waleed al-khyatt derby private health general surgery bariatric surgery royal derby hospital

Mr Waleed Al-Khyatt MBChB (Hons), PhD, FRCS

Consultant General, Laparoscopic (Key Hole), Bariatric (Weight-Loss) & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon



Year of qualification:


Areas of expertise:

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric & metabolic (obesity) surgery
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) abdominal surgery

Clinic times:

  • Thursday 8-12
  • Ad-hoc evening appointments available as required

Services provided:

  • Surgical management of obesity including laparoscopic (keyhole) gastric bypass, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy & gastric balloon
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) anti reflux surgery and hiatus hernia repair for management of acid reflux, heartburn & swallowing difficulty
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder) for management of symptomatic gallstone disease
  • Open and laparoscopic (keyhole) repair of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernias)
  • Diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Other specialist interests:

  • Surgical management of cancer of the oesophagus (gullet) & stomach
  • Minor surgical procedures for removal of lumps and cysts


Personal profile:

Waleed is a Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric, and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified from the College of Medicine University of Mosul with honors. Following completing his basic surgical training in South Wales, he undertook his higher surgical training in the Health Education East Midlands – North and awarded his Fellowship (FRCS) and Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Waleed completed the Royal College of Surgeons of England Fellowship Programme in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at St Richards International Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre of Excellence in Chichester, United Kingdom. In addition to emergency surgery, Waleed has been fully trained into surgical management of patients with morbid obesity, oesophagogastric cancer, refractory GORD, abdominal wall hernias, and gallstone disease.

Waleed was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Nottingham for his research in the role of oestrogen receptors in oesophageal cancer development. His research projects were also presented at several national and international prize sessions and awarded first prize medal from the Midlands Gastroenterology Society. Waleed has several published book chapters and peer reviewed papers. His research interests includes the pathogenesis of oesophageal cancer, improving outcomes in bariatric and metabolic surgery, using quality markers to improve outcomes in emergency surgery, and participation in national collaborative audit/ research studies.

Waleed is married and has two daughters – Rama and Dana. His hobbies are basketball, swimming and he is a keen follower of the English Premier League.

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Arabic


Mr Waleed Al-Khyatt does not hold a share or financial interest in Derby Private Health.

Mr Waleed Al-Khyatt does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Derby Private Health.

Mr Waleed Al-Khyatt does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Derby Private Health.

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