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The London Clinic
Shaw specialises in upper gastrointestinal surgery and has an extensive experience of complex upper gut surgery. He is senior clinician in the regional upper gastrointestinal cancer service in Hampshire, and is a leading laparoscopic surgery specialist. He has led the evolution of bariatric surgery in the UK and has a personal experience of over 3000 bariatric operations.

Specialties and sub-specialties

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
General surgery
Bariatric-Metabolic Surgery

Professional profile

Shaw Somers has been an NHS consultant surgeon since 1996. Before this, he has been senior lecturer and honorary consultant at St James’ University Hospital in Leeds, West Yorkshire and Associate Professor at The Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong (1995-6).

Shaw specialises in upper gastrointestinal surgery and has an extensive experience of complex upper gut surgery. He is senior clinician in the regional upper gastrointestinal cancer service in Hampshire, and is a leading laparoscopic surgery specialist.

He has a personal experience of over 3000 bariatric operations, and is a leader in the evolution of bariatric surgery in the UK. Shaw is past president of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society 2017-2019), and now advises the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

In addition, Shaw is Discovery TV’s ‘Fat Doctor’, and has appeared in many TV programmes such as 'Food Hospital' (Ch4) and Embarrassing Bodies as a surgical expert.

Clinical interests

  • Hiatus Hernia, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Surgery, Groin Hernia, Abdominal Hernia, Oesophagogastric disorders, Complex and re-operative Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery, Revision Bariatric Surgery, Salvage surgery

Current posts

  • Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon (part-time)
    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Awards and accolades

  • Ward prize in Surgical Anatomy 1986
  • Mayo Robson prize in Surgical Anatomy 1986
  • Ferns Prize (top in primary FRCS), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1988
  • Sterling Oncology Young Investigator of the Year 1990
  • Hunterian Professorship, Royal College of Surgeons of England 1994
  • Visiting Lecturer, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2016

Medical training

Year qualified 1986
  • University of Leeds 1980 - 1986

Languages spoken

Italian

Personal interests

When I am not enjoying my work, my wife will sometimes permit me to:

  • Play guitar
  • Play with my fountain pen collection
  • Collect wild mushrooms
  • Discover more Italian wines
  • Accompany her on long walks

mEDICAL aDMISSIONS

A nurse with a patient

Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

Chauffeur loading suitcases into a luxury car

We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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