Mr Sherif Awad

Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgeon

BSc, MBChB Hons, PhD, FRCS

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I am a specialist Laparoscopic (keyhole), Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric (weight loss) Surgeon. I am fellowship trained having completed two fellowships in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) and bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

I perform over 300 keyhole procedures every year with expertise in bariatric (weight loss) procedures, surgery for acid reflux/hiatus hernia, gallstones, hernias, stomach/oesophageal cancer, and keyhole small bowel resections. To date I have performed more than 1,500 keyhole procedures. I also undertake other procedures such as removal of lumps, division of adhesions and endoscopy.

I lead the East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI), a regional centre that provides bariatric services to patients from the East Midlands, and run an in-house training fellowship for other surgeons.

I am an Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Nottingham where I completed my PhD. I have authored more than 50 publications including international guidelines on enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery. My research has been awarded numerous national and international prizes including the prestigious 2010 Moynihan Medal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland.

I accept referrals for insured and self-pay and work with most insurance companies (BUPA, AXA, Cigna, WPA, Benenden).


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sherif Awad at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
  • Bariatric¬†(weight loss) surgery
  • Keyhole acid reflux surgery
  • Abdominal and groin hernia surgery
  • Anti-reflux
  • Surgery for hiatus hernias

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Weight loss surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (Med Sci) / University of St. Andrews / 1998
Bachelor of Medical Sciences

MBChB / University of Manchester / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2004
Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

PhD / University of Nottingham / 2010
Doctor of Philosophy

FRCS (Gen Surg) / Intercollegiate Surgical Board / 2012
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)

British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)

International federation for the Study of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Medical Association (BMA)

General Medical Council (GMC)


Current NHS posts

Derby Teaching Hospitals