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Meet the weight loss team

Our bariatric team carries out around a 15-20 weight loss procedures every week. It is the UK’s second largest team for bariatric surgery.

Our five weight loss consultants are:

Mr Ahmed R Ahmed is our lead weight loss surgeon, Mr Ahmed has carried out more than 5,000 procedures, including more than 3,500 gastric bypasses. He receives referrals from all over the UK and abroad and is a world expert in complex revisional surgery.

Mr Sherif Hakky specialises in all conditions involving the oesophagus and stomach. He regularly undertakes surgery for cancers and all weight loss procedures including complex revision surgery. He has performed over 3000 laparoscopic (keyhole operations). His interests are in patient safety and quality improvement in surgery.

Mr Krishna Moorthy has extensive experience in advanced keyhole surgery and completed a fellowship in one of the most prestigious bariatric surgery units in Europe – Brussels’ St Pierre University Hospital.

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha has carried out more than 500 weight loss procedures, including over 200 gastric bypasses. He has carried out hundreds of other keyhole surgeries and is closely involved in our trauma surgery services.

Imperial, Hammersmith Hospital, 13-07-2016.

Dr Harvinder Chahal is the leading expert in medical care leading up to and after weight loss surgery, with a special interest in diabetes and high blood pressure.

An expert support team

Our surgical team is supported by:

  • specialist weight loss nurses, who will provide advice, support and information
  • an obesity physician, who will ensure you are fit for surgery and that risks are reduced
  • a specialist anaesthetist / peri-operative physician, who will assess you before surgery and monitor you during the operation to ensure you are receiving the correct levels of anaesthesia
  • specialist dieticians, who will prepare you for surgery and explain how your eating habits will, and should, change after surgery
  • psychiatrists and psychologists with expertise in obesity. They will assess if there are psychological issues that would prevent the surgery from being a success and explain the impact of surgery on your eating habits
  • a GP specialist

Patients can also arrange to have access to personal trainers and physiotherapists.

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