Kesava Reddy Mannur: Profile

Mr Kesava Reddy Mannur is a leading Harley Street obesity surgeon offering the full range of surgical weight loss treatments, including gastric bypass, duodenal switch, gastric banding sleeve gastrectomy and gastric band, and revisional surgeries for weight regain – gastric band to bypass/sleeve, Fobi/Minimizer ring to gastric bypass, lengthening of the limbs in gastric bypass and duodenal switch, gastric bypass to DS, or for nutritional or hypoglycaemia problems – gastric bypass reversal to normal anatomy. A skilled laparoscopic, general and upper GI surgeon, he also offers a range of surgical procedures for conditions such as hernia, gastro-oesophageal reflux and gallstones.

Training and experience

Mr Kesava Reddy Mannur is an experienced Upper GI surgeon who has been performing advanced laparoscopic surgery since 1990 and obesity surgery/weight loss surgery since 1998. In 2003, he started the department of Bariatric Surgery at the Homerton University Hospital, where he was director of the weight loss surgery from 2003 until 2017. He conducted 7 two day Bariatric surgery training courses and 6 internationally recognised Bariatric surgery symposiums in Homerton Hospital.  Mr Mannur has performed about 5,400 weight loss surgeries to date.
Mr Mannur trained in surgery in Cardiff, Stevenage, and at the Royal London and Middlesex Hospitals. He has been a consultant surgeon for 27 years. From 1991 to 1993, Mr Mannur developed laparoscopic surgery with Mr Oliver McAnena at the Royal London Hospital. Since 1994, he has conducted many courses in laparoscopic surgery in India, and since 2004, he has been conducting training courses and symposiums in bariatric surgery both in the UK and India. He is actively involved in national and international bariatric conferences by giving lectures and presenting his experience.


Mr Mannur improved his techniques in obesity surgery by working with Professor Bernaud Cardiere in Belgium, Dr Hendrix in Antwerp, Professor Michelle Gagner in New York and Dr Kelvin Higa in Fresno, California. He demonstrated the first laparoscopic gastric band in Chennai in Jan 2004. He mostly performs sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass both OAGB and RNY, Duodenal Switch/SADIS, conversion of band to bypass and bypass to DS/SADIS.


In the past, Mr Mannur has performed laparoscopic gastrectomy and oesophagectomy for cancers and frequently helped Urologists and Gynaecologists to perform nephrectomy and hysterectomy respectively. He performs Hernia repair, Hiatus hernia repair with anti-reflux procedure Fundoplication and cholecystectomies (gall bladder removal) regularly.

Clinical interests

Mr Mannur's main clinical interest is obesity surgery, especially revisional surgery. He is also interested in the development of new techniques and changes in laparoscopic surgery to facilitate bariatric surgery. Mr Mannur has been working on scarless surgery and endoscopic surgery /NOTES for a number of years. His other interests are fundoplication for heartburn/gastro-oesophageal reflux, cholecystectomy and hernia repair. He has  presented his work in numerous conferences and also published several peer reviewed papers.

In the Media

Mr Kesava Reddy Mannur regularly features on radio discussions and on television documentaries, most recently on Channel 4's 'Embarrassing Bodies' and on Channel 5's 'Saving Britain's 70 Stone Man'.