Consultant Profile

Mr James Hewes

Mr James Hewes MB ChB, MD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Obesity Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Laparoscopic and Minimal Access Surgery
Management of gallstone disease including cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration
Antireflux and Hiatus Hernia Surgery
Surgery for Achalasia of the cardia
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Bariatric Surgery including Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic and open inguinal and abdominal wall hernia repairs

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon
North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
Member of the Association of Upper GI surgeons (AUGIS)
Member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
Member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)
Member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4070
Background Information 
Professional profile:

James is a consultant surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust based at Southmead Hospital. He was appointed in 2012 and has since become the lead surgeon for Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery.  He is experienced at all types of benign Upper GI surgery including gallstone disease, bile duct exploration, antireflux surgery and hiatus hernia repair. He also performs splenectomy and surgery for achalsia of the cardia.

James’ main subspeciality is Bariatric or weight loss surgery and has had extensive training in London prior to moving to Bristol

He is an experienced endoscopist regularly performing upper GI endoscopies for conditions including surveillance for Barretts Oesophagus

Personal profile:

When away from work James spends much of his time with his young family of three energetic children. He is a keen sportsman and you may meet him cycling on the roads around Bristol. He is an avid reader a lover of music and a lapsed potter.

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