Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 

We provide outpatient clinics at: the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Haslemere Hospital and Cranleigh Village Hospital, covering:

We provide inpatient care on Millbridge Ward with 7-day Gastroenterology consultant ward cover and 24/7 cover for emergency Gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

We support ambulatory care services via the Medical Day Unit

We are actively involved in Research and Development and in Medical Education.

 

What we do

Gastroenterology, including the subspeciality of hepatology, is the branch of medicine that looks at diseases of the oesophagus (gullet), stomach, small and large intestines (bowel), liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

We treat conditions including inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease, bowel polyps, gastro-oesophageal reflux and Barrett's oesophagus, peptic ulcer disease, malabsorption and weight loss, iron deficiency anaemia, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea, bile acid malabsorption and constipation. We are also highly experienced in the management of chronic liver disorders including alcohol-related liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic liver disease (such as hereditary haemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease) viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver conditions and liver cirrhosis.  

We work in close collaboration with St Luke's regional cancer centre, and our Surgical colleagues to support patients with gastrointestinal, liver, neuroendocrine and pancreatic cancers.

We pride ourselves in being the regional centre for upper gastrointestinal physiology, eating disorders and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) medicine. We also host the regional operational delivery network (ODN) for Hepatitis C and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). We are a centre of excellence for Wilson disease and our alcohol liaison Lead nurse has been awarded the Chief Nurse of England silver award. 

Meet the team

 

Clinical Team

Luminal Consultants: Dr Chris Alexakis, Dr Kally Alexandropoulou, Dr Charmian Banks

Hepatology Consultants: Prof. Aftab Ala, Dr Michelle Gallagher, Dr Sanju Mathew, Dr Marinos Pericleous

Specialist nurses (for IBD, hepatitis, nutrition, alcohol liaison) - see relevant sections

Gastro Dietitians - see Gastro Dietetic Team

Millbridge ward

 

Secretaries

Helen Wilson - 01483 571122 Ext. 6519
> Secretary to: Dr Michelle Gallagher, Chris Alexakis

Nicola Keen - 01483 571122  Ext.4933 / 5239
> Secretary to: Dr Sanju Mathew

Rebecca Wallace - 01483 571122  Ext.4933
> Secretary to: Dr Kally Alexandropoulouv

Clare Rose - 01483 571122 Ext. 6990
> Secretary to: Prof Aftab Ala, Dr Marinos Pericleous

Joseph Briggs-Ritchie - 01483 571122 Ext. 4521
> Secretary to: Dr Charmian Banks

 

Other Contact Numbers

  • IBD Nurse Specialist FlareLine -  rsch.ibdnurses@nhs.net  - 01483 571122 Ext. 2423
  • Hepatology Nurse Specialists - 01483 571122 Ext. 6777
  • Nutrition Nurse Specialists - 01483 571 122 Ext. 2598
  • Gastro Dietitians - 01483464119
  • Endoscopy bookings - 01483 571122 Ext. 6897 / 6445
  • Main outpatient bookings - 01483 571122 Ext. 4002
  • Medical Day Unit nurses office - 01483 571122 Ext. 2424
  • Booking blood tests:  www.royalsurrey.nhs.uk/blood-tests

Locations

Royal Surrey County Hospital
Hospital Switchboard: 01483 571 122

 

Haslemere Hospital
Haslemere Hospital: 01483 782 300

 

Cranleigh Village Hospital
Cranleigh Hospital: 01483 782400

Royal Surrey Charity