Consultant Profile

Dr John Smithson

Dr John Smithson BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Nutrition
    • Pancreatology
Special clinical interests:
Endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease
Research interests:
Inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic disease and nutrition
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine at Bristol Royal Infirmary
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4070
Private secretary telephone number:
07804 984691
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
After qualifying from Bristol University Medical School in 1986, I trained at centres of excellence in London, Oxford and Birmingham. I returned to Bristol in 1999, taking up a Consultant post in Gastroenterology at Southmead Hospital.

In 2006 I moved to a new Consultant position at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. My main clinical interests are in general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, and endoscopy of the upper GI tract and colon. I work closely with expert GI pathologists, radiologists and surgeons to provide high quality multidisciplinary care
Personal profile:
I am married with two young children and enjoy a variety of sports including tennis, skiing and flyfishing
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Dr John Smithson

Dr John Smithson Gastroenterology Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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