Oliver Old

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Mr Oliver Old is a leading Consultant Surgeon, with expertise in minimally invasive (‘keyhole’ or ‘laparoscopic’) surgery and Bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He offers face to face and virtual clinic appointments at The Winfield Hospital in Gloucester, and Nuffield Health  Cheltenham. Procedures can be performed at both hospitals, with specialist weight loss surgery being carried out at The Winfield Hospital.

Mr Old specialises in treating gallstones, hernias, gastro-oesophageal reflux (acid reflux), hiatus hernias, Barrett’s oesophagus, and is the Clinical Lead in Gloucestershire for Bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, the Association of Upper GI Surgery, and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders.  

Mr Old has a strong background in research, and this provides the core basis for offering the latest evidence-based treatments. He leads a research team with a particular focus on the use of new technologies to diagnose oesophageal cancer at an early stage. He is also involved in collaborative research investigating the latest treatments for obesity. He has been awarded funding for this research from Cancer Research UK, The Royal College of Surgeons, and the Clinical Research Network, and developed collaborations with the University of Exeter, University of Gloucestershire and the University of Bristol.  

Oliver Old
Consultant General Surgeon
Specialist in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery

Common conditions. Specialist care.


Gallstones are one of the commonest causes of abdominal pain. Surgery is the most effective treatment.


Hernias cause lumps/bulges that may lead to significant discomfort and limit your ability to lead an active lifestyle.

Acid reflux

Acid reflux and heartburn are very common symptoms. Explore your options for investigation and effective treatment.


Expert detection of pre-cancerous changes can prevent oesophageal cancer developing, or enable treatment of oesophageal cancer at an early stage.

Weight loss surgery

Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for developing significant illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Weight loss is key to improving health, enjoying a better quality of life, and reducing the risk of serious illness. However, losing weight through diet and exercise alone is hard to achieve, and even harder to maintain.

Surgery is a powerful tool to help reduce appetite, and achieve long lasting successful weight loss. It is the only treatment for weight loss that is proven to be effective in the long term, and deliver major health benefits such as improving or curing Type 2 diabetes, and reducing the risk of death from heart disease or cancer.

Explore your weight loss options with Cheltenham Specialist Surgery.

Cheltenham Specialist Surgery – Latest News

Cancer Research UK funding award 16 August 2021, Oliver Old

Oliver Old is part of a collaborative research team with partners from the University of Exeter who have been awarded a major research grant from Cancer Research UK. The award is for research into Early Detection and Diagnosis of oesophageal cancer. The team consists of Dr Palombo and Prof. Stone...

Weight loss surgery @ The Winfield 22 July 2021, Oliver Old

Cheltenham Specialist Surgery will be offering weight loss surgery at The Winfield Hospital, Gloucester from September 2021. We are delighted to offer this service which will include sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass operations, as well as gastric band adjustments and gastric band removals.

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We offer consultations and treatments at private hospitals in both Cheltenham and Gloucester, to ensure fast and convenient access to high quality care.