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Dr Miles Parkes

Dr Miles Parkes

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist
MA MBBS FRCP DM

"Using the first class facilities at the Cambridge Spire Lea hospital, I provide the full range of endoscopic investigation and management of all conditions relating to the oesophagus, stomach and bowel. The endoscopic da…"

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Miles Parkes at Spire include:

Gastroenterology at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

Other treatments

Inflammatory bowel disease

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge since 2001 and clinical lead for gastroenterology since 2004. I have a particular interest and expertise in diagnostic gastroenterology, including endoscopy and colonoscopy, and management of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). With a caring and friendly manner in the clinic and outside, I undertake all private diagnostic endoscopy / colonoscopy myself and have extensive experience of the full range of medical and dietary therapies for gastroenterological disease.

I undertake all endoscopy myself, and by working closely with colleagues in radiology, pathology, surgery and dietetics, I ensure your appropriate investigation and treatment whatever the cause of your symptoms. I have a particular clinical and research interest in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, for which I lead internationally renowned research groups focused on determinants of causation and disease course.

I have been director and clinical lead for Gastroenterology at Addenbrooke's Hospital for the last 12 years and am actively involved as chair of the the BSG IBD Clinical Research Group and chair of the UK IBD Genetics Consortium.

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology
Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Motility disorder

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, diagnostics, upper and lower GI endoscopy including cancer screening, investigation of anaemia, coeliac disease, general gastroenterology

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Qualification and professional memberships

MA, MBBS, FRCP, DM / University of Oxford and Imperial College, London / 1990
I qualified from the University of Oxford (MA and DM) and Imperial College, London (MBBS)
I am a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London (FRCP)


Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association
European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge since 2001

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Personal Profile


Dr Parkes holds a Bronze National Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of his services to the NHS.
Research interests include new therapies in gastrointestinal disease and the molecular genetic basis of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr Parkes heads an internationally renowned IBD research group and chairs the UK IBD genetics research consortium. He has played a leading role in several landmark studies identifying multiple susceptibility genes for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This work has mainly been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the MRC and Crohn's and Colitis UK, and has resulted in a large number of publications and articles in high impact journals including Nature, Cell and Nature Genetics. He has also authored chapters for many textbooks, including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine which is widely regarded at the doctors bible, and is regularly invited to teach and lecture at home and at conferences in Europe, the USA and Australia.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
Email parkesclinic@outlook.com
Website http://www.parkesmedical.co.uk/
Private secretary Marion Hind
Private secretary telephone 0844 800 9910 (calls are charged at local rates)
Private secretary fax 01223 596213
Private secretary email parkesclinic@outlook.com

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