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Our other gastroenterology treatments and tests

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.


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.

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, 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.

I have a question about gastroenterology procedures

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.

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
  • Anaemia
  • Dysphagia
  • 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.

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.

How do I get a GP referral for a private upper GI endoscopy?

Your GP can refer you to our hospital for a private diagnostic endoscopy by completing the referral form.

Our Consultant Gastroenterologists

Dr Baburajan

Bijay Baburajan

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Baburajan's specialties include Crohn's Disease, IBS, IBD and reflux and pancreatic and bowel cancers.

Dr Barnardo

Adrian Barnardo

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Barnardo's specialties include endoscopy, hepatology and gastroenterology.

Dr Bird

George Bird

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Dr Bird's specialties include acute and chronic liver disease and hepatobiliary disorders.

Dr Hanumantharaya

Doddaiah Hanumantharaya

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Hanumantharaya's specialties are in management of gastroenterology diseases, liver and pancreas related diseases.

Dr Phil Mayhead

Phil Mayhead

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Mayhead's specialities are Gastroscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Hiatus hernia treatment and IBS treatment.

Dr Sharma

Hemant Sharma

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Sharma's specialities include general gastroenterology, interventional endoscopy, ERCP and hepatobiliary medicine.

Contact us about a gastroenterology procedure

It's easy to book online or by giving us a call.

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