Consultant Specialist Bariatric Surgeon
David Hewin is a specialist laparoscopic (keyhole) upper gastrointestinal and bariatric (weight loss) surgeon. He qualified from the University of Bristol and works as a consultant surgeon at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, where he established the Bariatric Surgery Unit in 2004. David continues to teach other doctors, GPs and medical students about weight loss surgery and regularly gives specialist lectures and talks to nurses, dietitians and members of the public.
After qualifying, he completed surgical training including The Royal College of Surgeons of England Fellowship in New York.
David has written and published many articles and book chapters about weight loss surgery and other aspects of upper gastrointestinal surgery. He has also delivered numerous national and international lectures and was appointed the first Specialist Tutor in Bariatric Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of London, developing training resources and courses for other surgeons, specialist nurses, dietitians and operating theatre teams.
David has a UK-wide reputation as a bariatric and laparoscopic surgeon, having served on the councils of several national surgical societies including the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (as Honorary Secretary), the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society and the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. He also served as a Trustee of the British Obesity Surgery Patient Association (BOSPA).