Mr. James Hewes

Consultant and expert in
Upper Gastrointestinal and Weight Loss Surgery

Mr Hewes’ expertise includes management of gallstone disease, acid reflux surgery, hernia repair and weight loss surgery. He also has an interest in upper GI endoscopy. He is Clinical Director for GI Surgery and Lead of the Bariatric service at Southmead Hospital. Some procedures may not be performed privately

Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery

Laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding as well as revision operations and intra-gastric balloon insertion

Gallstone Surgery

All aspects of  management of this condition including laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) and bile duct exploration.
For information about Gallstones click here and for decision making tool click here

Anti-Reflux Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery for acid reflux and hiatus hernia repair (Nissen Fundoplication) as well as surgery for Achalasia (Hellers Cardiomyotomy). For information about Reflux click here

Hernia Surgery

All aspects of abdominal and groin hernia repair both laparoscopic and open. Inguinal and femoral hernias as well as ventral, umbilical, incisional and recurrent abdominal wall hernias. For information about Hernias click here and for decision making tool click here

Upper GI Endoscopy

Gastroscopy to investigate and treat conditions of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum including the diagnosis and surveillance of Barretts oesophagus.
For information about Endoscopy click here

Mr James Hewes

Mr Hewes has had a broad General 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. His specialist training was concentrated in the South East, before moving to Bristol and taking up his substantive consultant position in 2012.

James Hewes – Curriculum Vitae

Education and Medical Qualifications

  • 1983-1990: Abingdon School, Oxfordshire
  • 1995: MB ChB University of Sheffield Medical School
  • 2000: MRCS (Eng): Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2006: MD (Clinical Oncology): University of Sheffield Medical School, The Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
  • 2009: FRCS (General Surgery): Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2010: Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT): PMETB
  • 2010: Entry onto GMC Specialist Register (4184368)


  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
  • Member of Alliance Health Group

Senior Appointments

  • Jan 12 +  Consultant Surgeon, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Apr 11 – Jan 12  Locum Consultant Surgeon, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals North Bristol NHS Trust

Higher Specialist Training

  • Oct 10 – Apr 11  Clinical Fellow Post-CCT, Bariatric Surgery
    University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Oct 09 – Oct 10  Specialist Registrar – Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery
    University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Apr 09 – Oct 09  Specialist Registrar – Upper GI Surgery
    Maidstone Hospital NHS Trust, Kent
  • Oct 08 – Apr 09  Specialist Registrar – Upper GI Surgery
    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Oct 07 – Oct 08  Specialist Registrar – Vascular Surgery
    Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Kent
  • Oct 06 – Oct 07  Specialist Registrar – Upper GI Surgery
    Maidstone Hospital NHS Trust, Kent
  • Oct 05 – Oct 06  Specialist Registrar – Breast and Colorectal Surgery
    William Harvey Hospital NHS Trust, Ashford, Kent
  • Oct 04 – Oct 05  Specialist Registrar – Colorectal and Vascular Surgery
    University Hospital Lewisham NHS Trust, London


Basic Surgical Training

  • Oct 01 – Feb 04  Clinical Fellow – Surgical High Dependency Unit
    Barts and The Royal London Hospital NHS Trust
  • Feb 01 – Aug 01  Senior House Officer – HPB Surgery
    Barts and The Royal London Hospital NHS Trust
  • Aug 00 – Feb 01  Senior House Officer – Colorectal Surgery
    Barts and The Royal London Hospital NHS Trust
  • Feb 00 – Aug 00  Senior House Officer – Urology
    St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London
  • Aug 99 – Feb 00  Anatomy Demonstrator
    King’s College London (Guy’s Campus)
  • Feb 99 – Aug 99  Resident Medical Officer
    The Sherburne Hospital, Chichester
  • Jan 98 – Nov 98  PHO – General Surgery and Orthopaedics
    Maryborough and Hervey Bay Hospitals, Queensland, Australia
  • Aug 97 – Nov 97  Clinical Fellow – Accident and Emergency
    Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • Feb 97 – Aug 97  Senior House Officer – Accident and Emergency
    Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
  • Aug 96 – Feb 97  Senior House Officer – Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
    Cardiff Royal Infirmary
  • Aug 95 – Aug 96  House Officer – Renal and Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Medicine and Cardiology
    Northern General NHS Trust, Sheffield


  • 2011  Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication with or without division of the Short Gastric Vessels: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    Markar SR, Karthikesalingam AP, Wagner OJ, Hewes JC, Vyas SM, Hashemi M. BJS, 2011; 98(8): 1056-62
  • 2009  Importance of Routine Cavity Sampling in Breast Conservation Surgery.
    Hewes JC, Imkampe A, Haji A, Bates T. BJS, 2009; 96: 47-53
  • 2007  Pre-Operative Chemotherapy and the Outcome of Liver Resection for Colorectal Metastases.
    Hewes JC, Dighe S, Morris RW, Hutchins RR, Bhattacharya S, Davidson BR. W J Surg, 2007; 31(2): 353-64
  • 2006  A Prospective Study of Isolated Human Hepatocyte Function Following Liver Resection for Colorectal Liver Metastases: The Effects of Prior Exposure To Chemotherapy.
    Hewes JC, Riddy D, Woodrooffe A, Morris R, Fuller B, Davidson BR. J Hepatol 2006; 45(2): 263-70
  • 2004  Identification Of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes In Human Colorectal Metastases and the Surrounding Liver: A Proteomic Approach.
    Lane CS, Nisar S, Griffiths WJ, Fuller BJ, Davidson BR, Hewes JC, Welham KJ, Patterson LH. Eur J Cancer 2004; 40: 2127-2134
  • 2000  Disorders of Coagulation and Haemostasis, and Prophylaxis of Thromboembolic Disease.
    Hewes JC, MacCallum PK. Surgery 2000: 18; 253 – 256

Case Reports

  • 2000   Herniation of the liver via an incisional abdominal wall defect.
    Warbrick-Smith J, Chana P, Hewes J. BMJ Case Reports. Accepted for publication Sept 2012
  • 2011   Buried Penis in Super Obesity: a Technique for Urethral Catheterisation under Direct Vision. Hewes JC, Kelly J, Hashemi M. SOARD, 2011; 7(3): 332
  • 2008   Mycotic Aneurysm of the Posterior Tibial Artery – A Rare Complication of Bacterial Endocarditis. Patel S, D’Souza N, Gurjar S, Hewes JC. J Med Case Reports. 2008; 2:341
  • 2008   Ileoanal Pouch Necrosis Secondary to Small Bowel Volvulus: A Case Report. Patel S, Salotera G, Gurjar S, Hewes JC, Ahmed I, Andrews B. WJES. 2008; 3: 18
  • 2003   An Unusual Presentation of Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm as a Complication of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report. Hewes JC, Baroni M, Krissat J, Bhattacharya S. Eur J Surg 2003; 168: 566-568
  • 2001 Kouriefs C, Hewes JC, Junaid I, Fowler CG. BJU International 2001:88 (cr7), 803
  • 2000   Hydatid Disease Presenting as Pancreatitis. Hewes JC, Milson A, Purkiss SF. DOI:10.1102/1470-2000.005 (On-line, peer reviewed journal)


  • 2011   Letter to Editor. Single Incision Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy. Hewes JC, Adamo M. BJS 2011; 98(4):601.
  • 2007   Pre-Operative Chemotherapy and the Outcome of Liver Resection for Colorectal Metastases. Authors reply. Hewes JC. W J Surg 2007: 31(9); 1902
  • 2006   Target Culture Killing Off A&E. Hewes JC. Hospital Doctor. 4th May 2006


  • 2012   Prolonged Follow Up is Necessary to Evaluate Outcome Following Laparoscopic Gastric Banding. Rotundo A, Hewes J, Cynthia B, Elkalaawy M, Hashemi M, Adamo M, Jenkinson A. Abstract O-088. IFSO XV World Congress, Barcelona.
  • 2012   Adolescent Bariatric Surgery – Thoughts and Perspectives from the UK. Penna M, Markar S, Hewes J, Fiennes A, Jones N, Hashemi M. Abstract B05. BOMSS 3rd Scientific Meeting, Bristol. BJS 2012;99(S2): 1-19
  • 2012   Gastric Band Removal: Causes of Failure, Outcome and Revision.Rotundo A, Hewes J, Elkalaawi M, Hashemi M, Adamo M, Jenkinson A. Abstract C02. BOMSS 3rd Scientific Meeting, Bristol. BJS 2012;99(S2): 1-19
  • 2011   Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy via Single Umbilical Access: Description of Personal technique. Adamo M, Lirosi F, Hewes J, Elkalaawi M, Jenkinson A. Abstract. IFSO XVI World Congress, Hamburg
  • 2011   Training in Bariatric Surgery in the UK: The Implementation of an American Style Fellowship in the NHS. Lirosi F, Hewes JC, Jenkinson A, Hashemi M, Adamo M. Abstract B03. BOMSS 2nd Scientific Meeting, Wakefield, UK
  • 2010   Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy via Single Umbilical Access: Is This the Future of Bariatric Surgery? Experience from First UK Series. Adamo M, Lirosi F, Hewes JC, El Kalaawy M, Holding J, Hasan M. IFSO Congress, Long Beach CA, USA.
  • 2010   Standardised Perioperative Protocol with Enhanced Recovery after Major Bariatric Surgery. Adamo M, Lirosi F, Borg C, Hewes JC, Hasan M, Batterham R. SOARD 2010; 6(2):233-4. Presented at BOMSS 1st Scientific Meeting
  • 2009   Experience of Surgical Management of OG Junctional Adenocarcinoma in Morbidly Obese Patients. Heetun M, Khwaja HA, Marshall M, Hewes JC, Hacking MB, Thompson JN, Allum WH. 8th International Gastric Cancer Congress, Krakow, Poland
  • 2004   Does Pre-Operative Chemotherapy Have an Effect on Hepatocyte Metabolism? Hewes JC, Woodrooffe A, Fuller B, Davidson BR. Journal of HPB Surgery 2004: 6 (1), 48
  • 2002   Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: Unappreciated Severity? Hewes JC, Krissat J, Ainley C, Bhattacharya S. Journal of HPB Surgery 2002: 9 (1), 111

Research Experience

  • 2001-2004   The Effects of Neoadjuvant Oxaliplatin Chemotherapy on Normal Human Liver Parenchyma 
    The Royal Free and University Hospital Medical School, London (Supervisor: Professor BR Davidson) I investigated the effects of systemic oxaliplatin chemotherapy on the liver parenchyma. Cytotoxicity, apoptosis analysis and post-chemotherapy liver histology as well as studies into hepatocyte function were undertaken. This included the assessment of hospital and long-term outcome post hepatectomy. The thesis was submitted to Sheffield University and I have been awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine

Managerial Experience

  • James is Clinical Director for GI surgery and lead for Bariatric Surgery at North Bristol. 
Mr James Hewes

Consultant Upper GI and Weight Loss Surgeon

Contact Information

Secretary: Lucy Ryan
Mr James Hewes: 07554 241177

Mr Hewes sees private referrals at the:

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

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

Circle Hospital, Bath

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