Mr James Hopkins MA DPhil FRCS

Mr James Hopkins is a specialist UGI and Metabolic Surgeon, Bariatric Endoscopist, and the Clinical Lead for GI Emergency Surgery at North Bristol NHS Trust.  He is the Local Principal Investigator for National Bariatric Surgery (ByBandSleeve) and Gallstone (Sunflower) Clinical Trials.


He specialise in Gallstones, Gallbladder Surgery (Keyhole Cholecystectomy); Anti-reflux (acid reflux) Surgery, Fundoplication & Hiatus Hernia Surgery; Hernia Repair (Inguinal, femoral, incisional, para-umbilical, epigastric) – all both keyhole (laparoscopic hernia) or open. Including Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Surgery for complex incisional hernias, recurrent hernias or very large hernias.


He is one of Bristol’s leading bariatric surgeons, performing surgery for complex obesity, weight-loss surgery (gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy);


Also Endoscopic (OGD); procedures for; diagnosis (including OGD under GA), weight loss (Gastric Balloons); and reflux (Stretta);


Mr Hopkins completed post-graduate medical training at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital. Prior to medical school he has a degree & doctorate in Biochemistry and Metabolism at the University of Oxford and was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School.


Mr Hopkins underwent higher surgical training in the Wessex Deanery, with a concurrent clinical lectureship at the University of Southampton, and sub-specialist training at the Solent Centre for Digestive Diseases at QA Portsmouth – specialising in bariatric surgery. Following this he undertook a post-CCT Bariatric surgery fellowship at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton before joining North Bristol.


Mr Hopkins is a full member of AUGIS, BOMSS, and committee member of the UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry.








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