GMC Number: 6109278
Specialty: Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Secretary: Kate Hewings
Telephone: 0117 414 0837
Clinical interests: Surgical treatment of obesity and diabetes as part of multi-modal care. Laparoscopic (keyhole) gastrointestinal surgery, management of gallstone disease and gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Research interests: Outcomes of bariatric/metabolic surgery beyond weight loss with a focus on obesity associated morbidity and cardiovascular risk. Identification of how these operations work or how bariatric/metabolic surgery changes the way the gut talks to the brain.
Dimitri Pournaras graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and undertook all his postgraduate training in the UK. He was awarded Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England to conduct research on obesity, diabetes and metabolic surgery. He completed his PhD in the Department of Investigative Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London and then trained in all aspects of laparoscopic oesophagogastric surgery in Cambridge and Norwich. Following a Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Fellowship approved by the Royal College of Surgeons, he was appointed as a Consultant in Bristol where he works as part of a multidisciplinary team. He is on the editorial board of journals Obesity Surgery and Clinical Obesity and has authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications, including articles in the Lancet, the Annals of Surgery, the British Journal of Surgery and the British Medical Journal. He delivers more than 10 invited international lectures every year.