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Mr Akeil Samier

Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI surgeon

Mr Samier achieved his primary medical qualification from Baghdad in 1991. He undertook surgical training at the gastrointestinal unit of the internationally acclaimed Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Netherlands. 

After completing further training in France and Switzerland, Mr Samier moved to the UK to undertake a fellowship in bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery in Newcastle. 

He has since become a surgeon at the South West Bariatric Surgery Group in Taunton, recognised as a Centre of Excellence in bariatric weight-loss surgery, before moving to Darlington to begin surgery at the Darlington Memorial Hospital.

  • Department:
  • Speciality: General Surgery
  • Based at Hospital site: Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Special interests: Laparoscopic surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery and weight-loss surgery. He is also interested in non-surgical weight-loss procedures including gastric balloon and Endobarrier.
  • Secretary: Bal Hubery
  • Training: Basic surgical training in Bagdad, Advanced surgical tarining in Netherlands, Intensive training courses in France and Switzerland, Post CCST fellowship in Bariatric and Upper GI surgery in Newcastle.
  • Qualifications: MBChB, CCN, FRCS
  • Date added to the specialist register: 25/01/2008
  • Training role: Setting up bariatric service in CDDFT, training SPR for laparoscopic surgery, Mentoring colleagues in Bariatric surgery, Supervision research about bariatric and upper GI.
Mr Samier

Contact Information

Email: akeil.samier@cddft.nhs.uk

Tel: 01325 743948

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital