Dr John Smithson

Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine


Specialises in

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

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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Additional information

Bowel disease

Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine at Bristol Royal Infirmary

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

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Private secretary Claire Trenberth
Private secretary telephone 07804 984 691
Private secretary fax 0117 3821795
Private secretary email claire.trenberth@gmail.com.