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Mr James Smellie, Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

Specialising in:

Surgery on the thyroid gland for nodular thyroid disease including  thyroid cancer surgery; surgery for thyrotoxic conditions such as Graves' disease; surgery for benign thyroid goitres. Surgery for hyperparathyroidism causing hypercalcaemia. Adrenal laparoscopic surgery. Paediatric thyroid surgery.

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Specialist Details
Full name

Mr James Smellie

Qualifications

BA MB BChir(hons) MD(Cambridge) FRCS(Gen)

Title

Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

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Specialties

Endocrine surgery, General surgery

Site specialisation

Thyroid, parathyroid

Site specialisation 2

Adrenal

Clinical interests

Surgery on the thyroid gland for nodular thyroid disease including  thyroid cancer surgery; surgery for thyrotoxic conditions such as Graves' disease; surgery for benign thyroid goitres. Surgery for hyperparathyroidism causing hypercalcaemia. Adrenal laparoscopic surgery. Paediatric thyroid surgery.

Background Information
Biography

I have, since 2001, been the Endocrine and Thyroid surgeon at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, a central London hospital founded in 1719. The endocrine department includes 5 adult and 2 paediatric endocrinologists and one surgeon, treating a wide variety of conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal.  I qualified as a doctor in Cambridge and passed my USA medical exams at the same time, I have worked in Oxford, France and the USA in addition to the extensive training in London. I sat and passed the first specialist exit exam in Endocrine Surgery in the UK and have been dedicated to the speciality since. I did a research period at the Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital related to antibody directed treatment of cancer which lead to the awarding of a doctorate of medicine in Cambridge in 1999. I am interested in minimal access surgery and the cosmetic implications of surgery.

Languages spoken

English, basic French

Availability
Regular Cromwell clinics

Yes

Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7730 1655

Additional Career Information
Year qualified

1988

Memberships

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons

NHS hospitals

Chelsea and Westminster

Posts

Honorary Consultant Royal Brompton Hospital, Royal Marsden Hospital, St George's Hospital London

Research interests

Introduction of novel technology in surgery including minimal access surgery. Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring.

Key published papers

Ablation with low-dose radioiodine and thyrotropin alfa in thyroid cancer. 
Familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer: a review of the genetics. 
Hürthle cell carcinoma of the thyroid: Retrospective review of 62 patients treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital between 1946 and 2003. 
One stage treatment of parathyroid cancer. 
 
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.

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