Gastroenterology is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) and hepatological (liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas) diseases.

The gastroenterology department at MFT is made up of twelve consultant physicians working alongside a team including specialist nurses, dietitians and pharmacists to provide inpatient and out-patient services dealing with both acute and long term conditions involving the digestive system.

We work closely with colleagues in radiology and gastrointestinal surgery to provide a high quality comprehensive gastroenterological service to the population of South Manchester and beyond. The department has a national reputation for services such as treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and complex endoscopic procedures such as ERCP (endoscopic retrograde pancreatography).

In addition, a comprehensive range of gastroenterological services is provided by the department, including inpatient and outpatient management of:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Liver disease
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Pancreatic and biliary disease
  • Functional gastrointestinal disorders (eg. irritable bowel syndrome)

We also provide a comprehensive endoscopy service including:

  • Diagnostic endoscopy (including endoscopic ultrasound, balloon enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy)
  • Therapeutic endoscopy (including endoscopic mucosal resection and ERCP).

Our consultants:

Dr Varinder Athwal – 0161 291 5507

Dr John Crampton – 0161 291 2395

Dr Caroline Henson – 0161 291 5361

Dr Javaid Iqbal (Endoscopy Lead) -0161 291 2400

Dr Richard Jones (Clinical Director) -0161 291 5321

Dr Harry Kaltsidis – 0161 291 2400

Dr Mark Kelly – 0161 291 2403

Dr Paul Knight – 0161 291 2394

Dr Geeta Prasad – 0161 291 5354

Dr Gill Watts – 0161 291 5069

Dr Elizabeth Wiseman – 0161 291 5813

Professor Peter Whorwell – 0161 291 4177