Dr Dennis Freshwater

Dr Dennis Freshwater

Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist


"I enjoy working at Spire Little Aston as the team are very patient-focused, putting the patient at the heart of their work and working hard to facilitate a pleasant experience for my patients."

Specialises in

  • Bowel disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Liver disease

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I have been a Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist for over 11 years and I am an expert in all aspects of liver disease, working at one of only seven liver transplant units in the UK. I also have extensive experience with bowel disease.

I specialise in liver disease, with specific interests in alcohol-related liver disease, viral hepatitis, liver failure and liver transplantation. I carry out upper GI endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and ERCP (examination of the bile and pancreatic ducts).

I carry out approximately 300 upper GI endoscopy, I also carry out approximately 100 ERCP per year.

In addition to my clinical work, I am proud to be an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

I have formed the Birmingham Liver Clinic with colleagues from the Liver Unit in Birmingham, to provide the best in care for private patients with liver disease.


General Medical Council Number: C3586859

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Dennis Freshwater at Spire include:



Other treatments


  • Endoscopy - upper and lower GI
  • ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  • Interventional endoscopy
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Rectal bleeding


  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disease

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

MB BS / University College London / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / University of Birmingham / 2007
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology

British Association for the Study of Liver Disease

British Viral Hepatitis Group

European Association for the Study of the Liver

Professional leadership

I am the service lead for alcohol related liver disease and also haemochromatosis at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Consultant Hepatologist Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham.

I enjoy sailing, clay pigeon shooting and motorcycles. However, my happiest times are spending time with my wife and two sons.

Telephone 0121 580 7119
Website https://www.birminghamgutandliverclinic.co.uk/
Private secretary Keely Thomas
Private secretary telephone 07852 901405
Private secretary email Keely.Thomas1@nhs.net