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Bariatric Surgery
Dr.Andrew Jenkinson

Specialist - General Surgery

Language Spoken:English

  • MBBS Bachelor of Medicine (Southampton Medical School UK)
  • MS Master of Surgery Thesis (The Royal London Hospital, UK)
  • FRCS (Gen Surg) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Dr Andrew Jenkinson is a Consultant Surgeon specializing in the treatment of obesity, gallstones, hernias, heartburn and abdominal pain.
Dr Andrew runs regular clinics in both London and Dubai. In Al Zahra hospital he is a member of the specialist bariatric surgery team providing safe and successful treatment of obesity. He will advise on the best procedure to help long term weight loss (gastric banding, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass).
In London he leads the bariatric surgery teams in the world renowned London Clinic on Harley Street and the famous Wellington Hospital.
He also works for the NHS, at the prestigious University College London Hospital (UCLH).
Mr. Jenkinson has had extensive training in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques in London, Europe and America.
He has performed over 2,000 procedures to date.
He currently carries out approximately 100 laparoscopic hernia operations and a similar number of gallbladder procedures per year.
He has a specialist interest in the laparoscopic treatment of sports hernia (Gilmore's groin).
His training in bariatric, or obesity, surgery conforms with British and American creditation.
He provides the full range of obesity surgery procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional bariatric surgery (gastric band to sleeve or bypass).
He performs approximately 200 weight loss procedures per year.
He has a reputation for performing extremely safe and effective surgery.
He has been nominated as the lead clinician for quality and safety (governance) in GI surgery at UCH.
In 2013 Mr. Jenkinson founded The Institute of Obesity and Metabolism to help provide patients with access to world class weight loss surgery service in both London and Dubai.
He works with a strong team of allied health professionals to help patients before, during and after surgery.
The service provides long term personal follow up which is essential to maintain the excellent results of surgery.
In 1999 Mr. Jenkinson completed a Masters research thesis on the effectiveness of keyhole surgery in the treatment of acid reflux, which causes heartburn.
He has subsequently published extensively in the scientific literature and has presented at national and international meetings.
He continues his interests in research and development by sitting on the BOMBS sub-comities for Emerging Technologies and Education.

  • Surgical Lead at The Centre for Weight Loss, Metabolic and Endocrine Surgery UCLH, London
  • Head of Quality and Safely (Clinical Governance) GI Services UCLH, London
  • Chairman of Bariatric Development at The London Clinic
  • Founder and Director of The London-Dubai Obesity Clinic


Dr.Taghreed Almahmeed

Consultant General Surgeon

Education: MD, FACS, FRCSC

Languages spoken: English, Arabic

Dr Taghreed's major interest is Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery


American Board Certified General Surgeon

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Advanced Gastrointestinal Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, St. John Hospital, Michigan, USA

Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Tampa General Hospital, Florida, USA

She has been involved in numerous research activities and has published in several peer-reviewed journals

She is a fellow member of the American College of Surgeons

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Fellow member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Dr.Girish Juneja

Head of Bariatric Center

MBBS, MS, Dip MIS (France)

International Fellow of ASMBS (USA)

Fellow of ACE Bariatric center (Emmeen, Netherland)
Director of Bariatric center
Specialist Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Girish is a well experienced Laparoscopic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience to his credit and currently heading bariatric department.

He is expert bariatric (weight Loss) surgeon doing dedicated Laparoscopic weight loss surgeries routinely Like Sleeve surgery & bypass surgery 
He is expert in new endoscopic weight loss procedure POSE and also in all types of gastric balloon (Obalon, Orbera, reshape & elipse )
He had his basic and advanced Laparoscopic training from Ninewells Medical College, UK and did Diploma in minimal access surgery from France.
He is also a fellow of ACE Bariatric Surgical Center, Emmen, Netherlands.
He has served as Head of Surgery department in various reputed hospital since 1990 and currently he is the Director of Bariatric center at AL Zahra Hospital, Dubai.