Dr Sean Preston

Dr Sean Preston

BSC (HONS)

Gastroenterology

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1 specialist

24 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.93
Bedside Manner
4.89
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“Excellent!“
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Subspecialties

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

    The Princess Grace Hospital

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

    London Digestive Health

    41 Welbeck St, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G8EA
    99 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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound
    • Gastroenterology
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
    • Barretts oesophagus
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Constipation
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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Enteroscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Diarrhoea
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Constipation
    • Food Intolerance
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Rectal Bleeding
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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

    4.92 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Colonoscopy
    12/44
    Acid Reflux
    9/44
    Constipation
    5/44
    Gastroscopy
    5/44
    Diarrhoea
    4/44
    Bloating
    3/44
    Gastroenterology
    3/44
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    3/44
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    2/44
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    2/44
    Anxiety Disorder
    1/44
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    1/44
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/44
    Bowel inflammation
    1/44
    Diverticulitis
    1/44
    Diverticulosis
    1/44
    Endoscopy
    1/44
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    1/44
    Lower abdominal/ pelvic pain and acid reflux problems
    1/44
    Reflux and Colic
    1/44
    stomach pain
    1/44
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Excellent!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    I have had a number of consultations and 3 endoscopies under the care of Dr Preston over the past year and I have complete confidence in him. Friendly, straightforward, direct and easy to communicate with. Listens to all questions and anxieties and responds with clear medical advice and comments.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    I found Dr Preston to be very professional in explaining to me my condition It gave me a huge amount of reassurance I left his rooms with peace of mind
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Bloating Gastroscopy
    Dr Preston was very thorough and has an excellent bedside manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    I’ve been a patient of Sean before always friendly, professional and clear in his advice.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diarrhoea
    Dr Sean Preston conducted an initial consultation by Zoom with me earlier today. We had not previously met. I was impressed with his friendly and approachable manner as well as his very professional ability to extract from me the information required to make a very preliminary diagnosis. From my point of you, a very satisfactory meeting.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diverticulitis
    I have only had two consultations with Dr. Preston and each time I have come away feeling confident and more able to cope with my condition. He gives clear and precise advice which is easy to follow and to understand. I will certainly use Dr. Preston again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Very satisfactory in every aspect. Attentive and pends ample time explaining situation pre- and post - procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Excellent all round experience from Dr Preston and his team at Princess Grace Hospital
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Constipation
    Dr Sean Preston listened to me patiently, he was empathetic and professional in his approach to explaining options for tests needed. I put off going to see a doctor for six week's due to anxiety but now feel very safe in his hands. His staff are also helpful and friendly. Nurse Michele who did my blood tests was amazing - no pain, bruising or multiple attempts which during my cancer treatment caused me many anxious moments. I highly recommend Dr Preston.
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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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