Dr Gareth Parkes

Dr Gareth Parkes

BA MA PhD FRCP

Gastroenterology

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1 specialist

20 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

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5

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5

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5

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“Great service test“
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Subspecialties

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Neuro-Gastroenterology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4688972
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £225

    Follow-up appointment: £120

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    1198 reviews

    London Digestive Centre

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

    About

    Dr Gareth Parkes is a Consultant Gastroenterologist. He graduated from the University of London in 2000 and entered the specialist register for both gastroenterology and general internal medicine in 2013. He has been involved in research in a number of areas including Crohn’s Disease, the effects of smoking on inflammatory bowel disease and the use of probiotics and prebiotics.

    He has a specialist interest in luminal gastroenterology, in particular inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Within his NHS role, he works in a team treating complex Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. He is also an experienced endoscopist who is competent in gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and polyp removal. Not only this, owing to his extensive medical know-how, he furthermore works as a trainer within the NHS.

    Alongside these clinical interests, he has experience in three major centres of inflammatory bowel disease and is now part of a team of IBD specialists at the Royal London. He has been published in this area and remains actively involved with clinical trials of novel biological therapies.

    He also has an active interest in irritable bowel syndrome, in particular in the role that diet and the gut microbiota play in the causes and treatment for this condition. Only recently, he was published widely in this field, in particular on the role that probiotic preparations can have in the treatment of IBS.

    With regards to his clinical experience, Dr Parkes has extensive endoscopic experience and by all accounts, he is competent in a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including the diagnosis of cancer, ulcers, Barrett’s oesophagus, colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease and polyps.

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    Procedures

    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Enteral Feeding
    • Gastroscopy
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastritis
    • 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)
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Oesophagitis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    BA, MA Queens’ College Cambridge

    MBBS with distinction - Bart’s and the London Medical School

    PhD King’s College London

    FRCP Royal College of Physicians London

    Full time Consultant at the Royal London Hospital since 2014

    Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology - 2018

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
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    5
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    Great service test
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    Hugely helpful, very clear communication. Great manner given topic.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Yiannis Kallis
    Dr Yiannis Kallis
    Gastroenterology

    13-09-2016

    Dr Parkes offers an excellent opinion on all aspects of gastroenterology, in particular IBS and inflammatory bowel disease. He has a holistic approach to patient care and is a safe and highly competent endoscopist. I would trust him with a family member!

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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