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Mr Sherif Awad

Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Obesity & Laparoscopic Surgeon. Honorary Associate Professor. Council Member British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS). Service Lead East-Midlands Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (EMBMI)
Based in: Derby

GMC registration 6026860

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 London.

Sherif is a fellowship trained surgeon having completed two fellowships in advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery. Sherif is a Council Member (Educational Lead) on the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS). He is Service Lead for the East-Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI) – a regional Centre that provides bariatric services to patients from the East Midlands. Sherif also Directs the Royal College of Surgeons of England Approved Bariatric fellowship training program to train other surgeons. He is an instructor on courses for advanced Laparoscopic skills and delivers international invited speaker talks on Bariatric and Metabolic surgery.

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Areas of expertise

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

Services 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

Clinic times

  • Tuesday evenings 6-7:30pm (weekly)
  • Ad-hoc appointments can be arranged for Monday, Wednesday or Friday

Specialist interests

  • Surgery to remove oesophageal and stomach cancer
  • Bariatric/Metabolic (weight-loss) surgery
  • Keyhole abdominal surgery
  • Anti-reflux and hiatus hernia surgery
  • Hernia operations and gallbladder surgery
  • Other procedures performed:
  • Oesophageal and stomach cancer surgery
  • Diagnostic endoscopy

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Insurers registered with

  • 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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