About Mr Singhal

simon-gibsonMBBS, MRCS, FRCS MD
Consultant bariatric surgeon 
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham

Present position: Consultant Bariatric & Upper GI Surgeon

After completing his CCT in General Surgery, Mr Singhal undertook a national fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton which is one of the premier bariatric centres in the UK. He has experience in benign Upper GI Surgery, Bariatric surgery and resectional surgery for oesophago-gastric cancers.

Mr Singhal has published over 35 manuscripts with 24 first author publications. He has co-authored several book chapters and has been invited as a faculty member in numerous international bariatric conferences. He has been awarded one international and 3 national prizes for clinical research.


  • Bariatric surgery
  • Upper GI surgery

Special clinical laparoscopic interests

  • Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Hiatus Hernia Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy

Research Interests
Mr Singhal has ongoing research interests in bariatric surgery including its metabolic effects, resting energy expenditure and gut hormone changes in morbidly obese patients and epidemiology of obesity in the UK and the effect of socio-economic deprivation. He also researches day case surgery for the treatment of reflux disease, gall stone disease and obesity. Mr Singhal is also a reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery.

He has authored and contributed to a large number of published articles including an analysis of gastric band slippage and erosion following laparoscopic gastric banding and on the metabolic outcomes of obesity surgery patients with diabetes.



  • Medium-term outcomes of patients with insulin-dependent diabetes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric bandingSinghal R, Ahmed M, Krempic A, Kitchen M, Super P.
    Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Aug 6. h
  • Band Slippage and Erosion post Laparoscopic Gastric Banding – A Meta Analysis
    Singhal R, Bryant C, Kitchen M, Khan KS, Deeks J, Guo B, Super P.
    Surg Endosc. 2010 Dec;24(12):2980-6.
  • Dietetic-led management of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding: early results.
    Singhal R, Kitchen M, Bridgwater S, Super P.
    Surg Endosc. 2010 Jun;24(6):1268-73. Epub 2009 Dec 9.
  • Age ≥ 50 does not influence outcome in laparoscopic gastric banding
    Singhal R, Kitchen M, Bridgwater S, Super P.
    Obes Surg. 2009 Apr;19(4):418-21. Epub 2008 Jul 10.
  • Metabolic Outcomes of Diabetic Patients Following Adjustable Gastric Banding
    Singhal R, Kitchen M, Bridgwater S, Super P.
    Obes Surg. 2008 Nov;18(11):1400-5. Epub 2008 Apr 26.
  • The ‘Birmingham stitch’ – Avoiding slippage in laparoscopic gastric banding
    Singhal R, Kitchen M, Ndirika S, Hunt K, Bridgwater S, Super P.
    Obes Surg. 2008 Apr;18(4):359-63. Epub 2008 Feb 20.
  • MALDI profiles of proteins and lipids for the rapid characterisation of upper GI-tract cancers
    Singhal R, Carrigan JB, Wei W, Taniere P, Hejmadi RK, Forde C, Ludwig C, Bunch J, Griffiths RL, Johnson PJ, Tucker O, Alderson D, Günther UL, Ward DG.
    J Proteomics. 2013 Feb 1;80C:207-215