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Mr Kesava Mannur

Consultant General & Gastrointestinal Surgeon


Practices at: The London Independent Hospital

A photo of Mr Kesava Mannur

Mr Kesava Mannur is very passionate about Weight loss surgery and started Obesity surgery in Royal London Hospital in 1998 and so has more than 23 years of  experience in bariatric surgery. He has set up the bariatric surgery department in Homerton University Hospital London in 2003 and was its director until 2017. He was also an upper GI consultant surgeon in the Royal London Hospital, London. He trained a lot of surgeons in this field both in the UK and abroad. He has a number of publications in peer reviewed journals adnd he works closely with psychologists, eating disorder specialists, dietitians and metabolic physicians to provide an optimum care for obese patients. He has performed more than 5,500 weight loss surgeries including 3,500 gastric bypasses,  1,100 sleeve gastrectomies and 350 Duodenal Switches DS/SADI and revisional surgeries. He has been interested in bile reflux and has been passionate about the DeMeester Duodenal Switch. 

Mr Mannur regularly conducted 7 National Bariatric surgery Training courses  and 6 International Bariatric Surgery Symposiums at the Homerton University Hospital, London. He regularly presents his work at International and national Obesity conferences. He has conducted live surgeries of Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and Duodenal Switch in national and international conferences, where he has also been invited to give talks on various aspects of bariatric surgery.

Mr Mannur trained at University Hospital of Wales, Lister Hospital, Royal London Hospital and the Middlesex Hospital and is currently a Consultant Surgeon at BMI The London Independent Hospital.

Mr Mannur has performed laparoscopic surgery since 1990 and was closely associated with advanced laparoscopic work at the Royal London Hospital from 1991 - 1993. He regularly performs cholecystectomy for gallstones, fundoplication for reflux and hernia repair. Mr Mannur has also:

  • Conducted a number of workshops/conferences in laparoscopic surgery
  • Demonstrated live laparoscopic Fundoplication for heartburn/hiatus hernia including in Royal college of surgeons of England
  • Trained a number of surgeons in laparoscopic surgery

Mr Mannur is involved in running a free school and low budget hospital in Hyderabad through Sahaj Seva Samsthan and established a school in his village in his father's and mother’s name, which is now being run by the ZP of YSR Kadapa district. He has been a practitioner of Raja yoga for 44y ears and trains people in the yoga.

External links/ website

  • Gastric sleeve/ sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric band surgery
  • Revision surgery after primary bariatric consultation
  • Nissen Fundoplication Laparoscopic 

  • Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons of UK
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society
  • Association of surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disease
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons

Different types of weight loss surgery

Mr Kesava Mannur discusses the different types of weight loss surgery available to patients, including; gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and the duodenal switch. In the video, he discusses the differences between the types of surgeries; the benefits and limitations of each, expected recovery times and the lifestyle changes patients are expected to make for a successful weight loss journey.

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