Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 

Gastroenterology

Our well established and progressive service now offers one of the most comprehensive and specialised services in the UK. Comprising of nine luminal Gastroenterologists working from two sites in the city, we offer a high quality, patient centred service. The Gastroenterology Units at both hospitals are run by Consultants with considerable expertise and experience in a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions.

Their approach combines rigorous clinical skills with a clear understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of gastrointestinal investigation. All standard gastrointestinal investigations are available within the hospital, and in addition, many new techniques have and treatments have been pioneered and established in the department. The Consultant staff are supported by experienced Specialist Nurses in Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, adding an important extra dimension to the support for the individuals attending the service.

A major part of the Department’s work is the provision of endoscopic services, including upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and therapeutic procedures such as treatment of bleeding sources and oesophageal dilatation. We also provide a service for endoscopic ultrasound and hepatobiliary endoscopic ultrasound.

Specialised services and clinics are provided for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and small bowel disease, small bowel endoscopy (capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy) and for those requiring parenteral nutrition.

We see and care for patients with all Gastroenterology or gastrointestinal conditions.

The Consultants have particular expertise in the assessment, investigation and treatment of patients with:

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Dyspepsia, Dysphagia, Diarrhoea
  • Altered bowel habit
  • Suspected malabsorption
  • Irritable Bowel syndrome
  • Coeliac disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Clinics are available at both Northern General Hospital and Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Consultants

Dr A J Lobo Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 271 2353
Dr M E McAlindon Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 226 1180
Prof D S Sanders Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 226 1180
Dr R Sidhu Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 226 1180
Dr K K Basu Northern General Hospital 0114 226 6955
Dr M T Donnelly Northern General Hospital 0114 226 6955
Dr S S Johal Northern General Hospital 0114 271 4431
Dr J M Hebden Northern General Hospital 0114 226 6955
Dr S A Riley Northern General Hospital 0114 271 4826

Referral address

All referrals should be made through choose and book. Consultants can also be contacted by letter or through the telephone numbers above.
 

Hepatology

The service has close links and ready access to specialised liver imaging and Hepato-biliary surgery, oncology and specialist Histopathology, it also has strong links with the Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Centres in Leeds and Birmingham. 

The team undertake a range of procedures including ultrasound scan, liver biopsy, gastroscopy, endoscopic therapy of varices, ERCP and abdominal paracentesis along with the inpatient management of patients with advanced disease (liver failure, variceal bleeding and liver cancer and biliary obstruction)

All patients with known or suspected biliary obstruction, including jaundice and bile duct stones. All patients with known or suspected hepatitis, abnormal LFTs, ascites, family history of liver disease, viral hepatitis, alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, metabolic haemochromatosis, Wilsons disease, alpha1 1antitrypsindeficiency, porphyria, trrosinaemia, vascular (hepatic and portal) venous obstruction)

Referral contact

All referrals should be made through choose and book

Clinic days

Clinics take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Consultants
D C Gleeson Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 271 3652
Dr M A Karajeh Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 226 8746

 

Meet the team

Dr Mohammed Karajeh, Consultant Hepatologist
Dr Dermot Gleeson, Consultant Hepatologist
Sister Elaine McFarlane, Hepatology Nurse Specialist
Sister Jane Fryer, Hepatology Nurse Specialist

 

Further information

Gastroenterology patient information leaflets

Endoscopy patient information leaflets

Endoscopy patient information videos

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