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Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG - 2.25 miles
The Priory Hospital - 2.25 miles
Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG
Recommended by 3 specialists
22 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Gallstones, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Acid Reflux Surgery + 27 more

Ewen Griffiths qualified in 2000 and works as Consultant Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Edgbaston, Birmingham. 

He is a specialist in treating patients with Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgical problems. In 2004, he achieved Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. Higher surgical training was obtained in the North West of England, including Specialist Registrar posts in Salford Royal Hospital and Royal Preston Upper Gastrointestinal Units. He obtained his Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons in 2010. 

Griffiths clinical interests include Hernia surgery (open and laparoscopic), Gallbladder surgery, Anti-reflux surgery and hiatus hernia repair, Endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic) and Gastric and oesophageal cancer management and surgery.

He has various professional memberships including Association of Upper GI Surgeons, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, GB&I West Midlands Surgical Society and European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons.

He is married with two growing boys and enjoys   cycling; hillwalking, fine dinning and  computer technology.   



Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Balloon dilatation for Achalasia
  • Oesophageal stenting
  • Oesophageal dilatation
  • Feeding tube insertion / PEG etc
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Linx System
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Open Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Vein Embolization
  • Skin Lesion Treatments
  • Splenectomy Achalasia Surgery
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Fundoplication
  • Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Gastroscopy Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Hernia Repair
  • Achalasia
  • Oesophageal dysmotility
  • Reflux disease
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
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Colman Hill, Halesowen, United Kingdom, B63 2AH - 8.11 miles
West Midlands Hospital - 8.11 miles
Colman Hill, Halesowen, United Kingdom, B63 2AH
Recommended by 1 specialist
36 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Haemorrhoids, Anal Fissure + 30 more

Mr Oluwaseun Oluwajobi is a colorectal consultant based in the West Midlands. He is highly experienced in all laparoscopic, general and colorectal surgical procedures. He regularly sees patients for upper and lower endoscopies, hernias, anal fissures, anal fistulas, rectal bleeding, haemorrhoids, gallstones, abdominal pain, bowel cancer and rectal prolapse; giving him a broad scope of practice within colorectal medicine.

Mr Oluwajobi undertook his surgical training in Kent, Birmingham and London, after which he worked as a registrar at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and St Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was then appointed as a higher surgical trainee on the North West and North East Thames Surgical Rotations. Mr Oluwajobi was also a senior clinical fellow in colorectal surgery at King’s College Hospital in London and the clinical assistant at St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow, London. He has completed advanced training at prestigious international centres based in Strasbourg, Hamburg, Versailles, Amsterdam, Oxford, Dundee, Newcastle and Colchester.

Mr Oluwajobi has always had a keen interest in research and was a research fellow at St Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University College London and the Royal Free Hospital. In 2012, he was appointed as the substantive consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Russells Hall Hospital.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and a Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG - 2.25 miles
The Priory Hospital - 2.25 miles
Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG
Recommended by 3 specialists
28 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Inguinal Hernia, Bowel Cancer, Constipation + 38 more

Nigel Suggett qualified in 1994 from Oxford University and he completed his Basic Surgical Training and Higher Specialist Training in Surgery in the West Midlands. He completed a research degree in colorectal cancer in Birmingham University before being appointed at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2006.

He is a well established consultant who has extensive experience in general and colorectal surgery. He is particularly recognised for his experience in hernia surgery which ranges from 'simple' inguinal hernias to very complex recurrent incisional hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction with the use of adjuncts such as botox, pneumoperitoneum and component separation techniques.  He works jointly with gynaecology colleagues in the management of endometriosis involving the bowel.

He also has many years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of colo-rectal (bowel) cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease) as well as benign colorectal problems such as diverticulitis, haemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and pilonidal sinus disease.  

He is a fully trained endoscopist and laparoscopic surgeon and therefore able to offer a variety of minimally invasive approaches where possible.

He practices at the BMI Priory and Edgbaston Hospitals as well as his NHS practice at the Queen Elizabeth.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Removal of Rectum and Colon
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Complex Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Intestinal Failure
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Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG - 2.25 miles
The Priory Hospital - 2.25 miles
Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG
Recommended by 3 specialists
21 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Hernia, Gallbladder Disease, Abdominal & Pelvic Sarcomas + 35 more

Mr Samuel Ford is a Consultant Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham with a specialist interest in general, upper gastrointestinal and sarcoma surgery. Mr Ford trained in general and upper GI surgery in the South West and after completion of training in 2014 undertook further specialist fellowships in sarcoma surgery in Birmingham and Milan. He was awarded a PhD in cancer biology from the University of Birmingham following a three year period as the Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellow.

Mr Ford's is very active in the field of research, with his portfolio centred on optimising outcomes for patients with sarcoma and neuroendocrine tumours. Mr Ford is supervising two PhD students and is setting up a series of international randomised trials. In addiction to his supervisorship, Mr Ford has published papers on sarcoma management and has contributed to international consensus statements on the management of sarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumours. Mr Ford is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and sits on the Neuroendocrine Tumour Expert Advisory Group and EORTC board for Sarcoma.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Management of soft tissue sarcoma
  • Surgery for abdominal, pelvic and retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Multivisceral resection of retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Surgery for neuroendocrine tumours of the bowel
  • Surgery for gastrointestinal stromal tumours
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendicectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Fundoplication
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Gallstone surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Open Hernia Repair
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)
  • Neuroendocrine tumours (NET)
  • Appendicitis
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Sarcoma
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Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, B74 3UP - 8.02 miles
Spire Little Aston Hospital - 8.02 miles
Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, B74 3UP
Offers video consultation
29 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Gallstones, Hernia, Inguinal Hernia + 18 more

Mr Yogesh Kumar is a consultant upper GI surgeon at the Sandwell Hospital in West Birmingham. His initial medical qualifications and surgical training were completed in India with further advanced surgical training in various hospitals in Yorkshire. Here he developed an interest and expertise in keyhole operations for gallstone problems and abdominal wall repairs. He consolidated this with a year of training in an established UGI cancer and Bariatric unit at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Hull before gaining his specialist GMC registration. He has spent two years of his surgical career doing research in the field of pancreatic cancer and has since performed over 500 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, and over 150 laparoscopic inguinal and abdominal wall hernia repairs.

Mr. Kumar currently serves as an educational and clinical supervisor to the speciality registrars and foundation year doctors. His main areas of clinical interest include acid reflux disease and hiatus hernia. He has an interest in academic research, having published around thirteen articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and has presented his research work in various conferences at national and international level.

He is a member of the British Hernia Society, the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the Benign Upper GI Surgical Society.

A keen linguist and meditation practitioner, in his spare time Mr. Kumar also enjoys walking, cricket and reading science fiction.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Treatment of Gallstones
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Treatment of lumps and bumps
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Epigastric hernia repair
  • Umbilical or Para-umbilical hernia repair
  • Incisional hernia repair with Laparoscopic or open component separation
  • Abdominal wall hernia repair with Laparoscopic Rives-Stoppa technique
  • Acid reflux disease and Achlasia
  • Treatment of Heartburn
  • Laparoscopic Hiatus hernia repair
  • Acute Appendicitis Treatment
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Colman Hill, Halesowen, London, United Kingdom, B63 2AH - 8.10 miles
Ramsay West Midlands Hospital - 8.10 miles
Colman Hill, Halesowen, London, United Kingdom, B63 2AH
39 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Hernia, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Abdominoperineal Resection + 27 more

Dr Anthony Kawesha is a Consultant General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon at the Russells' Hall Hospital in Dudley. He also specialises in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, diverticular disease, and complex anorectal conditions. Patients can book to see Dr Kawesha at his private clinic at the Ramsay West Midlands Hospital.

Dr Kawesha completed his training in Zambia, Birmingham, and Wales, and completed his laparoscopic colorectal training through the LAPCO programme.

Dr Kawesha holds various positions and is a member of the West Midlands Colorectal Cancer Expert Advisory Committee and the Lead and Chair of Colorectal Cancer MDT in Dudley. Dr Kawesha is also the honorary President of the Stourbridge Ileostomy Society which supports patients with stomas.

Dr Kawesha is also involved in teaching and holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship at the University of Birmingham. He also provides courses for GPs on the management of colorectal cancer in secondary care, and the management of minor anorectal conditions.

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Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG - 2.25 miles
The Priory Hospital - 2.25 miles
Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG
26 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Acid Reflux, Dyspepsia (Indigestion), Gallbladder Disease + 61 more

Dr Holt is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He has a PhD in liver immunology at the Centre for Immune Regulation in Birmingham University and continues to publish.

Andrew specialises in Gastrointestinal and Liver disorders, particularly diseases of the liver, biliary & pancreatic systems, although he is happy to see patients with general GI complaints. Andrew has over 20 years of experience of managing complex liver disease and receives referrals from across the UK as well as looking after international patients who travel to see him from around the world.

His clinical interests include general diseases of the GI tract and liver including dyspepsia, fatty liver disease, alcohol injury, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections, jaundice, liver cirrhosis and cancers of the liver, pancreas and bile duct. He is able to assess for both live- and cadaveric liver transplantation.

Dr Holt is happy to see patients with general Gastroenterology problems, including unexplained abnormalities of liver blood tests and screening for cirrhosis with ELF testing and FibroScan.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Endoscopy & ERCP

FibroScan and non-invasive liver function testing

Transjugular biopsy and wedge pressures

TIPSS insertion


All forms of Gastroenterology and Liver disease

Liver Transplantation

Fatty Liver Disease (NAFL) and NASH

Alcohol-related disease

Functional Biliary Pain

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53 church Road Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 3SJ - 1.89 miles
The Westbourne Centre - 1.89 miles
53 church Road Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 3SJ
Recommended by 2 specialists
18 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Acid Reflux, Acid Reflux Surgery + 49 more

Mr Almond is a Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon specialising in Abdominal Cancer Surgery, Gallstones, Acid Reflux surgery, Hernia repairs and Endoscopy. His NHS practice is based at University Hospital Birmingham. Mr Almond is highly skilled at open, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures. His abdominal cancer practice includes surgery for sarcoma, GIST, neuroendocrine tumours and adrenal cancers. Patients with complex rare tumours are referred to him from across England and Wales.

Mr Almond completed subspecialty training in upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery and then gained further specialist experience in abdominal cancer surgery through Fellowships to the Istitutio Dei Tumori, Milan and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. In addition, he developed specialist skills in therapeutic endoscopy (including ERCP) through Fellowships to Harvard University, Boston; the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US.

Mr Almond is an honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He has published more than 70 research articles including recent publications in the British Journal of Surgery and the jounral Nature. He is a member of the British Sarcoma Group and the Transatlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group through which he has contributed to international guidelines.

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Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, B74 3UP - 8.02 miles
Spire Little Aston Hospital - 8.02 miles
Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, B74 3UP
17 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Colorectal Surgery, Crohn’s Disease + 2 more

Dr Akinfemi Akingboye is a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon at The Dudley Group Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

He has extensive experience in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for colorectal cancer and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to managing hereditary cancer syndromes, he offers colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer, endoscopic and minimally invasive management of colonic polyps, surgery for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and functional bowel disorder, treatment of haemorrhoids, rectal bleeding and other benign anal conditions.

Dr. Akingboye undertook his initial medical degree at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2000. He trained at Cambridge Deanery in the UK before undertaking a subspecialist colorectal fellowship at St Mark’s Hospital in London. He then became a consultant and earned the Braun Aesculap Travelling Scholarship which he undertook at the Mayo Clinic Rochester in Minnesota USA. In 2012, he earned a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Queen Mary University of London following his research in vascular and inflammatory biology.

He has experience in a number of UK hospitals, including Colchester Genera Hospital, Peterborough City Hospital and University Hospital Luton. He is currently in the process of completing the East of England Deanery Surgical training programme, of which he has been undertaking since 2012.

Dr. Akingboye also has a keen interest in research, with a number of publications to his name. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG - 2.25 miles
The Priory Hospital - 2.25 miles
Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG
40 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Abdominoperineal Resection, Acid Reflux + 48 more

Mr Tariq Ismail first training at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff. He obtained his FRCS in 1986 and went onto be awarded an MD with Distinction, before undertaking a sabbatical at the National Cancer Institute of Tokyo. He returned to the UK to undertake a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

During his career, his research team has received a number of awards, including the Arderne Gold and Syme Professorship. He was a vital component to the introduction of CT colonography, Video Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Cam) and Laparoscopic and robotic Colorectal surgery in Birmingham. He was also a key part of setting up the Birmingham Bowel Clinic, the first private centre of excellence to manage bowel conditions in the West Midlands. Here the clinic offers investigation for a range of symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, anal pain, anaemia, faecal incontinence and irritable bowel syndrome. A number of procedures are offered at the clinic, including Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, operations for colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal fistula, anal fissure, anal cancer, rectal prolapse, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Diverticular disease.

The clinic also offers most general surgical procedures, including hernia, pilonidal sinus and piles treatments. Mr Ismail performs the HALO procedure, which is a virtually pain-free treatment for piles. He is listed as a Surgeon on The British Haemorrhoid Centre website and has been featured on TV on BBC2's TV Don't Die Young and on C4's Embarrassing Bodies. His work has been published widely on translational research in Proteomics, gene therapy and biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

anal skin tags

fistula in ano

pilonidal sinus

piles treatment



banding piles

colorectal cancer

colorectal diseases

bowel cancer screening




inguinal hernia surgery

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What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a general term for a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an endoscope – a thin flexible tube with a light source and camera at the end. Endoscopes are inserted into the body through the mouth or anus. Sometimes they can be inserted through a small surgical cut made in the skin in a procedure known as keyhole surgery.

What diseases can be detected by an endoscopy?

Depending on what type of endoscopy procedure you have, it used to detect a variety of diseases of the digestive system. These include: coeliac disease; Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD); stomach and duodenal ulcers; stomach cancer, bowel cancer; irritable bowel syndrome; ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; and, liver disease.

Types of endoscopy

Some of the most commonly used types of endoscopies include: 

  • Gastroscopy or upper GI endoscopy – a camera down throat endoscopy used to examine your oesophagus and stomach
  • Capsule endoscopy – a pill sized video camera, which your doctor asks you to swallow so that they can examine the midsection of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes three parts of the small intestine – the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. 
  • Colonoscopy or lower endoscopy – used to examine your large intestine (colon)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy – used to examine your rectum and lower colon
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – used to check for gallstones
  • Nasal endoscopy – used to examine your nasal and sinus passages
  • Endoscopy of throat – used to examine the back of your throat

How long does an endoscopy take?

An endoscopy can take between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the type of procedure and what it’s being used for. It is often done as an outpatient clinic so you can go home straight after the procedure.

Endoscopy preparation

As part of your endoscopy prep, you need to avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 8 hours before the procedure. If you’re having a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy you may be given a laxative to clear your bowels.

Is an endoscopy painful?

The procedure is normally carried out while you’re awake. It is not painful but you might experience some discomfort including mild indigestion or a sore throat. You’ll be given a sedative if requested to help you relax. The sedative will make you sleepy but not put you to sleep. You can go straight home after the procedure. However, if you have been sedated you need to stay in a recovery area until it has worn off.  Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, and drinking alcohol for 24 hours after your procedure.

Endoscopy is a relatively safe procedure with very few risks. However, there are slight risks of complications, including infection of the part of the body being examined, perforation of an organ or bleeding. There are also slight risks associated with sedation, such as breathing difficulties and heart problems. You are monitored throughout the procedure and the sedation can be reversed if there is a problem. If you have pain, redness or swelling in the area where the endoscope was inserted or have symptoms such as dark stools, shortness of breath, vomiting, severe abdominal or chest pain, you should contact your GP.

Endoscopy vs colonoscopy

Endoscopy is a more generic term. It is used to describe non-surgical procedures that examine the digestive tract. A colonoscopy is a specific type of endoscopy, which examines the large intestine (colon).

Gastroscopy vs endoscopy

A gastroscopy is a procedure, which specifically examines the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract, comprising the oesophagus and the stomach. An endoscopy refers to all procedures, which use a special camera to examine the digestive tract.