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I took up my post as a Consultant General and Bariatric Surgeon in August 2014 having completed my surgical training in the North East, benefitting from being present at Sunderland Royal Hospital when bariatric surgery became an accepted NHS treatment for morbid obesity and Sunderland then became the busiest NHS bariatric centre in the country. Whilst I have developed expertise in all areas of benign upper gastro-intestinal Surgery (hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery) my focus has been to develop the skills necessary to deliver high quality, safe laparoscopic bariatric surgery with effective weight loss. I have regularly attended and presented at national and international bariatric meetings, contributing to research papers and presentations and feel confident that the techniques and procedures I offer meet these targets.
As a Bariatric Surgeon I specialise in minimally invasive procedures to aid weight loss and improve obesity related comorbidities. I perform endoscopic gastric balloon insertion, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic loop/mini gastric bypass. In addition I perform Metabolic Surgery (for diabetes) on patients with a BMI of 30-35Kg/m2 in accordance with NICE guidelines. I also perform revisional/conversion procedures when previous operations have not been successful. Within my General Surgery practice a specialise in laparoscopic gallbladder surgery and laparoscopic and open hernia surgery, including inguinal, ventral, umbilical and incisional hernia.
Since starting as a consultant in 2014 I have performed over 200 primary laparoscopic bariatric procedures (gastric bypass and sleeve) and more complex revisional cases (converting gastric bands to alternative procedures) in addition to performing gallbladder and hernia surgery on a weekly basis.
Areas of interest
Obesity; Endoscopy; Gastrointestinal surgery; Hernia repair surgery; Laparoscopic surgery; Minimal access surgery; Obesity surgery; Pancreatic and biliary surgery; Weight loss surgery; revisional bariatric surgery, Cholecystectomy.
- Samantha Grainger
- Spire Washington Hospital Picktree Lane Washington NE38 9JZ
- 0191 415 1272
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Ashok K Bandela Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General and Bariatric Surgeon
Sunderland Royal Hospital
I enjoy playing golf when time allows but over recent years I have enjoyed participating in the Great North Swim and am making progress towards participating in the Great North Run this year.
Bariatric Surgery in Septuagenarians: a Comparison with 60 Year Olds.
Routine Liver Biopsy During Bariatric Surgery: an Analysis of Evidence.
Simultaneous sleeve gastrectomy and hiatus hernia repair: a systematic review.
Response to letter to the editor: an evidence based algorithm for the management of marginal ulcers following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Consensus statements and bariatric surgery.
The name of mini gastric bypass.
Bariatric Surgery in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review.
Understanding Objections to One Anastomosis (Mini) Gastric Bypass: A Survey of 417 Surgeons Not Performing this Procedure.
A retrospective comparison of early results of conversion of failed gastric banding to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass.
Monitoring of Liver Function Tests after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: An Examination of Evidence Base.
Revisional Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Systematic Review of Comparative Outcomes with Respective Primary Procedures.
Preoperative Interventions for Patients Being Considered for Bariatric Surgery: Separating the Fact from Fiction.
Management of Super-super Obese Patients: Comparison Between Mini (One Anastomosis) Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Small Bowel Limb Lengths and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: a Systematic Review.
Primary banded Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a systematic review.
An evidence-based algorithm for the management of marginal ulcers following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Management of super-super obese patients: comparison between one anastomosis (mini) gastric bypass and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Journal of Minimal Access Surgery:
Current status of mini-gastric bypass.
Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech:
Are contrast swallows necessary immediately post laparoscopic Heller cardiomyotomy?
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2012
- Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice: Edgehill Universtiy 2014
Reference number 6098440
Details of entry to specialist register
- Genral Surgery, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.