NEHA PAREKH Registered Dietitian Welcome to Nutrition by Neha!
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I am a highly experienced Specialist Bariatric, Weight Management and Diabetes Dietitian working in the NHS and in the private sector. In my 10 years experience, I have been fortunate enough to work with many patients helping them improve their health and well-being, having worked in Birmingham, Coventry, Warwickshire, Leamington Spa and more recently in London. My research interests centre around obesity, diabetes and bariatric surgery. I have written and contributed to a large number of research papers and have also had the opportunity to speak nationally on the dietary management of bariatric surgery as well as the management of Diabetes medication in the pre, peri and post operative period.
Helping clients improve their health, quality of life and seeing them change, is one of the most rewarding parts of my role. I am passionate about the benefits of bariatric surgery and have seen the life-changing effects it has on clients. However, weight loss is not easy. Therefore, I am extremely keen to help support patients in this journey who are considering surgery or those who may not have met their full potential of weight loss after having a procedure.
Alternatively, if you are looking for support with weight loss without surgery, need healthy eating advice or have an illness and require expert nutritional advice, I can help support you using an evidence-based approach.
Patients also often feel vulnerable to criticism and bias when it comes to their weight. You need to be able to feel safe to share your challenges and struggles, so that you can get help when you need it most! I want to empower clients affected by weight struggles and/or Diabetes and I am committed to giving patients the best possible care in the safest and most supportive environment.
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Coventry University (2010)
Weight loss and weight management Bariatric Surgery (pre, peri and post operative) Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes (including pre diabetes/metabolic syndrome)
Understanding Bariatric Surgery to support patients in Primary Care. Abraham J, Shah N, Levine F, Graham Y. Practice Nurse 2019, 30 (10)
Managing women in pregnancy after bariatric surgery: The midwife as the co-ordinator of care. Abraham J, & Neha S, Power A. British Journal of Midwifery, Volume 27, Issue 9, 2019. 549-554.
Poster presentation: Is a very low-calorie diet-induced weight loss an indicator of success after gastric and sleeve gastrectomy? Ahmed Salman Bodla, Jenny Abraham, Neha Shah, Vinod Menon. British Obesity Metabolic and Surgical Society (BOMSS) Aberdeen, 23-24Jan 2020
Application of mindfulness in a Tier 3 obesity service improves eating behavior and facilitates successful weight loss. P Hanson, E Shuttlewood, L Halder, N Shah, FT Lam, V Menon, TM Barber The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 104, Issues 3, March 2019, 793-800
Effective implementation of peri-operative local guidelines for metabolic surgery in patients with Diabetes Mellitus in a Tier 4 setting demonstrate improved work efficiency and resource allocation N Shah, J Abraham, W Goodwin, H Kahal, V Menon, FT Lam, TM Barber. Obesity Surgery (2018) 28:3342-3347
Local implementation of peri-operative guidelines for diabetes management of patients undergoing metabolic surgery: improvement in patient care and resource allocation. N Shah, J Abraham, W Goodwin, H Kahal, V Menon, FT Lam, T Barber. BJS 2018;105(S4):5-30
Mindfulness orientated weight management course in Tier 3/ Tier 4 obesity service. P Hanson, E Shuttlewood, L Halder, N Shah, O Sutton, FT Lam, V Menon, T Barber.BJS 2018;105 (Suppl S4):5-30
Gastric band removal: a tertiary centre experience.H Kahal, N Shah, J Abraham, T Barber, FT Lam, V MenonBJS 2018;105 (Suppl S4): 5-30
Should we avoid sleeve gastrectomy in obese patients with Gastrooesophageal reflux disease? A Munasinghe, E Griffin, A Johnson, R Koshy, N Shah, J Abraham, F Lam, V Menon. Obes.Surg.2017;27(1 supp):1039
Comorbidity resolution after sleeve gastrectomy.A Munasinghe, E Griffin, A Johnson, R Koshy, N Shah, J Abraham, F Lam, V Menon. Obes.Surg.2017;27(1 supp): 1001
Pre operative 5% weight loss as a criterion for surgery: is this a good predictor of metabolic outcomes post-surgery?AAladel, L Martinez De La Escalera, N Shah, J Abraham, MK Piya, PG Mcternan, V Menon. Obes.Surg;27(1 supp): 827
Pre-surgical predictors of post-operative weight loss: Role of Dietetic follow up and patient engagement. L Martinez De La Escalera, AAladel, N Shah, J Abraham, MK Piya, PG Mcternan, V Menon. Obes.Surg.2017;27(1 supp): 826
Sleeve Gastrectomy: Should this be the operation of choice in smokers?A Munasinghe, A Johnson, E Griffin, R Koshy, N Shah, J Abraham, F Lam, V Menon. Obes.Surg.2017;27(1 supp):802
Pre-surgical predictors of post-surgical weight loss: role of dietetic follow-up and patient engagement. A Aladel, LM de la Escalera, N Shah, J Abraham, V Menon. BJS 2017;104(S6):83-243
Secondary weight gain following sleeve gastrectomy – where can we improve. A Munasinghe, L Jenkins, E Griffin, R Koshy, AKrishnamoorthy, J Abraham, N Shah, FT Lam, VS Menon. BJS 2017;104(S2):5-30
Sleeve gastrectomy in Type 2 Diabetes, can we improve case selection.A Krishnamoorthy, R Koshy, AMunasinghe, S Joseph, L Jenkins, E Griffin, J Abraham, N Shah, FT Lam, VS Menon. BJS 2017; 104 (S2):5-30
The effectiveness of nurse-dietitian led group sessions before and two weeks after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy & it’s relation to 6 month weight lossN Shah, J Abraham, FT Lam, M Piya, VS Menon. BJS 2016; 103 (S2): 1-25
Comparison of outcomes of patients with and without Type 2 Diabetes before, 2 and 8 weeks after sleeve gastrectomy and it’s relation to weight loss at 26 weeksJ Abraham, N Shah, R Rabiu, T Barber, S Kumar, VS Menon, M Piya. BJS 2016; 103 (S2): 1-25
Pre-operative weight loss as a predictor of post-op weight loss after bariatric surgery.AS Bodla, J Abraham, N Shah, V Menon.BJS 2016;103(S6):11-103
The effectiveness of nurse dietitian led pre op group session. N Shah, J Abraham, J Wood, MK Piya, V Menon British Journal of Surgery 2015;102 (S4) 1-27