Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dr John Smithson

Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John Smithson at Spire include:


Other treatments

 Pancreatology nutrition, Inflammatory bowel disease, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Bowel disease

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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

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease

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Marketing Information

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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.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians.
British Society of Gastroenterology

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine at Bristol Royal Infirmary

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Personal Profile

I am married with two children and enjoy a variety of sports including tennis, skiing and flyfishing.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Private secretary Claire Trenberth
Private secretary telephone 07804 984 691
Private secretary fax 0117 3821795
Private secretary email