Dr Andrew Claridge: Gastroenterology
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Dr Andrew Claridge

Gastroenterology

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Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Bupa specialist

  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am clinical lead for gastroenterology in Swindon and honorary lecturer at the University of Bristol. I graduated from Manchester in 1999 and undertook training in New Zealand and Australia. I travelled widely as a junior doctor, completing a post graduate degree in expedition medicine with an interest in travelling with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. After settling into specialist training in Wessex I focused on illnesses of the lower gastrointestinal tract and completed a PhD in the role of microRNAs (a type of DNA) in inflammatory Bowel Disease. I am a keen teacher and have a MSc in education. I currently coordinate part of the 5th year medical school syllabus and represent Gastroenterology on the Royal College of Physicians examining board. I believe passionately in self-improvement and encourage patients to understand and manage their own illnesses. I practice in all areas of gastroenterology specifically symptoms relating to the gastrointestinal tract such as disorders of bowel habit, malabsorption and digestion, anaemia and abdominal discomfort.

Areas of interest

Inflammatory Bowel Disease; disorders of bowel habit; malabsorption; anaemia; swallowing difficulties; abdominal discomfort; diagnostic endoscopy; therapeutic endoscopy

Medical secretaries

  • Sarah Hunt
  • Medical Secretary Shalbourne Private Health Care The Brunel Treatment Centre Great Western Hospital Marlborough Road Swindon SN3 6BB
  • 01793 646067
  • 01793 646064
  • chantal.ames1@nhs.net
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • G6500

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

    Great Western Hospital (5-50)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Great Western Hospital (5-50)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Great Western Hospital (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)

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