Mr Akeil Samier

Mr Akeil Samier

Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI surgeon

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Akeil Samier at Spire include:

General surgery


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Professional profile

I achieved my primary medical qualification from Baghdad in 1991. In 1994 I moved to Netherlands and began my surgical carriare, undertook surgical training at the gastrointestinal unit of the internationally acclaimed Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Netherlands. (Prof. H.Obertop, Prof. D.J Gouma) After completing further training in Belgium, France and Switzerland, I moved to the UK to undertake a one year fellowship in bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery in Newcastle 2009. By then I'd become a consultant bariatric surgeon at the South West Bariatric Surgery Group in Taunton, recognised as a Centre of Excellence in bariatric weight-loss surgery, before moving to Darlington to set up and lead bariatric service at the Darlington Memorial Hospital.

My treatments include bariatric surgery which includes gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, gastric balloon; redo bariatric surgery including converting band to bypass or sleeve, sleeve to bypass; upper gastrointestinal including hillersmyotomy, antireflux syrgery, hiatas hernia; general laparoscopy including gallbalder surgery, hernia repair (abdominal and inguinal).

Clinical Interests

Laparoscopic surgery
Obesity surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery

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Media Coverage

Bariatric service in Darlington Memorial Hospital

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / Al-Mustansirya University / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

General Medical Council
Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Dutch Medical Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI surgeon at Darlington Memorial Hospital

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8687