Mr Sanjay Agrawal

Mr Sanjay Agrawal

Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Upper GI Surgeon

MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCSGlasg, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialises in

  • Gastric band surgery
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Minimal access surgery

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I am a Consultant Surgeon specialising in bariatric (obesity / weight loss), laparoscopic (keyhole) and upper gastrointestinal surgery at Spire London East Hospital in Redbridge.

I have had extensive training in the UK, Belgium, Japan and India and have undertaken more than 2,500 general surgical procedures so far. In addition, I have an experience of over 1,250 laparoscopic bariatric procedures to date.

I am Director of London International Bariatric Surgery Symposium (LIBSS) which organised LIBSS-2019 at Homerton University Hospital from 21-22 November, 2019. It was a hugely successful event attended by approximately 200 attendees from 22 countries around the world.

I am designated as ‘Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery™ (MSMBS™)’ by Surgical Review Corporation of USA. Worldwide, this is seen as a marker of quality assurance in patient care. I have the honour of being the only weight loss/obesity surgeon in the UK to achieve this certification. I have also been awarded ‘Certificate of Medical Excellence’ and membership of Top Doctors® UK by invitation. Other honours include being the First Post-CCT Fellow in bariatric and upper GI surgery awarded under the National Surgical Fellowship Scheme through the Royal College of Surgeons of England in partnership with the Surgical Specialist Associations for a year.

I train other surgeons in bariatric and laparoscopic surgery and have made numerous presentations at national and international meetings, as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals.

As Chief Editor, I have also edited as well as authored for a textbook titled ‘Obesity, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: A Practical Guide’ published in August, 2015 by Springer. The book has now achieved more than 107,000 combined chapter downloads electronically worldwide since release.

Research interests: My main areas of research interest are in bariatric surgery – in particular, in investigating outcomes and complications of bariatric surgery from a clinical perspective.


General Medical Council Number: 5204374

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sanjay Agrawal at Spire include:


General surgery

Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Obesity
  • Obesity surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (obesity)

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Additional information

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

Special clinical interests: Obesity surgery - laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), Laparoscopic hernia repairs, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones, Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for gastro-oesophageal, reflux disease (GORD)/heartburn, Advanced laparoscopic surgery, Gallbladder / gallstone remove (cholecystectomy).

MBBS / University of Calcutta, India / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery

MS in General Surgery / University of Bombay, India / 1999
Master of Surgery in General Surgery

FRCSEd / The Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh / 1999
Fellow of The Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh

FRCSGlasg / The Royal College Of Surgeons, Glasgow / 1999
Fellow of The Royal College Of Surgeons, Glasgow

FRCS (Gen. Surg) / Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery / 2007
Fellow of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in General Surgery

FASMBS / USA / 2016
Fellow - American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Professional memberships

American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

International Federation of Surgical Obesity (IFSO)

British Association of Obesity & Metabolic Surgeons (BOMSS)

British Obesity Surgery Patients Association (BOSPA)

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Fellow

The Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow – Fellow

British Medical Association (BMA)

Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) – Life Member since 1999

Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Upper GI Surgeon, Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust

I have an interest in cooking and am forever trying out new recipes - sometimes with disastrous results! I also have a passionate interest for classical Indian music, which I find very relaxing.

In addition to my recreational interests, I have been involved in doing charity work by attending and organising surgical camps in India.