Personal profile

Miss Jennifer Darrien was educated at the University of Glasgow graduating as a doctor in 2003.  She spent her formative years training in the West of Scotland Deanery obtaining a broad experience in all aspects of general surgery.

Her higher surgical training was split between the Upper Gastro-Intestinal Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Pancreatic Unit in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. In 2013, she was awarded a Masters’ in Surgery, (University of Edinburgh) in addition to Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow.

Miss Darrien completed a fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at University College London Hospital and NHS Northumbria after which she was appointed Consultant UGI and Bariatric Surgeon with NHS Fife. During that appointment Miss Darrien established a Bariatric Surgery Network with neighbouring health board NHS Tayside in addition to contributing to NHS Fife’s acute benign biliary and UGI service.

In 2017 Miss Darrien was appointed to Phoenix Health, independent health care providers of Bariatric Surgery to both privately funded and NHS patients in the North west of England.

She received mentorship form Professor David Kerrigan, CEO Phoenix Health and President of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, (BOMSS) further developing her expertise in Bariatric Surgery. She contributes to the Bariatric surgery, endoscopy, radiology and intra-gastric balloon service.

Miss Darrien is an invited member of the Scottish Clinical Collaboration for Rural General Hospitals, supported by the Scottish Government and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, providing locum Consultant General Surgery cover to remote and rural hospitals inclusive of NHS Orkney and NHS Western Isles.

Miss Darrien is delighted to work collaboratively with Phoenix Health and BMI The Alexandra, Cheadle.

Clinical Interests

  • Intra-gastric balloons, (Elipse, Obera)
  • Bariatric radiology
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Band surgery
  • Bariatric endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass)
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
  • International Federation for the surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • Scottish Clinical Collaborative for Rural General Hospitals
  • International Bariatric Club

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