Dr Peter Irving

Dr Peter Irving

MA MD FRCP

Gastroenterology

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2 specialists

24 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“An exceptional professional, truly knowledgeable, reliable and kind. You will be lucky to be under his care.“
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4214740
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    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

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

    London Digestive Health

    41 Welbeck St, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G8EA
    280 reviews

    About

    Dr Irving trained in Medicine at Cambridge University and The London Hospital Medical College, qualifying with distinction in 1995. He conducted his research at Bart’s and The London on inflammatory bowel disease before moving to Australia for a further period of research.

    He is internationally known as an expert in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis) and leads the inflammatory bowel disease service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London where he also runs a large research and clinical trial programme. He has previously sat on the IBD Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and Chaired the Education Committee of the European Crohns and Colitis Organisation.

    Dr Irving also has a specific interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Together with dietetic colleagues at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College London, he introduced the low FODMAP diet to the UK and continues to conduct research in this field. Overall he has over 150 publications and has published 3 books.

    His practice includes all aspects of luminal gastroenterology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His endoscopic interests include small bowel capsule endoscopy as well as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

    Along with his interest in inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Irving is interested in irritable bowel syndrome, and endoscopy, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Crohn's disease
    • Luminal gastroenterology
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Bloating
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Heart Burn
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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    Education

    • MA
    • MD
    • FRCP
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Colonoscopy
    4/12
    Acid Reflux
    2/12
    Bloating
    2/12
    Crohn’s Disease
    2/12
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    1/12
    Dieulafoy lesion
    1/12
    Endoscopy
    1/12
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    1/12
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    1/12
    Weight Loss
    1/12
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    An exceptional professional, truly knowledgeable, reliable and kind. You will be lucky to be under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating
    Excellent consultant! Very highly recommended, took the time to understand my problem and explain things to me clearly and effectively
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Crohn’s Disease
    Great service, took plenty of time to answer my questions and give me the information I needed. Reassured me, helped me go beyond my concerns and prejudices to find the best treatments for me
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Dr Irving was friendly, courteous and clearly an expert in his field.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Dr Irving instantly put me at ease. I have complete faith in his knowledge and expertise.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating Acid Reflux Endoscopy
    It has been a pleasant experience right from an initial consultation. I am glad and very happy that I approached Dr P Irving for my condition. Thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Dr Irving is a world class physician who possesses an outstanding dedication to his work and his patients. He is composed, kind and generous with his time. He clearly aspires for excellence in his work.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Crohn’s Disease Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Dr. Irving is simply the best. Having come to London from America as a student, I was concerned as to whether or not I would still be able to receive the excellent quality of gastroenterological care that I was used to back home. Dr. Irving exceeded all expectations, and then some. He is brilliant, caring, and attentive. He was especially helpful in assisting me in getting my medication here in London, so that there would be no disruption of the course of my treatment from what I was receiving for my Crohn's Disease in the US. I highly recommend Dr. Irving - he is absolutely outstanding!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dieulafoy lesion
    Dr Irving had a deep understanding of the issue and straight forward advice and actions following the consultation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Down to earth, knowledgeable and straight forward. Very professional and calming. Plus sense of humour.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Simon Anderson
    Dr Simon Anderson
    Gastroenterology

    29-11-2020

    Dr Irving has a world-wide reputation in inflammatory bowel disease management and research. His status as one of the best clinicians in IBD in the UK and indeed the world means that his opinion is frequently sought by his colleagues who value his thorough, clear-thinking and pragmatic advice. He also has an extensive and wide reaching knowledge in all aspects of luminal gastroenterology. He is a valued and respected colleague and I can recommend him most highly.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Diarrhoea
    For procedures: Colonoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology

    29-11-2020

    Highly recommended gastroenterologist in London, with special interest in Crohn's disease.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Diarrhoea
    For procedures: Colonoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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