Mr James Ramus MD FRCSConsultant General, UGI and Bariatric Surgeon


    James Ramus is currently employed as a substantive consultant surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust, Reading.  He was appointed in May 2012 as member of the UGI surgical team to help develop the Bariatric Surgical Unit (Berkshire Weight Loss).  He is a fully qualified General and Upper GI surgeon specialising in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for gallbladders, gastro-oesophageal reflux, hernias and weight loss.

    Surgical procedures

    Specialist surgical procedures include:

    Bariatric procedures

    • Laparoscopic gastric banding
    • Laparoscopic gastric bypass
    • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
    • Endoscopic gastric balloon

    Upper GI procedures

    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic antireflux procedures (Nissen’s fundoplication)
    • Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic splenectomy

    He is also a fully qualified (JAG certified) endoscopist performing regular Upper GI diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

    He operates electively at all four Reading  hospitals as part of the Thames Valley General Surgery consortium.


    James qualified from St Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College), London in 1997 and, after undertaking his house officer posts, underwent basic surgical training in London from 1999-2001. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) in 2001 and then underwent a period of research at the Royal Free Hospital, London into ‘Barrett’s Oesophagus and it’s progression to Oesophageal adenocarcinoma’. He completed this in 2004 and was awarded an MD (University of London) after submission of his thesis.

    He underwent a period of 6 years of higher surgical training (surgical specialist registrar) in the Oxford region during which he passed all of his higher surgical exams and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of England (FRCS) in 2009. He completed his higher surgical training and was awarded a certificate of completion of training (CCT) in 2010.

    He then undertook a period of post CCT specialist surgical training (Royal College approved Fellowship) in a level 1 Bariatric Unit (Taunton, Somerset) which he completed in July 2011. During this Fellowship he was involved in over 100 bariatric surgical procedures including primary and complex revisional operations.

    He has over 20 published academic papers and is actively involved in bariatric research projects based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

    He works as part of the Thames Valley General Surgery consortium and offers regular private clinics mainly at the Berkshire Independent Hospital and Circle Reading Hospital.


    Thames Valley General Surgery

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