Mr James Ramus qualified from St Mary's Hospital medical school (now Imperial College), London in 1997.
He was awarded an MBBS (1997) and BSc in Anthropology (1996). He underwent basic training in london until 2004 and then continued his higher surgical training in the Oxford region which he completed in 2010. During this time he was also awarded an MD in clinical research from University College, London for his work on Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer. He has published over 25 peer reviewed papers to date.
He was appointed as a consultant Upper GI and Bariatric surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading in May 2012. Over the last 8 years he has helped develop the Bariatric surgical service into a regional/Level 1 centre performing over 200 Bariatric procedures a year. The unit started performing Robotic Bariatric surgery in 2017 and are currently the only unit in the UK who routinely perform this type of surgery.
Mr Ramus works together with 3 other UGI/Bariatric surgeons as part of Thames Valley General Surgery LTD (TVGS)- a private surgical consortium providing surgical services to the independent sector.
'Optimise weightloss' is part of TVGS and includes a full multi-disciplinary team specialising in all types of weight loss procedures including primary and revisional operations.
Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
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