Our services

Obesity surgery

Homerton Hospital’s Centre for Laparoscopic Surgery provides specialist ‘keyhole’ surgery for a wide range of conditions, and is one of the few NHS centres in the south-east providing a full range of surgical solutions to obese patients.

Our multi-disciplinary approach will ensure that you are consistently supported throughout your treatment with us, and that you can access the right advice and support at the right time. All our treatments adhere to the latest NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidance.

Services available

We offer a range of obesity surgery to ensure that we can find the most suitable and appropriate option for you. Surgical solutions available include:

Further information is available by clicking on each procedure.

Making an appointment

To access our specialist obesity service, you will need a referral from your GP or another hospital consultant. This is usually dependent on you having already tried other treatments as recommended by your GP.

How to contact us

Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information:

tel: 020 8510 7496

Key staff

Mr Kesava Mannur
Director of Baraiatric Surgery and Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Consultant surgeon (upper GI laparoscopic surgeon) with a special interest in upper GI cancers including oesophageal and gastric cancers, gastro oesophageal reflux, obesity and advanced laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastroectomy, duodenal switch and revisional obesity surgery), hernias (groin and incisional) and gallstones.

Mr Sanjay Agrawal
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

General Surgeon with a special interest in Bariatric (laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and revisional obesity surgery), Gastro-oesophageal reflux, Hernias (laparoscopic groin and incisional repairs), Gallstones (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Mr Yashwant Koak
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

General surgeon in upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery.
Main operations he currently performs are: Bariatric surgery – lap gastric banding, lap sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. Upper GI surgery  – including single-port lap cholecystectomy, lap fundoplication, lap hiatus hernia repair. General surgery – including single-port lap hernia repair operations, day case surgery and endoscopy.

Mrs Kalpana Devalia
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Upper GI and bariatric surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and Bariatric surgery: Laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy. Upper GI : Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and repair of hiatus hernia. General Surgery: Laparoscopic hernia repair, day case surgery.

Dr Simon Coppack
Obesity Physician

Miss Sara Ajaz. FCPS(Pak), FRCS(Ed)
Specialty Doctor General and Bariatric Surgery
Dr Nick Hawkes
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Claire Gallagher
Senior Clinical Psychologist

Laura Carstairs
Specialist Bariatric Dietitian

Cleverly Fong
Specialist Bariatric Dietitian

Tamara Ramkalawan
Specialist Bariatric Nurse

Cecelia Jones
Specialist Bariatric Nurse

Al Myers
Specialist Bariatric Physiotherapist

Diane Bushell
Bariatric Services Coordinator