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Gastroenterology looks at issues which affect the gastrointestinal tract (also known as the digestive system) which includes conditions affecting everything from the oesophagus down to the colon and rectum. Pall Mall Medical’s private gastroenterologists offer expert gastroenterology assessments for a diverse range of symptoms, which can lead to better management and treatment of any problems.
Our consultants in gastroenterology have a range of specialist interests and experience; below are just some of the conditions we can help you to diagnose and manage.
This term covers both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease which cause inflammation of the gut resulting in a range of symptoms including exhaustion, stomach pains, diarrhoea (often with blood) and weight loss.
IBS describes a number of symptoms which have no known cause and include bloating, stomach cramps, an urgent need to use the toilet (often during times of stress), flatulence and tiredness.
Read our related blog post : Are you suffering from IBS?
People suffering from coeliac disease may find that eating gluten can trigger symptoms including stomach pain, bloating and diarrhoea and long term this may cause problems such as malnutrition or weight loss. Coeliac disease causes the immune system to over react when gluten is found in the body, causing the above symptoms.
A lack of iron in the body can cause anaemia which has a range of symptoms including tiredness, heart palpitations and breathlessness. People with anaemia may also look very pale. Women who experience heavy periods or who are pregnant are often at a higher risk of anaemia.
Common symptoms of being intolerant to a certain food include stomach pains and bloating as well as symptoms similar to IBS.
For more information on how Pall Mall Medical’s private gastroenterologists can help you, contact us.
Pall Mall Medical’s experts can also diagnose and treat bowel polyps and arrange private bowel cancer screening.
|Consultations||Colorectal Consultation|| |
|Gastroenterology Consultation|| |
|Endoscopies / Procedures||Banding of haemorrhoids *||£500||15 - 45 minutes||(H5240)|
|Colonoscopy *||£1,600||15 - 45 minutes||(Diagnostic, H2002 or Therapeutic, H2003)|
|Gastroscopy *||£1,250||15 - 45 minutes||(Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD), G6500)|
|Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy *||£2,000||30 - 60 minutes||(Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure), G8082)|
|Sigmoidoscopy *||£1,200||15 - 45 minutes||(Diagnostic flexible, H2502 or Therapeutic, H2503)|
|Relevant Services||Virtual Colonoscopy||£640|
|Medical Insurance|| |
We are recognised by all major insurance companies.
Our GPs can provide a referral for you if you do not have one already.
Please contact us for more information
Your consultation and endoscopy may be covered by your insurance provider - please check in advance
* Except in exceptional circumstances, we require patients to have a consultation with the Gastroenterologist or Colorectal Surgeon before we can arrange an endoscopy. Local anaesthetic cost of additional £150.00 is sometimes required.
A full price for the Endoscopy will be given you after this consultation
Blogs of Interest
Signs and Symptoms of Bowel Polyps and Bowel Cancer by Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Subramaniam Ramakrishnan.