Mr Abeezar Sarela

Mr Abeezar Sarela

General surgery 04677974

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
  • Accredited endoscopist
Fee assured
Open Referral network
Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • General
  • Upper GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Highly experienced surgeon, thoughtful decision-maker and meticulous operator, with focus on state of the art knowledge and technology, and high quality outcomes.
Mr Sarela is a Consultant Surgeon in Leeds since 2003. He works in the NHS at St James's University Hospital, and he practices privately at Nuffield Hospital and Spire Hospital. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine and a PhD Research Scholar in the School of Law, University of Leeds.
Mr Sarela is a member of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgeons Society and the British Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow.
Mr Sarela graduated in Mumbai, and trained in London, Leeds and New York. He has been awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training by the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, and he has full registration with the General Medical Council. Mr Sarela participates rigorously in continuing professional development activities and has annual appraisal. He is fully up-to-date with the latest guidance from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and other professional organisations.
Mr Sarela has published over 50 papers in medical journals, and he has lectured extensively. Presently, he is engaged in PhD research on the ethics and law of informed consent for surgery.
Mr Sarela specializes in Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgery) for Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Hernias, Gallstones, Achalasia and Cancer.
1. Weight Loss
Mr Sarela has extensive experience in Bariatric Surgery. He performs the Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass and the Sleeve Gastrectomy. All operations are done entirely by laparoscopy.
Mr Sarela does two incision-less weight loss procedures: the Orbera® Gastric Balloon and the EndoBarrier® sleeve liner. These procedures are done entirely by endoscopy.
There is no single correct choice in weight loss surgery. Each procedure has its own pros and cons, and one size does not fit all. Mr Sarela will discuss the benefits and risks of each operation in the light of your individual medical and personal circumstances, so that you can make the best choice.
Mr Sarela is a Core Member of the Bariatric Surgery Multi-Disciplinary Team in Leeds. He logs all operations in UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry and you can look up the success of Mr Sarela's patients at the NBSR website.
2. Acid Reflux
You have the option of two operations: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and the LINX® Magnetic Bead Ring. Each has pros and cons, and Mr Sarela will enable you to make the best choice.
3. Gallstones
Stones in your gallbladder can cause pain, infection, jaundice and pancreatitis. Mr Sarela will remove your gallbladder and do an x-ray of bile ducts by keyhole surgery: called laparoscopic cholecystectomy and cholangiogram.
4. Hernia
Mr Sarela has expertise in keyhole surgery for various types of hernias: inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional and hiatal. Mr Sarela repairs inguinal hernias by the totally extra-peritoneal method, which avoids entry into your peritoneal cavity. Mr Sarela has special interest in surgery for large and complex hiatus hernias.
5. Achalasia
Mr Sarela uses keyhole surgery to divide the muscles of the lower oesophageal sphincter in order to relieve your difficulty to swallow. This operation is called Laparoscopic Cardiomyotomy.
6. Cancer
Mr Sarela trained in cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, universally acclaimed as the best cancer hospital in the world. Mr Sarela was the International Surgical Oncology Fellow, an immensely competitive position, during 2001-2002. Mr Sarela has been at the forefront of developing laparoscopic surgery for cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. He is a core member of the Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team in Leeds.

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Mr Sarela is a Consultant Surgeon in Leeds since 2003. He works at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Nuffield Hospital and Spire Hospital.
Mr Sarela specializes in Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgery) for:
1. Acid Reflux: Nissen Fundoplication and LINX® Magnetic Bead Ring;
2. Gallstones: Removal of gallbladder and x-ray of bile ducts for gallbladder stones causing pain, infection, jaundice and pancreatitis;
3. Weight Loss (Bariatric Surgery): Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Balloon and EndoBarrier®;
4. Hernia: Inguinal, Femoral, Sportsman’s, Umbilical, Incisional & Hiatal. Special interest in totally extra-peritoneal repairs and large, complex hiatus hernias.
5. Achalasia: Keyhole surgery to divide the muscles of the lower oesophageal sphincter (Cardiomyotomy);
6. Gastroparesis: Enterra® stomach pacemaker;
7. Cancer: Multi-disciplinary treatment of cancer of oesophagus and stomach by chemotherapy, radiotherapy & surgery (oesophagectomy & gastrectomy).

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