Mr James Ramus

Mr James Ramus

MBBS MD FRCS

General Surgery

Recommended by 2 specialists
25 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very clear friendly “
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
  • Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4440994
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    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    2,208 reviews

    Circle Reading Hospital

    100 Drake Way, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 0NE
    78 reviews

    London Digestive Centre

    41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
    73 reviews

    Berkshire Independent Hospital

    Coley Park, Swallows Croft, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 6UZ
    51 reviews

    Spire Dunedin Hospital

    16 Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 6NS
    48 reviews

    Optimise Weight Loss / Thames Valley General Surgery

    ., ., United Kingdom, .
    15 reviews

    About

    Mr James Ramus is a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon. He completed his medical degree at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1997 and completed his basic training in London and higher surgical training in Oxford. During this time he completed clinical research on Barrett's Oesophagus and oesophageal cancer at University College London and was awarded a MD for his work. He is actively involved in clinical research and has over 25 publications. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009.

    He was first appointed as a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon in 2012 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Since then, Mr Ramus has been involved in developing the hospital's bariatric surgical service into a Level 1 Centre and performs over 200 bariatric procedures a year. In 2017 his unit introduced robotic bariatric surgery and is since the only unit in the UK routinely performing this surgery.

    He also sees private patients at the following locations:

    • Spire Dunedin Hospital
    • Ramsay Berkshire Independent Hospital
    • Circle Reading Hospital
    • Princess Grace Hospital
    • Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Street

    Alongside bariatric surgery, Mr Ramus' clinical practice also focuses on the treatment of other upper GI conditions, including: gallbladder disease, acid reflux and hernia. He is an accredited endoscopist and also has expertise in both open and laparoscopic surgery.

    Procedures

    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gastric Balloon
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Appendicectomy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Fundoplication
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Gastric Banding
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Metabolic Surgery
    • Mini Gastric Bypass
    • Non-Surgical Weight Management
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Splenectomy
    • Video Consultation
    • Weight Loss Programme
    • Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Appendicitis
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallstones
    • Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Obesity
    • Pancreatitis
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
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    Education

    MBBS - St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London in 1997

    Basic surgical training - London 1998-2002

    Clinical Research (MD) - Royal Free Hospital, London in 2004 

    Higher surgical training - Oxford 2004-2010

    MRCS Eng - Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK in 2001

    FRCS Eng - Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK in 2009

    Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS) #10213374

    British Obesity & Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS) 

    International Federation of Obesity Surgery (IFSO)

    British Medical Association #7524630

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Acid Reflux Surgery
    1/5
    Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    1/5
    Gastric Balloon
    1/5
    Gastric Sleeve
    1/5
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Jim set my mind at ease as soon as I met him, every question I had was answered and it reassured me that I made the correct decision when finding a specialist.
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    Mr James Ramus was excellent and put me at ease.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Mr Ramus gave me a clear picture of the best treatments for me to make an informed decision.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    I consulted Mr Ramus last September for repair surgery following the diagnosis of recurrence from an earlier hernia operation done elsewhere. I found Mr Ramus to be courteous, approachable and highly professional during all my appointments. The operation itself went extremely well using keyhole surgery and subsequently I have happily experienced no problems at all. I now have scarcely any external traces at all of the operation and have been enjoying full mobility with no discomfort whatsoever. I am extremely grateful to Mr Ramus for his excellent surgical work.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Miss Marianne Sampson
    Miss Marianne Sampson
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "James Ramus is a very skilled surgeon, both in laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical procedures. He has considerable expertise in weight loss surgery, and wide experience in many weight loss procedures. He provides excellent care for his patients and is very popular with patients and colleagues alike. I would be very happy to recommend him to any patient requiring weight loss surgery, hernia repair, gallbladder surgery or treatment for acid reflux. "

    24-06-2020

    Mr Greg Jones
    Mr Greg Jones
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Jim is an excellent surgeon with expertise in Upper GI and weight loss surgery. He builds a good rapport with his patients and their families and gives thoughtful advise depending on their individual needs. He is an adept surgeon performing complex keyhole surgery with excellent outcomes."

    25-06-2020

    Recommended for:
    Hernia, Gallstones, Weight Loss
    , Weight Gain, Gallstones, Femoral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Hernia, Obesity

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