Mr Yashwant Koak

Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric & General Surgeon

MS, FRCS, MBChB, MDCH


Specialises in

Clinic availability at Spire Hartswood: Tuesday evenings.

I am an experienced Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) and Bariatric (weight loss) surgeon. I qualified from the University of Glasgow with MBChB in 1990, and did my Basic Surgical training at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. After this training period I joined Royal Free Hospital in London to do Master of Surgery at the University of London. My Specialist Registrar training was in the London Deanery. After my CCST, I spent one year as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia, learning advanced Upper GI & Bariatric surgery.

I joined Homerton University Hospital in East London as Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI Surgeon with the intention of contributing as much as I could to patient care. Homerton's Bariatric Surgical Unit serves the largest number of patients in the UK. Among my current clinical interests are single-port and minimal-access surgery.

The main operations I currently perform are: Bariatric (weight loss surgery) – Single-port and laparoscopic 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.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Yashwant Koak at Spire include:

Bariatrics

General surgery

Other treatments

General surgery:

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Surgery

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Hartswood Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Obesity surgery
Weight loss surgery

Upper gastrointestinal

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons

British Medical Association

British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

Current NHS posts

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

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 healthcare. During my Fellowship in Australia, I developed an interest in the 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.