Dr David Reffitt

Dr David Reffitt

MBchB, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
4 specialists

30 years of experience
19 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I have had treatment from Dr Reffitt on 3 occasions over the last 7 years. I have found him always easy to deal with, efficient in his administration, clear in his explanation of what's happening, and with a good manner. The three procedures he carried out all went as well as I might have hoped. “
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Subspecialties

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreaticobiliary Medicine (Bile Ducts & Pancreas)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3453577
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £270

    Follow-up appointment: £170

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1227 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1543 reviews

    About

    Dr David Reffitt is Clinical Director of Gastroenterology at Lewisham and Greenwich Healthcare Trust.
    Dr Reffitt qualified in 1990 from Bristol University.  He moved to London in 1993 after completing his General Medical Training in Bristol Royal Infirmary. He then joined the Specialist Registrar and trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology over the next 7 years at St Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital. Dr Reffitt spent 3 years in research and completed an MD thesis in Gastroenterology at The Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital, University of London.

    Dr Reffitt has been the Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology registrars in South Thames, Kent, Surrey and Sussex regions since 2009 organising a comprehensive training programme for 75 Gastroenterology registrars.
    Dr Reffitt maintains a comprehensive gastroenterology practice dealing with a complete range of disease of the upper and lower digestive tract and as a General Physician managing all medical patients.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Bleeding and bowel cancer screening
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Bloating
    • Diarrhoea gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    • Peptic ulceration
    • Coeliac disease
    • Hepatology
    • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy
    • Diseases of the biliary duct and pancreas
    • ERCP
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound
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    Medical procedures

    • Endoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Colonoscopy
    • ERCP Procedure
    • Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
    • Gastroscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Jaundice
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification
    MB ChB 1990 University of Bristol

    Specialist Register entry date
    Gastro-enterology From 19 Aug 2002
    General (internal) medicine From 19 Aug 2002

     

    Further Qualifications

    FRCP Royal College of Physicians UK (London) 2006
    MD University of London 2003
    MRCP Royal College of Physicians UK (London) 1995

    Professional Memberships
    General Medical Council
    Royal College of Physicians
    British Society of Gastroenterology

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Endoscopy
    2/7
    Acid Reflux
    1/7
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    I have had treatment from Dr Reffitt on 3 occasions over the last 7 years. I have found him always easy to deal with, efficient in his administration, clear in his explanation of what's happening, and with a good manner. The three procedures he carried out all went as well as I might have hoped.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    Great experience with Dr Reffitt!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    Dr Reffitt made me feel I was in safe professional hands. He´s friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Reffitt has been excellent at finding a diagnosis for issues I've had for a number of years, including on going support as I go for more tests. He was very thorough in his testing and providing information. I had a Colonoscopy and Gastrosocopy at London Bridge - only my second, and whilst never pleasant, it was the best experience it could have been. Lovely and helpful medical secretary as well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very professional approach; quick response; makes sure all areas are covered to avoid any complications and/or risks.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Reffitt is amazing! He arranged the tests I needed (which I was dreading but they were completely painless thanks to his skill) and I got a diagnosis very quickly. I am now on the correct medication and living a pain free normal life. He is very caring, reassuring and really listens every single time I see him. I would thoroughly recommend him. I am very grateful to have found Dr Reffitt and I feel my health is in the safest of hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Reffitt and his team, Pam especially are always there when you need them - happy to listen and provide you with precious advice. I would definitely recommend them!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Gastroenterology

    02-01-2021

    Hugely experienced and high quality Gastroenterologist.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Endoscopy
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology

    02-01-2021

    Recognised expert in field of gastroenterology, particularly EUS.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Oesophagitis, Bloating, Acid Reflux, Dyspepsia (Indigestion), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Pancreatitis, Gallstones, Jaundice, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Hiatus Hernia, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Rectal Bleeding, Diarrhoea
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS), Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Raj Srirajaskanthan
    Dr Raj Srirajaskanthan
    Gastroenterology

    13-11-2020

    I have worked with David for almost 20 years. He is an excellent gastroenterologist and has expertise in endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP. I highly recommend him.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Liver Disease, Jaundice, Functional Bowel Disease
    For procedures: ERCP Procedure, Endoscopy, Cholangioscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr John O'Donohue
    Dr John O'Donohue
    Gastroenterology

    22-04-2020

    Dr Reffitt is an excellent colleague. He has a particular interest and expertise in Hepatobiliary work including accurate cancer staging.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For procedures: ERCP Procedure, Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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