Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Welcome to the Gastroenterology and Hepatology landing page!

Gastroenterology is where the digestive system and its disorders are diagnosed, studied and treated. Hepatology incorporates the study of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas, as well as the management of their disorders. Our services are also closely related to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service.

Find out more about these services below!

Our Department is partnered with DrDoctor to make it easier for you to manage your Gastroenterology outpatient appointment.


Who is the Hepatology service for?

The Hepatology service aims to provide patients with information and support, while providing prompt access to specialist advice, care and treatment.

Our Hepatology team see patients in a wide area based from Peterborough hospital; as far as St. Neots, and up as far as South Lincolnshire. You can be referred to our service by your GP or by a specialist service such as a Drug and Alcohol service.

Patients, with all types of liver disease, are referred to us for assessment and management of their condition.

Our Team

The Hepatology team is made up of members from various specialist backgrounds. We work together to deliver the best possible care for our patients.

About Our Services

Our Specialist team treats diseases such as:

  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Non-Alcohol related liver disease
  • Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • Haemochromatosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Inherited liver diseases
  • Alcohol Related Liver Disease

The Hepatology Consultants, doctors and Specialist Nurses work closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team to manage patients. They:    

  • Review patients in clinic and ward settings to assess disease activity and response to medications, prescribe, change treatment where necessary and provide ongoing support and advice,
  • Conduct Fibroscans,
  • Provide advice over the phone or by email, to patients and colleagues,
  • Assess, monitor and support patients receiving treatment,
  • Refer to and liaise with other healthcare professionals as required,
  • Provide education and training for other healthcare professionals,
  • Recognise the psychological effects of Liver Disease, signposting you to wellbeing services if required,
  • Provide a link between hospital and community service,
  • Run outreach clinics to other services


About Our Service

Our Gastroenterologists perform gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy, both diagnostic and therapeutic, including stent insertion and polypectomy. Our Consultants have special interests in endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition support and liver disease.

We investigate and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions. We liaise closely with our upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgical colleagues in the investigation and care of our patients.

Conditions Treated

  • Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Coeliac disease
  • Dyspepsia and reflux disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel disease
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy including ERCP
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cirrhosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome