Dr Laurence Maiden

Dr Laurence Maiden

BSc (Hons), MB BS, MD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
29 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.89

Bedside Manner

4.92

Explanation

4.89

Top feedback

“I found Dr Maiden calm, understanding and sensible. He explained the issues clearly and was reassuring about the diagnosis without underplaying the implications of the tests. “
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Subspecialties

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • General (Internal) Medicine
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4024545
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital

    Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, TN2 4UL
    46 reviews

    About

    Dr Laurence Maiden is Chief of Medicine and Emergency Care and a senior consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He is one of two accredited consultant colonoscopists for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Tunbridge Wells. He specialises in endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, enteroscopy of the small bowel and interventional endoscopy (polyp removal).

    Dr Maiden has been a consultant at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital since December 2008, developing pathways for the management of patients requiring specialised feeding as lead for Nutrition. He also oversaw the management of all patients with intestinal failure requiring intravenous, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) or ‘artificial feeding’.

    He then took on the lead for endoscopy, overseeing the Joint Advisory Group accreditation of the endoscopy units at both Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone hospitals. This led to his tenure as Lead Physician at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in 2011 before being appointed to Clinical Director for Specialist Medicine and Elderly Care.

    He has been Chief of Medicine and Emergency Care since 2018 and oversee 3 directorates, more than 60 consultants, 150 junior doctors and 300 nurses in the Division.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Enteroscopy 
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Liver Disease

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Enteroscopy
    • Parenteral Nutrition
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Gastritis
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Liver Disease
    • Oesophagitis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Swollen Stomach
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    Education

    Qualifications

    BSc London 1990

    MB BS London 1993

    MD London 2008

    FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2010

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    Reviews

    4.9 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.89
    Bedside Manner
    4.92
    Explanation
    4.89
    Colonoscopy
    15/38
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    9/38
    Gastroscopy
    4/38
    Acid Reflux
    3/38
    Capsule Endoscopy
    3/38
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    2/38
    Bloating
    1/38
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/38
    Coeliac Disease
    1/38
    Constipation
    1/38
    Crohn’s Disease
    1/38
    Gastritis
    1/38
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    1/38
    Gastroenterology
    1/38
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    1/38
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Dr Maiden calm, understanding and sensible. He explained the issues clearly and was reassuring about the diagnosis without underplaying the implications of the tests.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I felt looked after from the start of treatment to the end. Will use Mr Maiden again if my issues recur.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent consultation
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Understanding and helpful.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Maiden was very professional throughout my dealings with him, and explained very clearly the results of my endoscopy. And if I had any concerns, he would put my mind at rest, which would stop me feeling anxious.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very patient and understanding, fitting me in quickly and taking time to explain the procedure and listen to my concerns. For what was quite an intrusive procedure, could not have been made to feel more at ease by both Mr Maiden and his team.
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    Overall Experience
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Unfortunately the Doctify meeting didn't work for me so all of our consultations were by phone. I would have preferred to see him on a video call where in person meetings were not possible. Certainly in hospital, face to face, Dr Maiden was very professional and extremely informative.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Clear and concise communication. Responsive and empathetic
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Extremely pleased with overall experience from Dr Maiden. Found him very friendly, explained everything clearly and would certainly recommend him to others
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Professional and a great bed side manner. Always happy to see me if The need arises.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Is a colleague

    "Dr Laurence Maiden is a much respected colleague. As well as an expert Gastroenterologist with a charismatic style , he is also currently Chief of Service for Emergency / Specialist Medicine at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS Trust. I would have no hesitation in referring patients to him as I know they would receive the very best standard of care, "

    18-12-2020

    Recommended for:
    Heart Burn, Bloating, Acid Reflux
    , Dyspepsia (Indigestion), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach), Functional Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Diarrhoea
    Dr Adam Harris
    Dr Adam Harris
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "I have worked with Laurence Maiden for over 20 years. He is an extremely likeable, clever, articulate and hard-working individual. In addition to his experience and knowledge as a consultant gastroenterologist, Laurence has developed particular skills as an endoscopist. He is accreditated to perform screening colonoscopy for the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and able to remove large or "advanced" colonic polyps (using the latest techniques). Furthermore, he is an expert in small intestine capsule endoscopy having been at the forefront of this technology whilst a Research Fellow at Kings College Hospital, London. Indeed, he was awarded a MD by the University of London for his original research on this topic. "

    29-04-2021

    Recommended for:
    Constipation, Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach), Diarrhoea

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