Mr Pratik Sufi


MBBS, FRCS (RCS Eng), MS, FRCS (Gen), Lap Chirurgie (Strasbourg)

GMC number: 4360548

Practising since: 1990


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Mr Sufi is an experienced surgeon specialising in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, diabetes, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, hiatus hernia, oesophageal dysmotility and strictures. He is an expert endoscopist, a laparoscopic and general surgeon with long experience in treating various conditions like gallstones, hernia, acute appendicitis, perforated peptic ulcers, intra-abdominal adhesions etc using minimally invasive techniques. He has travelled extensively to centres of excellence in Hamburg, Prague, Strasbourg, Oslo, Madeira, Oporto, Paris and Lyon to improve skills in gastric balloons, gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric bypass, Nissen’s fundoplication, cardiomyotomy, cholecystectomy, splenectomy and hernia repairs.

Mr Sufi leads the Bariatric and Benign Upper GI Service at Whittington Hospital (NHS) and Spire Bushey Hospital. Under his leadership Whittington achieved Preferred Provider Status for Bariatric Surgery in Southeast England, BOMSS accreditation and European Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery.

Mr Sufi is a member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

More details on Mr Sufi and the services he offers are available at CEBLS, London Obesity Clinic, Spire Bushey, Whittington and BUPA websites.

Special interests

Heartburn (Gastro-oesophageal reflux), Gallbladder disease (stones, polyps), Abdominal Hernia, Obesity (Weight loss), Laparoscopic surgery.

Languages spoken

English, Bengali, Urdu

Locations Mr Pratik Sufi works with

Related experience


1.      Bariatric Surgery as a Bridge to Facilitate Renal Transplantation in Patients with End-stage renal Disease. Obes Surg 2024 Feb;34(2):355-362.  doi: 10.1007/s11695-023-06985-6. Epub 2024 Jan 4. Karen D. Bosch, Cuan Harrington. Liene Sulutaura, Emilane Lacea, Katarina Burton, Naiara Fernandez‑Munoz, Neal Dugal, Pratik Sufi, Ammar Al Midani, Chetan Parmar Bariatric Surgery as a Bridge to Facilitate Renal Transplantation in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease | Obesity Surgery ( 2.      Pre-Operative Investigation of Symptomatic GORD Patients and Hiatus Hernia: Are We Doing Too Many? August 2023BJS (British Journal of Surgery) 110(Supplement_7)Follow journal DOI: 10.1093/bjs/znad258.396 A Sivakaran Pratik Sufi (1) 1020 Pre-Operative Investigation of Symptomatic GORD Patients and Hiatus Hernia: Are We Doing Too Many? | Request PDF (

3.      Closure of Gastrocutaneous Fistula Following Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review.  Obesity Surgery (2023) 33:3658–3668

4.      FTP5.5 Zinc and Copper Deficiency in Bariatric Patients: Time to Revise Guidelines? August 2023 BJS (British Journal of Surgery) 110(Supplement_6) DOI:10.1093/bjs/znad241.377 Rupinder Kainth, Katarina Burton, Pratik Sufi

5.      First Report Globally of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Patients Who Have Blindness or Significant Visual Impairment: Lessons Learnt and Recommendations February 2023 Obesity Surgery 33(5) DOI:10.1007/s11695-023-06487-5 Chetan Parmar, Karen Bosch, Emilane Lacea, Pratik Sufi

6.      WE6.9 Enoxaparin venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in bariatric surgery: A best evidence topic update August 2022BJS (British Journal of Surgery) 109(Supplement_5) DOI:10.1093/bjs/znac248.152 Bavin Pathmaraj, Chetan Parmar, Pratik Sufi TU1.

7.      The correlation between BITE score and weight outcomes in Mini/One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass patients – an update with 24-month post-operative results Tharun Muthu Gurunath, Olivia Edwards, Pratik Sufi, Chetan Parmar August 2022 BJS (British Journal of Surgery) 109(Supplement_5) DOI:10.1093/bjs/znac248.007

8.     Depot- and Diabetes-Specific Differences in Norepinephrine-Mediated Adipose Tissue Angiogenesis, Vascular Tone, Collagen Deposition and Morphology in Obesity January 2022 SSRN Electronic Journal DOI:10.2139/ssrn.4054660 Lei Shen, Michael Dashwood, Carlo Casale, Nelson N Orie, Ian M Evans, Pratik Sufi, Rosaire Gray, Vidya Mohamed-Ali

9.      Predicting the difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy: development and validation of a pre-operative risk score using an objective operative difficulty grading system. Ravinder S. Vohra et al. November 2019 Surgical Endoscopy 34(9):1-13. DOI:10.1007/s00464-019-07244-5 10.     Patient satisfaction with the treatment, care and consent process for elective and emergency surgery. Ms Sunreet Randhawa, Lyndcie Lee; Maria Georgi; Rami BENHMIDA; Naveed HOSSAIN; Panagiotis DRYMOUSIS; Pratik SUFI


  • AUGIS (Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland)
  • BOMSS (British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society)
  • IFSO ( International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases)
  • RCS (Royal College of Surgeons of England)

Other posts held

  • Whittington Hospital (Whittington Health) Consultant Surgeon, Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery Lead, Chair of Medical Committee

Insurers Mr Pratik Sufi works with

Mr Pratik Sufi works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA