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Dr John Smithson

Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine
BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCP

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:

Gastroenterology

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

Gastroenterology
Pancreatology
Nutrition
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Bowel disease


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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 claire.trenberth@gmail.com.