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Dr Laurence Maiden is a friendly and approachable physician who specialises in gastroenterology. He offers a patient-centred approach to investigation and management of abdominal symptoms and can offer prompt access to a wide variety of endoscopic procedures. His particular interests are in small bowel diseases, particularly capsule endoscopy and balloon-assisted enteroscopy as well as advanced colonoscopy and polypectomy, being an accredited colonoscopist on the National Bowel Cancer screening Programme.
Areas of interest
All aspects of gastroenterology
Interventional colonoscopy - accredited for National Bowel Cancer Screening Program;
Capsule endoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy;
Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD);
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS);
Endoscopy - upper GI
Current NHS consultant posts held
Dr Maiden holds the posts of Clinical Director of Medicine and clinical lead for Nutrition in his NHS tenure at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, in Pembury and is a colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Effects on NSAIDs on the small bowel
Probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome
Surgical management of reflux - 'LINX'
Dr Maiden holds 2 clinical excellence awards for his work in the NHS
‘Physical-chemical small bowel injury’
L Maiden, I Bjarnason, S Adler
in ‘Atlas of Video Capsule Endoscopy’ Keuchel et al (Eds) 2006:36-42
‘Adverse reactions and their mechanisms from nimesulide’
I. Bjarnason, F. Bissoli, A. Conforti, L.Maiden, N. Moore, U. Moretti, K. Rainsford, K. Takeuchi, G. Velo in ‘Nimesulide Actions and uses’ Rainsford (Ed) Birkhouser Verlag, Basel 2005:315-415
‘Drug induced damage to the small and large intestines’
L. Maiden, K. Takeuchi, S. Adler, I. Bjarnason
in ‘Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology’ First Ed. Weintstein, Hawkey and Bosch (Eds) Elsevier Mosby 2005: 485-490
‘Genetic aspects of intestinal permeability in inflammatory bowel disease’
K. Takeuchi, L. Maiden, I. Bjarnason.
in ‘Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crosseroads of microbes. Epithelium and immune system. Novartis Foundation Symposium 263’. John Wiley & Sond, Ltd. Chichester 2004: 151-163
Capsule Endoscopic diagnosis of NSAID enteropathy
Jap J Gastroenterol 2009; 44 Suppl 19: 64-71
A Blinded Comparison Of Capsule Endoscopy And Small Bowel Histology In The Evaluation Of Non-responsive Celiac Disease.
L Maiden, T Elliott, S McLaughlin, P Ciclitira
Dig Dis Sci 2009; 54: 1280-3
Selective white cell apheresis reduces relapse rates in patients with IBD at significant risk of clinical relapse.
L Maiden, R Baur, K Takeuchi, J O’Donohue, G Chung Faye, I Forgacs, J Sanderson, I Bjarnason
IBD 2008; 14: 1413-8
Long-term effects of NSAIDs and COX-2 selective agents on the small bowel: a cross-sectional capsule enteroscopy study
L Maiden, B Thjodleifsson, A Seigal, I I Bjarnason, D Scott, S Birgisson, I Bjarnason
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007; 5: 1040-1045
Prevalence and mechanisms of anti-inflammatory drug-induced clinical relapse in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
R Takeuchi, S Smale, P Premchand, L Maiden, R Sherwood, I Bjarnason
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2006; 4: 196-202
Capsule Enteroscopy and Crohn's Disease.
L Maiden, I Bjarnason.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006;4:660
A quantitative analysis of NSAID-induced small bowel pathology.
L Maiden, B Thjordleifsson, A Theodors, J Gonzalez, I Bjarnason
Gastroenterology 2005; 128(5): 1172-1178
COX 2 inhibition and bowel strictures.
Maiden L.P., Bjarnason I.
Gut 2004; 53: 1057-8
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Maiden is happy to meet GPs informally or formally to offer CPD sessions in all aspects of gastroenterology
- BSc London 1990
- MB BS London 1993
- MD London 2008
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2010
Reference number 4024545
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- GMC London 1993
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital, TN2 4UL
- 09:00 - 13:30
- 01892 740624
- Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital Fordcombe Road...
- 13:30 - 18:00
- 01892 740624
- Tunbridge Wells Hospital, TN2 4QJ
- 17:00 - 19:00
- 01892 740624
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.