Dr Maxton Pitcher

Dr Maxton Pitcher

MA (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), MD (Cantab), FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by 2 specialists
34 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.91

Bedside Manner

4.93

Explanation

4.9

Top feedback

“This is my third Colonoscopy with Dr Pitcher at the One Welbeck Centre. I am thoroughly impressed and satisfied with the whole process end to end. Dr Pitcher is a highly intelligent and trusted professional who takes the utmost care and provides a thoughtful approach to his work. I am at ease, comfort and feel most re-assured with Dr Pitchers guidance, treatment plan and educated judgement. The team at OneWelbeck are also thoroughly supportive, patient, and of course provide the best level of care I have recieved here. This is a center of excellence supported by Dr Pitcher. “
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Subspecialties

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • 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

  • Royal College of Physicians: 046379
  • General Medical Council: 3284212
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £210

    Practices worked at

    The Clementine Churchill Hospital

    Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX
    794 reviews

    OneWelbeck Digestive Health

    1 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G0AR
    20 reviews

    Trustplus Northwick Park Hospital

    Watford Road, Harrow, United Kingdom, HA1 3UJ
    18 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    17:30 - 19:30
    Tue
    13:00 - 20:00 | 08:00 - 12:00
    Wed
    14:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    12:00 - 13:00
    Fri
    14:30 - 18:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Maxton Pitcher is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist and sees private patients at BMI The Clementine Hospital and also at OneWelbeck Digestive Health. His NHS base is at the internationally-respected St Mark’s Hospital, a specialist centre for digestive diseases at Northwick Park in Harrow. He is renowned for being a highly-experienced diagnostician and for his specialist expertise in therapeutic upper GI endoscopy and ERCP. He has a clinical research interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and general Gastroenterology interests including undiagnosed abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eosinophilic oesophagitis. He is available for face-to-face consultations and welcomes referrals for a second opinion in difficult cases. Telephone and video consultations are also available and can be booked via his private secretary, Melinda Ziff. A bespoke service is available upon request.

    Dr Pitcher trained in Medical Sciences at the University of Cambridge and later qualified from the University of Oxford in 1988. He completed a Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Cambridge in 1996. He was elected as Chairman of Medicine at St Mark’s by his colleagues in 2007 and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital in 2010.

    Maxton is an accomplished classical violinist and Concertmaster of the European Doctors Orchestra. He has featured on the Sky News Kay Burley Show and his musical videos of live performance to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic have been seen by hundreds of thousands on-line all over the world. He is also a keen golfer, SCUBA diver and occasional horse rider.

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Gastroscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • ERCP Procedure
    • FibroScan
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Bloating
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Acid Reflux
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea
    • Heart Burn
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Achalasia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Cholestasis
    • Cirrhosis
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Jaundice
    • LPR Reflux
    • Liver Disease
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Swollen Stomach
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    Education

    • St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge: MA, MD
    • Magdalen College, University of Oxford: BM BCh
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London: FRCP
    • British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
    • European Crohn's and Colitis Oragnisation (ECCO)
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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.91
    Bedside Manner
    4.93
    Explanation
    4.9
    Colonoscopy
    34/131
    Endoscopy (OGD)
    33/131
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    32/131
    Crohn’s Disease
    19/131
    Gastroenterology
    12/131
    Bloating
    11/131
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    5/131
    Rectal Bleeding
    5/131
    Acid Reflux
    4/131
    Colorectal Cancer
    3/131
    Gastroscopy
    3/131
    Pelvic Pain
    3/131
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    3/131
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    2/131
    Coeliac Disease
    2/131
    Constipation
    2/131
    Diarrhoea
    2/131
    Heart Burn
    2/131
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    2/131
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
    2/131
    Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    2/131
    Achalasia
    1/131
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    Sort by:
    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    This is my third Colonoscopy with Dr Pitcher at the One Welbeck Centre. I am thoroughly impressed and satisfied with the whole process end to end. Dr Pitcher is a highly intelligent and trusted professional who takes the utmost care and provides a thoughtful approach to his work. I am at ease, comfort and feel most re-assured with Dr Pitchers guidance, treatment plan and educated judgement. The team at OneWelbeck are also thoroughly supportive, patient, and of course provide the best level of care I have recieved here. This is a center of excellence supported by Dr Pitcher.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Friendly and personable and always professional.
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    Dr Pitcher a most charming, friendly and professional doctor
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Pitcher after looking over my history and symptoms was quick to identify what the route cause was, while he did do test to rule out and put my kind at ease. He started me on a course and provided guidance I needed to recover quickly. By the second visit his analysis and suspension was validated by the test. Put me on short course of medication and gave lifestyle change recommendations, which has resulted a really good outcome for me.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very kind, caring and patient as well as knowledgeable.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Really lovely man. Very understanding and reassuring. I have 100% confidence in him and would very highly recommend him to anyone. Very kind and very understanding and took time to explain procedures and results in a sensitive and reassuring way.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Has been very helpful
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent. Friendly, informative and helpful. Always very polite and caring. Always puts me at ease and makes me feel better.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Super. An exceptional man with an enormous amount of patience, a sense of humour - Very knowledgeable and caring. A gentleman who is at the top of his profession and has been for many, many years He should never be allowed to retire - He is a one off A gentleman
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Pitcher has treated me with kindness,always speaks to me clearly and concisely,he makes sure I know what is going to happen next,and always asks me if I have anything I want to ask him,he is the most thorough consultant I have been lucky enough to be treated by,
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Roy Farrell
    Mr Roy Farrell
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    Is a colleague

    "I have known Max for over 20 years, he is my go to gastroenterologist especially for the challenging and difficult situations I strongly recommend him for your gut problems"

    31-10-2022

    Recommended for:
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), Nausea and Vomiting
    Mr Alistair Angus Peyre Slesser
    Mr Alistair Angus Peyre Slesser
    General Surgery
    I have referred patients to them

    "Dr Maxton Pitcher is an expert gastroenterologist and a trusted colleague whom I hold in high regard. I have known Dr Pitcher for a longtime. I had the pleasure of working with him at St Mark’s where I was able to see what a skilled endoscopist he is. I also value his opinion immensely on all gastroenterology matters. I regularly refer patients to him. I would not hesitate to recommend him to both patients and friends who require an expert gastroenterology opinion. "

    31-10-2022

    Recommended for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain

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