Mr Abeezar Sarela


MS, MSc, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

GMC number: 4677974

Practising since: 1991


General Surgery

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  • Weekly Tuesday evening
  • Weekly Friday PM
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Mr Sarela has been a consultant surgeon since 2003. He graduated in Mumbai and trained in London, Leeds and New York. Mr Sarela is a Core Member of the Bariatric Surgery Multi-Disciplinary Team in Leeds and will empower you to make the best choice with any treatment.

Mr Sarela specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

Mr Sarela in the news. Mr Sarela has been in the news, a local gentleman resorted to sleeping upright for 26 years until he had LINX treatment with Mr Sarela. This procedure is available at our hospital.

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Special interests

Weight Loss Surgery, Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Balloon, Acid Reflux, Fundoplication, Gallbladder Stones, Inguinal Hernia, Femoral Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Hiatus Hernia, Achalasia.

Other interests

Cancer of Oesophagus and Cancer of Stomach

Personal interests

Mr Abeezar Sarela is married to a couple-relationship counsellor and they have one daughter. Outside of medicine, Mr Sarela's main current ambition is to run a marathon!

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Abeezar Sarela at Nuffield Health

  • Gastric band (lap banding)
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Gastric balloon (BiB)
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric bypass

Locations Mr Abeezar Sarela works with


    2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB

    0113 3227251
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Mr Sarela has published over 50 papers in medical journals, and he has lectured extensively.

In weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), Mr Sarela published the first UK study on risks from the gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Mr Sarela published the first international paper on long-term outcomes from the sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve operation). He is a collaborator in the national, NIHR funded ByBand-Sleeve trial to compare the gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

In acid reflux surgery, Mr Sarela has published on the effectiveness of fundoplication surgery for Barrett’s oesophagus. In gallstone surgery, Mr Sarela has published a randomized controlled trial that compared two different technologies to remove the gallbladder. In hernia surgery, Mr Sarela has published outcomes from laparoscopic surgery for incisional hernia. In surgery for cancer of the oesophagus and cancer of the stomach, Mr Sarela has published extensively on molecular genetics and prognosis. In gastroparesis, Mr Sarela published outcomes from gastric electrical stimulation (stomach pacemaker) for delayed emptying of the stomach.

In addition to surgery, Mr Sarela is engaged in PhD research on the ethics and law of informed consent for surgery.


  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • British Obesity & Metabolic Surgeons Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow

Other posts held

  • Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery University of Leeds

Insurers Mr Abeezar Sarela works with

Mr Abeezar Sarela works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Mr Abeezar Sarela does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Abeezar Sarela does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Abeezar Sarela does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.