Mr Sherif Awad weight loss surgeon at Derby Private Health

Mr Sherif Awad BSc (Med Sci), MBChB (Hons), PhD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgeon and Honorary Associate Professor

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Areas of expertise:

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Bariatric/Metabolic (weight-loss) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Abdominal Surgery

Clinic Times:

  • Tuesday afternoon, 1.30-2.30pm (Weeks 1 & 3 of the month)
  • Tuesday evening, 7-8pm (Weeks 2& 4 of the month)
  • Ad-hoc appointments can be arranged for Monday, Wednesday or Friday

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Services currently provided:

Keyhole procedures performed:

  • Gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, insertion of gastric bands
  • Anti-reflux, hiatus and paraoesophageal hernia operations (for heartburn/acid-reflux/difficulty swallowing)
  • Heller’s Cardiomyotomy (for achalasia)
  • Resection of small bowel
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Abdominal hernia repairs (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernias)
  • Division of adhesions


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Mr Sherif Awad is a specialist Laparoscopic (keyhole), Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric (weight loss) surgeon. He qualified from the University of St. Andrews (BSc MedSci) and Manchester (MBChB Hons) and undertook his surgical training in Manchester, the East Midlands and in London.

Sherif is a fellowship trained surgeon having completed two fellowships in advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery and leads the East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI) – a regional centre that provides bariatric services to patients from the East Midlands and runs an in-house bariatric fellowship training program to train other surgeons. He is an instructor on courses for advanced Laparoscopic skills and delivers regional talks on Bariatric and Metabolic surgery to other disciplines and GPs.


Sherif is also Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Nottingham. He completed his PhD into the metabolic and cellular effects of carbohydrate-based preconditioning drinks that are used in the Enhanced Recovery (ERAS) Protocols. Sherif has co-authored numerous papers including international guidelines on Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery. He has research expertise on other topics such as perioperative nutrition, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), insulin resistance and the physiological and metabolic effects of bariatric and metabolic surgery. Sherif’s research has been awarded numerous national and international prizes including the prestigious 2010 Moynihan Medal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI). Sherif is an expert journal reviewer of many medical journals including the British Journal of Surgery, British Medical Journal and the International Journal of Obesity.

Sherif is also a member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS), the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).

Other specialist interests:

  • Surgery to remove oesophageal and stomach cancer
  • Bariatric/Metabolic  (weight-loss)
  • Keyhole abdominal surgery
  • Anti-reflux and hiatus hernia surgery
  • Hernia operations and gallbladder surgery

Other procedures performed:

  • Oesophageal and stomach cancer surgery
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Open hernia repairs

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Arabic


Mr Sherif Awad works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health
  • WPA

Mr Sherif Awad does not hold a share or financial interest in Derby Private Health.

Mr Sherif Awad does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Derby Private Health.

Mr Sherif Awad does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Derby Private Health.

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