Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital features in local Cambridge Evening News

19 July 2013

In the Cambridge Evening News today, Dr Stephen Middleton features discussing the new SmartPill service at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.

About the SmartPill

The innovative SmartPill is a new outpatient diagnostic service, designed to record and evaluate gastric emptying time, small bowel transit time, colonic transit time, combined small and large bowel transit time and whole gut transit time. The SmartPill will also enable Dr Middleton to monitor the motility, pressure waves, temperature and PH (acidity) of your gastrointestinal tract.


The data collected from the SmartPill will assist Dr Middleton’s diagnosis and evaluation of functional disorders including IBS, gastroparesis (a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents) and chronic constipation. Once diagnosis is made Dr Middleton will then decide on your most appropriate course of treatment.


Click here to read more on the SmartPill at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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  • To make an appointment with Dr Middleton please call 01767 677810
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About Dr Middleton

Dr Middleton qualified in 1984, trained in London and Cambridge and has nearly 20 years of research and clinical practice in Cambridge. He has been a consultant physician at Addenbrooke's Cambridge for over 10 years and lecturer for the University of Cambridge. 

He is the lead physician for dyspepsia and dysphagia and director of the gastrointestinal motility service and irritable bowel syndrome service. 

He has a particular interest in nutritional therapy for Crohn's disease and extensive research and clinical experience in inflammatory bowel disease. He also has a major interest in nutritional treatment of irritable bowel disease. Click here to read more

Gastroenterology at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital


Our Consultant Gastroenterologists are able to diagnose the signs and symptoms of digestive diseases and perform all the appropriate diagnostic tests. Click here to read more

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