Mr James Hewes
Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon
MB ChB, MD, FRCS
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 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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Hewes at Spire include:
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Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
Member of the Association of Upper GI surgeons (AUGIS)
Member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
Member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)
Member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)
Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital
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.
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