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- Inflammatory bowel disease
I am an experienced Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and endoscopist, my practice focus is to develop state of the art diagnosis & therapies for liver and gut structural/ functional disorders. I have close network relationships with units providing tertiary care avoiding delays for patients and locally have a dedicated team of dietician, hypnotherapist, psychologist, radiologist and surgeons as part of a patient focussed MDT. I am Head of Research in North Bristol, have been in post for 19 years and have as specialty lead overseen a rapid expansion in services and personnel. Recent services developed include wireless capsule assessment for reflux (BRAVO), investigation of throat symptoms of reflux with catheter probe (RESTECH) and where appropriate endoscopic treatment of reflux with radiofrequency therapy (STRETTA). In liver disease I introduced non invasive testing of the liver with Fibroscan ten years ago, a spoke transplant clinic with Kings liver unit in Bristol and weekly videoconferencing with them, Critical flicker measurements for toxaemia in liver disease. I treat patients with biliary and pancreatic disorders with endoscopy and biliary manometry. I lead this service and receive referrals from around the UK being one of 4 such units to provide this service. All developments follow best published evidence and are often hard to access elsewhere yet provide a simpler, faster and more effective outcome for patients I see with gut and liver disease.
Areas of interest
Gastroenterology including reflux disorders (wireless pH, pharyngeal pH and endoscopic surgery, (STRETTA). Functional gastrointestinal illnesses (IBS); Hepatology including screening with fibroscan and alcohol disorders, liver transplantation; Gall bladder, bile duct and Pancreatic disorders and endoscopic therapies (ERCP, biliary manometry); Bowel diseases including inflammatory (IBD), malabsrption and coeliac disease; Endoscopy -all advanced therapeutic upper and lower GI.
- Sally Alden
- Southmead Hospital Bristol Southmead Road Westbury-on-Trym BRISTOL BS10 5NB
- 0117 414 6349
- 07905 527406
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Specialty Lead in Gastroenterology.
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, 2010-2017
Consultant at North Bristol NHS Trust.
Non invasive prediction of liver disease
Treatments in irritable bowel syndrome.
Patient safety in advanced endoscopic techniques
New diagnostic techniques to diagnose pancreatico-biliary disease earlier.
At some point I shall retire so I have tried to maintain non medical interests. I have two road race bikes and for 20 years have in cycle sportives in Europe, progressively moving to the back of the peleton! I restore my old house with architectural antiques and turn my garden into a piece of Tuscany. My day begins with my 11 year old daughter jumping on my chest at 0530 and later trying to teach my 13 year old son how to catch a cricket ball and not use his xbox.
I have progressed through the NHS dscretionary Awards system, successful in all bi-annual applications made.
MD thesis on the subject of the pathophysiology of coeliac disease, Univ of London 1995
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians 2001
American Digestive Disease Foundation award for research submission 2007.
English, Polish (conversant)
Courses offered to GPs
Advances in the treatment of Dyspepsia and reflux
How to screen and manage Fatty liver in the asymptomatic population.
The management of complications of advanced liver disease
Colonoscopy (private and NHS)- last 12 months
Apr 2027 to present;; 196
Completion rate; 94% Ileal intubation where necessary 90% Serious complications; 0 Comfort scores; No pain or mild discomfort;; 96%; Adenoma detection rate: 16%.
Upper GI endoscopy: 166, Completion 99%
Oesophageal stent placement: 17
Balloon dilatation for Achalasia: 2
Duodenal stent placement 8
ERCP: 331; Completion 93%
Biliary Manometry; 28
STRETTA for reflux disease; 11 One year follow up: Reflux symptoms resolved in all patients.
- MBBS St George's Hospital, London 1988
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2001
- MD University of London 1995
- Research Fellow-GI St Thomas's Hospital, London 1991
- Senior Registrar-Liver/GI Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital 1994
- Honorary Consultant Liver/GI King's College Hospital, London 1998
Reference number 3194704
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- FRCP London 2001
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General Medicine, 1998
- Spire Bristol Hospital
- 15:00 - 20:00
- 0117 340 3815
- Spire Bristol Hospital
- 15:00 - 20:00
- 0117 340 3815
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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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)
Catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (e.g. bravo) - (5-50)
Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)
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