Consultant Profile

Dr Mark Scott

Dr Mark Scott PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
  • Gastro-intestinal
    Special clinical interests:

    GI Physiological Investigations (Colorectal Disorders)

    • High-resolution anorectal manometry
    • Assessment of rectal sensation
    • Endo-anal ultrasound
    • Pudendal nerve function testing
    • GI / colonic transit studies
    • Evacuation proctography

    Special clinical interests:

    • Physiological investigation of functional gastrointestinal disorders
    • Chronic constipation
    • Faecal incontinence
    Research interests:
    • Neurogastroenterology and the physiological investigation of gastrointestinal sensorimotor function, both in health and disease
    • The clinical impact of visceral hyposensitivity
    • Assessment of colonic motor functions
    • Diagnostic device development for gastrointestinal function testing
    • Evaluation of novel therapies
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Contact Details 
    Ad hoc
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mark Scott was awarded a PhD in Physiology / Medicine from the University of London in 1998. He has over 20 years’ experience, both clinical and academic, related to the physiological investigation of functional (primarily lower) gastrointestinal disorders, and is Director of the long-established GI (Colorectal) Physiology Unit at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Unit is internationally renowned, and provides a clinical service to more than 1,200 patients per year, which supplies the resources for aligned research. Mark also provides diagnostic services through the Functional Gut Clinic, based in central London.

    He is author of 115 peer-reviewed publications and 9 book chapters, and has recently edited 2 journal supplements dedicated to the subject of constipation. His research interests are focussed on the pathophysiology and treatment of functional colorectal disorders. Principal areas of interest are: pioneering work on visceral hyposensitivity; assessment of colonic motor function; the development of novel investigative technologies; and the evaluation of novel therapies for both constipation and incontinence.

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    Dr Mark Scott

    Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent- Dr Mark Scott

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