Mr James W Smellie

Mr W James Smellie Endocrine and Hernia Surgeon

General surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Endocrine
  • General

About me

I am a general surgeon and have worked in a central London teaching hospital for 15 years. I specialise in thyroid, endocrine and hernia surgery. For the thyroid surgery I see patients and operate if they require thyroidectomy or partial thyroidectomy for goitres, thyrotoxicosis and thyroid cancer. I operate and remove parathyroid glands for patients with hypercalcaemia and hyperparathyroidism.

I also specialise in hernia surgery and perform mesh repairs of inguinal hernia; incisional hernia; umbilical hernia; epigastric hernia; femoral hernia. Although I have considerable laparoscopic expertise I think patients are better treated by a small incision open operation and I reserve laparoscopic repairs for special cases

Areas of interest

Hernias. Inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, Ventral hernia, incisional hernia umbilical hernia; hernias arising in pregnancy. I am particularly interested in recurrent hernias. Biological and synthetic mesh repairs. I do laparoscopic repairs when indicated.

I also specialise in thyroid; parathyroid; adrenal; endocrine surgery; goitre; multinodular goitre; toxic goitre; graves' disease' hashimoto's disease; autoimmune thyroiditis; thyroglossal cyst; thyroid cyst; colloid goitre; thyroid cancer; papillary thyroid cancer. Also parathyroid adenoma; hyperparathyroidism; hypercalcaemia.

I perform laparoscopic adrenal surgery.

I place gastric bands and revise bands and resite after slippage.

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