Consultant Profile

Mr Shaw Somers

Mr Shaw Somers BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, MD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Obesity Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Weight loss surgery, revision (re-do) bariatric surgery, complex bariatric surgery

Research interests:

Improving safety of bariatric surgery, effect of gastric banding on obesity co-morbidity (HERO study), long term follow-up for gastric bypass patients

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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

British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (council member)

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Jo Beach
Private secretary telephone number:
01243 371495
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Shaw Somers is a senior UK surgeon specialising in upper gastrointestinal problems.

His postgraduate training was undertaken in the famous academic surgical units of Leeds, Cambridge, Bristol and St Mary's in London.

He has worked as Professor of Surgery in Hong Kong and consultant senior lecturer in Leeds. Over the last 16 years he has developed a unique experience of complex upper gastrointestinal surgery, with an emphasis on keyhole bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He has performed over 3000 bariatric and complex upper gastrointestinal procedures, with exemplary safety and results.

Mr Somers is a preferred specialist opinion for bariatric medico-legal cases and sits on the council for the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society.

Mr Somers has also developed a career in TV and media, promoting healthy eating and championing the use of effective therapies to combat severe obesity. He can be seen on Channel 4's Food Hospital and Embarrassing Bodies, as well as the Discovery Channel's Fat Doctor series.

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Mr Shaw Somers

Mr Shaw Somers General surgery Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

Mr Somers on TV's Embarrassing Bodies

Mr Shaw Somers answers weight loss surgery questions


Click on the image above to view Mr Shaw Somers answering weight loss surgery questions.

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