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.

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.

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.

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
  • Acid reflux or heartburn
  • Anaemia
  • Colonic bleeding
  • 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.

Contact us about a gastroenterology procedure

It's easy to find out more about treatment by giving us a call or completing our enquiry form.