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Gastroenterology and hepatology specialties

Offering a wide range of services for gastrointestinal disorders

Coronavirus: gastroenterology and hepatology

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Our specialist services

  • Specialist inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) services: telephone and outpatients clinics/ IBD infusion unit and advice line. Perianal virtual clinic.
  • Hepatology: diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis B and C. Non alcoholic and alcoholic fatty liver disease. Metabolic liver diseases. Complications of cirrhosis/portal hypertension. Liver cancer (HCC) surveillance.
  • Pancreatobiliary: diagnosis and management of pancreatic and biliary stones, chronic pancreatitis, biliary and pancreatic cancer and precancerous condition.
  • Nutrition: Enteral feeding. Home and inpatient parenteral nutrition.
  • Upper GI physiology unit: covers the most advanced techniques for the study of oesophageal disease, including pH impedance, high resolution manometry, 24 hour pH-monitorins, BRAVO 4-6 day wireless pH monitoring.
  • Screening and early diagnosis of oesophageal cancer.
  • Endoscopy: the endoscopy unit at St Thomas’ offers state-of-the-art facilities, including high quality fluoroscopy, general anaesthesia, scope guides, and live videoconferencing.
  • Gastric balloons: for treatment of obesity.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): diagnostic and therapeutic.
  • Small bowel: capsule endoscopy, single balloon enteroscopy.
  • Pancreatobiliary: ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography), biliary and pancreatic stenting, endoscopy drainage of pancreatic cysts and collections.
  • Inpatients: our inpatients are mainly admitted to Alan Apley Ward.