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Gastroenterology

The gastroenterology service operates from four hospital sites: University Hospital of North Durham,  Darlington Memorial Hospital, Bishop Auckland Hospital and Shotley Bridge Hospital, providing a comprehensive range of services for the population of County Durham and Darlington.

Inpatient treatment facilities are based at University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital.

In addition to 'general' gastroenterology particular interests include:

  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • nutrition liver disease (viral alcoholic autoimmune and metabolic)
  • biliary disease
  • coeliac disease
  • interventional endoscopy
  • functional bowel disorder.

There are regular multidisciplinary meetings supporting diagnosis and treatment of many gastrointestinal diseases including cancer.

Consultant and nurse specialist staff work closely together in diagnostic procedures treatment and patient support. The department is actively engaged in research teaching and training.

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital