The specialty of Gastroenterology accounts for about one fifth of general medical problems, across a range of digestive and liver disorders. A healthy digestive system is essential to overall well being.
The best care comes from careful consideration of your lifestyle, symptoms and wishes. Ensuring this is provided to the residents of London and those who visit for treatment is a privilege.
Screening & Diagnosis
An ideal time to treat any condition is at the earliest possible stage. Alongside prompt diagnosis and treatment, screening for digestive tract cancers offers significant benefits and can save lives.
The latest endoscopy and colonoscopy facilities allow all parts of your digestive tract to be carefully examined. Advances in body imaging techniques, such as ultrasound and MRI have also made an enormous impact in recent years.
What you can expect
All consultations will involve a careful medical and family history , as well as a physical examination. Blood tests will usually be requested. As well as imaging and endoscopy, other diagnostic tests may include exhaled breath testing or physiological testing of gastrointestinal function.
Conditions & Treatment
The field of Gastroenterology covers every part of an intricate system, from where food and drink go in, to where they come out, as well as the functions of internal organs involved in digestion, including the liver and pancreas.
Conditions we treat include
- Disorders of function such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Food intolerance, bloating, and constipation
- Inflammatory disorders including diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis. The management of Inflammatory bowel disease is a particular interest
- Gastric (stomach) or duodenal ulcers
- Gastrointestinal infections, either common (helicobacter pylori, food poisoning) or uncommon, (for instance parasite infestations after travelling)
Many of these conditions can be treated effectively and comfortably with modern drugs. If surgery is needed, this can be carried out by one of a team of experts with minimal disturbance.
Care Under Dr Stuart Bloom
Dr Bloom offers care in the NHS at University College London Hospitals as well as in the private sector. He believes that the relationship between doctor and patient is crucial and that no decision about patient care should be made without full patient involvement.
You are welcome to see more on the work of a gastroenterologist in London and the range of dedicated support available:
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