Mr James Kirkby-Bott


BSc, University College London (1997), MBBS, St George's Hospital Medical School (1998), FEBS (Endocrine), Lyon (2011)

GMC number: 4518619

Practising since: 1998


General Surgery

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  • Mondays 13:00-20:00
  • Wednesdays 08:00-12:00
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Mr James Kirkby-Bott is a consultant general surgeon based in Southampton. He specialises in endocrine surgery and is an expert in the management of  hernias and gallbladder problems and endocrine diseases, He also set up one of the UK's leading acute surgery and trauma units in Southampton.

Mr Kirkby-Bott qualified at St George's Medical School and went on to train as an endocrine surgeon at the Hammersmith Hospital in London and was the International Endocrine Fellow in Lille, France where he spent 12 months carrying out research and operating alongside leading specialists. When awarded his Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery in Endocrine surgery he was one of just four surgeons in the UK to be awarded this. Mr Kirkby-Bott founded the Wessex Endocrine Society, a charity providing patient centred training and education in surgical endocrinology across Wessex.

Mr Kirkby-Bott is the leading surgeon for the Hernia Clinic Hampshire, which specialises in local anaesthetic hernia repair for all ages and medical conditions.

Mr Kirkby-Bott is a Q member and specialist in Quality Improvement (QI) having been involved in numerous QI projects and regional lead for the Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (2015-2017) and The Wessex Emergency Surgery Network (2017-present). He is currently Consulting for the Academic Health Science Networks emergency laparotomy project. In 2018 he was appointed to a senior role in University Hospital Southampton as director for clinical outcomes.

Other awards to his name include the Norman Tanner Prize medal, given by the Royal Society of Medicine in 2008 and Braun Aesclepius prize in endocrine surgery awarded in 2011. Mr Kirkby-Bott is equally committed to his research and has several scientific papers on the role of vitamin D in parathyroid surgery, as well as several book chapters and the first textbook dedicated to Parathyroid disease, to his name.

Special interests

Local anaesthetic hernias, gallbladders, lipoma and endocrine issues.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Kirkby-Bott at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Appendicectomy
  • Thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy)
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
  • Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
  • Endocrine
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr James Kirkby-Bott works with


    Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2DW

    02380 266 377
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Insurers Mr James Kirkby-Bott works with

Mr James Kirkby-Bott works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Universal Provident
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal


Mr James Kirkby-Bott does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr James Kirkby-Bott does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr James Kirkby-Bott does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.