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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology offers a wide range of specialised services:

  • inflammatory bowel diseases
  • liver diseases
  • pancreato-biliary medicine
  • nutritional disorders
  • gastrointestinal cancers
  • advanced endoscopy.

We have nine consultants and junior medical staff, supported by three inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialists, three nurse endoscopists, one viral hepatitis nurse specialist, substance misuse nurse and one upper gastrointestinaI/hepatobiliary nurse specialist.   

Our dedicated Gastroenterology Ward has 36 inpatient beds. Within this bed-base there is a four bed Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeds Unit, providing specialist care to help treat patients experiencing GI Bleeds. These beds are all located on the third floor of Arrowe Park Hospital.

Consultant led gastroenterology outpatients clinics are held each week across Arrowe Park Hospital, Clatterbridge Hospital and Victoria Central Health Centre. A comprehensive multidisciplinary upper gastrointestinaI/hepatopancreatobiliary cancer service is provided, with close links to regional centres in Liverpool.

The Endoscopy Unit receives over 12,000 referrals per year for diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures. These are carried out by consultant gastroenterologists, Consultant surgeons and nurse endoscopists. The unit provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, such as gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), ERCP (endoscopic retrograge cholangiopancreatography), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), medical thoracoscopy and bronchoscopy.

Consultants/Senior Staff:

Adrian Thuraisingam

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Name:

Dr Adrian Thuraisingam

Position:

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Physician

Gastroenterology & General Internal Medicine

Luminal Gastroenterology Areas of special interest • Inflammatory bowel disease • Therapeutic Endoscopy • Coeliac disease (Lead)

Endoscopy Training

N/A

1995 MB., ChB. Manchester, UK

FRCP (London) British Society of Gastroenterology Mersey Gastroenterology Group

Guy Pritchard

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Name:

Dr Guy Pritchard

Position:

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Physician

Gastroenterology General Internal Medicine (GIM)

Luminal Gastroenterology Special areas of interest: • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Lead) • Therapeutic Endoscopy

1996, Birmingham, UK

Royal College of Physician’s (London) British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Mersey Gastroenterology Group (MGG)

The Clinical Lead is Dr Beverley Oats supported by Dr Adrian Thuraisingam, Dr Guy Pritchard, Dr Paul Flanagan, Dr Amit Singhal, Dr Venkata Lekharaju and Dr Omar Noorullah. 

The Matron for the Gastroenterology Service is Matron Sue Ryan, the Endoscopy Unit Manager is Mrs Judith Hughes and the Divisional Manager is Mr Paul McNulty

 

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