Mr Dimitri Pournaras



GMC number: 6109278

Practising since: 2004


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Mr Dimitri Pournaras is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital. He has dedicated his career in the treatment of obesity and obesity-associated diseases.

Working with Verve Health Group, he provides all types of laparoscopic (keyhole) obesity surgery procedures including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding and revision procedures.

Mr Pournaras's training has taken him from the southwest of England to Cambridge, Norwich, Sweden and Japan, with a PhD from Imperial College London. Committed to world class research in the field of obesity care, Mr Pournaras ultimately aims to identify the appropriate combination of treatments, personalised to individual patients. He collaborates with colleagues from all over the world in research and contributes to training events nationally and globally. His scientific research is a continuation of his work as a doctor and defines his interactions with people living with obesity on a daily basis. 

Verve Health Group is dedicated to multidisciplinary working practices that include experts in bariatric surgery, dietetics, psychology, anaesthetics, pharmacology and radiology. Together, they provide a holistic package and outstanding support throughout this life changing process, while the team at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital offer state-of-the-art perioperative care in a welcoming environment.

Mr Pournaras’s NHS practice is at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, which is the regional tertiary referral Bariatric Centre. He also provides laparoscopic surgery for upper GI surgery and particularly gallstone disease, usually performed as day case or enhanced recovery short stay.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Dimitri Pournaras at Nuffield Health

  • Gastric band (lap banding)
  • Appendicectomy
  • Obesity surgery (or weightloss surgery)
  • Laparoscopic reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Abdominal adhesion surgery
  • Hernia unilateral
  • Hernia repair
  • Gastric bypass
  • Swallowable Gastric Pill Balloon
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Dimitri Pournaras works with


    3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BN

    0117 906 4870
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Related experience


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
  • Association of Upper GI surgeons (AUGIS)
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
  • International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital


Mr Dimitri Pournaras does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Dimitri Pournaras does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Dimitri Pournaras does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.