Mr Andy Cockbain


MBChB, BSc, MD, PGCert Healthcare Leadership , FRCS

GMC number: 6128374

Practising since: 2005


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Mr Cockbain is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon. 

His practice focuses on weight loss (bariatric / obesity) surgery), the treatment of gallstones and hernias, and surgery for patients with hiatal hernias and acid reflux.

He specialises in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and has pioneered the introduction of robotic surgery for weight loss, acid reflux, and cancer treatment in Leeds. 

He is an integral member of the Leeds weight-loss multi-disciplinary team and offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help patients lose weight.

Mr Cockbain is a strong patient advocate and believes in delivering high-quality, patient-centred care.  He will take the time to discuss different treatment options and help you to make the choices best suited to your individual needs.

Special interests

  • Weight loss surgery (bariatrics)
  • Gallstones
  • Acid reflux and hiatus hernia
  • Hernias
  • Oesophageal and gastric cancer
  • Endoscopy

Other interests

  • LINX procedure
  • Gastric balloon

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Andy Cockbain at Nuffield Health

  • Gastroesophageal
  • Appendicectomy
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Gastric band (lap banding)
  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Obesity surgery (or weightloss surgery)
  • Laparoscopic reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Gastric balloon (BiB)
  • Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Andy Cockbain works with

Related experience


Mr Cockbain is actively involved in delivering several large UK trials. These include new surgical techniques and treatments to improve patient outcomes, and novel methods to monitor patients after surgery to improve quality of life. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and presented his work nationally and internationally. 

Click to see Mr Cockbain's research on PubMed


  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (AUGIS) – Council Member
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Other posts held

  • Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Insurers Mr Andy Cockbain works with

Mr Andy Cockbain works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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