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Dr. Rishi Singhal

Dr. Rishi Singhal

Consultant, Bariatric Surgery

Department
Centre for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

About Dr. Rishi Singhal

Dr. Rishi Singhal, Medical Director at Healthier Weight, is also a Consultant Surgeon in the West Midlands under Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham. He performs various laparoscopic and open general upper GI and bariatric surgical procedures including gastric banding, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and anti-reflux surgery and holds expertise in revisional bariatric surgery.

Dr. Singhal is highly experienced and proficient in carrying out benign upper GI surgery, bariatric surgery and resectional surgery for oesophago-gastric cancers. His ongoing research interests include metabolic effects of bariatric surgery on patients with diabetes.

Educational Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S.
  • M.D. (General Surgery)
  • M.R.C.S.
  • F.R.C.S.

Experiences

  • Medical Director, Healthier Weight
  • Consultant and Bariatric & Upper GI Surgeon, Upper GI Unit, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
  • Reviewer, British Journal of Surgery
  • Pubmed Google Scholar

Specializations

  • ESG
  • Gastric band
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Revision Surgery
  • Benign upper GI surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Resectional surgery (oesophago-gastric cancers)

Research & Publications

  • Published over 50 manuscripts & co-authored several book chapters
  • Singhal R., et al. ‘The first modified Delphi consensus statement on sleeve gastrectomy’, Surg Endosc. 2021 Jan 12, doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-08216-w. PubMed PMID: 33433676
  • Singhal R., et al. ‘The first modified Delphi consensus statement for resuming bariatric and metabolic surgery in the COVID-19 times’,Obes Surg. 2021 Jan, 31(1):451-456, doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04883-9. PubMed PMID: 32740826; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7395568
  • Singhal R., et al. ‘Global 30-day outcomes after bariatric surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic (GENEVA): an international cohort study’, Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, 2021 Jan, 9(1):7-9, doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(20)30375-2. PubMed PMID: 33253631
  • Singhal R., et al. ‘The impact of bariatric surgery on incident microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes: A matched controlled population-based retrospective cohort study’, Diabetes Care. 2021 Jan;44(1):116-124, doi: 10.2337/dc20-0571. PubMed PMID: 33444160
  • Singhal R., et al. ‘Identification of commonthemes from never events data published by NHS England’, World J Surg, 2020 Nov 20, doi: 10.1007/s00268-020-05867-7. PubMed PMID: 33216170
  • Singhal R., et al.‘Weight loss during medical weight management does not predict weight loss after bariatric surgery: a retrospective cohort study’, Surg Obes Relat Dis., 2020 Nov, 16(11):1723-1730, doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.06.049. PubMed PMID: 32771426
  • Singhal R. Reply to: COVID-19 Digestive Symptoms Mimicking Internal Hernia Presentation After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass; Comment on ‘Internal Hernia in the Times of COVID-19: to Laparoscope or Not to Laparoscope?’, Obes Surg. 2020 Sep, 30(9):3600, doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04663-5. PubMed PMID: 32385662; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7207982
  • Singhal R., et al.‘Bariatric and metabolic surgery during and after the COVID-19 pandemic’, Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, 2020 Sep, 8(9):742, doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(20)30277-1.PubMed PMID: 32822596; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7434468
  • Singhal R., et al.‘Challenges and outcomes for bariatric surgery in patients with paraplegia: Case series and systematic review’, Clin Obes, 2020 Aug, 10(4):e12382, doi: 10.1111/cob.12382. PubMed PMID: 32506828
  • Singhal R. ‘Internal hernia in the times of COVID-19: to laparoscope or not to laparoscope?’, Obes Surg, 2020 Jul, 30(7):2812-2813, doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04598-x. PubMed PMID: 32297078; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7158752
  • Singhal R., et al.‘Bariatric Surgery in the Times of Corona’, Obes Surg, 2020 Jul, 30(7):2807, doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04589-y. PubMed PMID: 32304010; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7163346
  • Singhal R., Richardson M. ‘A tryst with alcohol post-gastric bypass-dilute it, if you must!’, Obes Surg, 2020 Jul, 30(7):2814-2815, doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04609-x. PubMed PMID: 32318992
  • Singhal R., et al. ‘Real-time electronic symptom monitoring system for patients after discharge following surgery: a pilot study in cancer-related surgery’, BMC Cancer, 2020 Jun 10;20(1):543, doi: 10.1186/s12885-020-07027-5. PubMed PMID: 32522163; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7285449
  • Singhal R., et al. ‘Veress needle creation of pneumoperitoneum: a safe technique’, Obes Surg, 2020 May;30(5):2026-2027, doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04435-1. PubMed PMID: 32067165
  • Singhal R., et al. ‘Impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular outcomes and mortality: a population-based cohort study’, Br J Surg, 2020 Mar;107(4):432-442, doi: 10.1002/bjs.11433. PubMed PMID: 31965568
  • Brain Commun, 2020;2(1):fcz050, doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcz050. PubMed PMID: 32954315; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7425517

Education Fellowship

  • National fellowship in Bariatric Surgery, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Awarded numerous international & national prizes for clinical research
  • Principal investigator for a randomised control trial comparing medical therapy vs bariatric surgery in patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (the outcome from this trial is expected to determine the best treatment for these patients)
  • Principal investigator for the By band Sleeve trial at HEFT, an NIHR funded portfolio study that compares the outcomes between the 3 commonly performed bariatric procedures (it is the largest trial on bariatric surgery in the world)
  • Leading an observational study looking into the impact of bariatric surgery on reduction of malignant transformation in obese patients with endometrial hyperplasia

Memberships

  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member, Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS), Great Britain & Ireland
  • Member, British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)

Training

  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Surgery