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In gastroenterology we care for patients with diseases or disorders of the digestive system, from the oesophagus or gullet to the colon, and including the liver, pancreas and gall bladder.

At Frimley Park, we offer various therapeutic and diagnostic gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. These are explorations of the upper or lower gut, via a flexible instrument (endoscope) which can be passed through the mouth or anus. Please refer to our Endoscopy page.

Conditions and treatments

We treat a range of conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, peptic ulcer disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, cancer of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas and large bowel, bile salt malabsorption and Barrett’s Oesophagus.

Our department

We provide a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient service. 

Barretts Oesophagus and Early Oesophageal cancer
An expert multidisciplinary team including Dr Susannah Woodrow and Mr Sukhpal Singh provides state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics for the management of pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the upper GI tract. 

With the support of Mary Townsend, Senior nurse endoscopist, we have a dedicated surveillance programme for patients with Barrett’s oesophagus, squamous dysplasia of the oesophagus and familial oesophago-gastric cancer. 

We offer endoscopic treatment for Barrett’s and squamous dysplasia and early cancer of the oesophagus including endoscopic mucosal resection and radiofrequency ablation.

The TRIPP room, next to Ward 4 at Wexham Park Hospital is an information resource room, offering simple and straightforward advice and support to patients with gastrointestinal conditions and cancers. Patients can drop in and find reliable information, or book an appointment if more privacy is required. The Tripp room service is supported jointly by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Macmillian Cancer Support, also by the Wexham Gastrointestinal Trust.

Useful contact numbers:

Lady Sobell GI Unit Reception - 01753 634150
Wexham GI endoscopy booking line - 01753 634982
Helicobacter breath test booking and results - 01753 634153
Bowel cancer screening service - 01753 634154
The TRIPP room - 01753 633587

You can also contact the IBD nurses via email (ibd@fhft.nhs.uk). 
However, please note that this is not a secure communication method (as any email sent is open to interception or alteration), and the sending of an email does not guarantee that it has been successfully delivered or received. Please do not send personal medical information via email.