Consultant Profile

Dr David Nylander

Dr David Nylander MB BS, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
Special clinical interests:

Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Inflammatory bowel disease
Hepatobiliary disease
Small Bowel Disease

Research interests:

Gastrointestinal endoscopy
Bowel cancer (including screening)

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts (based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary)
Clinical Director, North of Tyne Bowel Cancer Screening Centres
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Regional Specialty Adviser to  Royal College of Physicians
Regional representative on Clinical Standards committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology

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

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and London
British Society of Gastroenterology

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0191 418 8636
Private secretary:
Private secretary telephone number:
0191 4151272 Ext: 2324
Private secretary fax:
0191 4176573
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Nylander graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1988. He did my specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology in the Northern Regional training programme.

His specialist interests are therapeutic endoscopy -  he performs most therapeutic endoscopy procedures in the upper and lower GI tract to an expert level. Further endoscopy expertise includes:

  • Small bowel double balloon enteroscopy
  •  Accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist
  • Endoscopic treatment of premalignant conditions in the oesophagus (including in Barrett’s)

He is the the Regional Training Program Director in Gastroenterology and is responsible for the organisation of ERCP training in the region. He has recently gained more experience in the endoscopic aspects of obesity management.

Personal profile:

Dr Nylander is married with a son and daughter and spends most of his ‘leisure’ time taxiing his kids from training sessions and sporting events, recovering from the weekly effects of playing over forties football and manipulating the ‘poor’ photographs that he had previously spent a lot of time taking.

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Dr David Nylander

Dr David Nylander Gastroenterology Consultant, Washington, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, private hospital specialist.

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