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Mr James Hewes

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

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.

Mr Hewes expertise includes weight loss (bariatric) surgery, gallstone disease and hernia repair.


  • Anti-reflux surgery

  • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

  • Gastric balloon

  • Gastric banding

  • Hernia surgery

  • Restrictive procedures for weight loss

  • Upper GI endoscopy

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Additional information about Mr James Hewes

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

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol

He is Clinical Director for GI surgery and Lead of the Bariatric Service at Southmead Hospital.

1995 University of Sheffield

Mr Hewes is an experienced surgeon offering all aspects of weight loss surgery including laparoscopic (keyhole) Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Balloons including the Elipse System. He also regularly performs complex revisional (redo) Bariatric Surgery

Mr Hewes regularly supervises other surgeons and runs training courses for Bariatric Surgeons from other hospitals.

He is committed to achieve the best and safest outcomes for our patients, and consider it a privilege to work in this exciting area of surgery. He is dedicated to debunk many of the myths and stigmas around obesity and spends much of his 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.

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)

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How to find us
Just 10 minutes from Bath
The Sulis Hospital Bath,
Foxcote Avenue,
Peasedown St John,
Bath, BA2 8SQ
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By Car

Sulis Hospital is located 6 miles south of Bath city centre. Travelling from Bath, head south west on the A367. After you pass the Audi and Mercedes-Benz dealerships, on your left, take the first exit at the roundabout into Wellow Lane. Then turn left into Foxcote Avenue. Sulis Hospital is immediately on your right hand side.


A visitors' car park is located directly in front of the hospital. This is free of charge to patients and visitors.

By Public Transport

There are regular buses to Peasedown St John. Please note the nearest bus stop is a short walk.