Dr Richard Pollok

GastroDoc or Pollock

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About me

I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Reader at St George's Hospital and Medical School. I see patients privately at Parkside (53, Parkside SW19 5NX). I am fully registered with the GMC and have specialist certification in Gastroenterology and General internal Medicine.

I trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship gaining my PhD in the field of gut immunity and infection. My current research programme focuses on the causes of inflammatory bowel disease and improving diagnosis.

My clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis, indigestion and heartburn, chronic diarrhoea, gut infections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and family screening for bowel cancer. I am an experienced therapeutic endoscopist and have performed many thousand gastroscopies and colonoscopies

Areas of interest

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);GI infection; Colorectal (bowel) cancer (including family history); Dyspepsia (indigestion); Colonoscopy; Gastroscopy (endoscopy);
problems with change of bowel; problems with acid related symptoms; adolescence and young people with IBD

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)

    Parkside Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

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

    Parkside Hospital (5-50)

  • G6500

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

    Parkside Hospital (5-50)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    Parkside Hospital (5-50)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)

    Parkside Hospital (5-50)

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