Prof Rishi Singhal


Professor Singhal is Medical Director at Healthier Weight and a Consultant Surgeon in the West Midlands, operating out of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham

Surgeon profile

Education and qualifications

  • Graduated in 1999
  • Completed his CCT in General Surgery
  • Undertook a national fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, one of the premier bariatric centres in the UK
  • Experienced in benign Upper GI Surgery, Bariatric surgery and resectional surgery for oesophago-gastric cancers


  • Consultant Bariatric & Upper GI Surgeon, in the Upper GI Unit at Heart of England, NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham
  • Reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society


  • Published over 50 manuscripts and co-authored several book chapters. Invited as a faculty member to numerous international bariatric conferences. View publications
  • Awarded numerous international and national prizes for clinical research
  • Principal investigator for a randomised control trial comparing medical therapy vs bariatric surgery in patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. The outcome from this trial is expected to determine the best treatment for these patients
  • Principal Investigator for the By band Sleeve trial at HEFT, an NIHR funded portfolio study that compares the outcomes between the 3 commonly performed bariatric procedures. It is the largest trial on bariatric surgery in the world
  • Leading an observational study looking into the impact of bariatric surgery on reduction of malignant transformation in obese patients with endometrial hyperplasia.
  • Has ongoing research interests in the metabolic effects of bariatric surgery on patients with diabetes
  • Collaborated with bariatric surgeons all over the world to undertake an ongoing study surrounding COVID-19: Global 30-day outcomes after bariatric surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic (GENEVA): an international cohort study

Over 10 years experience

Professor Rishi Singhal is a world-renowned Upper GI and bariatric surgeon with over 10 years of experience. He is one of the most prolific weight loss and gallbladder removal surgeons in the NHS and private practice today.

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