Mr Shaw Somers

Mr Shaw Somers

Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) and Bariatric Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, MD, FRCS

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I am a senior UK surgeon specialising in upper gastrointestinal problems. My postgraduate training was undertaken in the famous academic surgical units of Leeds, Cambridge, Bristol and St Mary's in London. I have worked as professor of surgery in Hong Kong and consultant senior lecturer in Leeds.

Over the last 16 years I have developed a unique experience of complex upper gastrointestinal surgery, with an emphasis on keyhole bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

I have performed over 3,000 bariatric and complex upper gastrointestinal procedures, with exemplary safety and results.

I am a preferred specialist opinion for bariatric medico-legal cases and sit on the council for the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shaw Somers at Spire include:

General surgery


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Additional information

Obesity surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Weight loss surgery, revision (re-do) bariatric surgery, complex bariatric surgery.

Improving safety of bariatric surgery, effect of gastric banding on obesity co-morbidity (HERO study), long term follow-up for gastric bypass patients.

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Fat Doctor

Mr Shaw Somers

World's fattest man returns home after operation

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