Consultant Profile

Dr Ken Trimble

Dr Ken Trimble MB BCh, BAO, MD, FRCP(Edin)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Motility disorder
Special clinical interests:

Oesophageal disease and upper gastrointestinal disorders, including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and swallowing problems.

Disorders of the gut nervous system including irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia Inflammatory bowel disease.

Investigation of iron-deficiency anaemia.

Dr Trimble performs upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy to investigate a wide variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, including dyspepsia, abdominal pain, weight loss and alteration in bowel function.

Dr Trimble performs oesophageal manometry and ambulatory ph monitoring to investigate oesophageal disease.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
British Society of Gastroenterology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Shawfair: Mon 5pm-8pm. Murrayfield: Tue 5.30pm-6.30pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Trimble qualified in Medicine in Dublin, with specialist training in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has been a Consultant specialist in Gastroenterology since 1995, working initially in Fife and now at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Spire Edinburgh Hospitals.

Dr Trimble has a broad experience in general Gastroenterology and specialist expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy and enteroscopy. He has a subspecialty interest in oesophageal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and other disorders of the gut nervous system, including expertise in oesophageal physiology techniques.

Dr Trimble is a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, and am Professional Lead for Gastroenterology at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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Dr Ken Trimble

Dr Ken Trimble Gastroenterology Consultant, private hospital specialist.

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