Dr John O'Donohue

Dr John O'Donohue

MD FRCP(Ireland) FRCP (UK)

Gastroenterology

Recommended by 7 specialists
35 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Dr O’Donohue is a rare gem of a consultant gastroenterologist. His knowledge of, and insight into his field, is only matched by his ability to explain the situation in a way that a layman can understand, and accept. It is also clear that he has a deep sense of humanity. It’s rare to meet a senior medical professional who has all the above. Highly recommended.“
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Subspecialties

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Pancreaticobiliary Medicine (Bile Ducts & Pancreas)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3450244
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £270

    Follow-up appointment: £170

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,649 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    3,075 reviews

    The Blackheath Hospital

    40-42 Lee Terrace, London, United Kingdom, SE3 9UD
    529 reviews

    University Hospital Lewisham

    Lewisham High St, London, United Kingdom, SE13 6LH
    1 review

    About

    Dr John O’Donohue is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in London, UK.

    Dr O'Donohue qualified from University of Dublin, Trinity College, in 1987. He was then awarded the Blaney Gold medal for First in Medicine, St James' Hospital. In 1990 Dr O’Donohue then moved to London and trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at King's College Hospital Liver Unit, St. Bartholomew's/Homerton London, and Western Infirmary, Glasgow.

    Dr O’Donohue maintains a comprehensive gastroenterology practice dealing with a comprehensive range of diseases of the upper and lower digestive tract. Performing high-quality and comfortable endoscopy is a particular interest of his. He has also interests in service development in endoscopy, and has helped to set up national accreditation schemes in endoscopy and bowel cancer screening services in the UK and London. Dr O’Donohue's hard work and research has not gone without recognition; he was awarded national-level Clinical Excellence Award by the Department of Health.

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • ERCP Procedure
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Heart Burn
    • Constipation
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Oesophagitis
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Cholestasis
    • Cirrhosis
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Hepatitis
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Jaundice
    • Liver Disease
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Pancreatitis
    • Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BCh 1987 University of Dublin (Trinity College Dublin)

    Specialist Register Entry Date

    Gastro-enterology From 22 Jan 1998

    General (internal) medicine From 22 Jan 1998

    Further Qualifications

    FRCP Royal College of Physicians 20001

    MD University of Dublin 1998

    FRCPI Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2000


    Professional Membership

    British Society of Gastroenterology

    British Association for Study of the Liver

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.98
    Colonoscopy
    37/131
    Gastroscopy
    20/131
    Acid Reflux
    13/131
    Endoscopy (OGD)
    13/131
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    8/131
    Gastroenterology
    7/131
    Coeliac Disease
    5/131
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    5/131
    Food Intolerance
    4/131
    Heart Burn
    4/131
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    3/131
    Constipation
    3/131
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    2/131
    Crohn’s Disease
    2/131
    Oesophagitis
    2/131
    Swollen Stomach
    2/131
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    1/131
    Fatty Liver Disease
    1/131
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    1/131
    Liver Biopsy
    1/131
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr O’Donohue is a rare gem of a consultant gastroenterologist. His knowledge of, and insight into his field, is only matched by his ability to explain the situation in a way that a layman can understand, and accept. It is also clear that he has a deep sense of humanity. It’s rare to meet a senior medical professional who has all the above. Highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My experience with Dr O’Donohue so far has been very good. I was very pleased that the colonoscopy didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would and I am glad that I have been checked. Dr O’Donohue has been very good, professional, easy to talk to and understand. Many thanks.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr John O'Donohue was very easy to talk too. Explanation of procedure was clear with no ambiguity. Very professional and took an interest in my background to better understand symptoms.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr O’Donohue communicated with me with the perfect balance of professionalism and humanity. His explanations were 100% clear; I felt engaged and involved in every part of the process from consultation right through to the end of the procedure.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have had a few appointments with Dr O'Donohue, he has always explained the procedure that I have had done & explained my results to me in a way that I would understand ,I highly recommend Dr O'Donohue .
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    A medical practitioner who comes across as not only very professional and qualified but also very empathetic and pleasant to deal with.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Fantastic care and interest taken in my case. An exceptionally high level of expertise and a great bed side manner. I would highly recommend him. Following many tests, a diagnosis was found which explained many years of IBS. Simple diet change has now changed my life for the better! Thank you
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Donohue made it easy for my procedure and has been very professional.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr. O'Donohue was a pleasure to deal with. I have been struggling for a while now and when I discussed things with him, I was able to at least understand my issue and how it could be managed. He explained everything extremely well as it was easy for me to understand all of it. The procedure I had to do went really well and again, he explained every stage and followed up accordingly. He was professional, clear, friendly, and simply the best experience I have had with doctors so far. His team in the procedure was also really great. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional, explains things easily and simple for most to understand. Made me feel very comfortable throughout
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 specialists
    Dr Raj Srirajaskanthan
    Dr Raj Srirajaskanthan
    Gastroenterology

    "I have been working with John since 2010. He is a very experienced consultant in ERCP and endoscopy. He deals with complex polyps and hepatobiliary disorders. He has been a consultant for almost a quarter of a century and has a wealth of experience. Recommended highly. "

    11-11-2020

    Recommended for:
    Heart Burn, Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Dr David Reffitt
    Dr David Reffitt
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "Dr John O’Donohue is an outstanding gastroenterologist. He is highly experienced and has expertise across the full range of Gastrointestinal specialties. I would not hesitate to recommend him to patients with Gastrointestinal conditions and concerns. He has an excellent manner with patients and is caring and thorough in investigation and treatment. John is a highly skilled and experienced endoscopist with expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy, in bowel cancer screening and ERCP"

    06-05-2020

    Recommended for:
    Crohn’s Disease, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease
    Ms Anastasia Rachmanidou
    Ms Anastasia Rachmanidou
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    Is a colleague

    "Dr O'Donohue is a senior gastroenterologist, with expertise particularly in gastro oesophageal reflux and upper GI endoscopy. I have worked with him for years sharing patients' care"

    17-02-2022

    Recommended for:
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    Dr Helen Fidler
    Dr Helen Fidler
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "I cannot recommend John highly enough. He is a kind and diligent doctor with a wide breadth of experience, excellent skills at colonoscopy and endoscopy and great to work with. A good communicator, we have worked together for 22 years and I have always found him to be intelligent and knowledgeable. "

    22-05-2020

    Recommended for:
    Crohn’s Disease, Cirrhosis, Jaundice

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