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Dr Chris Henry Fraser MB ChB MD FRCP is a consultant gastroenterologist and qualified from Edinburgh University in 1992 with training in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Manchester and London. He achieved MRCP in 1996 and was awarded an MD in 2004 for studies of the neurophysiologic control of swallowing. He became FRCP in 2009. He undertook the 1st advanced endoscopy fellowship at The Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark's Hospital in 2003 prior to his consultant appointment there in 2004. After 10 years at St Mark's, he is now consultant gastroenterologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He sees private patients in Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow.
Dr Fraser was a nationally accredited NHS bowel cancer screening specialist in colonoscopy while at St Mark's and successfully led the hospital's bid to become one of the first BCS centres in England for the National BCSP in 2006. He continues to perform bowel cancer screening colonoscopy in Scotland. He was the clinical lead of the St Mark's small bowel and obscure GI bleeding service and is a faculty member of the European Capsule Endoscopy Training Course and UK Small Bowel Endoscopy Users’ Group.
Dr Fraser consults and/or performs endoscopy at The Spire Murrayfield and Shawfair Park Hospitals and The Edinburgh Clinic in Edinburgh, The BMI Kings Park Hospital in Stirling and the BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.
Areas of interest
Acid reflux and laryngopharyngeal reflux; refractory or atypical reflux symptoms; dyspepsia; swallowing difficulty; iron deficiency anaemia; gastrointestinal and rectal bleeding; small bowel disease including Crohn's disease, coeliac disease, other malabsorbtion problems; constipation; diarrhoea; bloating and abdominal pain; burping and flatulence; evacuatory problems; bowel dysfunction relating to hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome; food intolerance and sensitivity; bacterial overgrowth; inflammatory bowel disease; bowel cancer screening and removal of bowel polyps to prevent bowel cancer; endoscopy (gastroscopy including transnasal endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, the Stretta endoscopic antireflux procedure, the Elipse gastric balloon for weight loss)
- Video and telephone consultations
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Alistair Lee Fee Assured
- Dr Craig Beattie Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Clinical and research interests include gastro-oesophageal (acid) reflux disease, weight loss, bowel cancer screening, therapeutic colonoscopy, minimally invasive procedures and the investigation, diagnosis, therapy and management of small bowel disorders.
Dysphagia Research Society Oral Presentation Prize, New Mexico, USA, 2001; The XI. European Symposium on Neurogastroenterology and Motility Young Investigator Award, Tubingen, Germany, 2002; Dysphagia Research Society Oral Presentation Prize, Miami, USA, 2002; KeyMed Travel Grant for British Trainees in Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease Centre, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 2004; Functional Brain Group Young Investigator Award, Chicago, USA, 2005
Multiple publications (including NEJM, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Endoscopy) relating to capsule endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy and colonoscopy. Developed the St Mark’s Capsule Endoscopy Training DVD - one of the first of its kind. Presentations at national and international conferences as speaker, demonstrator of live endoscopy, invited chair/co-chair. Organiser of several national and European symposia and masterclasses relating to small bowel endoscopy.
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Fraser has given GP talks on constipation, IBS, acid reflux and bowel cancer screening and is happy to visit on request.
- MB ChB Edinburgh Medical School 1992
- MD Manchester University 2004
- FRCP RCP (UK) 2009
- Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship St Mark's Hospital 2003
Reference number 3682580
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology, 2004
- General Medicine, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Faculty member, 1st International Colon Capsule Expert Meeting (2011); faculty member, International Conference on Capsule Endoscopy (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011); European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2007-2011); American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2005-2012); faculty member, UK Capsule Endoscopy Users Group (2010 - to date); faculty member, European Capsule Endoscopy Training School (2006 - to date); British Society of Gastroenterology (2009 - 2014)
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital
- 08:00 - 15:30
- 0131 341 4555
- Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
- 09:30 - 16:30
- 0131 341 4555
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
Miss Hannah Brazil
(Dr Fraser's secretary)
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: drcfraser