Mr Shaw Somers

Consultant General & Gastrointestinal Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS, MD

Personal profile

"An expert in treating problems related to the stomach, gullet, gallbladder and hiatus hernia, Somers focuses on weight loss surgery in particular. He has performed almost 2,000 such procedures in 15 years, putting him at the forefront of the speciality".

From the commencement of registrar training at St Marys Hospital, London, Shaw has developed a specialist interest in upper gastrointestinal surgery. Working as lead clinician he has a comprehensive experience of complex upper GI surgical problems and leads one of the Souths foremost Upper GI Surgical Units. Shaw has also published and presented widely on upper GI and laparoscopic related subjects.

Over the last eight years Shaw has developed and managed one of the largest practices of Obesity Surgery in the South of England. The Obesity Surgery Unit has experience of over 400 cases and employs a multidisciplinary team for patient care. Currently, the Unit performs over 150 obesity procedures per annum and provides services for both NHS and Private patients. He is a member of council for the British Obesity Surgery Society.


Clinical Interests

  • Upper GI Cancer (Oesophago-Gastric) surgery
  • Bariatric (Obesity) surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Professional Memberships

  • British Obesity Society (council member)
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeon

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