Thyroid, Parathyroid and General Surgeon James Kirkby-Bott

A pioneering approach that makes efficient, effective, life-enhancing surgeries available for all

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Mr James Kirkby-Bott

Private Consultant Thyroid, ParathyroidHernia and

General Surgeon

Mr James Kirkby-Bott sub-specialises in thyroid and parathyroid surgery and is an expert in the management of thyroid and parathyroid diseases, as well as hernias, gallbladderslipomas and appendixes.
He offers private surgery at Spire Southampton Hospital and Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital Chandlers Ford in Hampshire.

 "Very professional keeping you informed at every step making sure you knew everything required,

no question was dismissed. Totally recommended."

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Hernia with Hernia Clinic Hampshire

Pioneering hernia surgery using local anaesthetic with sedation as a day case. This surgery is available to all ages and health conditions

Lipoma and Skin Lesions

Removal of lumps and bumps affecting the skin and soft tissues


Mr Kirkby-Bott has a private practice at the Spire and Nuffield Health Wessex Hospitals fuelled by excellent patient reviews.

Graduating in London in 1998 he trained around the world in general and endocrine surgery in London, Brisbane Australia, Cambridge, the local Wessex area and in the internationally renowned endocrine surgery centres at the Hammersmith Hospital, London and the CHRU Lille, France.

Since starting as a Consultant Surgeon in 2010 he has developed the thyroid and parathyroid endocrine surgery service in Southampton arranging educational meetings on these diseases across Wessex. He helped set up and develop the trauma and acute surgery service at UHS developing an urgent gallbladder surgery practice and has been running a successful hernia practice at the Royal South Hants hospital leading to establishing the Hernia Clinic Hampshire specialising in local anaesthetic hernia surgery with sedation to make this surgery available to all medical conditions.

Mr James Kirkby-Bott was the Director of Clinical Outcomes at UHS having set up an innovative system of peer reviewing each services outcomes. As Quality Improvement lead for surgery at the Wessex Academic Health Science Network he led Wessex in rolling out a quality improvement framework for major emergency surgery that significantly reduced mortality in this high risk patient group. Currently James is working solely in the independent sector with the aim of combining this learning into producing a first class patient service.

James is the on the national executive committee of the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons where he has taken on the role of National Audit Database lead. His aim is to continue improving the data fields recorded and how that can be used to assist surgeons in understanding and communicating outcomes patients and service users; as well as collecting data for research trials and observational studies. He has an academic track record in endocrine research and has published numerous papers, chapters and the first published book devoted to the parathyroid gland. He won the prestigious Norman Tanner medal in surgery awarded by Royal Society of Medicine in 2008 and the Braun Aesclepius prize in endocrine surgery in 2011 for his work on parathyroid disease.

Key private services offered: Gallbladder and general surgery, hernia surgery, thyroid and parathyroid endocrine surgery as well as consultation on adrenal and endocrine pancreas conditions.

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"Great advice pre-op and post op, he took time to answer all my questions and didn't rush me. Operation has gone well and a very happy patient here."