Mr James Patrick Byrne


BSc (Hons), Med.Sci., MBChB, MD, FRCS

GMC number: 3328736

Practicing since: 1989


General Surgery

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  • Bi Weekly Monday 18:00 - 21:00
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Mr Byrne studied medical science at the University of St Andrews, and then completed clinical studies in Manchester, qualifying in 1989. He then trained in General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery in the North West of England as Senior House Officer, and then Specialist Registrar.

He worked in 2001 as Senior Clinical Fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, where he gained further specialist training in laparoscopic oesophageal and gastric surgery. He was then appointed as a Consultant at University Hospital Southampton in 2002.

Mr Byrne's clinical practice is focussed on upper gastrointestinal surgery for obesity and oesophageal and gastric cancer. He also treats patients for gastro-oesophageal reflux, gallstone disease and hernia.

As well as conventional weight loss surgery with gastric band, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy, Mr Byrne has a particular interest and experience of novel procedures to help patients lose weight.

Personal interests

Outside of work he enjoys road and mountain biking, golf, skiing, boating and sailing, and most of all his family.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Patrick Byrne at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Obesity surgery (or weightloss surgery)
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric bypass

Locations Mr James Patrick Byrne works with

Related experience


Mr Byrne is actively researching obesity and oesophageal cancer, and has published over 20 papers in refereed journals. He was awarded a research doctorate (MD) from Manchester University in 1998.


  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeon of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
  • International Society for Diseases of the Oesophagus

Other post held

  • Consultant Surgeon, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton


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

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

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