Patients may be referred by their GP or from another hospital. 11 consultants are supported by a number of specialist nurses who offer treatment, counselling and advice for patients. Inpatients are generally treated in one of the gastroenterology wards AM3 and AM4, which also encompasses the Programmed Investigations Unit (PIU).
Many patients with gastroenterological problems undergo investigations with endoscopy (camera examinations of the bowel). Click here for the endoscopy department. Many patients are referred to the X-ray department for investigations or procedures, for example liver biopsy under ultrasound guidance. Some patients may be treated at our GI Physiology unit, and gastroenterology patients may also be referred to our Nuclear Medicine department.
The Centre is committed to research, training and education. We are a tertiary referral centre and a teaching hospital, although there is no obligation for patients to see medical students or be part of trials.
The Manchester Centre for Gastroenterology and Hepatology is located on the 2nd Floor of Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL
Enter the MRI through Entrance 2 (on The Boulevard adjacent to Marks and Spencer) and walk straight through Costa Coffee to the lifts. Take the lift to the 2nd floor. Turn right and go down the ramp. The Endoscopy unit is on the left hand side, and reception is on the right when you enter the unit.
The Centre also has a Gastroenterology and Endoscopy department at Trafford Hospitals.
Admission and appointments
Appointments are booked following a referral from your GP or from other consultants, and will be between 8am-5pm.
- Dr Alistair Makin - Consultant Gastroenterologist
- Dr Scott Levison - Consultant Gastroenterologist
- Dr Joe Geraghty - Consultant Gastroenterologist with a specialist interest in Pancreatobiliary disease
- Dr Richard Hammonds - Consultant Gastroenterologist
- Dr Katherine McWhirter - Consultant Gastroenterologist