Mr. Ahmed R Ahmed
BSc (Hons), FRCS (Gen)
Mr Ahmed is a consultant in upper gastrointestinal surgery and lead bariatric surgeon at the Imperial weight centre.
Mr Ahmed is a consultant in upper gastrointestinal surgery and lead bariatric surgeon at the Imperial weight centre. Mr Ahmed will always 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 post-operative care in order to optimise 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. He’s performed over 5,000 laparoscopic bariatric procedures, including over 2500 gastric bypasses. Mr Ahmed’s Imperial Weight Centre bariatric surgery 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 who evaluate bariatric surgery units worldwide for ‘Centre of excellence’ status.
His main areas of expertise are in the fields of keyhole and weight loss surgery, and he’s particularly interested in complex revisional bariatric surgeries. He receives referrals globally for his expert skills.
Mr Ahmed trained in GI surgery at Stanford University, and the University of Rochester in the US. He trains other surgeons in the field of bariatric surgery, and is on the faculty on numerous related courses. Mr Ahmed is a go-to consultant for his opinions on complex bariatric cases. He is also actively involved in research, with a PhD degree in mechanisms of complications of gastric bypass surgery at Imperial College London.
He is a clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London and has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. He is on the editorial boards of the main obesity scientific journals SOARD and Obesity Surgery. He’s also a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), Society of American Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS), British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS).
NHS and Academic Posts
Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust); Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.