The London Gastroenterology Centre: Private gastrointestinal treatment in London
There is a world class team of experienced and highly qualified consultants at The London Gastroenterology Centre who specialise in the treatment and diagnosis for gut disorders. There are specialists who work in different areas, including:
Diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract including: Achalasia, Barrett's oesophagus, acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion.
Constipation, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea
Inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease
Gallstone disease and gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy)
Abdominal wall hernia surgery
About The London Gastroenterology Centre
Professor Laurence Lovat
, the consultant gastroenterologist at University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, leads the team of consultants at The London Gastroenterology Centre. All of the consultants are work on the NHS at major London teaching hospitals and are all leaders in their field.
Professor Laurence Lovat: Consultant Gastroenterologist
You can receive treatment from the The London Gastroenterology Centre if you are suffering from gut disorders such as bloating, diarrhoea, gallstones, hernias, heartburn, indigestion or reflux from the following private hospitals and clinics in Central London and Harley Street:
Conditions treated at The London Gastroenterology Centre
One in three people are affected by indigestion at least once a month; however, for a small minority it can cause more serious problems. If you are part of that small minority then the team at The London Gastroenterology Centre can help you.
Heartburn is also known as acid indigestion.
One quarter of adults in the UK, suffer from heartburn each month, which is the most common symptom of acid reflux. Heartburn has overtaken stomach ulcers as one of the most commonest reasons for people going to their GP.
The oesophagus is a musuclar tube that links the mouth to the stomach. Barrett's oesophagus occurs when tissue that lines the oesophagus is replaced by tissue which is like that of the intestinal lining, in a process know as intestinal metaplasia. People suffering from Barrett's oesophagus have a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer.
The cause of achalsia is unknown and the majority of people with achalasia have dysphagia, which is a condition that makes it difficult and sometimes painful to consume food. This condition can be treated successfully either through keyhole surgery or endoscopic treatment.
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer encompasses a range of cancers that can affect any part of the GI tract including the biliary system, bowels, colon, liver, oesophagus and the stomach.
Crohn's disease often occurs in patches and causes deep ulcers and scarring and inflammation to the wall of the intestine. Abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue and urgent diarrhoea are symptoms of Crohn's disease. As well as this, other inflammatory conditions which affect the joints, eyes and skin may be associated with Crohn's.
What happens during an initial consultation at The London Gastroenterology Centre?
It is always advisable to meet with your GP, who will be able to discuss your condition with you and give advice on any specialist care you need, prior to seeing a gastroenterologist.
After a referral from you GP and in the duration of your first consultation at The London Gastroenterology Centre, a specialist will be able to describe and clarify details of any of the diagnostic tests and procedures that you will undergo. Additionally, he will discuss results you could expect and explain the risks. You might also have to undergo a physical examination and when your test results come back, you will be given a diagnosis and the appropriate treatment will be offered and recommended.
Even if you do not have a GP, you can still make an appointment, where you will have to bring the list of medicines you take and any information and results about previous tests you have undergone.
Where can I get GI treatment with The London Gastroenterology Centre?
You can receive treatment from the following branches and locations:
Princess Grace Hospital Out Patients Department,
47 Nottingham Place,
Wellington Diagnostics and Outpatients Centre
296 Golders Green Road
London, NW11 9PY
49 Marleybone High Street
London, W1U 5HJ
53 Parkside, Wimbledon
London, SW19 5NX
The London Clinic
Endoscopy Unit, 7th Floor
20 Devonshire Place
London, W1G 6BW
Hospital Endoscopy Unit
The Wellington Hospital
St Johns Wood, London, NW8 9LE