Dr John Meenan

Dr John Meenan

MD PhD FRCPI FRCP

Gastroenterology

27 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Doctor reassured me the entire time and made me feel comfortable. Great experience overall“
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Subspecialty

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4081362
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £185

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1177 reviews

    About

    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


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • General gastroenterology
    • Endoscopy
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Troublesome Acid Reflux 
    • Heartburn/dyspepsia (indigestion) 
    • Cancer screening 
    • Colonoscopy/gastrosocopy and advanced endoscopic procedures (EUS)
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    Medical procedures

    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Bloating
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Constipation
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Oesophagitis
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    • Qualified with Honours at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, (1986)
    • Two Doctorates: a PhD in Immunology (Univ. Amsterdam) and an MD (Trinity College, Dublin) in Biochemistry.
    • Diploma in Statistics (Trinity College, Dublin)
    • Trained in Gastroenterology at St. James's Hospital, Ireland, (1989-1992), the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (1992-1996) and at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital, London (1996-1999).
    • Fellowships of Royal College of Physicians of England; Fellowship Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; Licentiate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
    • Member British Society Gastroenterology
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    1/4
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/4
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    Patient seen for:
    Bloating
    Doctor reassured me the entire time and made me feel comfortable. Great experience overall
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    Everything was good, as good as I expected.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Meenan performed my colonoscopy, which became necessary due to on-going issues with my stomach. He was extremely thorough in explaining the procedure beforehand and how to prepare for it. He made me feel calm on the day of the procedure and came by as soon as I woke up to discuss the results with me. Based on the outcomes I now have a new diet which already shows positive effects on my wellbeing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Having on-going issues with the stomach impacted my life for years, and feeling quite hopeless I finally found Dr Meenan who managed to help me. He is an expert in his field, has a great way of handling specialist/patient conversations and made me feel very comfortable with talking about my issues. He spoke in terms that were easy to understand and answered all questions. Dr Meenan was very thorough with the way he guided me through examinations and explained procedures such as gastroscopy and endoscopy. He paid close attention when I was speaking, didn't interrupt me, and gave me confidence that I am in safe hands with him. Excellent experience – thank you very much!
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