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Oxford Bariatric Service team

Mr Bruno Sgromo

Lead Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Bruno has been a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon in Oxford since 2009, and worked as an honorary Bariatric Consultant in Chichester.

Bruno has been performing weight loss surgery since 2004, specialising in laparoscopic gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional bariatric surgery.

Bruno is part of the educational and research committee for the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and he regularly attends the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) conferences.

Richard Gillies

Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Richard has been a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon in Oxford since 2013. After qualification in London, Richard trained in Reading and Oxford, followed by a national fellowship in bariatric and metabolic surgery at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Richard is a member the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS). Surgeons enter data on all operations into the National Bariatric Surgery Register; their surgical outcomes are visible on the BOMSS website for public consultation.

Lisa Rickers

Bariatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Lisa qualified as a nurse in 2002 and more recently completed an MSc in health psychology. She joined the Oxford Bariatric team in August 2011 and has been working as a specialist bariatric nurse since 2007.

Lisa's role within the team is to help support you before, during and after surgery; she feels it is a real privilege to follow your progress to improved health.

Lisa's specialist interests include promoting patient self management to enable people to manage long term chronic health conditions and behavioural change.

Caroline Fletcher

Bariatric Dietitian

After qualifying as a Dietitian in 2010, Caroline worked in Birmingham for four years in a variety of clinical specialties including weight management, cardiac rehab, nutrition support, Type 2 Diabetes, Coeliac Disease and IBS.

Caroline joined the Oxford Bariatric Service in 2014 and supports patients during pre-operative assessment and post-operative follow-up, providing advice to optimise nutritional intake.

Andris Klucniks

Consultant Anaesthetist

Andris was appointed as Consultant Anaesthetist in Oxford in 2004; he joined the bariatric surgery team in 2008. He is particularly interested in factors affecting nausea after anaesthetic and reduction of anaesthetic risks.

Andris often meets patients as part of the assessment process and will talk to you about exercise tolerance and you heart health.

Julian Millo

Consultant Anaesthetist

Julian has been a consultant anaesthetist in Oxford since 2003. He also works in intensive care and joined the bariatric team in 2010.

You may meet him in the preoperative assessment clinic if there are particular problems to be discussed but you are most likely to meet him on the morning of surgery. He is very happy to discuss your anaesthetic and the plan for your pain relief following surgery.

If you have obstructive sleep apnoea or any breathing problems this will be discussed and planned for.

Dr Garry Tan

Consultant Physician and the Clinical Lead at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, part of Oxford University Hospitals.

After qualification in Manchester, Gary trained in London, Hull, Reading and Oxford. His DPhil (PhD) looked at obesity, insulin resistance and adipose tissue metabolism, and his clinical interests focus on diabetes, fat metabolism and he is also involved in the organisation and delivery of care. He moved to Nottingham and Derby as a Consultant before returning to Oxford in February 2012.

Daniel Zahl

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Daniel has worked at the Churchill Hospital since 2005, running clinics in diabetes and chronic fatigue. He is a cognitive behavioural therapist and supervisor and also works in adult mental health.

He joined the bariatric service in 2013 and has a particular interest in working with patients post-surgically to assist them attaining their goals. He often meets with patients before surgery.

Lisa Francombe

PA to Mr Sgromo and Mr Marshall

Behind the scenes Lisa organises the team, arranging theatre times and essential administration. You might hear from Lisa regarding appointments or messages from your surgeon.

The Oxford Bariatric Unit is involved in research on fat infiltration of the liver and of the heart to try to understand the effects of obesity on liver and heart function.

We also collaborate with the Oxford Sleep clinic and Renal Unit, so it is likely that patients will be asked to take part in one or more studies.