Dr Ken Trimble

Dr Ken Trimble

Consultant Gastroenterologist

MB BCh, BAO, MD, FRCP (Edin)

Specialises in

  • Oesophageal disease
  • Upper gastrointestinal disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Investigation of iron-deficiency anaemia

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

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

I work in Spire Shawfair Park's endoscopy suite which holds JAG accreditation.

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


General Medical Council Number: C3576687

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ken Trimble at Spire include:


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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
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. I 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. I perform oesophageal manometry and ambulatory ph monitoring to investigate oesophageal disease.

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

British Society of Gastroenterology

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