Gastroenterology is the medical specialty dealing with diseases of the digestive system.
Our specialist Consultants diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the stomach, duodenum and small and large bowel (colon). The team also includes two Consultant Hepatologists, who specialise in diseases of the liver.
The L&D Gastroenterology team work closely with colleagues in General Surgery in order to provide seamless care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We also have close links with Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge for patients requiring tertiary care for liver disease.
In addition, the L&D team is part of the Bowel Cancer Screening service for Bedfordshire which covers all those aged 60-75 in our area. The Gastroenterology team work closely with the Nutrition and Dietetics department.
You may be interested in viewing our other Gastroenterology and Endoscopy pages:
Our Gastroenterology Consultants
Gastroenterology at the L&D is one of our busiest departments and we have a team of highly-experienced Consultants to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment.