Dr John O'Donohue

Dr John O'Donohue

MD FRCP(Ireland) FRCP (UK)

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
6 specialists

30 years of experience
23 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.99

Top feedback

“Great experience, quickly took action to resolve the issue I had in a professional and efficient manner, very friendly too. Would recommend!“
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Subspecialties

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
  • pancreaticobiliary medicine (bile ducts & pancreas)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3450244
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £170

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    London Bridge Hospital

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

    About

    Dr John O’Donohue is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in London, UK.

    Dr O'Donohue qualified from University of Dublin, Trinity College, in 1987. He was then awarded the Blaney Gold medal for First in Medicine, St James' Hospital. In 1990 Dr O’Donohue then moved to London and trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at King's College Hospital Liver Unit, St. Bartholomew's/Homerton London, and Western Infirmary, Glasgow.

    Dr O’Donohue  maintains a comprehensive gastroenterology practice dealing with a comprehensive range of diseases of the upper and lower digestive tract. Performing high-quality and comfortable endoscopy is a particular interest of his.  He has also interests in service development in endoscopy, and has helped to set up national accreditation schemes in endoscopy and bowel cancer screening services in the UK and London. Dr O’Donohue's hard work and research has not gone without recognition; he was awarded national-level Clinical Excellence Award by the Department of Health in 2011 which was renewed in 2016.

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Gastroscopy and colonoscopy with minimal discomfort - many patients therefore do not need sedation and have the option of returning to work or going home without the need for an escort
    • Polypectomy, including complex large polyps in the colon
    • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography), allowing removal of gallstones that have blocked the bile duct  
    • Capsule endoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Bowel cancer screening
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Gastrooesophageal reflux disease
    • Peptic ulcer
    • Coeliac disease
    • Hepatology
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification
    MB BCh 1987 University of Dublin (Trinity College Dublin)

    Specialist Register Entry Date
    Gastro-enterology From 22 Jan 1998
    General (internal) medicine From 22 Jan 1998

     

    Further Qualifications

    FRCP Royal College of Physicians 20001

    MD University of Dublin 1998
    FRCPI Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2000


    Professional Membership
    British Society of Gastroenterology
    British Association for Study of the Liver

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Gastroenterology
    7/74
    Gastroscopy
    7/74
    Acid Reflux
    5/74
    Colonoscopy
    5/74
    Endoscopy
    5/74
    Coeliac Disease
    3/74
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    3/74
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    2/74
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    1/74
    Colonoscopy
    1/74
    Constipation
    1/74
    Crohn’s Disease
    1/74
    Food Intolerance
    1/74
    Gastroenteritis
    1/74
    Heart Burn
    1/74
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    1/74
    Oesophagitis
    1/74
    Rectal bleeding
    1/74
    SeHCAT
    1/74
    Video Consultation
    1/74
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Gastroscopy Endoscopy
    Great experience, quickly took action to resolve the issue I had in a professional and efficient manner, very friendly too. Would recommend!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    SeHCAT Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    After years of being diagnosed with IBS and several procedures to no avail, Dr O'Donohue suggested a SeHCAT scan and discovered I had severe bile salt malabsorption. This plus the medication he prescribed was a real turning point for me and my symptoms have greatly improved. Sadly, social distancing was in place when he told me this so I could not shake his hand and thank him with the overwhelming sense of gratitude I felt!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy
    Dr O'Donohue can explain medical operations in very simple terms and that is a huge bonus. He knows exactly what he is looking for and where he has to pay attention. He also makes critical questions that help the patient to describe his condition even better. However, what makes the biggest difference, is that he is very down to earth and considers every single factor that might lead to a condition, and takes it into account in an investigation, even if this factor is not related with his specialty. The very good thing is that the Dr makes these statements himself, without even the patient bringing him questions about whether factors outside of the ones that have to be investigated contributing towards a condition or not. Finally, although I was very nervous about my procedure, as I was doing it first time in my life, in the end he made it happen so smoothly that I could not even believe that I felt almost nothing. Which is amazing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Endoscopy
    Dr O'Donohue was extremely helpful and had an excellent bedside manner. Resolved all issues I had with digestive problems. Highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Coeliac Disease
    I had a wonderful experience with Dr. O'Donohue and his team, from the first appointment to the last results. Outstanding care from start to finish.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    I’ve been Dr O’Donohue’s patient twice over the last five years and I absolutely recommend him. He’s thorough, competent, never patronising, approachable and friendly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Colonoscopy
    Dr O Donahue explained everything very clearly, he was very patient and kind during the procedure. I would definitely recommend highly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology Colonoscopy Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis) Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    Dr John O'Donohue is incredibly empathetic and is the first specialist, let alone Gastroenterologist who didn't want to just give me a diagnosis and hand me a prescription. He wanted to fully understand past what I told him my symptoms are, and wanted to make sure that I understood it fully too. I had never left an appointment with a specialist with a full understanding of what is going on until I became his patient (and I've seen a fair few with multiple bowel diseases). Very reassuring, knowledgable and kind man. Couldn't recommend higher.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy Acid Reflux Endoscopy
    Dr John was knowledgeable and reassuring
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology Coeliac Disease Gastroscopy
    Despite it being quite scared how ill I was, I felt at ease the whole time knowing that I was so well looked after, and checked thoroughly by Dr O'Donohue. He took all my (even vague) symptoms seriously, and truly listened to my concerns and questions. All in all a great experience all the way.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Very pleased with my interaction with Dr O'Donohue to date. It was easy and timely to schedule my initial and subsequent review appointments and also to arrange all the diagnostic tests and the procedure recommended by Dr O'Donohue. He also has a very efficient practice manager and secretary, which means that correspondence was also received in a timely manner. I would unreservedly recommend Dr O'Donohue for his services to my family and friends!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Oesophagitis Food Intolerance Video Consultation Acid Reflux
    Dr O'Donohue is all you want from a doctor, he listens to what you have to say, symptoms and concerns and took the appropriate actions. He speaks and explains clearly what is going on and the next steps also.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Constipation
    Dr O'Donohue showed a real care and understanding in my case. I learnt more about my problem and was reassured that he would help me find the best treatment possible. A lovely and positive doctor who is an expert in his field.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    Excellent communication and sorted my problem so very happy
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    I saw Dr O'Donohue for a second opinion before my surgery. He was patient in hearing me out and oversaw the diagnostics to reassure me about my condition. I'd be happy recommend his care as I found him very knowledgeable and helpful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I found Dr O Donohue to be excellent in all manners of his job , from initial consultation to my ongoing treatment. He explained the process in detail. His bed side manner was super . He also was very prompt in sending me my medical records as I left the country. Highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent treatment. Sought me out to clarify an issue with my medication following stonewalling from GP surgery. Would highly recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr O’Donohue is the example of excellence. Professional, available and caring about the patients. I have had the best experience with him and I always recommend him to my colleagues and friends.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I found Dr O'Donhoue to be very easy to explain my symptoms to and clear in his explanations. Our consultation had good interaction which is essential in trying to diagnose my problem.
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    Dr John O'Donohue

    Many thanks for the feedback!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very well looked after and explanation of treatment and diagnosis good too
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan
    Dr Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan
    Gastroenterology

    11-11-2020

    I have been working with John since 2010. He is a very experienced consultant in ERCP and endoscopy. He deals with complex polyps and hepatobiliary disorders. He has been a consultant for almost a quarter of a century and has a wealth of experience. Recommended highly.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Heart Burn, Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    For procedures: ERCP Procedure, Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy
    Dr David Reffitt
    Dr David Reffitt
    Gastroenterology

    06-05-2020

    Dr John O’Donohue is an outstanding gastroenterologist. He is highly experienced and has expertise across the full range of Gastrointestinal specialties. I would not hesitate to recommend him to patients with Gastrointestinal conditions and concerns. He has an excellent manner with patients and is caring and thorough in investigation and treatment. John is a highly skilled and experienced endoscopist with expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy, in bowel cancer screening and ERCP

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Acid Reflux, Liver disease, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Barrett's Oesophagus, Functional Bowel Disease
    For procedures: ERCP Procedure, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Helen Fidler
    Dr Helen Fidler
    Gastroenterology

    22-05-2020

    I cannot recommend John highly enough. He is a kind and diligent doctor with a wide breadth of experience, excellent skills at colonoscopy and endoscopy and great to work with. A good communicator, we have worked together for 22 years and I have always found him to be intelligent and knowledgeable.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Cirrhosis, Jaundice, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    For procedures: Colonoscopy, Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology

    23-07-2020

    Excellent Opinion - Highly Recommended

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Acid Reflux, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    For procedures: Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy

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