Mr Akeil Samier

Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI surgeon


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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).

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.


Treatment information

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

General surgery


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Laparoscopic surgery
Obesity surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery

Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI surgeon at Darlington Memorial Hospital

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