Mr James Smellie

Mr James Smellie

W James Smellie

General surgery 03281491


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Endocrine
  • General
  • Lower GI surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I specialize in endocrine parathyroid and thyroid surgery and also groin hernias and umbilical hernias. I am the lead and highest volume surgeon in a high volume NHS hernia service in Central London and specialize in mini-incision open mesh repairs. I perform cosmetic reconstructions of the umbilicus after umbilical hernia repair. I perform robotic repairs of hernia using Da Vinci surgical robots.

My other main specialisation is in Endocrine surgery and I lead a high volume endocrine surgery service in Chelsea operating on thyroid, parathyroid and adrenals (Robotically laparoscopically). 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 assess and remove lesions in the salivary glands.

I am happy to perform intermediate surgery on lipomas and skin lesions.

Areas of interest

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 and have done many hundreds of laparoscopy for other abdominal conditions. .

Hernia; Robotic inguinal hernia; Inguinal hernia; femoral hernia; Ventral hernia; incisional hernia; umbilical hernia; hernias arising in pregnancy. I am particularly interested in; recurrent hernia; Synthetic mesh repairs. I perform laparoscopic repairs when indicated.

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