Mr Khwaja now runs an out-patient service at Spire Bushey Hospital in Hertfordshire, North London, for national and international patients.
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon Mr Haris Khwaja has dedicated his professional career to the management of benign upper GI conditions and surgery (gallbladder disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux, splenic pathology, achalasia), complex abdominal wall hernia surgery and the endoscopic and surgical treatment of morbid obesity. He has been performing bariatric surgery since 2008 having received extensive training in bariatric surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, fellowship training at the world famous Bariatric and Metabolic Institute Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, and Phoenix Health in Liverpool which is considered the leading British centre for bariatric surgery. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of emergency abdominal surgery including the acute management of upper and lower gastrointestinal disease.
Mr Khwaja was appointed Consultant Bariatric Surgeon in 2012 at the Phoenix Health Bariatric Surgery Supercentres at University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, and the Countess of Chester Hospital. Mr Khwaja has performed over 400 bariatric operations to date including laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and revisional bariatric surgeries with excellent results. He also performs intra-gastric balloon insertions under sedation and general anaesthetic.
Mr Khwaja qualified from the Royal Free Medical School in Hampstead at University of London in 1997. Whilst at medical school he gained 21 prizes, five medals and four distinctions, and was Proxime Accessit to the 1997 University of London Medal. After surgical house jobs at the Royal Free Hospital he undertook basic surgical training at University College Hospital, London, and then the Oxford Basic Surgical Training Programme (John Radcliffe, Churchill, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Gloucester Royal Hospitals). In 2001 Mr Khwaja undertook a three-year PhD (DPhil) in clinical medicine at Christchurch College, University of Oxford and the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, where he researched genetic risk factors for athero-thrombotic disease. He was also appointed Honorary Vascular Surgery Registrar and Clinical Teacher in Surgery in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Mr Khwaja undertook six years of higher surgical training in Northwest Thames having trained extensively in general/upper GI and bariatric surgery at Chelsea and Westminster, Charing Cross, Royal Marsden, Bedford, Luton and Hillingdon Hospitals. Following this he undertook fellowship training in advanced laparoscopy/bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Phoenix Health in Liverpool, and was appointed Consultant Upper GI/Bariatric Surgeon at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral and University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, in 2012.