Prof David Kerrigan

Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

MD with Distinction, FRCS, FRCSEd, MBChB

Professional Memberships

  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (Founder Member, past-secretary and current Council member)
  • International Federation for Surgery of Obesity
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • Association of Surgeons of GB and Ireland
  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Mini gastric bypass (one anastomosis gastric bypass)
  • Gastric Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Balloon insertion
  • SADIS Procedure
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Surgery for weight regain after failed primary bariatric surgery
  • Complex Revisional (Re-Do) Surgery

Personal profile

Professor David Kerrigan is one of the pioneers of laparoscopic (keyhole) bariatric surgery in the UK and is an acknowledged expert in his field.  There are few surgeons in the UK who possess his range of skills in the treatment of severe obesity.  In addition to carrying out standard bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and banding, David is one of very few surgeons who have extensive experience in more complex surgeries such as the SADIS procedure, duodenal switch and revisional (or re-do) salvage surgery to treat either weight regain after failed bariatric surgery or complex surgical complications.

David is often approached to give professional comment on the subject of obesity and bariatric surgery by local and national media and has featured on BBC Radio 4 (Today Programme, Woman’s Hour); news channels (Sky, BBC and ITV) and in articles published by the mainstream national press.  David has also been prominent in raising public awareness of the plight of the severely obese through apppearances in several TV documentaries.   

As a senior and founding member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, David advises national organisations such as NHS Improvement (Monitor) and NICE.  In 2012 he founded Phoenix Health (a cross-specialty group with an enviable reputation as one of the UKs leading providers of NHS and private obesity surgery). He remains committed to surgical training and research through a surgical Fellowship programme funded by Phoenix.

Professor Kerrigan and his colleagues at Phoenix Health are delighted to be working in partnership with the BMI Alexandra Hospital to deliver the highest quality bariatric surgery and aftercare in Manchester.

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