Dr Sean Preston

Dr Sean Preston

BSC (HONS)

Gastroenterology

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1 specialist

24 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.67
Bedside Manner
4.44
Explanation
4.78

Top feedback

“I’d never had a gastroscopy before and was expecting a very sore throat and much discomfort afterwards . But I had nothing at all. He is so skilful“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4230881
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

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

    The Princess Grace Hospital

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

    London Digestive Health

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

    About

    Dr Sean Preston is a Consultant Gastroenterologist based at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health, the UK's largest NHS Trust. He graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Paddington in 1995. The majority of his postgraduate training was centred at Barts and the London NHS Trust (a major London Teaching Hospital), in addition to a year spent in Sydney as an Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, prior to his appointment as a Consultant at Barts in 2006.

     

    His clinical practice includes the diagnosis and treatment of gastro oesophageal reflux disease (heartburn), Barrett's oesophagus, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, in addition to diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the oesophagus, stomach and colon. He has a keen interest in gut health and gastrointestinal microbiota (bacteria, viruses and fungi) and uses both diet, pre and probiotics in the achievement and maintenance of optimal conditions within the bowel. Clinical consultations are structured to allow patients sufficient time to explain all their symptoms and to fully understand for the cause of their concerns.

     

    His PhD, undertaken at Cancer Research UK, London, outlined the role of stem cells in gastrointestinal cancers and led to several significant publications in the field.

     

    He is Director of Endoscopy at Barts Health and his endoscopic expertise relates to gastroscopy, colonoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound and he is an accredited colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (requiring a rigorous accreditation process and continual audit of key performance indicators). He has written numerous key papers and book chapters on gastrointestinal cancer and continues his research in Barrett's oesophagus.

     

    Dr Preston also featured in the 2013 Tatler Doctors Guide of Britain's top 250 consultants. He was President of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine from 2015-2017 and is currently Chairman of the Specialists' Committee for the Independent Doctors' Federation.

     

    As a founding partner of London Digestive Health, within London Digestive Centre, he works within the framework of first class clinical team of other London Teaching Hospital Gastroenterologists, in addition to GI surgeons, Radiologists, Oncologists and a Dietician.

     

    Dr Preston is also the Chair of Digestive Diseases and Renal Department at HCA Healthcare UK.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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    Medical procedures

    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound
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    Special interests

    • Gastroenterology
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
    • Barretts oesophagus
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Constipation
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    Education

    • PhD - St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, 1995
    • Trained in Gastroenterology at Barts and the London NHS Trust with a year in Sydney as an Advanced Endoscopy Fellow
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    Reviews

    4.63 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Gastroenterology
    3/9
    Colonoscopy
    1/9
    Diarrhoea
    1/9
    Gastroscopy
    1/9
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    1/9
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    1/9
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/9
    stomach pain
    1/9
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy
    I’d never had a gastroscopy before and was expecting a very sore throat and much discomfort afterwards . But I had nothing at all. He is so skilful
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (2/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    I felt that I irritated Dr Preston and he was dismissive and argumentative.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Unfortunately there are only five stars you can give. Dr Preston is absolutely superb
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    Overall
    (3/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (3/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    This was my first time “meeting” Dr.Preston, and it felt like he rushed into my diagnoses and condition before properly introducing himself. He also seemed to not have looked properly at all my previous test results and medical history, which became clear from some of his questions and statements regarding my condition.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    As painless and pleasant an experience as this procedure can presumably be!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    Dr Preston explained my diagnosis in great detail and listened to all my questions. He had a lovely manner and was easy to communicate with. I came away from my consultation with peace of mind that I am in the right hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    An excellent experience from start to finish. Many thanks 🙏
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diarrhoea stomach pain
    Excellent diagnoses and explanation. Only drawback was relatively long delays in getting results back.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    I have been referred to Dr. Preston by my GP few months ago. He is a very professional and caring, he takes his time in explaining things in details and make you feel comfortable around him. He is highly recommended.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Peter Irving
    Dr Peter Irving
    Gastroenterology

    30-06-2020

    Sean is my 'go to' for EUS

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For procedures: Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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