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.