Dr Shaw Somers
Consultant Surgeon & President,
British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
Shaw has been an NHS consultant surgeon in Portsmouth since 1998. He was a senior lecturer at St James’ University Hospital in Leeds, West Yorkshire and Associate Professor at The Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong.
Shaw specialises in upper gastrointestinal surgery and has an extensive experience of complex upper gut surgery. He is senior clinician in the regional upper gastrointestinal service in Hampshire, and is a leading keyhole surgery specialist. He has experience of over 3000 metabolic and bariatric operations. Shaw is President of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society. In addition, Shaw is Discovery TV’s ‘Fat Doctor’, and has appeared in many TV programmes as a surgical expert.