experienced surgeon, thoughtful decision-maker and meticulous operator, with focus
on state of the art knowledge and technology, and high quality outcomes.
Sarela is a Consultant Surgeon in Leeds since 2003. He works in the NHS at St
James's University Hospital, and he practices privately at Nuffield Hospital
and Spire Hospital. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of
Medicine and a PhD Research Scholar in the School of Law, University of Leeds.
Sarela is a member of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, the
British Obesity & Metabolic Surgeons Society and the British Medical
Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons
TRAINING & LICENSURE
Sarela graduated in Mumbai, and trained in London, Leeds and New York. He has
been awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training by the Royal
Colleges of Surgeons, and he has full registration with the General Medical
Council. Mr Sarela participates rigorously in continuing professional
development activities and has annual appraisal. He is fully up-to-date with
the latest guidance from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and
other professional organisations.
Sarela has published over 50 papers in medical journals, and he has lectured
extensively. Presently, he is engaged in PhD research on the ethics and law of
informed consent for surgery.
Sarela specializes in Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgery) for Weight Loss, Acid
Reflux, Hernias, Gallstones, Achalasia and Cancer.
Sarela has extensive experience in Bariatric Surgery. He performs the Gastric
Band, Gastric Bypass and the Sleeve Gastrectomy. All operations are done entirely
Sarela does two incision-less weight loss procedures: the Orbera
Gastric Balloon and the EndoBarrier
sleeve liner. These procedures are done entirely by
is no single correct choice in weight loss surgery. Each procedure has its own
pros and cons, and one size does not fit all. Mr Sarela will discuss the
benefits and risks of each operation in the light of your individual medical
and personal circumstances, so that you can make the best choice.
Sarela is a Core Member of the Bariatric Surgery Multi-Disciplinary Team in
Leeds. He logs all operations in UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry and you
can look up the success of Mr Sarela's patients at the NBSR website.
have the option of two operations: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and the
Magnetic Bead Ring. Each has pros
and cons, and Mr Sarela will enable you to make the best choice.
in your gallbladder can cause pain, infection, jaundice and pancreatitis. Mr Sarela
will remove your gallbladder and do an x-ray of bile ducts by keyhole surgery:
called laparoscopic cholecystectomy and cholangiogram.
Sarela has expertise in keyhole surgery for various types of hernias: inguinal,
femoral, umbilical, incisional and hiatal. Mr Sarela repairs inguinal hernias
by the totally extra-peritoneal method, which avoids entry into your peritoneal
cavity. Mr Sarela has special interest in surgery for large and complex hiatus
Sarela uses keyhole surgery to divide the muscles of the lower oesophageal
sphincter in order to relieve your difficulty to swallow. This operation is
called Laparoscopic Cardiomyotomy.
Sarela trained in cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in
New York, universally acclaimed as the best cancer hospital in the world. Mr
Sarela was the International Surgical Oncology Fellow, an immensely competitive
position, during 2001-2002. Mr Sarela has been at the forefront of developing
laparoscopic surgery for cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. He is a core
member of the Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team in Leeds.