Mr Altaf Awan


MBBS, MD (University of Nottingham), FRCS(Ed), FRCS(General Surgery)

GMC number: 4662288

Practising since: 1992


General Surgery

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Mr Altaf Awan is a specialist consultant robotic, laparoscopic, bariatric (weight loss) & benign pancreaticobiliary surgeon. He was awarded his higher research degree (MD) from the University of Nottingham for his work on role of hormones in oesophageal carcinogenesis. Following completion of his higher surgical training in East Midlands, he completed his fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He is one of the senior and experienced bariatric surgeons at East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI), a regional centre that provides comprehensive bariatric service to patients from East Midlands.

Mr Awan specialises in bariatric (weight loss) surgery, surgical management of gallstones, bile duct stones, acute pancreatitis, acid reflux and all types of abdominal wall hernias. He has a keen interest in laparoscopic surgery for emergency cases and has helped develop innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques in the management of emergency conditions such as complex acute pancreatitis. He regularly undertakes keyhole surgery for surgical conditions that present as an emergency and affect the gastrointestinal tract or abdominal wall. Mr Awan's operative work on laparoscopic surgery for pancreatitis, bile duct stone, hernia and robotic surgery has been awarded top (First) prizes at the UK's prestigious National Surgical Scientific Meetings.

Special interests

Pancreatico-biliary surgery; bariatric surgery; Robotic surgery; Bile duct stones; Acute & chronic pancreatitis; advanced laparoscopic surgery; hernia repair; cholecystectomy (gallbladder); abdominal wall hernia repair.

Other interests

  • Director of Education – Laparoscopic and robotic surgery ALSGBI UK.
  • Course Director Royal College of Surgeons England - Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Course Director - ALSGBI Key Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Urdu

Locations Mr Altaf Awan works with

Related experience


Mr Awan is actively involved in clinical research with several publications in peer-reviewed journals including work on weight loss surgery. He has a keen interest in surgical innovation to improve operative safety and is currently investigating role of Indocyanine Green (ICG) dye during minimally invasive surgery. He was invited for an interview at the Third International Bariatric Club (IBC) Oxford University World Congress 2022 and provided useful insight into role of fluorescence dye in bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He regularly delivers talks as an invited speaker at the national surgical meetings and his most recent talk was on role and advantages of robotic surgery in gastric bypass for weight loss at ALSGBI UK Annual scientific meeting held in Newcastle.


  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • British hernia Society (BHS) and European Hernia Society (EHS)

Other posts held

  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton – Consultant General Surgeon

Insurers Mr Altaf Awan works with

Mr Altaf Awan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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