Dr James Stewart

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Specialises in

  • Abdominal and bowel problems
  • Crohn's disease and colitis
  • Malabsorption
  • Nutrition
  • Dr Stewart sees adults only at Spire Leicester Hospital

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I have been a consultant in adult gastroenterology for 15 years specialising in adult clinical nutrition, intestinal failure and complex inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease. I am an expert in clinical nutrition and the administration of parenteral nutrition. I am clinical lead for Adult Nutrition at the University Hospitals of Leicester. I have extensive experience in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, in particular complex Crohn's disease.

My primary expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of all bowel disease, in particular inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), nutrition and intestinal failure. I undertake both upper and lower GI endoscopy.

I am currently Head of Service for Gastroenterology and Clinical Lead for Adult Nutrition at the University Hospitals of Leicester. I sit on a number of national committees. These include the Patient Safety Committee of the the Royal College of Physicians; Clinical Standards and Services Committee, and Small Bowel and Nutrition Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology.

I am a Clinical Teacher and lecture regularly on nutrition on the undergraduate medical course at Leicester Medical School. Nationally I am a Clinical Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians of London.

I was previously clinical advisor to the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) and wrote national reports on Emergency Medicine, Acute Kidney Injury and Parenteral Nutrition.


General Medical Council Number: C3550807

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr James Stewart at Spire include:


Other treatments

Dr Stewart also treats Inflammatory bowel disease, bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation and nutritional disorders.

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease

Investigation and treatment of all aspects of gastroenterology especially inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, mal-absorption, anaemia and nutritional problems.

MB ChB / Leicester medical School / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

LLM / Cardiff Law School / 2000
Master of Law (medical law).

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 2002
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians of London

British Society of Gastroenterology

British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Professional leadership

Royal College of Physicians Patient Safety Committee
Clinical Standards and Services Committee (British Society of Gastroenterology)
Small bowel and Nutrition Committee (British Society of Gastroenterology)
Head of Service (Gastroenterology) University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Lead for Adult Nutrition University Hospitals of Leicester

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Outside of work I am a keen Rugby Union fan and supporter of Leicester Tigers. I have a love of rock music and play the guitar.

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Spire Leicester Medical Secretaries
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3014
Private secretary fax 0116 272 9009
Private secretary email lcmedsecs@spirehealthcare.com