in bariatric surgery and the latest weight loss developments and techniques.

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    Procedures available in Birmingham

    Below you can find the procedures that are available in the Birmingham area, as well as a brief overview of what each of them entail.

    Gastric Band

    The gastric band is the safest weight loss procedure, and for many it’s also the best. With a track record stretching back 25 years, it’s proven to be safe and effective. Our team has done over 20,000 band procedures and it’s an option everyone contemplating weight loss surgery should consider.

    Gastric Sleeve

    The Gastric sleeve (also known as the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) is the world’s fastest growing weight loss procedure. It has grown rapidly in popularity in recent years and now accounts for more procedures in the NHS than the gastric band or gastric bypass.

    Gastric Bypass

    The gastric bypass is a long established weight loss procedure. Over 30 years it has proven to be safe and effective, delivering both excellent weight loss outcomes and significant health benefits. For people experiencing weight related health problems, the bypass is usually the best procedure.


    Healthier Weight were the first to perform the latest in weight loss techniques, the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty also known as the non-surgical sleeve. The ESG involves suturing the stomach from the inside to significantly reduce its capacity by up to 80%.

    "My procedure has given me hope for the future"

    Walsall resident Georgina’s eyesight was at risk due to a neurological condition that affects overweight women. After a gastric bypass at Birmingham Spire she has lost over 5 stones and her condition is now in remission.

    Weight loss consultants in Birmingham


    Mr Rishi Singhal

    qualifications: MBBS, MRCS, FRCS, MD

    Mr Singhal, Medical Director at Healthier Weight, is also a Consultant Surgeon in the West Midlands, operating out of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham. He performs various laparoscopic and open general upper GI and bariatric surgical procedures including gastric banding, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and anti-reflux surgery. He has a particular interest in revisional bariatric surgery.

    Services and procedures offered

    Gastric bandGastric bypassGastric sleeveRevision surgery

    Mr Singhal’s professional medical history

    • Graduated in 1999
    • Completed his CCT in General Surgery
    • Undertook a national fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, one of the premier bariatric centres in the UK
    • Experienced in benign Upper GI Surgery, Bariatric surgery and resectional surgery for oesophago-gastric cancers
    • Published over 50 manuscripts and co-authored several book chapters. Invited as a faculty member to numerous international bariatric conferences. View publications
    • Awarded numerous international and national prizes for clinical research
    • Principal investigator for a randomised control trial comparing medical therapy vs bariatric surgery in patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. The outcome from this trial is expected to determine the best treatment for these patients
    • Principal Investigator for the By band Sleeve trial at HEFT, an NIHR funded portfolio study that compares the outcomes between the 3 commonly performed bariatric procedures. It is the largest trial on bariatric surgery in the world
    • Leading an observational study looking into the impact of bariatric surgery on reduction of malignant transformation in obese patients with endometrial hyperplasia.
    • Has ongoing research interests in the metabolic effects of bariatric surgery on patients with diabetes
    Best gastric sleeve surgeons

    Mr Markos Daskalakis

    qualifications: MD, PhD, FRCS

    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 bypass and gastric sleeve surgery.

    Services and procedures offered

    Gastric bandGastric bypassGastric sleeve

    Timeline and qualifications

    • MD, PhD in medicine.
    • Became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2016.
    • Trained in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery in the surgical department of the Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen Frankfurt, Germany; Centre of Excellence for bariatric surgery under Prof. R. Weiner.
    • He developed skills in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery as senior Clinical Fellow in the Upper GI Unit at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.
    • He has published pioneer research regarding action mechanisms of Sleeve gastrectomy.
    • His main interests include laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hiatal (anti-reflux) surgery, laparoscopic groin hernia repair and bariatric surgery.
    Mr Paul Super

    Mr Paul Super

    qualifications: MB, BS, FRCS

    Mr Super is a highly experienced surgeon, performing over 400 laparoscopic gastric band operations each year. He is one of the most prolific band surgeons in the world with over 10,000 procedures undertaken.

    Services and procedures offered

    Gastric band

    Timeline and qualifications

    • Senior Upper GI surgeon at Birmingham Heartlands & Solihull NHS Trust
    • Honorary Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospitals Trust
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
    • British Obesity Surgical Society
    • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
    Dr Theo Ngatchu

    Dr Theo Ngatchu

    qualifications: MD, MRCP

    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.

    Services and procedures offered

    Gastric balloon

    Dr Ngatchu’s professional medical history

    • Graduated in 1989 from the University of Padua – Italy
    • Underwent postgraduate training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Padua
    • Further training including Therapeutic Endoscopy was undertaken at various London Teaching Hospitals including Royal Free Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospitals

    "I am in my family now, whereas I was just on the sidelines before"

    Just 1 year after her gastric sleeve surgery, Sarah has lost 7 stone. “Now, after dinner we’ll walk up the park as a family. I fit in a swing! We have races to see who can go the fastest. I am in my family now, whereas I was just on the sidelines before.”

    Meet your Birmingham aftercare team


    Jo Whitehouse

    Specialist Bariatric Nurse

    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.

    Yasmin Sarfraz

    Specialist Bariatric Nurse

    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.

    Our locations in Birmingham

    Priory Hospital in Birmingham

    BMI Priory Hospital

    priory road, edgbaston b5 7UG

    Just over a mile away from Birmingham city centre and with easy access to the Midlands motorway network, The Priory Hospital in Edgbaston offers a convenient location with on-site parking spaces. The hospital has first class medical facilities and ensures a very high standard of care for Healthier Weight patients.

    Parking: FREE on site

    Directions: Click here

    Spire Hospital in Solihull

    Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull

    1A Damson Parkway, Solihull, B91 2PP

    Weight loss surgery and FREE consultations are undertaken in the Midlands at The Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, a few miles south of Birmingham city centre and with easy access to the Midlands motorway network of M42, M6, M40 and M5. Free parking is available for patients and visitors. 

    Parking: FREE on site

    Directions: Click here

    Consulting Rooms in Birmingham

    Consulting Rooms Birmingham, Edgbaston

    38 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3HE

    Aftercare appointments, including band adjustments, can be carried out at Consulting Rooms Birmingham on Harborne Road in Edgbaston – the middle of Birmingham’s medical district and a short walk from Healthier Weight’s head office.

    Parking: FREE on site

    Directions: Click here

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