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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Originally from Derbyshire I began my medical training in 1993 at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital graduating in 1999.
After gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2004 I began training in gastroenterology as an SpR. During this time, I developed a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). My principle research interest is the diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It is in recognition of my research in this field that I was awarded a research doctorate (MD(res) by Kings College London in 2014. I continue to have an active research and clinical interest in the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) such as IBS and the use of probiotics and dietary manipulation to manage these conditions.
In 2012 I relocated to Kent and took up my NHS Consultant Post at Darent Valley Hospital. I have held a variety of leadership posts including Lead for Gastroenterology and Clinical Director for Adult Medicine. In 2013 I accredited as a bowel Cancer screening Colonoscopist with the National Bowel Cancer Screening programme and continue to offer screening colonoscopy in my NHS practice as part of the national screening programme. In 2018 I reduced by Managerial responsibilities and took a career break to start my family. Having returned to work, I know hold the post of Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Clinical Safety Officer (CSO) for my NHS organisation. In this role I am responsible for and committed to ensuring the safe development, introduction and integration of IT systems to support the delivery of safe and effective patient care.
I undertake my private practice in the KIMS Hospital, (near Maidstone and very close to junction 7 of the M20) I choose to work with the KIMS team because of the quality of the facilities they have to offer and their commitment to providing high quality, safe and effective, patient care, and a first class patient experience.
My aim is to offer a high-quality private gastroenterology services to the people of Kent and the surrounding areas. I am especially proud to practice with a relaxed and approachable clinical style whilst maintaining high clinical standards and up to date clinical skills and practice. I only work with other experienced health professionals who share this ideology to ensure that together we are offering a holistic, patient centred, and sensitive care tailored to your individual need.
All aspects of your investigation and treatment plan will be are delivered by an experienced consultant guaranteeing both continuity and quality of care.
I offer a full diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic service. I am an accredited colon cancer screening colonoscopist as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP)
Areas of interest
All areas of Gastroenterology including:
Dyspepsia; Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD); general hepatology; functional disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis).
I have a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of IBS and have an ongoing academic and research interest in this field. I have particular interest in use of dietary manipulation and probiotics in the treatment of IBS.
I also have an interest in inflammatory bowel disease and offer a full diagnostic and therapeutic service including the use of immunomodulation and biologic therapies.
I offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including upper (OGD) and lower (colonoscopy) endoscopic procedures. I am accredited with the National Bowel Cancer Screening programme to undertake screening colonoscopy.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Darent Valley Hospital
Irritable bowel syndrome
I play piano and when time allows I enjoy singing with my hospital Choir.
I enjoy Musical theatre and the Opera.
I am a keen Skier
In 2014 I was nominated for the NHS Emerging leader of the year award.
In 2016 I won the Dartford and Gravehsam Leadership Award.
Serious upper gastrointestinal complications of NSAIDs and COX-2 selective agents.
Sisson G, Bjarnason I, Immunopharmacology; 2011 May
Adverse effects of drugs on small intestine and colon.
Zeino Z, Sisson G, Bjarnason I. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 2010 Apr;24(2):133-41 (review)
Drug induced damage to the small and large intestine (chapter)
Bjarnason I, Zeino Z, Sisson G (Disease of the GUT and Liver. Editor: C Hawkey)
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a guide to diagnosis and management of non-variceal bleeding. BMJ Learning Module. Forgacs I, Sisson G, Loganyagam A
Management of IBS. Update. Sisson G, Forgacs, I
Randomised clinical trial: A liquid multi-strain probiotic vs. placebo in the irritable bowel syndrome – a 12 week double blind study.
Sisson G, Ayis s, Sherwood RA, Bjarnason I Alimentary Pharmacol and Ther. 2014
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to talk GPs on most gastroenterology subjects. I particularly enjoy talking about IBS and IBD
- BSc (clinical anatomy) UMDS (Guy's and St Thomas Hospital) 1996
- MBBS UMDS (Guy's and St Thomas Hospital) 1999
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2004
- MD(res) Kings College London 2014
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2018
- Accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist JAG (Joint Advisory Group) 2014
Reference number 4642246
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dr Guy Sisson, Gastroenterology, General internal medicine (GIM)(second speciality), 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association (BMA)
British Society of Gastrenterology (BSG)
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
- KIMS Hospital, Newnham Court Way Weavering...
- 08:30 - 11:30
- 01622 237500
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.
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Dr Guy Sisson
mobile: 07958 342353