Consultant Profile

Dr Barrie J Rathbone

Dr Barrie J Rathbone MD FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Motility disorder
Research interests:
Helicobacter pylori. Quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease. Chairman of a Data Monitoring and Safety Committee for gastroenterological studies.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Member of the British Society of Gasteroenterology
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Anne Smith
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3660
Private secretary email address:
Monday mornings, Tuesday evenings, monthly Saturday clinic
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a luminal gastroenterologist dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of upper, mid and lower gut disorders.  My practice at Spire Hospital is designed to allow patients adequate opportunity to fully explore their problem.  We have excellent diagnostic facilities with expert gastrointestinal radiologists and pathologists.  Our endoscopy equipment is up to date and allows me to perform endoscopy or colonoscopy on appropriate patients with or without sedation or even with a general anaesthetic.

My initial medical degree was from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London.  The majority of my gastroenterology training was carried out in Leeds at both The General Infirmary, and the University Department of Medicine at St James's University Hospital where I also carried out three years research in gastroenterology and was awarded my Doctorate of Medicine.

I was appointed to The Leicester Royal Infirmary in 1990 and have worked in The University Hospitals of Leicester ever since.  As well as gastroenterology I have been clinical director of medicine and the Royal College of Physicians Regional Adviser.  In addition to my general gastroenterology I have specialist clinics for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease), coeliac disease and adolescent (young adult) gastroenterology. I also do clinics and endoscopies at Hinckley and District Hospital and am the visiting gastroenterologist for Gibraltar.

Personal profile:

I enjoy travelling to out of the way exotic places, combining my interests in wild life, photography and art.  I am a big Leicester Tigers supporter and enjoy family days out at Welford Road.

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Dr Barrie J Rathbone

Dr Barrie  J Rathbone Gastroenterology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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