Mr Shlok Balupuri

Consultant General Surgeon


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I am a Consultant Surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital. I provide private practice surgery at Spire Washington Hospital. I am trained in Hepatopancreatobiliary, Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery and anti reflux surgery. I have trained and performed Weight Loss Surgery and now teach as a faculty team member at Bariatric Courses. I have been to various bariatric units based in Frankfurt, Oslo and Bruges, Baghdad and India.

I perform laparoscopic, gastric bypass surgery, mini gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve resections and gastric balloon insertion for surgical management of obesity. I have also performed revisional weight loss procedures. My other interests include pancreato-biliary surgery, gallstone and laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery. I have performed over 1,250 bariatric procedures and I am in the top 10 percentile of bariatric surgeons in the UK. My surgery outcomes are available at National Bariatric Surgery Registry.

I have extensively published and presented at various national and international journals and conferences. I am a member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons, the Pancreatic Society, British Medical Association, British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO). I am also a commissioned officer in the Army Reserves and have recently returned home after deployment.

I am a Tutor at bariatric courses and am on editorial board of Bariatric journals. I am involved in Northern Deanery as a Associate Foundation Programme Director conducting training courses abroad for foreign trainees.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shlok Balupuri at Spire include:

General surgery


Other treatments

  • Mini gastric bypass surgery
  • Revisional bariatric surgery 

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Additional information

Clinical interests

General surgery
Obesity surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Weight-loss surgery; Anti reflux; Biliary, Gallstones and Pancreatic.

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of Delhi / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons / 1997
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

MD / Newcastle University / 2003
Medical Degree

RAMC / Royal Army Medical Corps / 2005
Member of the Army Reserves

Professional memberships

Association of Upper GI Surgeons

Pancreatic Society

British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)

Research and publications

Current NHS posts

Consultant Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital

Contact information

Telephone 0191 418 8687
Private secretary Stephanie
Private secretary fax 0191 4176573
Private secretary email