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SPECIALIST UNIT

London Digestive Health

Specialising in the care of gastrointestinal conditions

Call

020 7616 7645

41 Welbeck Street

London

W1G 8DU

Why choose us?

London Digestive Health is a team of highly experienced teaching hospital gastroenterologists who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of digestive disorders and gastrointestinal problems. Our in-house specialist gastroenterology dietitian has particular expertise in the dietary management of gastrointestinal disorders and allows us to offer a holistic approach. In partnership with the London Digestive Centre we provide consultation and endoscopic procedures relating to all aspects of digestive health. 
Some common gut-related problems we treat include abdominal pain, Barrett’s oesophagus, coeliac disease, diarrhoea, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD - comprising ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), malabsorption, reflux disease, rectal bleeding and ulcers. We also offer GI cancer screening and specialise in the management of upper and lower colon cancer. For most gastrointestinal disorders, we have the facilities and expertise to oversee your care from diagnosis to treatment. If you require surgery or further specialist care, we can arrange a referral through our network of world-class hospitals and consultants.

Our team

Dr Jonathan Hoare

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Adam Humphries

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Peter Irving

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Prof Dame Parveen Kumar

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Charles Murray

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Sean Preston

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Philip Woodland

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dearbháile O’Hanlon

Senior Specialist Dietitian

I should like to thank you for the prompt, efficient and sympathetic approach of you and your team. I am delighted and satisfied by the outcome.
Previous patient London Digestive Health

Expertise

Our expert gastroenterologists work together to provide the highest standard of care with a truly holistic and team-based approach. Within the practice we have many areas of sub-specialisation so will arrange for you to see the appropriate doctor if you have a complex diagnosis.

  • Barretts oesophagus

    Need to know

    The oesophagus (gullet) is a food pipe that connects your mouth to your stomach. Sometimes, acid reflux can irritate the oesophagus, causing the cells in it to grow abnormally. This can lead to heartburn and indigestion. When this happens, it's called Barrett's oesophagus. It's not a type of cancer but...

  • Bowel cancer

    Need to know

    Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes referred to as colon cancer or rectal cancer. It can also be known as colorectal cancer.To help diagnose bowel cancer as early as possible, bowel cancer screening can be undertaken, and in some cases detect cancer before you start to display...

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

    Need to know

    Inflammatory bowel disease refers to inflammation of the gut. It includes the conditions ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Symptoms to be aware of are weight loss and diarrhoea. Whilst anyone can be affected, it usually occurs between the ages of 15 to 40. Your consultant gastroenterologist can...

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

    Need to know

    IBS is a disorder of the way the muscles and nerves in the gut work. It is called a ‘functional gut disorder’ because it is a problem with gut function rather than the structure of the bowel. The condition affects up to one in five people at some point in their lives. Although it is often...

  • Diet and nutrition

    Need to know

    ​Diet and nutrition focuses on the relationship between food, drink, nutrients and your health. It looks at the ways in which your diet could help control your symptoms, complement your treatment and aid your recovery. When you're staying with us as an inpatient, we integrate nutrition into your overall...

Our procedures

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Gastroscopy

This procedure can help find out if there's a problem with the upper part of your digestive system

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Colonoscopy

An effective way of diagnosing bowel conditions or removing polyps

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Capsule endoscopy

A pill-sized video capsule to show the inside of your body

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Endoscopic ultrasound

An internal scan that allows a consultant to examine the organs and structures in the chest and abdomen in detail

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Balloon enteroscopy

A technique developed by Hironori Yamamoto in 2001 for visualisations of the entire small bowel in real time

Learn about bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer if detected early. If you feel you may be at risk, it is important to know the symptoms and options open to you. Our experts at London Digestive Health are available for a consultation. 

Diagnostics and imaging services at the London Digestive Centre

Our advanced imaging suite provides a range of services, to take you seamlessly from consultant to diagnosis. You can book an appointment to suit your schedule from Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, and results are usually available within 24 hours. Our rapid screening programme means you can be seen, screened and have a consultation all within the same facility.

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Our diagnostic and imaging services include:

• MRI • CT Scan • Ultrasound • X-ray • Fibroscan • Gastroscopy • Colonoscopy • Flexible sigmoidoscopy • Endoscopic ultrasound • ERCP • Capsule endoscopy • Hydrogen breath tests • Blood tests

Our location

41 Welbeck Street

London

W1G 8DU

We are based at the London Digestive Centre in Marylebone, W1. The nearest Underground stations are Regent’s Park (11 min walk), Baker Street (12 min walk) and Great Portland Street (13 min walk).

Contact us

Any questions? Get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

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