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Mr James Hewes

Mr James Hewes

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon
MB ChB, MD, FRCS

Specialises in

  • Weight loss surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Management of gallstone disease
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Wednesday (alternative): 1.30pm - 4pm

An initial consultation with Mr James Hewes is from £150.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Hewes at Spire include:

Other treatments

General surgery, Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal surgery, Hernia repair surgery, Obesity Surgery

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Professional profile

I am a consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon at Spire Bristol and am passionate about the improvements in health and wellbeing that weight loss surgery provides.

I provide all types of laparoscopic (keyhole) weight loss procedures including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding. I perform revision procedures such as band adjustment or replacement or conversion to different operations. I also perform endoscopic intragastric balloon placement.

I have performed over 300 major weight loss procedures and have developed an outstanding national-leading enhanced recovery programme. I am dedicated to improving outcomes in surgery and have an excellent safety profile as published nationally via the Surgeon Specific Outcome data available on the National Bariatric surgery registry.

I also provide state-of-the-art laparoscopic surgery of gallstone disease, acid reflux and hiatus hernia and other types of hernia surgery, usually performed as day case or enhanced recovery short stay. I perform upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to investigate causes of dyspepsia (indigestion) and abdominal pain.

I work within the team at the Spire Bristol that includes an expert dietitian and practitioner as well as a nationally renowned psychologist who give a holistic package and outstanding support throughout this life changing process

My NHS practise is at Southmead Hospital which is the regional tertiary referral Bariatric centre.

I am particularly interested in education and debunking many of the myths and prejudice surrounding obesity and I give regular teaching to GPs and other healthcare professionals. I am also a devoted trainer of local and visiting surgeons.

General Medical Council Number: C4184368

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Additional information

Clinical interests

General surgery
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Laparoscopic and Minimal Access Surgery, Management of gallstone disease including cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration, Antireflux and Hiatus Hernia Surgery, Surgery for Achalasia of the cardia, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Bariatric Surgery including Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic and open inguinal and abdominal wall hernia repairs.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital

Personal profile

When away from work I spend much of my time with my young family of three energetic children. I am a keen sportsman and you may meet me cycling on the roads around Bristol. I am an avid reader, a lover of music and a lapsed potter.

Contact information

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Website http://www.jameshewes.co.uk
Private secretary Antonia Duys
Private secretary telephone 0117 980 4052
Private secretary email antonia.duys@spirehealthcare.com
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