Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Gastroenterology

We offer a wide range of gastrointestinal services at Croydon University Hospital

Services will return to Purley Hospital when refurbishment is complete in the summer of 2013.

The conditions treated include:

 

  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pancreatitis
  • Coeliac disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Diarrhoea

 

Endoscopy

including diagnostic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, enteroscopy, therapeutic procedures including removal of polyps,dilatation of strictures, insertion of stents, insertion of feeding and gastrostomy tubes and removal of stones from the bile duct endoscopically (ERCP). We have a Specialist Registrar in gastroenterology available to do gastroscopy out of hours in theatres or intensive care unit.

Outpatients

We diagnose and treat a variety of conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, liver problems, bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, upper gastrointestinal problems, functional bowel disorder, diarrhoea, constipation, pancreatic and gall bladder diseases, provide nutritional support. There are 6 outpatient clinics every week of which two are at Purley Memorial Hospital.

Multi-disciplinary team

All patient suspected to have serious diseases are discussed at the weekly multidisciplinary meeting. We work closely with Royal Marsden Hospital and Kings College Hospital. The gastroenterology department is supported by excellent pathology, microbiology and radiology services. We have dieticians on site for specialist advice on nutritional problems.

Inpatients

The Gastroenterology team is part of the Medical on call and accepts patients with various medical disorders. We aim to get patients with gastroenterology problems transferred to Purley 1, the specialist ward. However we do provide consultations on other wards at Croydon University Hospital. There are various allied healthcare professionals including dietecians, pharmacist, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, social workers and others who are responsible for providing care for patients on the wards.

Appointments

What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet? 

Please call us on 020 8401 3975 or email CH-TR.gastro@nhs.net

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment? 

Please contact us on the above number or email address.

What should I bring to my appointment? 

You will receive written instructions prior to your outpatient or endoscopy appointment.

Contact Us

Please call us on 020 8401 3975 or email us at CH-TR.gastro@nhs.net

 

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