Digestive disorders can have a significant impact on your physical health and wellbeing. Our gastroenterology service can identify the cause of digestive symptoms and provide treatment to help you to feel better. Getting specialist care can make a big difference, especially if you are managing a chronic digestive condition.

Who Should See a Gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the digestive system. If you have symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, cramps, abdominal pain, blood in your poo, difficulty eating, or bloating then you may need to see a gastroenterologist if your GP isn’t able to help. A gastroenterologist can perform specialist tests to identify the cause of your symptoms and provide treatments for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastro-oesophageal reflux, and gastrointestinal cancers. You will usually need to see a gastroenterologist if your GP suspects a digestive disorder or has diagnosed you with one of these conditions. A specialist can provide expert advice and additional treatment options to help with your symptoms.

How Our Gastroenterologists Can Help

Our gastroenterology service can diagnose and treat all kinds of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Our gastroenterologists can help with disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, bowel and other parts of the digestive system. A gastroenterologist can:

  • > Perform specialist tests such as endoscopy and colon cancer screening
  • > Provide a diagnosis for digestive symptoms
  • > Offer lifestyle advice to help you to manage your symptoms
  • > Explain your treatment options and advise you on the best approach
  • > Perform treatment or refer you to another specialist for surgery, dietary advice or other treatments
  • > Monitor your condition, especially if you have a chronic condition

Our gastroenterologists are highly trained specialists who have experience performing a wide range of different investigations and treatments. As a clinic specialising in digestive health, we can provide the expert care and advice that you need for all kinds of gastrointestinal disorders. You will be treated by an experienced gastroenterologist who can refer you to other specialists at the clinic if you need additional care. Your gastroenterologist will be able to answer all of your questions and provide advice when you need it.

Seeing a Gastroenterologist

Most patients will see a gastroenterologist after being referred by their GP or another doctor, but you can also make an appointment directly. You may need to see a gastroenterologist if you have digestive symptoms and your doctor wants you to have specialist tests to identify the cause. You might also want to arrange an appointment with a gastroenterologist if you have been diagnosed with a digestive disorder, especially if it is a chronic condition such as IBD that will require ongoing care.

When you see a gastroenterologist, you will usually spend some time talking about your symptoms and medical history. The doctor may want to perform an examination or some simple tests to assess your condition. You may need to come back to the clinic for further tests such as an endoscopy or colonoscopy. Once the doctor has enough information about your health, you will be given a diagnosis. The gastroenterologist will explain the treatment options and help you to decide on the best course of action. You may need to make some changes to your diet and lifestyle or to start taking medication. The gastroenterologist may be able to perform the treatment for you, but in some cases you will need to be referred to a surgeon at the LGCL clinic. Your gastroenterologist will monitor your condition to ensure that the treatment is working effectively.

If you would like to see an experienced gastroenterologist in London, get in touch to arrange a consultation at a time that suits you.

Our Central and North London Private Gastroenterology Team

Dr Akeel Alisa

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist & General Physician

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Dr Steven Mann

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Dr Kwok Tang

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

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Dr Saif Musa

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