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Our Team

Surgical Consultants:

Mr Vigyan Jain  FRCS (Ed) (Gen Surg).

Consultant Surgeon specialising in Upper GI (oesophago-gastric), bariatric and laparoscopic surgery since 1996.  Mr Jain set up the bariatric unit here at Luton in 2001 which now caters for a wide area across the East of England.

Mr Douglas Whitelaw  FRCS (Ed) (Gen Surg).

Obesity Service Clinical Lead. Consultant Pancreatobiliary and laparoscopic surgery since 2004, specialising in bariatric and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and ERCP.

Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam  MS (Gen Surg) FRCS Ed

Clinical Director for Upper GI, Consultant General Surgeon Lead for Oesophago Gastric Cancers – specialising in laparoscopic Upper GI surgery, bariatric, hernia repair and therapeutic endoscopy.  Trust Foundation Programme Director. Member of AUGIS & BOMSS.

Mr Farhan Rashid   MBBS FRCS DM

Consultant General Surgeon specialising in Upper GI surgery (oesophago-gastric cancer), Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery.

Mr Omer Al-Taan  FRCS (MD)

Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery

Mr Aruna Munasinghe  BSc CHM FRCS

Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery


Dr Tariq Rehman  MB, MD, FRCP

Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity. Undergraduate Training in Karachi, Post graduate training & NHS practice in UK since early 1980’s. Key diabetes interest in managing young people with diabetes, kidney disease and obesity related problems.

Prof. David Haslam

GP specialist in Obesity and Bariatrics with a GP practice in Hertfordshire. Chairman National Obesity Forum.

Our Multi Disciplinary Team also consists of:

Specialist Obesity and Bariatric Dietitians
Specialist Obesity and Bariatric Nurses
Clinical Psychologists
Consultant Anaesthetists

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