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Mr Ahmed works as a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College London as well as running a Private Practice at the Cromwell Hospital and on Harley Street.
His main areas of expertise are in the fields of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. Mr Ahmed will provide you with a friendly and honest opinion regarding your suitability for surgery, putting your safety and wellbeing as the first priority. He pays particular attention to pre and postoperative care in order to optimize the outcome of your operation and provide you with a smooth recovery after surgery. Mr Ahmed has >99% success in achieving a complete laparoscopic result without converting to open surgery.
Mr Ahmed specialises in micro-laparoscopic surgery which utilises 2mm incisions and is the closest to getting scarless surgery
Mr Ahmed's sub-specialises in upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery. His unit in London has been designated as an International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery and Mr Ahmed now sits on the prestigious International Bariatric Surgery Review Committee (IBSRC), comprised of top bariatric surgeons from around the world.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery');
Bariatric surgery (for obesity);
Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery);
Upper gastrointestinal disease
Micro-Laparoscopy or 'scarless surgery'
Emergency Surgical conditions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Lead
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
St Mary's hospital, London
My main areas of research interest are in bariatric surgery: (i) basic science in particular the changes in gut peptides post surgery and (ii) from a clinical perspective in investigating outcomes and complications of bariatric surgery. I have completed a PhD degree at Imperial College London investigating these further.
I enjoy playing squash, travelling, and photography in the little spare time that I get!
International Federation for the Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) Scholarship
Royal College of Surgeons Ethicon Travelling Scholarship
Distinction in Pathology (MBBS Examination)
Distinction in Clinical Pharmacology (MBBS Examination)
Aitchison Prize for Best Overall Performer
Sydney Long Prize in Surgery
Sir Thomas Lewis Prize in Cardiology
John Jepson Memorial Prize
Magrath Prize for Best Overall Performance (1st Clinical Year)
English, French, Spanish, Urdu
I publish on average 15-20 scientific papers per annum in peer reviewed journals.
Courses offered to GPs
I routinely present at The BUPA Cromwell hospital quarterly GP meetings. I run various courses on advanced laparoscopic surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery.
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005
- PhD Imperial College London 2014
- Surgical residency Stanford, California, USA 2000
- Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopy University of Rochester Medical Center 2005
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Committee Member American Society for Metabolic and Surgery Society 2010
- Committee Member British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society 2012
- Clinical Specialty Lead - Surgery (NW London) National Institute for Health Research 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Royal Society of Medicine
International Federation for Surgery for Obesity
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
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
07973 228331 or page me via hospital switchboard