Consultant upper GI, laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon

Ian Maheswaran was appointed to the Trust in April 2016. He graduated from Imperial College London with Honours and completed his higher specialist training in London South West Thames Region.

Prior to joining Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Mr Maheswaran undertook a National Bariatric Surgical Fellowship at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, a Centre of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery where he now holds an honorary contract. Working alongside the St.Richard’s multi- disciplinary team he provides a full Obesity Service. His other specialities include endoscopy, gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, anti-reflux and hernia surgery. He collaborates with colleague’s to provide a Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Complex Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Service. Both elective and emergency operations are undertaken.

Mr Maheswaran is particularly interested in Medical Education having undertaken two Master’s Degrees and a London Deanery Fellowship in Education where he set up and delivered simulation training in order to improve patient safety and outcomes and is the Training Programme Director for Core Surgery Trainees in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He is also Clinical Lead for the Trust Cost Improvement Program.

Professional memberships include the Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS), British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS), Society of American Gastroenterology and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

Mr Maheswaran is driven to deliver high quality, safe, patient centred care to the local community being born and raised in Redhill where his parents had combined over 50 years of service within the Trust. He very much regards the community as his friends and family.

Socially Mr Maheswaran enjoys spending time with his family and fulfils his love for sport by providing elite athlete medical cover for the British Judo Association and the London Broncho’s Rugby League having been a Field of Play Medical Team Leader at the London 2012 Olympic Games.