Dr. Shaw Stefano Somers
Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Shaw Stefano Somers is a highly accomplished Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon with over 26 years of experience. He practices at the Solent Centre for Digestive Diseases at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, UK. Dr Somers has a distinguished academic background with degrees from the University of Leeds, including a B.Sc.(Hons) in Pathology and an M.D. in Tumor-mediated Immunosuppression. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and has received numerous prestigious awards and fellowships.
Dr Somers has extensive experience in upper gastrointestinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and bariatric surgery, with over 350 oesophageal resections and 4000 major bariatric procedures. He has played a pivotal role in establishing a centre of excellence for upper gastrointestinal surgery in Portsmouth. He has developed a successful NHS Bariatric Surgery Unit in the South of England.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Somers has a strong research background, with 53 peer-reviewed papers and six books/book chapters. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter at medical conferences and is actively involved in medico-legal and regulatory work. Dr Somers is a member of various medical and scientific societies, having held leadership positions in several, including the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society and the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.