Laparoscopic surgery for obesity- gastric bypass- gastric band - sleeve gastrectomy- gastric balloon - POSE incision-free surgeryGastric and oesophageal cancerNew anti-reflux procedure: LINX®Laparoscopic revisional upper gastro-intestinal surgeryLaparoscopic hernia and hiatus hernia surgery
ObesityUpper Gastro-Intestinal Cancer
Consultant in upper gastro-intestinal and minimally invasive surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Association of Upper GI Surgeons (Council Member)British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (Executive Treasurer and Council Member)Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB and IrelandEuropean Association of Endoscopic SurgeryRoyal College of Surgeons of England College of Surgeons of Hong KongBritish Medical Association
Mr Simon Dexter believes that patient safety and quality of life are key goals amidst the changing face of upper GI surgery. These goals are reflected in his teaching and clinical practice.Mr Dexter has been involved in laparoscopic surgery since its inception in the UK in 1990 and was the UK’s first laparoscopic surgery research fellow. His advanced surgical training took him through Leeds General Infirmary, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tufts Medical Centre, Boston, USA, and the National Cancer Centre Hospital, Tokyo.Mr Dexter specialises in laparoscopic and oesophago-gastric surgery, and he has a particular interest in laparoscopic obesity surgery, both primary and revisional. Mr Dexter brought laparoscopic obesity surgery to Spire Hospital, Leeds in 2005 and has performed over 1000 laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch procedures. He has taught and mentored consultant surgeons across the UK in these techniques and is on the training committee of BOMSS, with responsibility for development of training programmes for UK surgeons. Mr Dexter's complication rate is one of the lowest in the country for bariatric surgery and in 5 years at Spire Leeds he has had no leaks, returns to theatre, conversions to open surgery or mortality. Mr Dexter promotes innovative practice and has pioneered many complex laparoscopic procedures such as:1996 First Laparoscopic Liver Resection in Leeds 2000 First Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass in UK2002 First Laparoscopic Radical Transhiatal Oesophagectomy in UK2003 First Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch / Biliopancreatic diversion in UK 2004 First Laparoscopic Radical (D2) Gastrectomy in UK2007 First Totally Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy in Leeds2008 World’s First Laparoscopic Merendino Operation (Gastro-oesophageal junction resection with jejunal interposition) 2009 First Laparoscopic Gastric Electrical Stimulator (Enterra) in Leeds
Mr Simon Dexter enjoys rock concerts and dad dancing, watching rugby, walking his dogs and nights in with the family, a glass of fine wine and a home cooked meal.
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Russell Robinson - gastric bypass surgeryDavid Learmonth - gastric band surgery
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