Dr Alan Watson: Gastroenterology , General (internal) medicine

Dr Alan Watson

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About me

Dr Alan Watson graduated with distinction from Cambridge University and trained in centres of excellence in London, Cambridge and Nottingham before taking up his current post as at Barts Health, Whipps Cross Hospital. He has since been nominated as a 'Barts Health Hero' for his expertise and compassionate approach to patients and colleagues.

Dr Watson is happy to discuss any gastro-intestinal condition and has particular expertise in the investigation and management of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis & Crohn’s disease), acid reflux, intestinal polyps & tumours, dyspepsia (indigestion) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Endoscopy (gastroscopy & colonoscopy) forms a large part of Dr Watson’s practice. He has extensive experience in providing safe and thorough endoscopic examinations with minimal patient discomfort. His experience allows him to perform at an advanced level, using new techniques to treat problems with the endoscope that may previously have required an operation

Areas of interest

Gastrointestinal endoscopy – OGD; Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy;
Endoscopy; Advanced interventional endoscopy;
Irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS );
Colon/Bowel Cancer;
Bowel disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( IBD ); Dyspepsia (indigestion);
Endoscopic procedures;
Acid Reflux; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD);
Weight Problems;
Abdominal Pain;
Rectal bleeding;
Liver Disease;
Abnormal Liver Tests;
Fatty Liver; Hiatus hernia; Swallowing problems; Gastritis; Peptic ulcer disease; Coeliac disease; Malabsorption; Crohn’s disease; Gastrointestinal infections;

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)


  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • G8083

    Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • H2350

    Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of colorectal tumour - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • H2503

    Therapeutic sigmoidoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (1-5)

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