Professor Mike Thomson

Professor Mike Thomson

MBChB, DCH, FRCPCH, FRCP, MD

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

34 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

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“Dr. Thomson has been wonderful. He has helped both of my daughters with their 'gastric issues and has done so with patience, understanding and an exceptional amount of knowledge and expertise.. My second daughter in particular was very ill indeed from age 5 weeks to over 7 months and since we were living overseas at the time, we were only able to rely on gastroenterologist in that country. Although she was getting better, the process was very slow. I wanted a second opinion and was referred to Dr. Thomson who was able to correctly diagnose the issues in the first appointment and put her on a treatment process.. Within one month we saw a considerable difference in the rate of her recovery.and a year on and a review with Dr. Thomson at my request has confirmed that there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with my daughter and she shows no symptoms or concerns that we had originally seen.. All the pain and discomfort which has been part of her life for so long has at last gone! Thank you“
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Subspecialty

  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3096040
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    About

    Dr Mike Thomson is a consultant Paediatrician (children's doctor) with a specialist interest in Gastroenterology. He reviews patients at the Portland Hospital for Women and Children.

    Dr Mike Thomson graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 1985 and started paediatric gastroenterology training in 1987/8. In the early 1990s he spent five years working in Australia, as a Clinical Research Fellow in gastroenterology and cystic fibrosis at the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation in Brisbane with Prof Ross Shepherd. While there he was awarded his Medical Doctorate on cystic fibrosis genetics and energy expenditure.

    Dr Thomson's interests include endoscopy training and interventional endoscopy. His first position when he moved back to the UK was as a Child Health Lecturer in the Liver Transplant Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital with Prof Deirdre Kelly. He was subsequently, in 1995, appointed as a Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital at the Unit of one of the founders of modern day paediatric gastroenterology, Prof John Walker-Smith. He is also leads ESPGHAN Endoscopy Working Group. He has organized and runs the only Hands-On Paediatric Endoscopy Training Courses world wide. He has pioneered the use of minimally invasive endoscopic treatments for reflux in childhood over the past 10 years. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles including many original research studies in the area of infant and childhood gastro-oesophageal reflux, and also over 30 invited reviews, and heads a large research group. He is author of over 40 Paediatric GI Chapters in International Textbooks and is co-author of 7 paediatric textbooks including the standard text for MRCPCH, ‘Concise Paediatrics’. He is co-editing the textbook which will become the standard for the paediatric oesophagus and stomach at present.

    He lives in the Peak District amidst stunning countryside. Fell running, climbing, skiing, and mountain biking are amongst his interests, and he is married with 3 gorgeous daughters.

    For more information please visit:

    www.paediatricgastroenterologist.co.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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    Special interests

    Paediatric Nutrition

    Paediatric Hepatology; children with liver disease

    General gastroenterology in children

    Gastro-oesophageal reflux and vomiting, food allergy (gastrointestinal allergy), coeliac disease in children

    Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, excessive crying and discomfort in infancy, nutritional concerns, feeding problems, swallowing difficulties.  

    Oral endoscopic diagnoses, Inflammatory bowel disease, stomach ulcers and Gastritis, anaemia, blood passage in the stools, gut infections, toddlers’ diarrhoea, common liver problems, common pancreatic problems, lactose intolerance.

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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification MB ChB 1985 University of Aberdeen

    Specialist Register entry date: Paediatrics 

    (Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) from 07 Sep 2009

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    Dr. Thomson has been wonderful. He has helped both of my daughters with their 'gastric issues and has done so with patience, understanding and an exceptional amount of knowledge and expertise.. My second daughter in particular was very ill indeed from age 5 weeks to over 7 months and since we were living overseas at the time, we were only able to rely on gastroenterologist in that country. Although she was getting better, the process was very slow. I wanted a second opinion and was referred to Dr. Thomson who was able to correctly diagnose the issues in the first appointment and put her on a treatment process.. Within one month we saw a considerable difference in the rate of her recovery.and a year on and a review with Dr. Thomson at my request has confirmed that there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with my daughter and she shows no symptoms or concerns that we had originally seen.. All the pain and discomfort which has been part of her life for so long has at last gone! Thank you
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