Contact
Mr James Byrne

Mr James Byrne

General Surgeon
MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Southampton Hospital

Back to top

Treatment information

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

General surgery

Back to top

Professional profile

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.


Private contact details

Private secretary Liz Smith
Private secretary telephone 023 8091 4475
Private secretary fax 023 8051 2172
Private secretary email liz@gisurgeons.co.uk

Journals

A two-consultant approach is a safe and efficient strategy to adopt during the learning curve for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: our results in the first 100 procedures
July 2007

Back to top

Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons -General Surgery

Back to top

Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Southampton University

Back to top

Personal Profile

I am married with two children. My main interests outside work, other than family, are walking, sailing, golf, skiing and reading.

Back to top

Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group Plc

Back to top