Consultant Bariatric and Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeon
Guy Slater was appointed as a consultant surgeon in 2004. He specialises in laparoscopic gastro-intestinal surgery including weight loss or obesity surgery. His NHS practice is at St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester, part of the Western Sussex NHS Trust. His Sussex private practice is also based at St. Richard's Hospital in The Chichester Suite.
Guy started the St Richard's Hospital Bariatric Surgery Unit in 2006 with Shaw Somers, rapid growth followed until the unit was performing over 500 procedures a year, with Guy now having completed more than 1,600 bariatric procedures. Much of his time is now spent concentrating on the most difficult revision operations.
In addition to bariatric surgery, Guy specialises in laparoscopic upper gastro-intestinal surgery including gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), anti-reflux surgery and hernia surgery. He has completed thousands of these procedures.
Guy has a research interest in bariatric surgery and has published many papers on the subject. He is a regional member of the Morbid Obesity Surgery Clinical Reference Group, which advises NHS England, the national commissioning agency, on bariatric or metabolic surgery.
He is often invited to talk to patients groups and colleagues about obesity surgery and has appeared on TV and radio programmes including Fat Boy to Slim, Embarassing Bodies, the Fat Doctors and Dr Mark Porter's Case Notes on Radio 4.