Tomasz Szewczyk, MD

„Is CHLO an easy way out obesity?”


Tomasz Szewczyk

Tomasz Szewczyk, MD graduated from Medical University of Lodz in 1986. After graduation he commenced work at the Barlicki Clinical University Hospital, department of surgery. In 1989 he gained 1st specialization degree and in 1991 2nd specialization degree in the field of general surgery. In 1990 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences. In the years 2005-2015 he was employed at the Medical University of Lodz as Assistant Professor.

Since the introduction of laparoscopic surgery, he decided to devote himself mainly to this field. Since 2004 he co-founded the center for surgical treatment of obesity at Barlicki Hospital in Lodz.

He performed over 2,500 laparoscopic surgeries for the treatment of obesity.
He participated in many national and international training courses in the USA, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Lithuania.

He trained in bariatric surgery many surgeons in the country as well as surgeons from other countries including Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Egypt, Malaysia.
He is the author and co-author of articles in Polish and American journals, author of chapters on bariatric surgery in German and American textbooks.

He is co-author and holder of an international patent for a ring used in bariatric surgery.

From February 2018 to October 2021, he worked at the Regional Health Center in Lubin (EMC group of hospitals) – in the period 7.2020 -10.2021 as Head of the Department of General Surgery and Oncological Surgery. Since 1.11.2021 he has been working in the Provincial Specialist Hospital in Legnica as a doctor Head of Department of General Surgery.

He uses his laparoscopic skills performing a wide range of bariatric surgeries, laparoscopic hernia surgeries (hiatal hernia, inguinal TAPP, abdominal IPOM), laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeries and “open” surgeries.

Certified Member of the Section of Bariatric Metabolic Surgery of the Society of Polish Surgeons.

Member of #teamCHLO.

Speech title: Is CHLO an easy way out obesity?