Jeremy Hayden

By-Band-Sleeve Study update 2019

Mr Hayden and colleagues and the Leeds Teaching Hospital Clinical Trials team have recruited 62 patients to the By-Band-Sleeve Randomised Controlled Trial for bariatric surgery. Looking forward to November 2022 for the first results of this world class quality research study.

CUBS Certificate April 2018

In April 2018, Mr Hayden managed to pass the elements required to be awarded the prestigious Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate and continues to provide assistance to the Court in cases of medical negligence and personal injury.

Bond Solon Medicolegal Course

Mr Hayden attended 2 days of learning courtroom skills and presentation of evidence in Manchester. Cross examination by a Bond Solon advocate was an experience to remember.

Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) Syndrome

Mr Hayden has recently operated on a number of cases of HDGC syndrome where an inherited genetic mutation in CHD-1 (E-cadherin) predisposes to the development of stomach cancer. Affected individuals are recommended to under removal of the whole stomach (total gastrectomy) in order to improve long-term survival and prevent the development of advanced disease. When stomach cancer is caught at an early stage it can be cured.

Partnership with Healthier Weight

In October 2015, Mr Hayden started providing weight loss surgery services for Healthier Weight ( with Specialist Consultations and Surgical Procedures performed at Spire Leeds Hospital. This partnership continues to grow with over 100 procedures performed from customers located in Yorkshire, The North-East of England and Scotland.

Mount Kilimanjaro climbed!

Mr Hayden managed to trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in February 2016. After 18 months of preparation he managed to raise over £8000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal. It was a physically and emotionally demanding experience that surpassed all expectations.

By-Band-Sleeve Research Study

The randomised-controlled trial of weight loss surgery ‘By-Band’ is funded to include sleeve gastrectomy as the third treatment option and now known as the ‘By-Band-Sleeve’ Trial. Leeds Teaching Hospitals is currently recruiting to this research study.

Presentation to Oesophageal Patients Association

I was invited to the January meeting of the Oesophageal Patients Association at Headingley Golf Club a few weeks ago. I met a variety of courageous people who had their disease and its treatment in common. They had all survived and were determined to live a good quality of life and share their experiences with others and learn more about the disease and in particular advances in the treatment. Overall survival from oesophageal cancer is improving. Outcomes such as post-operative complications (problems that develop after surgery) and mortality (not-surviving the operation) are reducing in the UK since the National Oesophago Gastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA) started collecting data in 2006. Please visit for more information.

By-Band Trial Open in Leeds

We are pleased to announce that Leeds Teaching Hospitals has opened recruitment to the By-Band Randomised Controlled Trial. We have managed to recruit our first 3 patients into this important study. Thank you to all members of the teams in Leeds and Bristol for helping to get this off the ground in a relatively short time period.

Trek Kilimanjaro 2016 Challenge

I have recently decided to attempt a challenge of a lifetime and trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. It will be a demanding walk spread out over 6-7 days to allow for altitude acclimatisation to try and reach the peak Kibo located 5895 metres (19341 ft) above sea level. I am raising funds for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal which supports patients with cancer in improving their quality of life. It also supports research projects and the purchase of vital medical equipment. A donation page has been set up (please copy into your browser). I am planning to do this Trek in February 2016.

Please visit this page for more information. All donations are gratefully received.