Mr Zaher Toumi

Mr Zaher Toumi

Consultant General Surgeon
MD, FRCS, DipMedEd

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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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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Professional profile

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 is involved in teaching and training medical students and junior doctors.

I speak Arabic fluently and I welcome Arabic speaking patients.

Clinical Interests

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

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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / University of Damascus / 2002
Doctor in Medicine

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
Member of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons in Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
Member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
Member of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, University Hospital of North Durham

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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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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8687