Services offered

The consultation

In bowel related conditions, the patients account of symptoms is very important in helping to establish a diagnosis. Most of the consulation will involve taking a careful record of the timing and pattern of symptoms. This will usually be followed be an examination of the chest and abdomen and a recomendation for either further investigation or treatment. A new patient appointment will usually take 40minutes.    

Endoscopy

Endoscopic procedures are provided at the Somerset Nuffield or Musgrove Park Hospitals and include:

 

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • ERCP 

 

 

Imaging

The following x-ray procedures and scans may be required to investigate gastrointestinal symptoms and can be arranged at the Somerset Nuffield Hospital or Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton:

  • Ultrasound scan
  • Barium meal and follow through
  • CT scan, including virtual colonoscopy
  • MRI scan and MRCP
  • PET CT scan
  • Bone density scan
  • Percutaneous biopsy including liver biopsy
  • PTC and biliary drainage
  • 24 hour oesophageal pH monitoring and oesophageal manometry
  • Breath tests –lactose intolerance, bacterial overgrowth, Helicobacter pylori

 

Surgery

I liase closely with surgical colleagues who can provide the following procedures if required:

  • Peri-anal fistula
  • Colectomy
  • Construction of ileo-anal pouch following colectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration
  • Hiatus hernia surgery including laparoscopic (Nissen’s) fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic (Heller’s) myotomy
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery including treatment of polyps and cancer

Contact information

 

NHS practice

Gastroenterology department

Musgrove Park Hospital

Taunton

TA1 5DA

01823 344980

 

Private Practice

Somerset Nuffield Hospital

Staplegrove Elm

Taunton  

Phone

Appointments: 01823 286991 

Secretary: 01823 250640 

 

Consultation times

 

Monday 6-7.30 pm

Friday 9-12 am

 

 

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