Mr Kesava Reddy Mannur FRCS FRCS (gen surg) is a consultant bariatric, Upper GI and laparoscopic surgeon. Started his laparoscopic surgical work in 1990 and bariatric surgery in 1998 at The Royal London Hospital. He established the bariatric surgical unit at Homerton University Hospital, London in 2003 and as director of Bariatric surgery until 2017, developed this into one of the leading-reputed centres in bariatric surgery in the UK.
Mr Mannur specialises in all aspects of bariatric surgery – Gastric Bypass, Banded Gastric Bypass, One anastomosis Gastric bypass, sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric band, band to bypass or sleeve and gastric bypass to Duodenal Switch or SADI-S for obesity, hernia repair, cholecystectomy for gallstones and Hiatus hernia repair or fundoplication.
He has conducted a number of bariatric surgery symposiums and courses both in the UK and India and continues to train a lot of surgeons in these fields. He has been presenting his work both at the national and international obesity surgery conferences and has work published in peer-reviewed obesity surgery journals. He is passionate about bariatric/weight loss surgery, because of the strong empathy for people with obesity and has performed about 4.500 bariatric surgeries with low morbidity. He was featured in Embarrassing bodies and ’70 Stone Man’ and various radio talks. His talk in Radio 5 Live regarding the imposition of ‘sugar tax’ was featured in almost all papers in 2004 and the ‘sugar tax’ was imposed last year.
Mr Mannur served in the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society council until recently to help them develop high standards in bariatric surgery in the UK. He has also been an advisor to NICE guidelines. He is invited to various countries to give talks or live demonstrate bariatric surgeries.
He has been into meditation for 41 years and helps to run charitable schools and hospital in India through Sahaj Seva Samsthan.