Dr John Silcock

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About me

Consultant gastroenterologist since Feb 1996. Outpatient clinics specialising in the investigation and management of altered bowel habit, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, as well as the management of inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and functional bowel problems.
Main area of interest is Endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic) including endoscopy training as well as workforce development and service improvement. I am the clinical lead for County Durham and Darlington Bowel cancer Screening Service.

Areas of interest

Endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy; inflammatory bowel disease; coeliac disease; functional bowel disorders; malabsorption; investigation of abnormal liver function tests; investigation of anaemia.

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Procedures completed

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Spire Washington Hospital (5-50)

  • G6500

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

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5) Nuffield Health Tees Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5) Nuffield Health Tees Hospital (1-5)

  • G8082

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

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (1-5)

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