Mr James Byrne
MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)
I was appointed consultant surgeon at University Hospital Southampton in 2002, after surgical training in the North West of England, and a fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
I provide a comprehensive service in the area of upper gastrointestinal disease and enjoy working alongside other specialist colleagues in the management of particularly challenging and complex problems. As well as managing oesophageal and gastric cancers, and my obesity surgery practice, I also perform a wide variety of other laparoscopic surgery including cholecystectomy, hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery.
I have been a member of the bariatric (obesity) surgical team in Southampton that has now performed over 2,000 procedures since it was established in 2004. I offer laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic roux Y gastric bypass and revision surgery.
I am passionate about improving outcomes for patients and contributing to building high quality evidence to underpin clinical practice.
I am an investigator on three large ongoing randomized studies: 1. BY-BAND-SLEEVE. £4.2m HTA funded randomised comparison of the three commonly weight loss procedures. 2. Endobarrier. £2.4m EME funded randomized study of this novel intervention for type 2 diabetes. 3. ROMIO. HTA funded randomised comparison of open and minimal access oesophagectomy.
I am also a NICE advisor for Upper GI surgery and a member of the Council of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society.
Spire Southampton Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Bsc Med. Sci (Hons) Physiology / St Andrew's University, Scotland / 1986
Bachelor of Science
MB ChB / University of Manchester Medical School / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MD / University of Manchester / 1998
Doctor of Medicine
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons -General Surgery
Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Southampton University
I am married with two children. My main interests outside work, other than family, are walking, sailing, golf, skiing and reading.