Gastroenterology

We provide routine and private gastroenterology treatments in our CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital in the heart of the Kent countryside.

Whether you’re attending for an outpatient or inpatient treatment, we’ll make sure you have all the information you need to help you understand your gastroenterology procedure.

Contact us for a quotation or call our Private Patient Team now on 01580 363158 to discuss private gastroenterology costs.

 

Our gastroenterology treatments

Our other gastroenterology treatments

We also offer private gastroenterology consultation, diagnosis and treatment for the following:

Abdominal pain

There are many causes of abdominal pain, from the dull ache of period cramps to the sharper pains you might feel if you have indigestion. You might also get stomach pain if you’re lactose intolerant, have a hernia, gallstones or appendicitis.

Acid reflux

Acid reflux can be caused by many things, including certain food and drink, being overweight, stress or anxiety or even some medicines such as ibuprofen. If you have acid reflux, you may find you suffer with heartburn, or a sour taste in your mouth, caused by the acid.

Anaemia

There are many forms of anaemia, where you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. Your symptoms might include a lack of energy, heart palpitations, a shortness of breath or dizziness. We can perform a simple blood test to check whether you’re anaemic.

Colonic bleeding

Also known as rectal bleeding; this is where you bleed from the colon, rectum or anus as a result of an anal fissure, diverticulitis, haemorrhoids or polyps. Haemorrhoids are the most common cause of colonic bleeding.

Dysphagia

This is when you have difficulty swallowing certain foods or drinks or can’t swallow at all. We can advise on which treatment would best suit you – from exercises to help the muscles you use for swallowing or changing the foods you eat, to medicines or surgery.

Heartburn

This is a pain in your chest, behind your breastbone, caused by stomach acid travelling back up towards your throat. You might find that the pain is worse after eating, or in the evening.

Hydrogen breath test for lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. If you’re lactose intolerant you might find you suffer with diarrhoea, cramping or bloating. During the breath test you’ll be asked to drink liquid which contains lactose, then blow into balloon-like bags at short intervals. The air you breathe out will be tested for hydrogen, which indicates undigested lactose in your gut.

Nausea

Nausea, or feeling sick, usually goes away on its own. If your nausea lasts for more than a few days, or keeps coming back, you should seek medical advice.

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What is gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology investigates, diagnoses, treats and prevents all gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) and hepatological (liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas) function and diseases.

What happens during a gastroenterology appointment?

During your appointment, your Consultant will discuss the correct treatment for you and tell you whether you need to stop taking any medications before treatment commences.

For any private gastroenterology procedures such as a colonoscopy, gastroscopy or sigmoidoscopy, we’ll advise you beforehand if there’s anything you need to do to prepare. Our caring and experienced team will be on hand to discuss any concerns or answer any questions you may have.

When you arrive for your appointment or gastroenterology treatment, you’ll be treated with care and discretion. Our team is there to ensure that your treatment is delivered in a safe and effective way.

After your gastroenterology procedure, you’ll be given all the information and medication you need to return home, safely and in comfort. We’ll tell you who to contact if you have further concerns.

Why should I see a private Gastroenterologist?

You should see a Gastroenterologist if you have any symptoms of a digestive health disorder, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Anaemia
  • Colonic bleeding
  • Dysphagia
  • Heartburn
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Nausea

Or if you require one of the following gastroenterology procedures:

Contact us through our online enquiry form or call our Private Patient Team now on 01580 363158 for more details about private gastroenterology treatment.

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