About Mr James Smellie

In 1988, Mr Smellie trained at St Thomas’s Hospital London, St Georges Hospital London, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith and the Royal Marsden Hospital London after receiving his degree with honours in Medicine from the University of Cambridge and completed his USA foreign medical examinations at the same time.

In 1988, Mr Smellie trained at St Thomas’s Hospital London, St Georges Hospital London, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith and the Royal Marsden Hospital London after receiving his degree with honours in Medicine from the University of Cambridge and completed his USA foreign medical examinations at the same time.

In 1992, Mr Smellie became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), and undertook further training and medical research at the Medical College of Virginia USA, The Mayo Clinic, USA and the Institute of Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital London.

Surgical Research

Research Fellow, Royal Marsden Hospital 1992-1994

MD (Cambridge) Thesis 1999

Previous and Current Honorary NHS Appointments

Consultant Surgeon, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital London SW3

Consultant Surgeon Royal Marsden Hospital London SW3

St George’s Hospital Department of ENT surgery

Other Hospital Appointments

Lister Hospital London SW1

Cromwell Hospital London SW5

Training

Undergraduate Medicine

Downing College Cambridge 1982-1985 (entrance exhibitioner)

Medical ethics and law module 1985

Graduate Medicine

St Thomas’ Hospital 1985-1988 (distinction in surgery)

House officer

St Thomas’ and St Peter’s Hospital

SHOs

Medical College of Virginia, USA; Oxford, Royal Marsden, Hammersmith and St Helier Hospitals

CCST

General Surgery 1999 in general surgery with a declared interest in endocrine surgery

Undergraduate Degrees

BA 1985

MB BChir 1998

Postgraduate Degrees

FRCS(Eng) 1992

FRCS(gen) 1999

MD (Cambridge) 1999

Other medical Accreditation

ECFMG (USA) 1989 as a foreign trainee formerly licensed to practice medicine in the state of Virginia USA

Specialist Interests

Endocrine Surgery including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal surgery.

Obesity Surgery (laparoscopic band surgery)

General emergency surgery

Hernia surgery including laparoscopic.

Day surgery

Higher Surgical Training

SW Thames 1994-1999. St Peter’s Chertsey; St Thomas’ St George’s, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Charing Cross and Royal Marsden Hospitals.

Learned Societies

British Association of Obesity and Metabolic Surgeons

British Association of Endocrine Surgery

Meet The Team

Mr Smellie and his experienced team understand that being a patient and undergoing surgery, can be an enormously stressful time. Alongside the surgery itself, one of the team’s top priorities is ensuring the whole process is as stress-free as possible for both patient, family and friends.

Mr Smellie and Dr Cox have worked together for over 15 years and have a very close professional relationship and personal friendship. This allows them to create a relaxed atmosphere for the patient and help lighten the mood, there can often be humour and laughter during what may otherwise be a stressful time.

Dr Mark Cox MB BS BSc FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist

Justin Weir, FRCP, Consultant Histopathologist

Dr Cox leads an expert team of anaesthetists. He is a specialist head and neck and obstetric anaesthetist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust, where he has been since 2001, and is accustomed to helping Mr Smellie monitor the nerves during neck surgery. He was trained at the Imperial School of Anaesthesia, and spent a year as a senior fellow in Melbourne.

Mr Smellie and Dr Cox have worked together for over 15 years and have a very close professional relationship and personal friendship. Dr Cox supervises painkiller prescriptions for all patients after surgery.

The Administrative Team

Mr Smellie’s office is run by an experienced team at the Lister Hospital, and can expertly deal with any queries concerning the booking process, consultations, and operating times. Questions can be answered about billing, costs and insurers. In addition, they are happy to deal with any other queries surrounding an operation such as providing more details on the pre and post operative process. Should you require more specific advice, Mr Smellie can be reached by telephone by appointment, view our contact details here.

We understand that it can be a stressful time organising appointments and hospital admissions. The administrative team are both willing and experienced to deal with any issue, however complicated or small.

Publications

Publications in peer-reviewed learned journals.

Endocrine publications.

Ablation with low-dose radioiodine and thyrotropin alfa in thyroid cancer.

Mallick U, Harmer C, Yap B, Wadsley J, Clarke S, Moss L, Nicol A, Clark PM, Farnell K, McCready R, Smellie J, Franklyn JA, John R, Nutting CM, Newbold K, Lemon C, Gerrard G, Abdel-Hamid A, Hardman J, Macias E, Roques T, Whitaker S, Vijayan R, Alvarez P, Beare S, Forsyth S, Kadalayil L, Hackshaw A.

N Engl J Med. 2012 May 3;366(18):1674-85. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1109589.

Familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer: a review of the genetics.

Khan A, Smellie J, Nutting C, Harrington K, Newbold K.

Thyroid. 2010 Jul;20(7):795-801. doi: 10.1089/thy.2009.0216. Review.

Hürthle cell carcinoma of the thyroid: Retrospective review of 62 patients treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital between 1946 and 2003.

Mills SC, Haq M, Smellie WJ, Harmer C.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2009 Mar;35(3):230-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2008.06.007. Epub 2008 Aug 21.

One stage treatment of parathyroid cancer.

Kirkby-Bott J, Lewis P, Harmer CL, Smellie WJ.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2005 Feb;31(1):78-83.

[11C]Methionine positron emission tomography for patients with persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism after surgery.

Cook GJ, Wong JC, Smellie WJ, Young AE, Maisey MN, Fogelman I.

Eur J Endocrinol. 1998 Aug;139(2):195-7.

Bariatric surgery publications:

Management of Slipped Gastric Bands via Creation of a De Novo Tunnel and Band Replacement: a Single-Centre Experience.

Patel RV, Woodburn P, Skipworth JRA, Smellie WJB.

Obes Surg. 2017 Dec 13. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-3032-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Slippage Rates Following Laparoscopic Gastric Band Insertion: a Single Centre Experience.

Skipworth JR, Fanshawe AE, Hewitt M, Raptis DA, Efthimiou E, Smellie WJ.

Obes Surg. 2016 Jul;26(7):1511-6. doi: 10.1007/s11695-015-1962-6

The safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery for obese, wheelchair bound patients.

Williams GJ, Georgiou PA, Cocker DM, Bonanomi G, Smellie J, Efthimiou E.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2014 Jul;96(5):373-6. doi: 10.1308/003588414X13946184901083.

Comparison of weight loss achieved after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding between Afro-Caribbean, Caucasian and South Asian adult female patients in a London bariatric centre.

Phoenix GK, Penney N, Cocker DM, Davies A, Smellie J, Bonanomi G, Thompson J, Efthimiou E.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Jul;95(5):335-40. doi: 10.1308/003588413X13629960045995.

General surgery publications.

Radioimmunotherapy of breast cancer xenografts with monoclonal antibody ICR12 against c-erbB2 p185: comparison of iodogen and N-succinimidyl 4-methyl-3-(tri-n-butylstannyl)benzoate radioiodination methods.

Smellie WJ, Dean CJ, Sacks NP, Zalutsky MR, Garg PK, Carnochan P, Eccles SA.

Cancer Res. 1995 Dec 1;55(23 Suppl):5842s-5846s.

A single axillary crease incision for wide local excision and axillary clearance in breast cancer.

Nash AG, Smellie WJ.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1995 Jan;77(1):72. No abstract available.

A single axillary crease incision for wide local excision and axillary clearance in breast cancer.

Smellie WJ, Yeatman M, Nash AG.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1994 May;76(3):197-9.

Recent advances in the treatment of breast cancer.

Smellie WJ, Sacks NP.

Postgrad Med J. 1994 Apr;70(822):243-6. Review. No abstract available.

Hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer.

Smellie WJ, Thomas JM.

Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1993 May;100(5):404-7. No abstract available.

Idiopathic infarction of the psoas with lumbar plexus involvement.

Smellie WJ, Nelson IW, Eckersley JR, Bulstrode CJ.

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1992 May;74(3):468-9. No abstract available.

A new instrument: the toothed cutting forceps.

Smellie WJ.

Br J Surg. 1991 Aug;78(8):1014. No abstract available.

Junior medical staff and the assessment of trauma.

Smellie WJ.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1991 May;73(3):198. No abstract available