Gastroenterology (including hepatology)

What we do

Gastroenterologists prevent, diagnose and treat conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, comprising the oesophagus, stomach, small intestines and bowel, the pancreas and liver. Our departments are committed to providing the highest quality of care to the local community and to patients referred from other regions

The most common conditions we see and treat include dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, gastro-intestinal malignancy/cancer, coeliac disease, liver disease, gall bladder disease, pancreatic disease, inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), chronic diarrhoea and HIV disease. We also treat cystic fibrosis and food allergies.

In addition to providing general gastrointestinal and liver service at Chelsea and Westminster, as a tertiary referral centre we have particular expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), diseases of the pancreas and liver, HIV and gastrointestinal disease and gastrointestinal cancers.

A state of the art endoscopy unit opened at Chelsea and Westminster in March 2013 that performs interventional (highly specialised) procedures, such as endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery.

The West Middlesex outpatient department comprises an endoscopy unit for day case procedures. There is also direct access endoscopy for gastroscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. We do not offer direct access colonoscopy (instead please refer these for clinic assessment).

Our team

There are seven full time consultants, led by Dr Martin Benson at Chelsea and Westminster and by Dr Iain Beveridge at West Middlesex. The Senior Nurse Specialist for upper GI cancer is Lynne McEvoy and the Clinical Nurse Specialist in inflammatory bowel disease is Fomba Kallon.

Location

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Management 3, 4th Floor, Lift Bank B

West Middlesex University Hospital

Outpatient Department 4 and Endoscopy are both located on the Ground Floor, East Wing. Our inpatient ward—Osterley 1—is on the 3rd Floor of the main building.

Contact

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

T: 020 3315 8000—ask operator to bleep 4117
E: 

West Middlesex University Hospital

T: 020 8321 6139  (Lynne McEvoy—upper GI/cancer queries only)
T: 020 8321 5403 or 07718 575531 (inflammatory bowel disease advice helpline)
E: ibd.gastro@wmuh.nhs.uk

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