Trained in minimally invasive surgery in the early ’90s in Montpellier, he founded the bariatric department in a private practice in Marseille in 2000.
With more than 5000 bariatric procedures and more than 500 revision procedures, his work has become a cornerstone of bariatric surgery with the first world series of re-sleeves and of sleeves after gastric banding failure.
His entire list of publications illustrates perfectly his surgical career – the evolution from a young surgeon at the beginning of the laparoscopic era into an international leading figure in bariatric surgery. He continues to prove his interest in new bariatric approaches by developing re-sleeve gastrectomy or spider surgery.
Dr. Patrick Noel has been actively involved in different activities of International Surgical Societies, performing live surgeries in Worldwide Congresses and giving workshops to other bariatric surgeons. He is now bringing his experience to the Gulf and looking into training young surgeons of the region to minimally invasive and robotic surgery.