Welcome to the website of Mr Ahmed R Ahmed, Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon. Mr Ahmed works as a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College London as well as running a Private Practice at the Cromwell Hospital and on Harley Street.

His main areas of expertise are in the fields of laparoscopic (keyhole) and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Mr Ahmed will provide you with a friendly and honest opinion regarding your suitability for surgery, putting your safety and wellbeing as the first priority. He pays particular attention to pre and postoperative care in order to optimize the outcome of your operation and provide you with a smooth recovery after surgery. Mr Ahmed has >99% success in achieving a complete laparoscopic result without converting to open surgery.

Mr Ahmed's bariatric surgery unit in London has been designated as an International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery (click here to find out more...) and Mr Ahmed now sits on the prestigious International Bariatric Surgery Review Committee (IBSRC), comprised of top bariatric surgeons from around the world.

Laparoscopic Surgery
The key element in
The key element in Laparoscopic surgery also referred to as minimally invasive surgery is the performance of surgical procedures with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. During the surgical procedure, small incisions of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes called ports are placed through these incisions. The camera and the instruments are then introduced through the ports which allow access to the inside of the patient. The camera transmits an image of the organs inside the abdomen onto a television monitor. The video camera becomes a surgeon’s eyes in laparoscopy surgery, since the surgeon uses the image from the video camera positioned inside the patient’s body to perform the procedure. Benefits of minimally invasive or laparoscopic procedures are less post operative discomfort since the incisions are much smaller quicker recovery times shorter hospital stays earlier return to full activities much smaller scars there may be less internal scarring when the procedures are performed in a minimally invasive fashion compared to standard open surgery.Click here
Weight loss/
Bariatric Surgery
It seems so simple:
Eat less,
It seems so simple: Eat less, exercise more - significantly lose weight. But for many severely overweight people, diets and exercise just do not work. Furthermore, repeated attempts lead to the unhealthy yo-yo effect of short-term success followed by inevitable weight gain. This inevitably leads to frustration, despair and worsening health. Fortunately, there is a solution for sustained weight loss - bariatric surgery (performed laparoscopically by Mr Ahmed) has an excellent success rate in provoding patients with significant sustained weight loss. Click here
General surgery
Skin lesions,
lumps and
Skin lesions, lumps and bumps, open surgery for simple problems are performed by Mr. Ahmed in addition to his more complex laparoscopic surgery practice. He pays the same meticulous attention to detail and perfectionism to these simpler procedures many of which can be performed in the outpatient setting in clinic under local anaesthesia. He offers a full repertoire of general surgery ‘open’ procedures to his patients." Click here
Endoscopy means
looking inside
and typically
Endoscopy means looking inside the gastrointestinal tract typically using a device known as an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, long flexible tube that contains both a light source and a video camera, so images of the inside of your body can be relayed to an external monitor. Endoscopes can be inserted into the body through a natural opening, such as your throat or anus. The procedure is normally carried out when you are awake, though you may be given a sedative to relax you. Endoscopes are primarily used as a diagnostic tool, though small lesions like polyps can often be removed completely or sampled as biopsies.Click here

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Mr Ahmed R Ahmed is consultant in Gastrointestinal (GI), Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery, and Lead surgeon, Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  Mr. Ahmed has trained in general and upper GI surgery the UK. He has also trained in the United States at Stanford University Medical Centre and at the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York where he completed a 1 year fellowship in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery. This center is one of the busiest in the world (>700 annual bariatric procedures) as well as being an ASMBS rated Centre of Excellence. In addition to general laparoscopic operations, Mr Ahmed has performed over 1000 laparoscopic bariatric procedures (including 700 gastric bypasses). He trains other surgeons in the field of bariatric surgery and is on the faculty on numerous courses on bariatric surgery. He is also actively involved in bariatric surgery research and has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), Society of American Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS), British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS). He was awarded the 2007 International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) Scholarship.

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