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Mr Abeezar Sarela

Mr Abeezar Sarela

Consultant in gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery
MBBS MS MSc MD FRCS

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Abeezar Sarela at Spire include:

General surgery

Bariatrics

Other treatments

In addition to weight loss, gallstones and hernia, I specialise in surgery for acid reflux (fundoplication), achalasia (cardiomyotomy), stomach cancer and oesophageal (gullet) cancer.

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Professional profile

I graduated in Mumbai, and trained in London, Leeds and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. I have been a consultant surgeon in Leeds since 2003. I work in the NHS at St James's University Hospital and practice privately at Spire Leeds Hospital. I am an honorary senior lecturer in the school of medicine and a PhD research scholar in the school of law, University of Leeds.

Weight loss: I have been doing weight loss surgery (also called bariatric surgery) since 2004. I perform gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric balloon procedures. There is no single correct choice in weight loss surgery. Each procedure has its own pros and cons, and one size does not fit all. I will discuss the benefits and risks of each operation in the light of your individual medical and personal circumstances, so that you can make the best choice. I am a core member of the bariatric surgery multi-disciplinary team in Leeds NHS Trust. I log all my operations in the UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry.

Acid reflux: You have the option of two operations: laparoscopic nissen fundoplication and the magnetic bead ring. Each has pros and cons, and I will empower you to make the best choice.

Gallstones: Stones in your gallbladder can cause pain, infection, jaundice and pancreatitis. I will remove your gallbladder and do an x-ray of bile ducts by keyhole surgery: called laparoscopic cholecystectomy and cholangiogram.

Hernia: I have expertise in keyhole surgery for all types of hernias: inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional and hiatal. I repair inguinal hernias by the totally extra-peritoneal method, which avoids entry into your peritoneal cavity. I have a special interest in surgery for large and complex hiatus hernias.

Achalasia: I use keyhole surgery to divide the muscles of the lower oesophageal sphincter in order to relieve your difficulty to swallow. This operation is called laparoscopic cardiomyotomy.

Cancer: I trained in cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, universally acclaimed as the best cancer hospital in the world. I was the international surgical oncology fellow, an immensely competitive position, during 2001-2002. I have been at the forefront of developing laparoscopic surgery for cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. I am a core member of the upper gastrointestinal cancer multi-disciplinary team in Leeds.


Clinical Interests

Hernia repair surgery
Obesity surgery
Weight loss surgery


Private contact details

Telephone 0113 218 5977
Email info@spireleeds.com
Website http://www.abeezarsarela.co.uk
Private secretary Alex Appleyard
Private secretary telephone 0113 388 2138
Private secretary email info@abeezarsarela.co.uk

Media Coverage

Leeds super slimmer sheds 12 stones

Mum puts life in surgeon's hands to lose weight

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
British Medical Association
Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in upper gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust Honorary senior lecturer in surgery, University of Leeds

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Personal Profile

I am married to a couple-relationship counsellor and we have one daughter. Outside of medicine, my main ambition is to run a marathon.

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