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Mr Akeil Samier

Mr Akeil Samier 

Consultant  Bariatric  /Upper G.I surgeon 

MBChB, CCN(NL), FRCS(Eng)

Year qualified 2007

Clinical interests 

Mr Samier has an interest in laparoscopic surgery: weight-loss surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery and. general surgery.He is also interested in non-surgical weight-loss procedures including gastric balloon. 

Professional memberships 

American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery 

General Medical Council
Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Dutch Society of General Surgery

Dutch Medical Council 

Professional profile 

Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery Consultant. work both in the NHS and privately . 

Mr Samier achieved his primary medical qualification from Baghdad in 1991. He undertook surgical training at the gastrointestinal unit of the internationally acclaimed Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Amsterdam-The Netherlands. 

After completing further training in international centres France and Switzerland, Mr Samier moved to the UK to undertake a fellowship in bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery in Newcastle. After fellowship he underwent more training in bariatric surgery in Belgium .

He has since become a consultant bariatric surgeon at the South West Bariatric Surgery Group in Taunton, recognised as a Centre of Excellence in bariatric weight-loss surgery before moving to Darlington to set up bariatric unit and lead bariatric surgery at the Darlington Memorial Hospital. 

Mr Samier has an extensive experience in Bariatric Surgery (gastric bypass, mini bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional bariatric surgery) and  in upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (antireflux surgery, paraesophageal hernia surgery and achalasia surgery).

He has an excellent experience in General laparoscopic Surgery (Gallbladder, Biliary and hernia surgery) and emergency Surgery. 

Mr Samier have been involved in teaching and training undergraduates and postgraduates  in England and abroad , he is also   actively involved in education and clinical research and have several presentations and publications in major national and international conferences and journals.

Treatments/Procedures 

Gastric balloon 

Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy 
Laparoscopic Gastric bypass 

Laparoscopic mini bypass

Laparoscopic Antireflux surgery (Nissen fundoplication)

Laparoscopic incisional hernia

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy,

Laparoscopic inguinal Hernia repair (TAP)
Laparoscopic Abdominal wall Hernia repair, 

Laparoscopic bile duct exploration Laparoscopic
Upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy) Upper GI endoscopy and dilatation

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