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

4.91

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“My GP recommended Dr Preston to me and I was not disappointed. His care has been world class. I was especially concerned about the endoscopy but he was so fast, the care was excellent and I recovered well. “
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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: £325

    Follow-up appointment: £210

    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

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

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    985 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

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
    • Enteroscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

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

    4.93 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Colonoscopy
    18/56
    Acid Reflux
    12/56
    Gastroscopy
    9/56
    Bloating
    5/56
    Constipation
    5/56
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    5/56
    Diarrhoea
    4/56
    Gastroenterology
    3/56
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    3/56
    Diverticulitis
    2/56
    Endoscopy
    2/56
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    2/56
    Anxiety Disorder
    1/56
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    1/56
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/56
    Bowel inflammation
    1/56
    Diverticulosis
    1/56
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    1/56
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
    1/56
    Lower abdominal/ pelvic pain and acid reflux problems
    1/56
    Reflux and Colic
    1/56
    stomach pain
    1/56
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Gastroscopy Endoscopy
    My GP recommended Dr Preston to me and I was not disappointed. His care has been world class. I was especially concerned about the endoscopy but he was so fast, the care was excellent and I recovered well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy Acid Reflux
    Mr Preston is looking after me for a long time. Always very kind, helpful and very quick to act on the problems. He explains everything very well . He is a great gastroenterologist. I can highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    He’s a great man to visit. His approach is kind and concerned but he’s good natured and smiles a lot. He listens. He explains his thoughts clearly. 10 out of 10.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy
    Quick, very gentle, pleasant discussion of the entire procedure. Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Very good expereince
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Acid Reflux Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    excellent !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Gastroscopy Bloating
    I feel very lucky to have been recommended to Dr Sean Preston. He listens to his patients and is empathetic. I was full of anxiety and felt rather sorry for him to have to look after me! He patiently answered all of my questions and reassured me on every point. My Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy that I had put off for two months due to fear was a really easy and nice experience. He spoke to me before it and during and came to see me after with my results. He carried out the procedure so well - i was so at ease throughout. I had no pain or discomfort during nor after. I am very thankful to be a patient of his. I highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    First Class Consultant
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Bloating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Dr Preston is super professional & reassuring - excellent service & I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Very good experience!
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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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