Weight Loss Surgeons.
A highly experienced and dedicated team of bariatric surgeons regularly perform weight loss surgery.
They are supported by a team of qualified health care professionals to attend to the various needs of everyone who has had weight loss operations. Our weight loss surgeons have carried out thousands of successful gastric bypass and lap band operations on patients from all over the world. Over fifty of these patients had previously undergone traditional stomach stapling elsewhere which had failed.
Mr Stephen Pollard FRCS (gastric bypass surgery)
Mr Pollard trained in London and Cambridge, and also in the USA. In 1994 he and his surgical team went to Richmond, Virginia to learn the surgical technique of the gastric bypass procedure and to familiarise themselves with the special needs of this group of patients - including their assessment and after-care as well as the operation itself.
Mr Pollard operates exclusively on patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. As well as running the most active obesity surgery programme in the UK, he is also Director of Liver and Intestinal Transplantation in Leeds, and runs one of the largest and most successful intestinal transplant units in Europe.
Mr Pollard sees everyone who is referred to him for the gastric bypass procedure personally, and discusses with them whether or not the weight loss surgery is suitable in their individual case. He is personally present at all the gastric bypass operations that are carried out, and reviews patients' progress in the clinic after the operation. Although often accompanied by other members of the team, the review of patients' post-operatively is not delegated to trainees.
To book your consultation with Mr Pollard, call us now on 0844 335 6126.
Mr Basil Ammori FRCS (lap band and lap bypass surgery)
Mr. Basil Ammori is a Consultant General Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK. He completed medical training both in Baghdad and Leeds and the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in General Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons of England; 2000.
Mr. Ammori has successfully performed over 400 laparoscopic bariatric procedures including gastric banding and gastric bypass (figures at October 2007) with no conversions to open surgery. He was granted a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000, and hs published over one hundred papers in peer-reviewed medical
Mr. Ammori has a special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery (keyhole), bariatric surgery (morbid obesity), and surgery of the gallbladder, bile duct, liver, pancreas and stomach.
To book your consultation with Mr Ammori call us now on 0844 335 6126.
Mr Robert Stuart FRCS (Lap bypass and lap band surgery)
Mr Robert Stuart graduated in 1982, trained in UK, Ireland and Hong Kong, before being appointed in 1995 to his current post as Senior Lecturer & Consultant Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He received his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1987 and his MD by thesis in 1992. In 1995 he gained his certificate of completion of surgical training (CCST) and is on the Specialist Register of General Surgeons. With a clinical interest in diseases of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract he specialises in minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques and has been performing surgery for morbid obesity for over 10 years. Currently he performs both laparoscopic banding and laparoscopic stapling and bypass for morbid obesity. Mr Stuart is a member of BOSS and is a trainer on the EAES bariatric surgery skills course at the Cuschieri Skills centre in Dundee. Mr Stuart represents Landauer in Glasgow.
To book your consultation with Mr Stuart call us now on 0844 335 6126.
Michael Rhodes FRCS
Michael Rhodes has been a consultant surgeon since 1995 and has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery.
After completing medical school in Oxford and Cambridge, he completed his surgical training in Newcastle, Cardiff and Bristol. In addition he spent time in Germany, America and also worked for a year in Australia, where he was a fellow in laparoscopic surgery.
Mr Rhodes is a fully trained surgical gastroenterologist, he covers procedures on a routine basis such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP with a broad ranging interest in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and specialising in both endoscopy and laparoscopic procedures.
To book your consultation with Mr Rhodes call us now on 0844 335 6126.
General anaesthesia in overweight patients can be a concern and all patients are anaesthetised by one our Consultant Anaesthetists with particular expertise in this area. These consultants also supervise patients' pain relief after the procedure has taken place. The group has an excellent track record in safe anaesthesia in this potentially high-risk group of patients.