Meet The Experts

The Saint James Weight Management Institute is made up of a team of established specialist surgeons, dietitians, psychologists & nurses

Kim Restall

BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics

Kim is a Registered Dietitian in Malta and the UK and is the Head of the Saint James Weight Management Institute. Kim studied at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and started her dietetic carrier in Scotland.

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Mr Predrag Andrejevic

MD. FACS. FRCSI. MFSEM. Dip. Lap. Surgery

Consultant General, Colorectal, Emergency and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Mr Andrejevic is a surgeon with more than 10 yrs. experience in Laparoscopic Colorectal and Emergency Surgery. He has been at the forefront in introducing minimally invasive techniques, mainly colorectal resections, emergency laparoscopic colon and gall bladder resections, and abdominal wall hernia surgery.

One of Mr Andrejevic activity is teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students. He holds position of the Post – Graduate training coordinator. He is the founder of the intranational post-graduate surgical program in Malta.

His contribution to teaching and training surgeons locally and internationally gained him a place in the Educational and Training Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons and at The Queens Mary University of London as Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer.

His primary research is in benign and malignant colorectal disease. He leads the local committee for implementation of robotics in general surgery in Malta. Mr Andrejevic is the pioneer of Endoluminal obesity surgery in Malta.

Mr Andrejevic has published locally and internationally and attended several international meetings as an invited speaker. He is also a peer reviewer for” The Surgeon” journal of the RCSEd and RCSI, Endoscopic Surgery and the World Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Position and scientific membership:
  • Consultant Surgeon
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeon
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education within the Institute of Health Sciences Education, Queen Mary University of London
  • Post-Graduate Training Coordinator- Malta
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta
  • Visiting- Senior Lecturer for Bart and London School of Medicine, Malta
  • Examiner for the MRCS part B at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg
  • President of the Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Society of Malta
  • Foreign Secretary of the Association of Surgeons of Malta
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in Ireland
  • Member of the European Association of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • Member of the Educational Committee of the EAES
  • Member of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
  • Member of the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES)
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Dr. Jo Etienne Abela


Dr. Jo Etienne Abela was born and bred in Victoria, Gozo and now resides in Sliema. He is a visiting senior lecturer and consultant gastrointestinal and bilio-pancreatic surgeon specialised in advanced endoscopy and complex laparoscopy. His new interest is robotic surgery. He was educated in Malta, Scotland and Japan. In discharging his clinical, administrative and mentoring duties, he puts the patient first whilst improving and innovating surgical care and training in Malta. He is the Secretary of the Association of Surgreons of Malta and International Surgical Tutor of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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Dr. Roman Turrò Arau


Dr. Roman Turro is part of the GI Endoscopy Department at the Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, ​​and has extensive experience with interventional and endoluminal therapy.

He specializes in treating Obesity endoscopically for over a decade. In particular, Dr. Turrò has been performing since February 2010, treating well over 900 primary Endo Sleeve type-POSE cases.

Training and experience:

Specialised in Interventional Endoscopy, UOC Open University of Catalonia.
Medical Degree and specialisation, UB University of Barcelona.
Dr. Turro has conducted several clinical national and international trials and is the first author of many scientific medical publications.

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Dr. Sebastian Friedrich Teschers


Dr. Sebastian Teschers is a specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and angiology. He is a nutritionist and specialized in endoscopic treatments against obesity. He has been successfully treating over 500 cases of Endo Sleeve and Gastric Balloon cases. Dr. Sebastian Friedrich Teschers is the medical director of the weight-loss unit of the biggest private clinic chain for aesthetic surgery and weight loss in Germany.

He performs as a trainer for Endo Sleeve and Gastric Balloon for other prospective medical doctors.

Training and experience:

Specialist in internal medicine, nutritional medicine, cardiology, angiology.
Advanced Training in Adjustable Gastric Balloon and POSE Surgery.
Trainer for Gastric Balloon, POSE Surgery, nutritional medicine.

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