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- Accredited endoscopist
- Accredited endoscopist
Professor Bjarnason takes a wholistic approach to every patient he sees. All attempts are made to minimise the use of invasive diagnostic procedures, unless symptoms demand it. Prof has carried out over 15,000 colonoscopies with 4 perforations.
Professor takes an integrated approach to treatment of IBS, involving dietitians and a Liaison Psychiatrist (when indicated) see: http://sloanecourtclinic.com/cv_RH.php
Areas of interest
Luminal gastroenterology; Colorectal cancer; Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); drug-induced bowel disese; diverticulosis and all aspects of colonic disease; Endoscopic procedures. Specialise in the non-invasive diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease including colorectal cancer (ColoGuard)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor of Digestive Diseases, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS
Published over 250 papers in peer reviewed scientific medical journals, including on IBS, IBD, intestinal permeability and inflamamtion, colorectal cancer, wireless capsule enteroscopy, etc. Have intruduced a number of non-invasive diagnostic tests and discovered a few new diseases, including NSAID-enteropathy which affects millions of people worldwide.
The Outer Hebrides, science fiction, chess and old Icelandic litterature.
Numerous research recognition awards.
English and Icelandic
Courses offered to GPs
New and emerging treatments of IBS, faecal calprotectin for screening for organic intestinal disease and many more
Colonoscopy completion rates consistently over 90%
- Cand Med et chir University of Iceland 1977
- MSc University of London 1987
- MD (PhD equivalent) University of Iceland 1986
- FRCPath Royal College of Pathologists 1999
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow 1999
- DSc University of London 1997
Reference number 2976420
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
Private Practice Coordinator (Simon Roberts): 07814 476 963
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation) - (5-50)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)
IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)
Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)