Mr. Ahmed R Ahmed BSc(Hons) FRCS (Gen)
Consultant Surgeon – GI, Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgery
  • Consultant Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London.
  • Set up and heads the bariatric and metabolic surgery unit at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London which is now a leading unit in the UK designated as a NHS preferred provider as well as being an International Bariatric Surgery Centre of Excellence by the ASMBS.
  • Clinical Lead - Bariatric Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Director of Surgery and co-founder Total Weight Solutions Ltd.
  • Prior to Consultant appointment, extensive training in Laparosopic Surgery in UK and US, undertaken more than 2000 surgical procedures, majority were performed laparoscopically
  • US Fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery 2005-6; Mr Ahmed has performed over 2000 laparoscopic bariatric procedures (including over 1300 gastric bypasses, and a number of revision bariatric surgery operations which are considered to be amongst the most technically challenging operations)
  • 8-10 obesity operations performed per week at present; 5-10 other laparoscopic operations (gallbladder, hernias, GI) performed per week.
Medical School:
  • University College London and Middlesex Hospital School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology – 1st class Honours degree
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery M.B.B.S. with Distinctions
  • United States Medical Licensing Examinations Steps 1,2 and 3
Post Graduate:
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England F.R.C.S (Gen)
  • Chartered Management Institute - Diploma in Management
  • PhD in bariatric surgery mechanisms of complications – Imperial College London (ongoing)
  • The General Medical Council (No: 4305462)
  • Obesity (Bariatric) Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery & General Surgery.
Professional Memberships:
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal Society of Medicine – Member of Council (Clinical Section)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Society of American Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)
  • British Obesity Surgery Society (BOSS)

National and International Committees:

  • Allergan UK Surgical Advisory Board
  • The Wellcome Trust Technology Transfer Panel
  • The Wellcome Trust Grant Review Committee
  • The ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) International Development Committee
  • The SRC International Bariatric Surgery Centres of Excellence Review Committee
  • The BOMS (British Obesity Surgery Society) Committee on (i) International Affairs and (ii) New Technologies
  • Covidien European Surgical Energy Device Advisory Board
Current Appointments:
  • Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Imperial College London
  • Director of Surgery – Total Weight Solutions Ltd.
  • Member of Council (Clinical Section), Royal Society of Medicine, London
Private Hospital Visiting Rights:
  • The Cromwell Hospital, Cromwell Road, London
  • Charing Cross Hospital (Private Patients Wing), Fulham Palace Road, London.
Particular interests are:
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity
  • Lap Band Surgery for Obesity
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Obesity
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery

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