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Dr Mathis Heydtmann is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the Royal Alexandria Hospital Paisley, BMI Ross Hall Hospital as well as Nuffield Health Glasgow. Mathis specialises in the assessment and management of liver and gastrointestinal conditions including jaundice, abnormal liver tests and treats abdominal pain, diarrhoea as well as constipation.
After qualifying from Düsseldorf University and passing the US medical licensing exam (USMLE) he worked in Switzerland, Manchester and Birmingham and undertook a research attachment in Boston before coming to Glasgow. He obtained an MD in molecular genetics from Düsseldorf University. In Birmingham Mathis worked in the Liver Transplant Unit, obtained his PhD in Liver immunology and worked as a Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham University.
Mathis Heydtmann specialises in the assessment and medical management of gastrointestinal problems, in particular liver disease. He feels that it is important to have sufficient time to listen to the patients concerns and to make a correct diagnosis and plan treatment. Therefore new appointments with him are booked for 30 minutes (if you feel that you need more time please inform the booking staff). This helps making the right diagnosis and finding the right treatment to suit the patient. He has good links with other specialists who might need to be involved in patients' care including Surgeons, Dieticians, Addiction Specialists and Paediatric Gastroenterologists.
Mathis' maintains a keen interest in academic medicine through advancing medical knowledge in his field, through quality improvement and teaching. Research work includes epidemiology, health economics and treatment of chronic liver disease, in particular alcoholic liver disease. He is a Scottish Quality Improvement Fellow (cohort 9) and aims to improve in particular liver services in Scotland.
Areas of interest
Assessing and caring for patients with all aspects of liver disease (alcoholic, viral, genetic and autoimmune liver disease), liver failure, hepatitis and general gastroenterology patients including investigation of iron deficiency anaemia, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy as well as investigation of abdominal pain.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist at the Royal Alexandria Hospital Paisley.
I am also an Appraiser at Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Appraisal Lead for the Clyde sector,
a Specialty Advisor for Consultant appointments in Gastroenterology in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a specialist adviser to the SPSO and the specialty adviser for liver disease to the CMO of Scotland.
Research work includes epidemiology, health economics, Quality Improvement and treatment of chronic liver disease, in particular alcoholic liver disease.
All liver disease; investigation of abnormal liver tests, viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, hepatiobiliary disease, anaemia; rectal bleeding, bowel cancer screening,
dyspepsia (indigestion); investigation of abdominal pain, Bowel disease including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); investigation of iron deficiency anaemia, Crohn's disease; Ulcerative Colitis
coeliac disease (gluten sensitive enteropathy)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Native or bilingual
- French - Conversational
- Italian - Conversational
Courses offered to GPs
I have given a number of talks on different aspects of liver disease (investigation of abnormal liver biochemistry, viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, drug induced liver injury, fatty liver, IBS, special diets including low FODMAP diet...), improvement in healthcare, medical complaints and communication to GPs and other medical colleagues and I am happy to further talk on any aspect of liver disease or general Gastroenterology as required.
Colonoscopy caecal Intubation rate consistently over 95 % over years with also very high terminal ileum intubation rates and very low complication rates.
- MD Düsseldorf University 1996
- PhD Birmingham University 2005
- Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship NHS Education Scotland 2016
Reference number 4370992
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Secretary of The Socttish Society of Gastroenterologists Socttish Society of Gastroenterologists 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist and General Physician, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Association of the Study of the Liver
European Association of the Study of the Liver
American Association of the Study of Liver Disease
JAG accreditation as colonoscopist and colonoscopy trainer
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow (and national and international membership (PACES) examiner)
Scottish Society of Gastroenterology (Secretary)
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problem (SHAAP)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Please contact myself on my mobile for example via the hospital.
I am also happy to be contacted for consultations via telephone or videoconferencing - please note that insurances usually don't pay for teleconsultations via telephone, FaceTime or Skype.