Consultant Profile

Mr Yashwant Koak

Mr Yashwant Koak MS, FRCS, MBChB, MDCH
Practicing at:
Spire Roding Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Obesity
    • Obesity Surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:
    • Upper gastrointestinal
    • Bariatric (weight loss) & laparoscopic (minimal access) surgery
    • General surgery
    Research interests:

    Barrett’s oesophagus and obesity

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric & General Surgeon, Homerton University Hospital, east London

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • ASGBI – Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
    • AUGIS – Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
    • BMA – British Medical Association
    • BOMSS – British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    020 8709 7878
    Private secretary:
    Mrs Jacqueline Bishop
    Private secretary telephone number:
    07506 456343
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Koak is an experienced Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) & Bariatric (weight loss) surgeon. He qualified from the University of Glasgow with MBChB in 1990, and did his Basic Surgical training at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. 

    After this training period, Mr Koak joined Royal Free Hospital in London to do Master of Surgery at the University of London. His Specialist Registrar training was in the London Deanery. After his CCST, he spent 1 year as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia, learning advanced Upper GI & Bariatric surgery. 

    Mr Koak joined Homerton University Hospital in east London as Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI Surgeon, with the intention of contributing as much as he could to patient care. Homerton's Bariatric Surgical Unit serves the largest number of patients in UK.

    Among Mr Koak's current clinical interests are single-port and minimal-access surgery. 

    The main operations he currently performs are:

    • Bariatric (weight loss surgery) – Single-port and laparposcopic gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy 
    • Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery  –  including single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy, fundoplication, and hiatus hernia repair
    • General Surgery – including single-port laparoscopic hernia repair operations and day case surgery
    Personal profile:

    Currently, I am doing an Executive MBA at the Judge School, University of Cambridge. After qualifying, I will be able to apply this knowledge into the business & management side of health care.

    During my Fellowship in Australia, I developed an interest in th didgeridoo and now I enjoy playing it with my children!

    Outside medicine, my other interest is researching the connection of the Indus Valley civilisation to the myth of Atlantis.

    I also enjoy playing cricket!

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    Mr Yashwant Koak

    Mr Yashwant Koak, Consultant General Surgeon, Spire Roding Hospital, Essex, east London, upper GI, laparoscopic surgery, weight loss surgery, gastric bypass, gastric band.

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