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Mr James Hewes

MB, ChB, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

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Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Mr Hewes is Clinical Director for Gastrointestinal Surgery and Head of the Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery Unit at North Bristol NHS Trust.

Mr Hewes 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 Osborne 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).


Clinical Director for Gastrointestinal Surgery
North Bristol NHS Trust

Mr Hewes has had a broad Surgical training. He was brought up in Oxfordshire before qualifying from Sheffield University Medical School in 1995. He spent the early years of his training in Australia and London. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2006 investigating liver cancer. His specialist training was concentrated in the South East and he undertook a specialist Bariatric fellowship at UCLH. He moved to Bristol and took up his substantive consultant position in 2012.

Outside work most of his time is spent with his family, dog, bike and guitar.

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 James Hewes 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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