Mr Rishi Singhal

Personal profile

Mr Singhal is a Consultant Bariatric & Upper GI Surgeon, in the Upper GI Unit at Heart of England, NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham.

After completing his CCT in General Surgery, Mr Singhal undertook a national fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton which is one of the premier bariatric centres in the UK. He has experience in benign Upper GI Surgery, Bariatric surgery and resectional surgery for oesophago-gastric cancers.

Mr Singhal has published over 35 manuscripts with 24 first author publications. He has co-authored several book chapters and has been invited as a faculty member in numerous international bariatric conferences. He has been awarded one international and numerous national prizes for clinical research.

Mr Singhal has ongoing research interests in bariatric surgery including its metabolic effects, resting energy expenditure and gut hormone changes in morbidly obese patients. His other research interests include epidemiology of obesity in the UK and the effect of socio-economic deprivation; day case surgery for the treatment of reflux disease, gall stone disease and obesity. Mr Singhal is also a reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery.

He has authored and contributed to a large number of published articles including a  meta-analysis of gastric band slippage and erosion following laparoscopic gastric banding and on the metabolic outcomes of obesity surgery patients with diabetes.

Due to his interests in research, he holds an Honorary appoint with the University of Birmingham as a Senior Lecturer.

Clinical Interests

  • Bariatric surgery including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery for primary and recurrent hernias
  • Laparoscopic surgery for gallstones 
  • Upper GI surgery

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Professional Membership

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham
  • Reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

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