Mr Kessava Reddy Mannur

Personal profile

Mr Mannur is a Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI Surgeon at Homerton University Hospital. He commenced laparoscopic surgical work in 1990 and bariatric surgery in 1998. He has visited numerous obesity centres in France, Belgium, Holland and the US to refine his techniques. Most notably he has spent time working with pioneering surgeons Professor Michel Gagner in New York and Professor Kelvin Higa in California.

Mr Mannur was Director of Bariatric Surgery at the Homerton University Hospital for 14 years until recently. He not only established the bariatric surgical unit in 2003 but has also developed this into one of the leading reputed centres in bariatric surgery in the country. He has performed more than 3,500 weight loss surgeries including 2,000 gastric bypasses, 900 sleeve gastrectomies / gastric sleeves, 250 Duodenal switches/SADI-S, 100 band to bypasses, 120 band to gastric bypasses/Sleeve gastrectomies with very low morbidity and mortality and currently performs 10-15 obesity surgery operations a week. 

He has conducted popular 7 Bariatric surgery training courses in Homerton and 6 BOMSS spring symposiums in Bariatric Surgery at Homerton in London, which attracts international faculty and delegates. Mr Mannur has been presenting his work both in the national and international obesity surgery conferences and published in peer reviewed obesity surgery journals. He demonstrated many operations in the conferences both in UK and abroad. He has been elected to the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) Council to help BOMSS develop high standards in bariatric surgery in this country and has also been an advisor to NICE guidelines for the past 4 years.

Mr Mannur has performed laparoscopic gastrectomy and oesophagectomy for cancers and frequently helped Urologists and Gynaecologists to perform nephrectomy and hysterectomy respectively.

Professional Memberships

  • GMC
  • RCSG
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member BOMSS  Council British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery society
  • IFSO International federation for surgery of the obesity and metabolic disorders
  • AUGIS
  • ALSGBI
  • NICE guidelines

Clinical Interests

Main interest is in Bariatric and metabolic surgery. I do all aspects of Weight loss surgery including Intragastric balloon, gastric banding, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, banded gastric bypass, duodenal switch and SADI-S, and all Revisional bariatric surgeries – band to sleeve, or bypass, sleeve to DS or SADI-‘S, or bypass to normal anatomy or DS/SG or Extend the BP limbs and applying ‘Fobi’ or Minimizer’ rings. Started Obesity surgery at the Royal London Hospital in 1998 and moved it to Homerton University Hospital in 2003. Developed special technique for recurrent incisional hernias.

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