Dr John Smithson
Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine
BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCP
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
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John Smithson at Spire include:
Pancreatology nutrition, Inflammatory bowel disease, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Bowel disease
Spire Bristol Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
I am married with two children and enjoy a variety of sports including tennis, skiing and flyfishing.