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Ameet Patel

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  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Endoscopic Gastric Balloon, Single Incision Surgery, Revision Bariatric Surgery, Emergency Band Service



  • Consultant Surgeon at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1999
  • Trained in the USA and Australia
  • Since 1999 has underetaken over 5000 operations, 90% laparoscopically
  • First UK Surgeon to perform the Single Incision Gastric Band, and Single Incision gastric bypass operations
  • Performs up to 5-8 bariatric procedures every week




Organisation of Courses and demonstrations for other surgeons

  • Training course: laparoscopic gastric band (2006) King's College Hospital
  • Training course: laparoscopic gastric bands in the Super-obese at King's College Hospital (2000)
  • Trained other surgeons in the United Kingdom in laparoscopic gastric banding
  • Live link demonstration of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery at the President's Day for the Royal Society of Medicine 2004
  • Live link demonstration of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding at The International Medical Conference in Amman, Jordan, April 2006
  • Live link demonstration of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery at the International Live Laparoscopic Surgery Meeting, Dundee, May 2007
  • Live surgical demonstrations undertaken in Indonesia, Vietnam and Jordon throughout 2010
  • Proctoring other surgeons for both laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


Publications: Obesity Surgery Related


le Roux CW, Borg C, Wallis K, Vincent RP, Bueter M, Goodlad R, Ghatei MA, Patel A, Bloom SR, Aylwin SJ.  Gut hypertrophy after gastric bypass is associated with increased glucagon-like peptide 2 and intestinal crypt cell proliferation. Ann Surg. 2010 Jul;252(1):50-6

Borg C, le Roux C, Ghatei M, Bloom S, Patel AG.  Biliopancreatic diversion in rats is associated with intestinal hypertrophy and with increased GLP-1, GLP-2 and PYY levels. Obesity Surgery. 2007; 17(9):1193-8

Patel AG Bilateral sciatic nerve palsy following a bariatric operation
Obesity Surg. 2007; 17(7):983-5

Williams IL, Chowienczyk PJ, Wheatcroft SB, Patel AG, Sherwood RA, Shah AM, Kearney MT. Divergent effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on blood pressure and endothelial function in obese humans. Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research 2006 May; 3(1) :34-8

Borg CM, le Roux CW, Ghatei MA, Bloom SR, Patel AG, Aylwin SJ Progressive rise in gut hormone levels after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass suggests gut adaptation and explains altered satiety. British Journal of Surgery 2006 Feb; 93(2):210-5

Le Roux CW, Aylwin SJ, Batterham RL, Borg CM, Coyle F, Prasad V, Shurey S, Ghatei MA, Patel AG, Bloom SR. Gut hormone profiles following bariatric surgery favour an anorectic state, facilitate weight loss, and improve metabolic parameters. Annals of Surgery 2006 Jan; 243(1):108-14

Williams IL, Chowienczyk PJ, Wheatcroft SB, Patel AG, Sherwood RA, Momin A, Shah AM, Kearney MT. Endothelial function and weight loss in obese humans. Obesity Surgery 2005 Aug; 15(7):1055-60

Ogden J, Clementi C, Aylwin S, Patel AG Exploring the impact of obesity surgery on patients' health status: a quantitative and qualitative study. Obesity Surgery 2005 Feb; 15(2):266-72

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