Gastroenterology

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Expert care for your digestive health

Some of the UK's top consultants and surgeons work with us to deliver the highest quality of care for a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions.

Overview

Gastroenterology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the stomach and intestines. Whether you need a routine test or complex cancer treatment, our multidisciplinary team of gastrointestinal consultants, radiologists, pathologists and oncologists will work together to provide you with the best personalised care. With the latest diagnostic and endoscopic technology available, we can offer faster diagnosis and advanced treatment options to everyone who comes to us for care — from infants to adults. The wide range of conditions we treat includes Crohn's disease, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones and stomach tumours. All of our private London hospitals have dedicated gastroenterology units, with The Wellington Hospital housing one of the largest gastrointestinal facilities in the country. 

Expertise

We offer a range of diagnostic tests and treatment options for all aspects of your digestive health — from weight loss surgery to cancer screening.

  • Capsule endoscopy

    Need to know

    Capsule endoscopy is a diagnostic test used to examine the gastrointestinal tract and check for small bowel disorders and conditions such as Crohn's disease, polyps and malabsorption. There are three types of capsule: the oesophageal capsule, the small bowel capsule and the colon capsule.

  • Colonoscopy

    Need to know

    You could be referred for a colonoscopy if you've had blood in your stool or noticed any changes in your bowel habits. It's an effective diagnostic procedure that allows our consultant to examine your bowel in detail. You might have a colonoscopy as part of a biopsy or for removing polyps.

  • Endscopic ultrasound

    Need to know

    Endoscopic ultrasounds combine the technology of ultrasound scans and endoscopes to generate detailed images of the oesophagus, bowels, heart, stomach, lungs, pancreas, and the surrounding tissue and blood vessels. A thin, flexible tube (endoscope) with a small probe (ultrasound transmitter) on the...

  • Enteroscopy

    Need to know

    An enteroscopy is a diagnostic procedure to look at the lining of your small intestine. A thin, flexible microscope with a light called an enteroscope is used. This test is used to check for disease and can also be used to take tissue samples (a biopsy) to be analysed, if necessary.

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

    Need to know

    Your GP might refer you for a flexible sigmoidoscopy if you've noticed changes in your bowel habits, or if you've experienced any rectal bleeding. Your consultant will gently guide a lubricated sigmoidoscope — a fiberoptic tube with a lens or camera on the end — into your anus while watching a...

  • Gastroscopy

    Need to know

    If your consultant wants to examine your upper digestive system they might suggest a gastroscopy. This procedure lets your consultant look inside this part of your body using a tiny, flexible camera called an endoscope. It's usually a quick procedure that takes around 10 minutes.

  • ERCP

    Need to know

    An ERCP is used to examine the pancreas and bile ducts. The pancreas and bile ducts form part of the digestive system. The bile ducts carry bile, a substance that digests fat, from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. The pancreas produces substances that regulate blood sugar and help...

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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading consultant gastroenterologists who will look after every aspect of your care.

Our facilities

We have some of the most advanced testing and treatment facilities available, so you can benefit from faster on-site diagnosis and comprehensive care.

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Enquiries 020 7407 3100
    Appointments 020 7234 2009

  • The Princess Grace Hospital Facility

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London

    W1U 5NY

    Enquiries 020 7486 1234
    Appointments 020 7908 8001

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Enquiries 020 7730 7733
    Appointments 020 7811 4000

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 3797 3580
    Maternity enquiries 020 3468 6141
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 3797 3846

  • Harley Street Clinic Facility

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Enquiries 020 7935 7700
    Appointments 020 7034 8181

  • The Wellington Hospital Facility

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London

    NW8 9LE

    Appointments 020 7483 5148
    Enuiries 020 3553 1516

The Princess Grace Hospital facility

The Endoscopy Centre

The Endoscopy Centre at The Princess Grace Hospital is a centre of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs and bladder.

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