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- Upper GI surgery
I am a specialist upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon with many years of consultant experience.
My practice encompasses general keyhole abdominal surgery of the upper GI system. I specialise in gallstones & gallbladder surgery, weight-loss surgery, reflux / hiatus hernia surgery and both general and complex hernia repairs.
Most surgery I normally performed using specialist keyhole (laparoscopic techniques).
I am one of Bristol’s leading bariatric surgeons as a Consultant Surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust based at Southmead Hospital. I am a member of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry, and the Local Principal Investigator for National Bariatric Surgery (ByBandSleeve) and Gallstone (Sunflower) Clinical Trials.
I also have an interest in specialist bariatric and reflux upper GI endoscopy
Areas of interest
Gallstones, Gallbladder Surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy; Anti-reflux (acid reflux) Surgery, Fundoplication & Hiatus hernia Surgery; Hernia Repair (Inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, incisional hernia, para-umbilical hernia, epigastric hernia) – all both keyhole (laparoscopic hernia) or open. Including Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Surgery for complex incisional hernias, recurrent hernias or very large hernias.
Bariatric surgery, for complex obesity, weight-loss surgery (gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy);
Endoscopic (OGD); procedures for; diagnosis (GA OGD), weight loss (Gastric Balloons); and reflux (Stretta);
- Leanne Coats
- UGI & Bariatric Surgery Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital The Chesterfield 3 Clifton Hill Bristol BS8 1BN
- 0117 906 4880
- 0117 925 4909
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Stephen Robinson Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant UGI and Bariatric Surgeon - North Bristol Centre for Weight Loss, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Southmead Hospital
Lead for Emergency GI Surgery
PI at North Bristol NHS Trust For the ByBandSleeve, UK Multicentre RCT in Weight Loss Surgery.
PI at North Bristol NHS Trust For the Sunflower Study, UK Multicentre RCT in the Gallstone disease.
Patient Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery as Member of the Data Committee of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry.
When away from work, I spend most of my time with my family and four lively children. I am a keen triathlete and you may meet me running or cycling on the roads around Bristol & South Wales. I enjoy football, wine, reading historical fiction and am a lover of 90s music.
HOPKINS JC, WELBOURN R. The importance of national registries/databases in metabolic surgery: the UK experience. SOARD 2016 July;12(6) 1178–1185
HOPKINS JC, ROGERS CA, BLAZEBY J & WELBOURN R. The use of adjustable gastric bands for management of severe and complex obesity. Br Med Bull. 2016 Jun;118(1):64-72. doi: 10.1093/bmb/ldw012
MOORE M, HOPKINS JC, WAINWRIGHT P. Primary care management of patients after weight loss surgery. BMJ 2016 Mar; 352 i945 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i945
HOPKINS JC & WELBOURN R. Long-term outcomes of obesity surgery and implications for health system planning. Curr Obes Rep. 2015 Sep;4(3):330-6. doi: 10.1007/s13679-015-0165-8
HOPKINS JC, et al on behalf of the By-Band Trial Management Group. What are important outcomes of bariatric surgery? A in-depth analysis to inform the development of a core outcome set and a comparison between the views of surgeons and other health professionals (The Bariact Study). LANCET Feb 26 2015; 385: S43
Courses offered to GPs
Surgery for Weight loss and Metabolic disease (diabetes / prevention)
Emergency and general GI surgery - specifically gallstone disease
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- FRCS - UGI Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England 2015
- MBBS University of London 2003
- D Phil - Biochemistry University of Oxford 1997
- MA University of Oxford 1994
- RCS Post CCT Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery Royal College of Surgeons 2015
Reference number 6077089
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Data Committee Member NBSR National Bariatric Surgery Registry 2019
- BOMMS Council Member British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- General UGI Surgery, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
- 3 Clifton HillCliftonBRISTOLBS8 1BN
- 14:00 - 17:30
- 0117 906 4880
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Obesity Surgery Centre : 0161 976 3846