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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Gastroenterology and Hepatology clinics at Kingston Hospital take place in the Red corridor on the 1st Floor of the Outpatients Department. The Gastroenterology ward is Hardy Ward on Level 6 of Esher Wing.

Galsworthy Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT2 7QB
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Patient contact information Patient Enquiries: 0208 934 2099

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Our gastroenterology team is based at Kingston Hospital but provides community clinics at Raynes Park Health Centre and Glenlyn Medical Centre (East Molesey). 

The team see more than 2,400 new patients and 3,750 follow-up patients every year. The gastroenterology department provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and care of patients with a wide range of gastroenterological and liver conditions and symptoms including: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel disease (IBS), bowel and stomach cancer, jaundice, cirrhosis, hepatitis, acid reflux and coeliac disease.

Gastroenterology looks at issues related to the digestive system. It includes not only the whole length of the gut, from swallowing to excretion, but also two important organs, the pancreas and liver, and the ducts through which their secretions enter the intestine.  Hepatology deals with diseases affecting the liver.

Kingston Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Flare Line

Please contact the IBD Advice Line address khft.Ibdadviceline@nhs.net.

When do you need to contact the Hospital IBD Team?

  • If you feel you are not on top of your symptoms
  • If you have not responded to your current medication
  • If a flare comes back when you are reducing the dose of your steroids or within 3 months of stopping the prescribed treatment
  • If you have had 2 or more courses of steroids in the past 12 months
  • If you develop any side effects to medication that you are taking
  • To make an appointment to discuss pregnancy planning
  • If you become pregnant (do not stop your medication!)
  • Losing weight without dieting

We are currently only able to offer a very reduced service whilst we recruit an additional IBD nurse and we are grateful for your patience.

Useful contacts

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

Telephone: 0300 222 5700

patient.education@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

IBD Travel Advice: www.ibdpassport.com

Information for GPs on IBD management: www.rgcp.org.uk/ibd

www.ecco-ibd.eu

 

 

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