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General Surgery
36 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery

Professor Ameet Patel is a Consultant HPB/Liver Surgeon, appointed as Consultant Surgeon at King's College Hospital in 1999, developing one of London’s leading Bariatric Centres in the last 10 years, continuing to push the boundaries of day case surgery and Single Incisional Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) as a new technique of minimal access surgery.

Professor Patel qualified from St George's Hospital, London in 1985, training in Surgery in the UK (London, Norwich and Cambridge) with a Fellowship in Minimal Access, HPB, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery in Australia and a Research Fellowship in Pancreatic Surgery at University College, Los Angeles, USA with Professor Howard Reber. 

Professor Patel has also been invited to perform live surgical demonstrations and present at National and International conferences.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
  • Innovative minimal access techniques
  • Single incision surgery
  • Mini laparoscopy
  • Liver resections
  • Pancreatic resections
  • Biliary resections
  • Cholesytectomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastric band insertion
  • Gastric resections
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastric bands
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Revision surgery
  • Endobarrier
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Upper GI surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery
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General Surgery
Recommended by 7 specialists
32 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Based at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Asif Haq is a highly experienced Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and Minimal Access Surgeon. Mr Haq's is a specialist in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, with key areas of expertise in bowel cancer and coloproctological conditions. He is also extremely proficient in revision abdominal surgery, particularly abdominal wall reconstruction, reversal surgery for stomas (ileostomy and colostomy) and incisional hernia repair via minimal access approach.

After obtaining his primary medical qualification at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1990, Mr Haq went on to complete general surgery training in England and specialised colorectal training in both London and Canada. The Royal College of Surgeons of England awarded Mr Haq with the New York Travelling Fellowship and he also received the prestigious Sir Ian Todd Fellowship.

Mr Haq is also actively involved in education and teaches both nationally and internationally. He is a committed trainer for the The National Training Programme for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in England and is also a core member of the Network of Iranians for Knowledge and Innovation (NIKI), which involves annual travel to Iran to lead workshops in hospitals for medical students and junior doctors. 

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General Surgery
Recommended by 6 specialists
18 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Rhys Thomas is a top Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon with extensive expertise in general, upper GI, hernia and laparoscopic surgery. Based at Croydon University Hospital for the NHS, and privately at London Bridge Hospital, Mr Thomas specialises in treating all kinds of hernias and acute management of gallstones. Expressing a keen interest in abdominal wall hernia surgery, Mr Thomas has also established a multidisciplinary team at Croydon University Hospital for the management of complex hernias.

Mr Thomas gained his medical qualification in 2003, from Imperial College School of Medicine, after which he embarked up extensive training. His previous training and fellowship posts include Senior House Officer at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford (2005-2007), Specialist Registrar in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery as part of the South West Thames training rotation (2007-2015) and Clinical Fellow in Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery at Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford (2009-2011).

Since 2015, he has been based at Croydon University Hospital, where he is the Lead Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgeon and is devoted to developing the service to benefit local patients. Although he most often performs keyhole surgery for his patients, Mr Thomas strives to provide a tailored, patient-centred approach when devising treatment plans, to ensure that the right operation is chosen for each patient. He is also responsible for developing the anti-reflux surgical service at Croydon University Hospital, which continues to thrive.

Outside of work, Mr Thomas can be found teeing off on the golf course (with a single figure handicap) or going for a cycle.

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General Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
34 years of experience
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Simon Atkinson, Consultant Pancreaticobiliary and General Surgeon is currently working within Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, and King’s College Hospitals. He also sees patients in a private capacity at the London Bridge Hospital. He is highly specialised in hepatobiliary and upper GI surgery, gallbladder surgery, pancreatic surgery, as well as the treatment of gallstones and pancreatic cancer. He is also highly competent in general surgery and related issues like abdominal pain, appendicectomies, as well as the removal of skin and subcutaneous lumps.

Mr Atkinson begun his medical education at The Royal London Hospital where he qualified from. He then undertook speciality surgical training in the South East Thames rotation. After this, he undertook speciality training in gastrointestinal surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, he also undertook pancreaticobiliary training abroad at the Royal Perth Hospital.

Mr Atkinson is highly skilled in all types of surgery including laparoscopic, open, and endoscopic. Outside of work he has a vibrant personal life filled with family time, squash, and evolutionary biology.

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General Surgery
28 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Vivek Datta works at Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon. He has more than 25 years' experience in the field and performs a wide range of gastrointestinal and colorectal procedures. His clinical interests include rectal bleeding, abdominal and rectal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, hernia, and emergency general surgery. Mr Datta also specialises in colorectal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery, and the detection and treatment of colon cancer

After graduating from the University of London in 1993, Mr Datta went on to undertake surgical training including fellowships at St Marks University College Hospital in London. He also completed a research MD at Imperial College.

Mr Datta is passionate about research and teaching, and he has co-authored several articles in his field. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars, and he is on the steering group for the National Training Programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

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General Surgery
30 years of experience
Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery + 1 more

Mr Ramar, Consultant Laparoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, is a highly competent surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in general and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently situated at King’s College Hospitals with a specialisation in elective bariatric and upper GI surgery. He has previously worked in many NHS Trusts including several London trusts, Scotland, Doncaster, and Bournemouth.

Mr Ramar’s work mainly focuses on primary and revision bariatric surgery and benign upper GI surgery (like laparoscopic bile duct exploration). Most of his day is spent performing key-hole surgeries like gallbladder removal and hernia surgery. He attends a weekly bariatric multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and is the lead for EGS UGI pathways. Currently, he works with the Surgical Ambulatory Emergency care to improve the delivering of this care.

Mr Ramar has a significant research history with a large number of publications in well known medical journals. He is actively involved with the GLIDE trial performing laparoscopic gastric banding surgeries. As well as involving himself in several other large studies like BARCODE and BARIDEP. He continues to contribute to the education of trainee doctors by holding several educational roles. He currently holds the positions of clinical and educational supervisor for foundation doctors and is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at King’s College London Medical School. 

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General Surgery
Recommended by 1 specialist
34 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery + 1 more

Mr. Rajab Kerwat is a Consultant General Surgeon Lewisham and Greenwich Trust. He also performs private work at London Bridge Hospital and HCA UK at The Shard. He has a special interest in upper gastrointestinal laparoscopic surgery and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

He qualified from Alfateh University Medical School, Tripoli, Libya in 1988. Following this he completed comprehensive surgical training that spanned twelve years in London, Cardiff and Tokyo. He was appointed as Consultant Surgeon in 2001 at Queen Mary's Hospital.

Mr. Kerwat also has vast experience in the subject of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and has published several articles on the topic. He uniquely combines keyhole (Laparoscopic) and endoscopic ERCP skills in the management of complicated gall bladder and bile duct stones in patients with jaundice, cholangitis and pancreatitis.

Owing to his extensive medical experience, he provides several advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures in his NHS and private practice hospitals including laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic abdominal, groing and incisional hernia repair. He also offer Laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair surgery for primary & recurrent reflux disease (GORD) and for Giant hiatus hernia. He also performed single incision laparoscopic abdominal surgery (SILS) for cholecystectomy, hernia repair, appendicectomy and right hemicolectomy.

He is a recognised trainer in general and laparoscopic surgery for junior doctors in the Foundation Training Programme and Specialty Higher Surgical Training Programme. He is also a trainer at The Royal College of Surgeons Laparoscopic training course programme.

Since qualifying, Mr. Kerwat has been working hard to provide his patients with care of the highest quality, which is furthermore clinically effective, safe and with a positive experience. This involves adopting a continuous development profile which necessitates a regular developing of his academic and technical skills.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Achalasia Surgery
  • Appendicectomy,
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy),
  • Gastroscopy
  • Giant hiatus hernia repair
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gall bladder stones & common Bile Duct stones
  • Laparoscopic hiatus hernia & anti-reflux surgery for Gastro-Oesophageal reflux disease
  • Laparoscopic Heller’s for Achalasia
  • Open Hernia Repair,
  • Splenectomy 
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Gastro-Intestinal symptoms
  • ERCP & Jaundice
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General Surgery
Recommended by 1 specialist
24 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery, Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos is a Consultant General and Bariatric/Metabolic Surgeon, with NHS base at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He also sees patients privately, including at Metabolic & Bariatric Centre, part of London Bridge Hospital.

Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos graduated in 1998 from Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece.

He followed an integrated 6 year residency program in General Surgery with specialist laparoscopic and upper gastrointestinal training at University Hospital of Patras, Greece and at IRCAD (Research Institute for Digestive Cancer) in Strasbourg, France. 

He gained his Certificate of Completion of Training in 2008 (following Board Exams) at University Hospital of Patras in Greece, where he continued his higher specialist training in metabolic and bariatric surgery in the Bariatric & Metabolic Unit at UHP (IFSO--Centre of Excellence).

He followed further specialist training (Fellowship) on Acute Surgery (Emergency General Surgery & Trauma) at King's College Hospital in 2012 where subsequently was appointed as Consultant Surgeon. 

In 2013 he was awarded his PhD with honours in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery and was accredited in 2018 as a metabolic/bariatric surgeon at King's College Hospital in London. 

He has gained his Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2016. 

He holds full membership of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS/BOMSS), the International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). 

Mr Panagiotopoulos specialises in performing advanced laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for all operations (elective and emergencies). His special interests are in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Benign Biliary Disease Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Acute Surgical Conditions.

He is clinical supervisor in Acute Surgery Training (emergency general and major trauma surgery) at King's College Hospital, specializing in high-risk surgical patients.

His personal interests include; sports activities (swimming, tennis & diving), hiking and travelling.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

General Surgery

1. Hernia (abdominal wall-inguinal, femoral, incisional, other) surgery 

2. Gallstone/gallbladder disease surgery 

3. Gastric/Duodenal Ulcer Disease surgery 

4. Treatment of post-abdominal trauma conditions (hernias/bowel injuries) 

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

1. Sleeve Gastrectomy 

2. Gastric Bypass 

3. Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes 

4. Revisional Bariatric Surgery  


General Surgery  

               a. Gallbladder/Gallstones emergencies 

               b. Appendicitis

               c. Hernia emergencies 

               d. Bowel obstruction 

               e. Gastric/Duodenal Ulcer Disease-Perforation   

               f. Acute pancreatitis 

               g. Diverticulitis 

               h. Conditions with Abdominal Pain 

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery 

 a. Gastric Band problems/Slippage-Removal 

 b. Hernias (internal or incisional) 

 c. Bowel obstruction 

 d. Other 

  • Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Emergency Surgery
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General Surgery
19 years of experience
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Andrew Davies is a Consultant General and laparoscopic surgeon. He is an Upper GI specialist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, where he performs a high volume of stomach and oesophageal surgery. The unit is one of the largest tertiary referral centers for oesophgeal and gastric cancer in the UK. Mr Davies also sees patients privately, including at The London Bridge Hospital.

His specialist areas include hernia repair (including open and keyhole surgery techniques), gallstones (cholecystectomy) and acid reflux / gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Patients can also be assessed for oesophageal or gastric cancer, achalasia and GISTs (Gastro-intestinal stromal tumours). In addition Mr Davies performs endoscopy and a wide range of general surgery procedures including skin lumps and bumps.

Mr Davies has a strong academic background with a first class honours BSc, a Masters with distinction and an MD in the staging and management of oesophaegeal cancer. He leads the Guy's & St Thomas' Oesophago-gastric research group, is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferencs and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Surgery. He sits on the research committeee of the international society of diseases of the esophagus (ISDE) and has ongoing research links with King's College London and the Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

During his higher surgical training in London, Mr Davies spent time at King’s College liver unit, the Royal Marsden and St Thomas’ hospitals. During this time he was also awarded two prestigious laparoscopic surgery fellowships to UPMC Pittsburgh, USA and Unitas MC, Pretoria, South Africa.

He is married to a surgeon (Sophie) and has three children.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gall Bladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Hernia repair (inguinal, umbilical, incisional, epigastric) - open and keyhole (laparoscopic) techniques
  • Acid reflux / hiatus hernia surgery
  • Oesophagectomy / Gastrectomy for cancer
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Hernia surgery
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Laparoscopic / keyhole surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Achalasia
  • Oesophageal / gastric cancer
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General Surgery
19 years of experience
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Ms Cara Baker is a consultant upper gastrointestinal and general surgeon based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust. Private patients are able to book consultations with Ms Baker at HCA London Bridge Hospital. Ms Baker's specialist areas include hernias, skin lesions, gallstones, gastro-oesophageal reflux, oesophageal cancer, and stomach cancer. She also has expertise in upper GI endoscopy and open and laparoscopic surgery.

Ms Baker qualified in 2002 from the University of London after completing a PhD in biochemistry. Following this, she took part in general surgery rotations in London and Surrey, before competing her surgical training and being appointed general surgery consultant at Frimley Park in 2013.

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