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My speciality is Gastroenterology and I see conditions relating to both the upper and lower the gastrointestinal tract. Commonly the symptoms I see include indigestion, heartburn, iron deficiency anaemia, weight loss, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and rectal bleeding. My expertise and training is in endoscopy including gastroscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and colonoscopy and my research and particular interest is in oesophageal cancer and its development.
As a follow on from this I set up Red Dolphin - an organisation to increase awareness of oesophageal conditions amongst the public and professionals alike. Please do visit at www.reddolphin.org and see what it is all about.
I graduated from Bristol University, served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1990-97, and then completed my training and research within Wessex before being appointed to a substantive consultant post in Southampton in 2004. I consult both in the NHS and privately and see referrals from both GPs and consultant colleagues.
Areas of interest
Upper gastro-intestinal disease: indigestion, reflux, Barrett's oesophagus, oesophageal cancer
Endoscopy - diagnostic and therapeutic
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
GI cancer diagnosis
- April Burman
- Spire Southampton Hospital Chalybeate Close SOUTHAMPTON SO16 6UY
- 023 8091 4483
- 023 8076 4311
Anaesthetists worked with
Dr Bernard Stacey has worked with Dr John V Pappachan at the following hospitals:
- Spire Southampton Hospital (1-5)
- Red Dolphin: http://www.reddolphin.org
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
I am married, have one beautiful daughter, and live in the New Forest. Outside medicine, I am a writer of both fiction and poetry - currently working on my fourth book.
I am an avid cricket follower and bowl slow left arm on the occasional outings!
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Native or bilingual
- Medical qualification Bristol University 1990
- Doctor of Medicine Bristol University 2010
Reference number 3455861
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology & General Internal Medicine, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
UK EUS Users Group
- Spire Southampton Hospital, SO16 6UY
- 13:00 - 19:00
- 023 8076 4326
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