The Gastroenterology department treats dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, oesophageal dysmotility, peptic ulceration, pancreatic disease, acute and chronic liver disease, coeliac disease and other small bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases, assessment of change in bowel habit.
Iron deficiency anaemia in patients without specific gastrointestinal symptoms are assessed in a dedicated clinic.
Asymptomatic liver disease abnormalities are assessed in a liver clinic.
There is a dedicated helpline for information about Inflammatory bowel disease (see under Contact Details).
Direct access upper GI endoscopy is available under referral criteria direct with Endoscopy department.
Lower GI endoscopy and ERCP can be arranged after patient assessment.
24 hour pH monitoring, 13C Helicobacter breath tests, glucose & lactose breath tests, Sechat scans and other nuclear medicine investigations are also conducted in the department.
Outline of the Department
The department consists of 3 Consultant Gastroenterologists, a Nurse Consultant, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Hospital Practitioner, 2 Specialist Gastroenterology Registrars, 2 Senior Doctors (Senior House Officers) and 2 Junior Doctors (House Officers).
We are supported by 3 medical secretaries.
Links with other Departments
As a department we have close links with Endoscopy, Upper and Lower GI surgery, Histopathology, Radiology & Nuclear Medicine departments.
Dr A Milestone
Dr R Ransford
Dr J Burdsall