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Dr David Hewin
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Mr. Hewin is a General surgeon working mainly with Upper Gastrointestinal surgery cases. His specialist interests include bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery, including gastric band and gastric balloon), advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and cancer surgery.

Current posts

• Consultant Surgeon – Auralia Weight Loss Clinic, Dublin
• Consultant Surgeon - Gloucester Royal Hospital

Current memberships:

• Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
• Association of Upper GI Surgeons
• Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
• British Obesity Surgery Society

Registered Member of:

• Irish Medical Council (IMC No: 349506)
• General Medical Council (GMC No 3316177)
• Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Dr David Hewin
• Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
• Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
• British Obesity Surgery Society
• International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
• European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
• South West Gastroenterology Group
• Surgical Club of the South West England

Career Synopsis:

• Qualified in Medicine in 1989 (Bristol)
• Specialised in Upper GI Surgery in November 2001
• Mr Hewin has set up an NHS morbid obesity surgery service in Gloucestershire which has been recognised by the South West Specialist Commissioners as a Centre of Excellence.
• Lead Clinician for Bariatric Surgery at the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since April 2003

Dr. Ahmed Ramzi Salman. MB. BCh. BAO. BMedSc.
Cosmetic Surgeon

Born in Iraq in 1970. Medicine runs in the family, as Dr Salman's mother is a pediatrician and his sister in an onco-plastic breast surgeon. He completed his pre-med in Texas, USA. He then moved to Ireland and did Medicine in UCD, Dublin and graduated with Honours in surgery.

He completed his general surgery training in Ireland and afterwards he returned to USA to train under the renowned Dr. Michael E. DeBakey in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. It was during this time that Dr. Salman decided to branch into the area of Aesthetic plastic Surgery. He then went to Australia to receive further training in Breast Surgery and returned to Texas to complete specialist training in the John Tebbett technique for Breast surgery.

Passionate and innovatory about his work, Dr. Salman has practiced as an Aesthetic surgeon for the last eight years in Ireland. In 2005 Dr. Salman established Park west clinic, a specialized day surgery centre and the first of its kind in Ireland. It encompasses state of
Dr Salman
the art operating facilities and is accredited by the NTPF. This operating facility incorporates Dr. Salman's beloved Auralia Cosmetics, the leading cosmetic surgery provider in Ireland with clinics in Kilkenny, Limerick and Dublin.

He has performed over 5000 Aesthetic surgery procedures. He was the first cosmetic surgeon to introduce the Biodynamic Breast augmentation system to Ireland, and the first to use it in Ireland and the UK.

He has a special interest in the Internal Mastopexy Technique and has vast experience in the area of laser aesthetics and Tumescent liposuction.

Dr. Salman lives in Malahide with his wife Orna. He has a daughter named Aya and a son named Ramzi.

When not working he enjoys the outdoors and has a great passion for the conservation of wild deer and their habitat.

Dr. Mustafa Kamil MD, FCARCSI, Dip Pain Med (CARCSI), Diploma of Medicine.
Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr. Mustafa Kamil has been practicing in medicine and anaesthesiology worldwide for more than 20 years. His specialist areas include bariatric surgery (gastric band), pain management and maternity cases.

Career Synopsis:
Qualified in medicine in 2001-Poland.
MD in Anaesthesia in 1999-University of Khartoum, Sudan.
FRCA-2007, College of Anaesthetists: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Pain Management Diploma CA-2008, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Interventional Pain Management-2009, Switzerland.

Current Posts:
Auralia Weight Loss Clinic.
Auralia Cosmetic Enhancement.
Tullamore Regional Hospital.
National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street.

Dr Kamil
Mr. Jamie Kelly BM. BSc, (Hons). FRCS.
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Mr. Kelly has more than 15 years experience in practicing all forms of bariatric surgery, which included a 2 year fellowship in Australia.

Jamie regularly gives lectures in the UK, Australia and America on bariatric surgery, and has been recently appointed by his fellow colleagues to the Medical Advisor Board.

Passionate about developing the area of bariatric surgery, Jamie is well known for always questioning procedures and techniques, and he was the first surgeon in Europe to carry out the POSE procedure. Jamie’s questioning mindset has also led to him being majorly involved in national trials regarding bariatric surgery and he regularly gets appointed to give his opinion to advisory panels regarding new surgical techniques and innovations.

Dr Jamie Kelly
Mr. David Keogh. B.Sc.
Bariatric Unit Team Leader

David Keogh, our weight loss surgery co-ordinator, originally delved into the field of engineering. However, having discovered that this path wasn’t for him, he enrolled himself into a Bachelor of Science degree. Several years later David graduated with a degree in Sports Science and Health. Since then, David has attended the Royal College of Surgeons in London and completed courses in Bariatric Patient Management. He has also, completed courses under the International Olympic Council in Nutrition and Dietetics for Health and Fitness.

Whilst doing his degree David also gained several coaching qualifications including Olympic weight lifting, rugby, tenpin bowling and football.

Unhappy with his weight, David began following a diet and exercise program which he developed himself. Within one year David lost almost five stone in weight. During this time he developed an enormous interest in the topic of weight loss and weight management and decided to enter into the field of weight loss surgery in order to help others achieve what he had achieved himself.

In his spare time, David plays tenpin bowling and has represented Ireland on a number of occasions. He is also a keen marathon runner and takes great pride in helping others to achieve their desired goals.

David Keogh
Mr. Paulo Melo. RGN. PGDip. MSc.
Weight Loss Nurse

Born in Portugal in 1983 Paulo completed his Nursing Degree in 2005 and moved to Ireland in February 2008. He worked in St. James’s Hospital for two and a half years on the speciality of Orthopaedics and Trauma. He then moved to Cappagh Hospital where he specialized and completed the post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedics and Trauma. One year later Paulo became a Master of Science in Nursing by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

A fitness and workout lover Paulo had his first contact with morbid obesity in 2004 when his mother reached a weight of 142kg (23 stone) and a BMI of 55. Watching his mother daily suffering Paulo decided to investigate and established contact with a Bariatric Surgeon. Weeks later the surgery for gastric banding took place and today Paulo’s mother weights 75kg (12 stone) and has a BMI of 29.

Paulo spent the last eight years assisting his mother with her weight loss management and has completed a training programme in surgical weight loss theory, patient counselling and gastric band management and adjustment.

Paulo lives in Dublin with his wife and two children to whom he dedicates most of his time. In his spare time he regularly works out via cycling and running and also plays on drums in a band.

Paulo Melo
Ms. Susan Boland.
Weight Loss Surgery Co-ordinator

Susan Boland, our weight loss surgery co-ordinator, has always had a strong interest in food and nutrition and completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Following this she completed a Masters in Obesity and Weight Management at London Metropolitan University.

While in London Susan worked with the 'Mini Cooking Club' charity encouraging young families to adapt healthier lifestyle choices and educate them through cooking workshops. Susan is also a passionate cook and worked as a cook in the Alpes before returning home to Ireland to work as a nutritionist.

In her spare time, Susan is an outdoor enthusiast who spends her free time hiking, practicing yoga and swimming.

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