Consultant Profile

Mr Ian Pope

Mr Ian Pope BA, BM BCh, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Liver disease
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Special clinical interests:

Gallstones, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder), Liver Surgery (cysts, colorectal metastases, liver cancer), Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Surgery, Pancreatitis, Hernia Surgery.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon, University Hospitals Bristol.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
Great Britain and Ireland Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (GBIHPBA)
International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO)
South West Clinical Senate
British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4070
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 980 4042
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Ian Pope graduated from Cambridge University (1988) and Oxford University Medical School (1991). He underwent surgical training in Liverpool and Edinburgh where he trained in General and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery, including multi-organ transplantation (kidney, liver and pancreas). This included a fellowship as Senior Regisrar at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia. At the completion of his training, he was awarded the gold medal for the Intercollegiate Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Mr Pope has over ten years of Consultant experience within the NHS and was appointed as Consultant Surgeon at Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2005.

Mr Pope has a special interest in surgery of the liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas. He is a core member of the Avon Somerset and Wiltshire HPB Cancer Network MDT and receives referrals from GPs and other Consultant Surgeons and Physicians from the wider South West Region. He provides a benign biliary service for the local population specialising in surgery for gallstones and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Positions of responsibility within the NHS: Lead Surgeon for HPB Surgery (2009-2013); Patient Safety Lead for Surgery (2009-2013); Clinical Director for Surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary (2013-2014); Member of the South West Regional Clinical Senate; Elected (2014) to the Council of the Great Britain and Ireland HPB Association (GBIHPBA).

Personal profile:

I am married to a local GP and we have two children. Most of my time out of work is spent with the family.  My interests include following most sports and I enjoy swimming, cycling, reading and travelling. My children are also trying to teach me to surf.

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Mr Ian Pope

Mr Ian Pope

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