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Discover our exceptional Gastroenterology services at St Thomas Hospital

At St Thomas Hospital’s Gastroenterology department, we specialise in diagnosing, treating, and managing a wide range of digestive disorders. Our expert team of gastroenterologists utilise cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accurate diagnosis and a more comfortable experience for our patients. Experience world-class gastroenterology services with a compassionate touch at St Thomas Hospital.

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Our gastroenterology treatments

St Thomas Hospital offers a variety of cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic treatments for various digestive conditions. We diagnose and treat everything from Crohn’s disease and bile duct stones to simple polyps and complex tumours.


Gastroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to examine the upper digestive tract, including the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum.


A comprehensive diagnostic test to inspect the colon for early detection and prevention of colon cancer. The gold standard for Colon cancer screening.


A specialised procedure to examine the lower part of the colon (sigmoid colon) for any abnormalities.

Virtual Colonoscopy

A non-invasive imaging test that utilises CT scans to visualise the colon for potential issues. It offers an examination with supreme image quality and superior comfort, without requiring general anaesthetic.

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Advanced Digestive Care for a Healthier You

Our dedicated Gastroenterology team at St Thomas Hospital is committed to providing personalised and comprehensive care to help you maintain optimal digestive health.

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Your questions, answered

What conditions does the Gastroenterology department treat?

We diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of digestive disorders, including acid reflux, peptic ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and colon cancer, among others.

How can I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by contacting our reception or sending us an enquiry on this page to request an appointment with one of our gastroenterology specialists.

Is anaesthesia used for gastroenterology procedures?

Yes, sedation or anaesthesia is typically administered during gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy procedures to ensure patient comfort and safety.

How long does a typical gastroenterology procedure take?

The duration of gastroenterology procedures varies, with gastroscopy taking 10-15 minutes, colonoscopy 30-60 minutes, sigmoidoscopy 10-20 minutes, and virtual colonoscopy 10-15 minutes.

When will I receive the results of my gastroenterology procedure?

Results for most gastroenterology procedures are available immediately after the procedure and are explained to you by our surgeon. However, if a biopsy is taken, it may take up to 1-2 weeks

Are gastroenterology procedures covered by insurance?

Insurance providers cover gastroenterology procedures. It is recommended to verify coverage with your insurance provider and discuss any financial concerns with the hospital billing department.

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