Medical Background
Dr Layani started his formal training in laparoscopic surgery in France (1990). Since being admitted to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1998, he has been honored by numerous national and international institutions for his role as an educator and facilitator for new developments in bariatric surgery. He is currently a major contributor to research being done in the US regarding new surgical treatments for obesity.
A number of highly respected surgeons around Australia and the world have completed varying components of their formal training under his guidance and many have gone on to establish themselves in private practice. He was the head surgeon for Weight Loss Solutions Australia (WLSA) at John Flynn Private Hospital in Queensland, Australia and has been in private practice for over 12 years.
His WLSA multidisciplinary model for onsite assessment, care, and support is the hallmark standard for pre and post-operative clinical management of a bariatric patient. His centre of excellence approach to the treatment of obesity and co-morbid complications is a major factor in his extremely low complication rates and positive patient outcomes.

2015 - current
Head of Bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery at Fujairah Hospital - consultant surgeon for the Ministry of Health UAE
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at Weight Loss and Metabolic Solutions, Brisbane, Australia in Brisbane
Spent 5 months in Paris working on omega loop gastric bypass at the Clinique Geoffroysthilaire Paris with Dr Cady and Dr Chiche
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at SCOD Surgical Center for Obesity and Diabetes, New Delhi with Dr Arush Sabharwal for 6 months
2000- 2012
Consultant Surgeon on the Gold Coast working at john Flynn Private Hospital and for the North Health Service - Tweed hospital public service. Affiliated with Sydney University
I have been invited to numerous conferences in AUSTRALIA–US –EUROPE –SOUTH AMERICA-ASIA INDIA to present my work in GI and bariatric surgery

Fellow at the ROYAL BRISBANE HOSPITAL IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA AND THE WESLEY Private Hospital with my mentors Dr G Fielding, Dr L. Nathanson- and Dr O`Rouke

SURGICAL TRAINING PROGRAM in PARIS –also qualified for the first diploma of laparoscopic surgery organized in France (Paris) in 1992
5 years has a registrar in GI SURGERY – THORACIC- VASCULAR – GYNECOLOGY
2 YEARS IN 1990-91 ARMY IN A FRENCH COLONY ILE DE LA REUNION - AS A REGISTRAR in Gynecology and General Surgery - the volume of work was immense for a young surgeon
During the end of my training I did 2 years of liver surgery and liver transplantation which was my great interest at this time

Taylor C, Layani L. The results of Laparoscopic adjustable Gastric Banding in patients over 60 years. Is it worthwhile?Obesity Surgery 2006;16(12):1579-1583

Taylor C, Layani L, Liew V, Ghusn M, Crampton N, White S.Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair without mesh fixation – early results of a large randomised clinical trial. Surgical Endoscopy 2008; 22:757–762

Liew V, Taylor C, Ghusn M, Jamnagerwalla M, Layani L. Laparoscopic gastric resection for benign and malignant conditions: Lessons learned from 35 consecutive cases. ANZ J Surg 2007; 77(9): 787-791

Taylor C, Layani L, Ghusn M, White S. Managing perforated Diverticulitis by Laparoscopic lavage. Is Hartmanns really necessary?ANZ J Surg2006; 76(11):962-965

Taylor C, Kong J, Ghusn M, White S, Layani L. Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration. Results of 160 consecutive cases with 2-year follow-up. ANZ J Surg 2007; 77(6): 440-445

Clough A, Layani L, Sidhu M, Wheatley L and Shah A. Subfascial Port Placement in Gastric Banding Surgery. Obesity Surgery 2009; 10.1007/s11695-009-9931-6

Chan SW, Hensman C, Waxman BP, Blamey S, Cox J, Farrell K, Fox J, Gribbin J, Layani L. Technical developments and a team approach leads to an improved outcome: lessons learnt implementing laparoscopic splenectomy. ANZ J Surg. 2002 Jul; 72(7): 523-7.

Liew V, Layani L, Speakman D.Bouveret's syndrome in Melbourne. ANZ J Surg. 2002 Feb; 72(2): 161-3

Draper G, Layani L, McLeish J. Management of Dieulafoy's disease with combined endoscopy and laparoscopic gastric wedge resection. Aust N Z J Surg. 1999 Feb; 69(2): 156-8

Silverman C, Layani L. Introducing the Orbera Intra-Gastric Balloon into a Weight Loss Practice. Winner 'Best Poster', OSSANZ Conference, Hobart, Tasmania 2010.
Braun W, Kekkef M, Tanchev D, Silverman C, Layani L. Introduction of Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy into Bariatric Practice. Poster Presentation, OSSANZ Conference, Hobart, Tasmania 2010.
Presentation in 2012 at the American Metabolic meeting in San Diego of first human trial with Dr. Talbot from Sydney of the Vybriant para-gastric implant which is an intra-abdominal balloon introduce laparoscopic for weight loss

Dr Layani has contributed towards many research papers and journals. He presents regularly both Australia and internationally, particularly on topics and techniques associated with bariatric surgery: an area he has ongoing commitment to regarding new developments and research. Dr Layani is a valuable resource to medical departments at Griffith University and Bond University in Queensland, Australia and provides ongoing training to a number of medical students every year.