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Consultant Laparoscopic, Bariatric & Upper GI Surgeon

Mr Waleed Al-Khyatt

Mr Waleed Al-Khyatt is a consultant upper GI, bariatric (obesity) and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. He also holds the position of Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Nottingham School of Medicine.

Mr Al-Khyatt qualified from the University of Mosul College of Medicine with honours. Following completing his basic surgical training in South Wales, he undertook his higher surgical training in the Health Education England East Midlands – North and was awarded his fellowship (FRCS) and Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He completed The Royal College of Surgeons of England Fellowship Programme in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at St Richard’s International Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre of Excellence in Chichester, United Kingdom. In addition to emergency surgery, he has been fully trained in surgical management of patients with morbid obesity, which is his main compassion and subspecialty, oesophagogastric cancer, refractory GORD (acid reflex), open and laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernias, and gallstone disease.

Mr Al-Khyatt was awarded a PhD from the University of Nottingham for his research into the role of oestrogen receptors in oesophageal cancer development. His research projects have been presented at national and international prize sessions and awarded first prize medal from the Midland Gastroenterology Society. He has several published book chapters and peer-reviewed papers. His research interests include 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.

He takes great pride in providing compassionate care to all his patients by treating them as individuals with self-kindness and mindfulness. His approach is based on empowering his patients to be fully informed, to feel at ease and to be at the centre of any decision-making.

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

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