I am a fully trained and accredited doctor, specialising in general gastroenterology, the symptoms of which often include abdominal pain, a change in bowel habit or indigestion or reflux. I have further interests in endoscopy (the investigation of the gut using a camera) and also in liver disease. I am also an expert in hepatobiliary disease (diseases of the bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas) and also in hepatobiliary endoscopy (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography – more readily known as ERCP). I have recently set up the regional SpyGlass service, an endoscopic technique, performed in only a handful of centres around the country, which allows one to look directly into the bile ducts to diagnose and treat such conditions as bile duct cancers or gallstones. I am also the lead for the University Hospitals Bristol Liver Transplant Assessment service, working hand in hand with one of the national Liver Transplant centres in London.
I am dedicated to improving endoscopic techniques – I teach regularly at the St George’s Hospital National Endoscopy Centre in London, as I am passionate to pass on my own skills and ensure the next generation of endoscopy doctors are able to provide an efficient but compassionate experience for the patient.