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- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Accredited endoscopist
Dr Alan Desmond treats patients with a broad range of recent-onset and longstanding problems affecting their stomach and bowel. He has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), heartburn, reflux oesophagitis, Barrett’s oesophagus and patients with irritable bowel syndrome and other functional disorders of the gastro-intestinal tract. Alan works in close collaboration with clinical dieticians who have specific expertise in the dietary management of gastro-intestinal disorders. Alan performs gastroscopies and colonoscopies on-site at Mount Stuart Hospital and works to ensure that waiting times for these important tests are kept as short as possible.
Areas of interest
OGD, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, GORD, Barrett's oesophagus, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, IBS, fuctional gastro-intestinal disorders.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Upper GI Multidisciplinary Team Lead, Torbay Hospital, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Alan has a strong track record in clinical research and has published several influential papers on medical imaging in chronic gastro-intestinal disorders. During his time at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre in Ireland, he collaborated on several research papers in the fields of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. You can learn more about his academic research at http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alan_Desmond/publications
You can review a full list of Alan's Academic Research at http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alan_Desmond/publications
Courses offered to GPs
Alan is a regular contributor to GP educational sessions in the Torbay area and has recently spoken on early diagnosis of upper gastro-intestinal malignancies, management of patients with Barrett's oesophagus and up-to-date management of patients with dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
- MB, BCh, BAO (Hons) University College Cork, Ireland 2001
- BMedSc University College Cork, Ireland 2001
- MRCPI Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2004
Reference number 7076413
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology & General Internal Medicine, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology and Associate Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
- Mount Stuart Hospital, TQ1 4UP
- 13:30 - 19:00
- 01803 321612
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
Dr Alan Desmond, via the switchboard operator at Torbay Hospital (phone 01803-614567)