Consultant Profile

Mr Pratik Sufi

Mr Pratik Sufi MASMBS, Lap Chirurgie, MS, FRCS, MBBS
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Obesity Surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:

    Bariatric, Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic.

    Research interests:
    • Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal
    • Investigation of vitamin deficiency and their association to hyperhomocysteinaemia following surgical weight loss.
    • Assess aerobic fitness and cardiac function with data from CPEX (VO2 max) and Echo from notes.
    • Effect of surgical weight loss on obesity associated co-morbities, especially type 2 diabetes
    • Effect of severe reduction in caloric intake versus surgical weight loss on systemic markers of insulin resistance, inflammation and adipokines
    • Effect of surgical weight loss on satiety inducing gut peptides (eg GLP-1 and PYY)
    • Comparison of ADMA/DDAH pathway in visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue
    • Effect of diet on liver volume  
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant General and Bariatric Surgeon Whittington Hospital NHS Trust.

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Member of standards sub-committee of BOMSS (British Obesity & Metabolic Surgical Society)
    IFSO (International Federation for Surgical Treatment of Obesity)
    AUGIS (Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland)
    EATS (European Association of Transluminal Surgery)
    ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    020 8901 5505
    Private secretary:
    Marie Keane
    Private secretary telephone number:
    020 8901 0312
    Private secretary fax:
    020 8901 5552
    Private secretary email address:
    Wednesday afternoons or Monday and Friday afternoons by arrangement through the hospital.
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Pratik Sufi is the lead surgeon of the Bariatric and Benign Upper GI Service at the Whittington Hospital (NHS) and Spire Bushey Hospital

    Mr Sufi specialises in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, diabetes, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, hiatus hernia, oesophageal dysmotility and strictures. He is an expert endoscopist, laparoscopic and general surgeon with wide experience in treating various conditions like gallstones, hernia, acute appendicitis, perforated peptic ulcers, intra-abdominal adhesions etc using minimally invasive techniques (keyhole surgery).

    At Spire Bushey Hospital, Mr Sufi offers weight loss patients a range of procedures such as gastric balloon, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. He is one of only a few surgeons in the UK carrying out the new procedure LINX at Spire Bushey Hospital. The LINX® System is a small, flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores that helps create a barrier to the reflux of acid and bile.

    Personal profile:

    Mr Sufi is involved with various charities in the UK and abroad.

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    Mr Pratik Sufi

    Mr Pratik Sufi General surgery & Weight loss surgery (Obesity) Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

    LINX system treatment for acid reflux with Mr Pratik Sufi

    Mr Sufi is now offering the LINX system treatment for acid reflux.

    Click to find out more about LINX.

    Mr Sufi discusses the benefits of weight loss surgery and the increase in people with diabetes

    Click here to read the story in The Telegraph

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