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Oxford Bariatric Service team

Consultants

Mr Bruno Sgromo

Lead Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Bruno has been a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon in Oxford since 2009. Together with his colleagues he set up the Oxford Bariatric Unit.

Bruno has been performing weight loss surgery since 2004, specialising in:

  • laparoscopic gastric band
  • gastric bypass
  • mini gastric by-pass
  • sleeve gastrectomy
  • revisional bariatric surgery.

Over the years Bruno has performed over 1000 bariatric operations with excellent results as shown in the NBSR registry.

Bruno is part of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry and has previously been involved with the Educational and Research Committee for the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS).

He regularly attends and presents at the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), BOMSS conference and is a co-director of the IBC University of Oxford Bariatric Surgery Conference.

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.

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 your 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.

Dr Garry Tan

Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead at Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

After qualification in Manchester, Garry 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 and fat metabolism. 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.

Other staff

Mei-Mei Wright

Bariatric Specialist Dietitian

Mei-Mei began working as a dietitian in 1991. She initially worked in nutritional support, and then specialised in the management of diabetes. As a result of working with this patient group, she developed an interest in weight management.

She worked in a Tier 3 service in Gloucestershire before joining Oxford Bariatric Service.

Samantha Blackborow

Bariatric Specialist Nurse

Samantha qualified as a nurse in 2011. Before joining Oxford Bariatric Service, she worked on surgical wards and cared for patients immediately post bariatric surgery. She has always had an interest in weight management, completing a degree in nutrition and psychology before her nursing degree.

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