Mr Zaher Toumi
I am a consultant Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon.
I have a great deal of compassion for people affected by obesity and passion for the treatment of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. I have experience in the whole range of effective bariatric and metabolic procedures and offer the Gastric balloon, and Sleeve Gastrectomy to NOSC patients in addition to revisional surgery.
I undertook my training in general and upper gastrointestinal surgery in Sheffield, Manchester and Preston. After completing my training, I was appointed to the prestigious Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (one of the first and pioneering Bariatric programmes in North America, which began Bariatric Surgery in 1962).
To date, I have performed more than 450 Bariatric operations in Canada and in the UK.
I have a special interest in medical education and I am involved in teaching and training medical students and junior doctors.
I am active on social media and I use it to disseminated evidence based information about obesity and to advocate for people affected by obesity. I lead the most popular obesity twitter chat in the UK. I am a member of the communications committee of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic surgeons.