Professor James East

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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About me

Prof James East is one of Europe’s leading colonoscopists. He works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist, and is an Associate Professor, based at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford. He wrote the chapters on Endoscopy for the 6th Edition of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.

For the last decade he had been the Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at the John Radcliffe and Director of Bowel Cancer Screening Oxfordshire.

He trained in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London, with a research fellowship at St. Mark’s Hospital leading to an MD(Res) from Imperial College. He received the British Society of Gastroenterology’s Hopkins Prize on the basis of this work.

His clinical practice focuses on all aspects of general gastroenterology including heartburn, gastro-oesophageal reflux, nausea and vomiting, swallowing problems, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, anaemia and rectal bleeding. He also has a specialist interest in advanced upper and lower GI endoscopy, as well as bowel cancer screening and is accredited as a colonoscopist by the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

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Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (OGD); heartburn; gastro-oesophageal reflux; Barrett's oesophagus; nausea; vomiting; swallowing problems; abdominal pain; gallstones; stomach ulcers; diarrhoea; constipation; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO); coeliac disease; gluten intolerance; inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); colonoscopy; flexible sigmoidoscopy; colonic polyps; adenomas; serrated polyps; iron deficiency; rectal bleeding; blood in stool; bowel cancer screening; faecal occult blood test (FOBT); faecal immunochemical test (FIT) endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR); family cancer; genetic risk; colorectal cancer; propofol; deep sedation; serrated polyposis syndrome; SPS; Lynch; bloating; eosinophilic oesophagitis;

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