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- Accredited endoscopist
- Upper GI surgery
- Accredited endoscopist
- Video and telephone consultations
Highly experienced surgeon, thoughtful decision-maker and meticulous operator, with focus on state of the art knowledge and technology, and high quality outcomes.
Mr Sarela is a Consultant Surgeon in Leeds since 2003. He works in the NHS at St James's University Hospital, and he practices privately at Nuffield Hospital and Spire Hospital. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine and a PhD Research Scholar in the School of Law, University of Leeds.
Mr Sarela is a member of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgeons Society and the British Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow.
TRAINING & LICENSURE
Mr Sarela graduated in Mumbai, and trained in London, Leeds and New York. He has been awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training by the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, and he has full registration with the General Medical Council. Mr Sarela participates rigorously in continuing professional development activities and has annual appraisal. He is fully up-to-date with the latest guidance from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and other professional organisations.
Mr Sarela has published over 50 papers in medical journals, and he has lectured extensively. Presently, he is engaged in PhD research on the ethics and law of informed consent for surgery.
Mr Sarela specializes in Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgery) for Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Hernias, Gallstones, Achalasia and Cancer.
1. Weight Loss
Mr Sarela has extensive experience in Bariatric Surgery. He performs the Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass and the Sleeve Gastrectomy. All operations are done entirely by laparoscopy.
Mr Sarela does two incision-less weight loss procedures: the Orbera® Gastric Balloon and the EndoBarrier® sleeve liner. These procedures are done entirely by endoscopy.
There is no single correct choice in weight loss surgery. Each procedure has its own pros and cons, and one size does not fit all. Mr Sarela will discuss the benefits and risks of each operation in the light of your individual medical and personal circumstances, so that you can make the best choice.
Mr Sarela is a Core Member of the Bariatric Surgery Multi-Disciplinary Team in Leeds. He logs all operations in UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry and you can look up the success of Mr Sarela's patients at the NBSR website.
2. Acid Reflux
You have the option of two operations: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and the LINX® Magnetic Bead Ring. Each has pros and cons, and Mr Sarela will enable you to make the best choice.
Stones in your gallbladder can cause pain, infection, jaundice and pancreatitis. Mr Sarela will remove your gallbladder and do an x-ray of bile ducts by keyhole surgery: called laparoscopic cholecystectomy and cholangiogram.
Mr Sarela has expertise in keyhole surgery for various types of hernias: inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional and hiatal. Mr Sarela repairs inguinal hernias by the totally extra-peritoneal method, which avoids entry into your peritoneal cavity. Mr Sarela has special interest in surgery for large and complex hiatus hernias.
Mr Sarela uses keyhole surgery to divide the muscles of the lower oesophageal sphincter in order to relieve your difficulty to swallow. This operation is called Laparoscopic Cardiomyotomy.
Mr Sarela trained in cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, universally acclaimed as the best cancer hospital in the world. Mr Sarela was the International Surgical Oncology Fellow, an immensely competitive position, during 2001-2002. Mr Sarela has been at the forefront of developing laparoscopic surgery for cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. He is a core member of the Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team in Leeds.
Areas of interest
Mr Sarela is a Consultant Surgeon in Leeds since 2003. He works at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Nuffield Hospital and Spire Hospital.
Mr Sarela specializes in Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgery) for:
1. Acid Reflux: Nissen Fundoplication and LINX® Magnetic Bead Ring;
2. Gallstones: Removal of gallbladder and x-ray of bile ducts for gallbladder stones causing pain, infection, jaundice and pancreatitis;
3. Weight Loss (Bariatric Surgery): Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Balloon and EndoBarrier®;
4. Hernia: Inguinal, Femoral, Sportsman’s, Umbilical, Incisional & Hiatal. Special interest in totally extra-peritoneal repairs and large, complex hiatus hernias.
5. Achalasia: Keyhole surgery to divide the muscles of the lower oesophageal sphincter (Cardiomyotomy);
6. Gastroparesis: Enterra® stomach pacemaker;
7. Cancer: Multi-disciplinary treatment of cancer of oesophagus and stomach by chemotherapy, radiotherapy & surgery (oesophagectomy & gastrectomy).
Current NHS consultant posts held
Mr Sarela is a Consultant Surgeon in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust since 2003. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine.
Mr Sarela has published over 50 papers in medical journals, and he has lectured extensively.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Conversational
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Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to come to GP surgeries and make a presentation on any of the areas of my clinical expertise.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://nbsr.e-dendrite.com
- MBBS University of Bombay 1990
- MS (General Surgery) University of Bombay 1994
- MSc University of London 1996
- MD University of Leeds 2007
- FRCS (Gen Surg)(Glasg) Intercollegiate Specialty Board of the Surgical Royal Colleges 2000
- Fellowship in Surgical Oncology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA 2002
Reference number 4677974
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (AUGIS)
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (IAGES)
- Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, LS1 3EB
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 0113 388 2138
- Spire Leeds Hospital, LS8 1NT
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 0113 388 2138
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
For emergency contact, all patients are provided with a 24 hour ward contact number at the hospital, where the operation has been undertaken. Nursing staff will get in touch with me personally after the call has been taken. If I am not immediately available, a suitably qualified colleague will be available to cover the situation.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: abeezar.sarela