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Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal and Weight Loss Surgery

Mr Osborne is a Member of British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society, Association of Upper GI Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Having worked in two International Centres of Excellence in Upper GI Surgery he provides a specialist service in this field.

Mr Osborne provides outstanding care in the following procedures:

Weight loss surgery

Laparoscopic and Robotic Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Banding and Gastric Balloons including the Allurion System. He is also an experienced surgeon in complex revisional (re-do) bariatric surgery.

Only experienced, fully trained Bariatric Surgeons should perform weight loss surgery. Together with Mr Hewes they have an expert team in Bristol and an interest in safety in the operating theatre and excellence in outcomes. They regularly supervise other surgeons and run training courses for teams from other hospitals. The team are actively involved in the expanding research portfolio at North Bristol NHS Trust. We are a recruiting centre for the largest surgical randomised controlled trial in Bariatric Surgery (By-Band-Sleeve). Outside work most of his time is spent with his family.


Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon
North Bristol NHS Trust

Mr Osborne is Clinical Lead for the department of upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at North Bristol NHS Trust. He was the first Hunterian Professor in weight loss surgery awarded in 2012 by the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Mr Osborne was brought up in Somerset before qualifying from Nottingham University Medical School. He has trained and worked in two International Centres of Excellence for Obesity and Weight loss Surgery. From an Honorary Lectureship at Bristol University to representing the University of Bristol as the Unit Co-ordinator for senior surgery (for the medical students at North Bristol NHS Trust) he has maintained his academic work. He developed and started the annual national training day for bariatric surgeons to help train other consultants and their teams with BOMSS. He continues to improve services within local hospitals as well as working at a national level in the management of our specialist societies.

Team Statement

We are committed to achieve the best and safest outcomes for our patients, and consider it a privilege to work in this exciting area of surgery. We are dedicated to debunk many of the myths and stigmas around obesity and spend much of our time in education of the public and health professionals in order to improve understanding of this disease and the transformative effects of surgery.

Together the team have been involved in over 6000 operations in more than a 20 year period.

Mr Alan Osborne is available for private referrals at:

Spire Healthcare
The Glen, Redland Hill, Durdham Down, Bristol, BS6 6UT

Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital
The Chesterfield, 3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BN

Sulis Hospital Bath
Foxcote Avenue, Peasedown St John, Bath BA2 8SQ

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0117 235 5354
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