Professor Francesco Rubino

Professor Francesco Rubino


General Surgery

28 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

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“I’ve received exceptional care from Professor Rubino, with support from his practice manager Nina. The different WLS options were explained and discussed in great detail. We then covered extensive pre-op testing, discussed the results at length and considered my options. We then chose a procedure together after reviewing the data, and covered all the pros/cons and risks. Professor Rubino has impeccable credentials, along with exceptional surgical skills and bedside manner. He took the time to listen, and answer all of my myriad of questions. I’m incredibly grateful for my positive experience, and the care I received throughout the process. Which is why I have no hesitation in offering my highest possible recommendation.“
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  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7463904
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,753 reviews


    Professor Francesco Rubino is a Consultant General Surgeons specialising in laparoscopic bariatric, metabolic and upper digestive surgery. He is based in London and is currently the Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at King's College Hospital. He sees private patients at King's College Hospital's Guthrie Clinic and London Bridge Hospital.

    Professor Rubino completed his medical degree and residency training at The Gemelli University Hospital in Italy. He later undertook a series of fellowships in laparoscopic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and the European Institute of Telesurgery in France.

    Prior to his current posts, Professor Rubino held the position of Director of the Diabetes Surgery Centre and as Chief of Gastrointestinal Metabolic Surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. He later moved to the UK and began his consultancy post at King's College Hospital in 2013.

    In his current posts, he regularly carries out laparoscopic bariatric, metabolic and upper digestive surgery, including: gastric sleeve surgery, gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery and novel surgical procedures.

    Professor Rubino's research, teaching and practice of bariatric surgery, metabolic surgery and diabetes is recognised internationally. He has published over 100 papers in renowned scientific journals and regularly presents his work at national and international meetings. He has also led conferences, including the Diabetes Surgery Summit, an internationally recognised conference endorsed by 47 societies, which he both organised and co-directed.


    • Revisional Bariatric Surgery
    • Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
    • Metabolic Surgery
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Banding
    • Non-Surgical Weight Management
    • Weight Loss Programme
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    Special interests

    • Obesity
    • Weight Loss
    • NASH
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    MD - The Gemelli University Hospital, Rome, Italy in 1994

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