Dr. Andrew Jenkinson
Dr. Andrew Jenkinson is a general surgeon, with UAE residency status, practicing in Dubai Healthcare City and Dubai Health Authority. In London, UK, he maintains practices at University College Hospital London and The London Clinic on Harley Street. He specialises in surgery for weight loss and diabetes, acid reflux disease, gallstones, hernia repair and surgical emergencies. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and holds a Master of Surgery title for his research thesis. He is a member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity, the Association of Upper GI Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Jenkinson is passionate about upholding the highest levels of professionalism, care and integrity for his patients. He was inspired to a career in surgery from an early age and qualified from Medical School at 23. He undertook a rigorous residency and fellowship training program over 10 years including placements at the world-renowned Hammersmith Hospital, Royal London Hospital and University College London Hospital. His interest in surgical research was stimulated by the Master of Surgery thesis in the field of laparoscopic surgery for acid reflux. He has subsequently published over 50 research papers and presentations. He has been actively involved with training junior surgeons in the UK, Europe, America and the Gulf.
His first consultancy post was at the Homerton Hospital NHS Trust in East London. Here he oversaw commissioning and governance and rapidly built up the bariatric unit to become the largest NHS provider in London. In 2008, he moved to University College London Hospital, part of UCL where he headed up the surgical bariatric service and transformed efficiency by introducing enhanced recovery protocols and decreasing ICU admissions. During his first 3 years at UCLH he oversaw an increase in the number of procedures performed from less than 100 per year to 350 per year.
In 2012 Dr. Jenkinson opened his practice in Dubai Healthcare City. His aim was to bring world class surgical standards and teamwork to Dubai so that patients did not need to travel overseas for this.
In 2014, he opened his clinic in Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai. Here he has built a team of trusted professionals highly trained in the UK and USA including surgeons, physicians, anaesthesiologists, diabetologists and dieticians.
Dr. Jenkinson provides the following services;
Obesity treatment including;
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Bypass
- Mini Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Band
- Revisional Bariatric Surgery for failed band or sleeve
- Dietetic and lifestyle management
Investigation of Abdominal Pain
All routine surgical cases are performed by the laparoscopic (or keyhole) approach meaning less scarring, less pain and a faster recovery.