Contact

Dr Jim Portal

Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist
BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, MD

Specialises in

  • Liver disease
  • Bowel disease
  • Acid reflux
  • Weight loss and change in bowel habit
  • All endoscopic procedures
Make an enquiry Book online

Practising at

Clinic times:
Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm

An initial consultation with Dr Jim Portal is from £200.

Back to top

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jim Portal at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Bowel disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatology
Back to top

Professional profile

I specialise in general gastroenterology with specific interests in liver disease, hepatobiliary medicine and endoscopy, practising at University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. I am a fully qualified trainer at the St George's Hospital National Endoscopy Training School, London and regularly teach endoscopy there.

I have also developed the new regional hepatobiliary SpyGlass endoscopy service and lead the liver transplant assessment service at University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, working in conjunction with liver transplant centres in London. I also have a keen interest in adolescent hepatology and the management of ascites.

I spent three years of my training at the Kings College Hospital Liver Unit. My research interests include biomarkers of renal dysfunction and cirrhosis, as well as complications of cirrhosis.

I work hand in hand with my radiology, surgical and histopathology colleagues to provide a truly multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

General Medical Council Number: C4436113

Back to top

Make an enquiry

12879
True
consultant

Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Additional information

Clinical interests

Gastroenterology
Pancreatology
Liver disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Bowel disease

Special Clinical Interests: Liver transplant assessment, hepatobiliary disease and endoscopy, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, autoimmune liver disease, adolescent liver disease. Metabolic and viral liver disease. Abnormal liver function.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist, University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

Personal profile

I am married and have three small children. When allowed by the aforementioned family, I am a keen cyclist and can be found around the hills of North Somerset or South Gloucestershire (albeit briefly) at the weekend.

Contact information

Website http://www.drjimportal.co.uk
Private secretary Abbie Thomas
Private secretary telephone 0117 980 4057
Private secretary fax 0870 875 5910
Private secretary email abbie.thomas@spirehealthcare.com
Back to top