Mr Paul Wilkerson

Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon


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I have been a Consultant Upper GI Surgeon in Bristol since 2015, specialising in minimally invasive and endoscopic treatments of oesophageal and gastric disease. This includes hernia surgery of any type, gall bladder surgery and surgical techniques for the treatment of reflux and achalasia.

I work in the regional centre for oesophagogastric cancer and am one of two consultants delivering the full range of endoscopic treatments for Barrett's oesophagus in this cancer network. My interest in Barrett's oesophagus has led me to coordinating a network wide focus group with the aim of standardising and improving the quality of care for patients with Barrett's oesophagus. I have worked with my colleague Andrew Hollowood in Bristol since 2014 and we now work as partners in Spire Bristol Hospital. If you would like to know more about the conditions we treat and the treatments we can offer, please visit our practice website (

I am the chair of the upper GI multidisciplinary team in Weston General Hospital, where I provide a specialist outreach service for upper GI cancer and complex benign upper GI conditions.

In University Hospitals Bristol (UHB), I am the lead for mortality review for the division of surgery, coordinating our learning from deaths programme for surgical teams. I am also the surgical lead for emergency laparotomy, and with colleagues in anaesthetics, am responsible for driving quality improvement for high risk emergency surgery. Finally, I have taken on a lead role in standardising and improving the quality of care for patients with Barrett's oesophagus within UHB, and in an advisory capacity across our cancer network.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Paul Wilkerson at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and achalasia surgery
  • Giant hiatus hernia repair
  • Endoscopic therapy (dilatation, gastric polypectomy, Botox injection (oesophagus and stomach)

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Motility disorder
Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Upper gastrointestinal cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS (2000) + BSc (1994) / University of London / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. Bachelor of Science
MBBS is the degree earned by doctors at the start of their professional training.

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons

Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)

British Hernia Society (BHS)

International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)

Professional leadership

I hold the following positions in the Division of Surgery at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation trust (UHB)

Current NHS posts

Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Personal profile

I spend much of my time outside work watching and supporting my young family's sporting and musical endeavours. We have thoroughly enjoyed our move to this vibrant and lively city with an incredible array of destinations to visit nearby.

Contact information

Private secretary Claire Roberts
Private secretary telephone 0785 752 9244
Private secretary email /