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Mr Vittal Rao

MS, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Edn), MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Consultant Upper GI / Bariatric Surgeon

For Enquiries about:

  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery

  • Hernia surgery 

  • Laparoscopic (key hole) surgery

Private appointments available each Wednesday at Nuffield Health Hospital Staffordshire  6pm- 8pm 

Bariatric Surgery

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Mr Vittal Rao

MS, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Edn), MD, FRCS (Gen Surgery)

Consultant Upper GI / Bariatric Surgeon


Mobile : 07719495560






Having trained in Yorkshire , Mr Rao was appointed as Consultant Upper GI/Bariatric surgeon at University Hospital of North Midlands in 2013.


As Clinical Lead of the Bariatric Unit at Stoke, the unit has expanded into a large Regional unit. With extensive experience in Bariatric (weight loss surgery) Mr Rao is passionate about helping patients with problems related to excess weight.

Mr Rao also has a breadth of experience in dealing with emergency conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and trauma. He is trained in treating complex reflux disease and functional disorders such as achalasia. 


Mr Rao believes passionately in patient safety as is reflected in his practice..


As an honorary lecturer in Keele University Mr Rao's academic background includes numerous presentations at National and International conferences and publications in peer reviewed journals.    

Mr Rao is a member of : 


  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons

  • British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

  • British Medical Association

Procedures & Sub-specialties

  • Bariatric surgery

  • Anti reflux surgery

  • Keyhole hernia repair, General Surgery

  • Keyhole gall bladder surgery

Clinic locations and times

GPs: Upload your referral here
which will be sent directly to the consultant or his secretary.

  • Nuffield Health North Staffordshire Hospital

Appointments available each Wednesday 6pm - 8pm


                Presenting research at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery : ASMBS

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