Mr Zaher Toumi

Consultant General Surgeon

MD, FRCS, DipMedEd

Specialises in

  • Weight loss surgery
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia surgery
  • Anti-reflux surgery

I am a consultant bariatric and upper gastrointestinal surgeon. I have a passion for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes. I have experience in the whole range of effective bariatric and metabolic procedures (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch) in addition to revisional surgery. I also have a specific interest in the surgical treatment of reflux diseases (GORD) in addition to treatment of hernia and gallbladder issues.

I undertook my training in general and upper gastrointestinal surgery in Sheffield, Manchester and Preston. After completing my training, I was appointed to the prestigious Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (one of the first and pioneering Bariatric programmes in North America, which began bariatric surgery in 1962).

To date, I have performed more than 300 bariatric operations in Canada and in the UK, in addition to more than 500 gall bladder operations.

I have a special interest in medical education and am involved in teaching and training medical students and junior doctors.

I speak Arabic fluently and I welcome Arabic speaking patients.


General Medical Council Number: C6035173

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Zaher Toumi at Spire include:

General surgery


Other treatments

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Hiatus hernia repair
  • Nissen's fundoplication

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Obesity surgery
Pancreatic and biliary surgery

Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, University Hospital of North Durham

Personal profile

I enjoy theatre, visiting art galleries and watching football. I spend most of my spare time with my family, having fun with my kids, reading and travelling.

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