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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 endocrine diseases, hernias and gallbladder problems. He also set up one of the UK's leading acute surgery and trauma units in Southampton.

Mr James Kirkby-Bott can be seen privately at Nuffield Wessex Hospital and Spire Southampton University Hospital on various days.

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 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 co-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.

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What is a hernia? A hernia appears as a lump, most commonly in the abdominal or groin area. They occur when an organ, often the bowel, protrude...


The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid is shaped a little like a butterfly, and is responsible for...

Parathyroid gland surgery


Gallbladder surgery

What is gallbladder surgery? Gallbladder surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder&...


A lipoma&...

Skin lesions

What are skin lesions? Skin lesions are abnormal lumps, bumps, ulcers, sores...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Adrenal glands disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel cancer
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholelithiasis (gallstones)
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Incisional hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Jaundice
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipoma
  • Minimal access surgery (keyhole surgery)
  • Multinodular goitre
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Parathyroid gland surgery
  • Simple goitre
  • Skin lesions
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Thyroid gland surgery
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Thyroiditis

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  • Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital
    Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DW - Southampton
    (+44) 02075504974
  • Spire Southampton Hospital
    Chalybeate Close SO16 6UY - Southampton
    (+44) 02075504974

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