Mr Andy Cockbain

Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Gastric balloon and band
  • Gastric sleeve, bypass and mini-bypass
  • Reflux surgery
  • Gallstone surgery
  • Hernia surgery

I am a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon at Spire Leeds Hospital and specialise in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for gallstones, reflux disease, achalasia, weight loss surgery, hernias and oesophageal and gastric cancer.

I trained at Leeds University, and completed advanced surgical training in Leeds, Sheffield and Adelaide, Australia. I returned to the UK and was appointed as a consultant in 2019.

I believe in delivering high-quality, patient-centred care. I have a particular interest in improving how we deliver care to provide a better patient-experience and outcome. My work on this has been recognised by the NHS Leadership Academy. Safe surgery, and quality-of-life after surgery are my guiding principles.

I have published over 45 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and have presented my work nationally and internationally. I am actively involved in a number of large national trials to improve patient care.

I look forward to meeting you at Spire Leeds to discuss your care. I will take the time to discuss different treatments and help you to make the choices best suited to your individual needs.


General Medical Council Number: C6128374

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andy Cockbain at Spire include:

General surgery


Other treatments

  • Anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Investigation and treatment for oesophageal cancer
  • Investigation and treatment for gastric cancer
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Surgery for achalasia (cardiomyotomy)

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Additional information

Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Obesity surgery
Gallstone surgery

BSc / University of Leeds / 2003
Bachelor of Science

MBChB / University of Leeds / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / University of Leeds / 2014
Doctorate in Medicine

PG Cert / Open University and NHS Leadership Academy / 2015
Postgraduate Certificate Healthcare Leadership

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2016
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

Association of Upper GI Surgery (AUGIS)

British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

Away from work I am a keen hockey player and outdoor enthusiast, and enjoy spending time with my wife and two young boys.

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