I help patients with a broad range of problems ranging from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating/gas, troublesome bowels and tummy pain, passing blood to concerns about bowel cancer risk and oesophageal acid-reflux.
I try to do as much follow up as possible (sending on results, reports etc.) by email to save on unnecessary trips for you to the hospital and I also avoid any invasive tests where there is a good alternative available. If you are self-paying, or have limited insurance cover, I can highlight the tests that can be done through your NHS family doctor.
I am recommended by BUPA's "Open referral" service where >90% of patients say both the "Consultant" and "Quality of Care" was Very good/Excellent. My endoscopy results are independently audited every six months and have been always consistently above national standards.
I have a particular interest in endoscopy, colonoscopy and the advanced technique of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) which allows detailed views of all the organs around the stomach, including pancreas, whilst performing an endoscopy
I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Guy's and St.Thomas' Hospital, London, where I was Chief of the Department. I have been chairman of the UK/Ireland EUS Users' Group and a member of the International Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
I qualified - cum laude - from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1986) and trained in Gastroenterology at St. James's Hospital, Dublin (1989-1992), the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (1992-1996) and at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital, London (1996-1999). I have published research papers and text-books on topics including the immunology of IBD (PhD, University of Amsterdam); large bowel folate metabolism (MD, Trinity College, Dublin) and endoscopic ultrasound.
I have maintained and built on his skills by intermittent attachments at international centres in Japan, France and Germany as well as attending and presenting at international conferences and medical summits.
I was twice awarded the prestigious “Teachers” award by the American Endoscopy Society (ASGE) in 2007 and 2013