Mr Riera is a highly skilled Consultant Laparoscopic Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, specialising in weight loss and metabolic surgery. He offers a range of advanced laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, and intragastric balloons, for patients seeking weight loss and improved metabolic health. Additionally, he performs laparoscopic surgery for various upper GI benign conditions such as gallstone disease, gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, paraesophageal hernia, common bile duct stones, complications of pancreatitis, and different types of laparoscopic hernia repair. Mr Riera is also a fully accredited upper GI endoscopist recognised by the Joint Advisory Group (JAG).
Mr Riera has a particular interest in gastroesophageal reflux, gallstone disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and hernia surgery. He researched the mechanisms of peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer, which earned him an MD degree from the University of Liverpool. During his training as a Specialist Registrar in the East of England, he focused on upper GI and Bariatric Surgery. Before joining the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust as a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, he worked as a Consultant at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, a recognized Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery.
As a dedicated professional, Mr Riera maintains membership in prestigious organizations, including the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society. His expertise and experience contribute to his role as a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, where he provides comprehensive care to his patients.