I specialise in endoscopy particularly colonoscopy performing around 800 procedures yearly. I am able to visualise the entire colon in 98% of the patients that I see, entering the small bowel in 94% to be able to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease. Approximately half of my patients undergo the procedure unsedated as it is pain-free.
I have a particular interest in the management of inflammatory bowel disease.
Hospital and Trust activities
Service Director for Medicine 1998-2007
Clinical lead in Gastroenterology 2006-8
Clinical Excellence Award
Local: Level 9
Professional affiliations and memberships
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
- British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
- American Gastroenterology Assosciation 9AGA)
- American Society for Gastrointextinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Endoscopy - I am co-applicant on a Wellcome grant (2.1m) to develop a new imaging, sensing and navigating endoscope called the i-snake for use in gastroenterology and laparoscopic surgery.
I am part of the Imperial group studying Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic surgery where procedures will be performed such as cholecystectomy or appendectomy will be performed via the stomach, vagina or colon. It is expected that the first human procedures will be performed before the beginning of 2010.
I am married with 3 children. I am a keen fly fisher.