Dr Antony Barney Hawthorne

Consultant Gastroenterologist

DM, FRCP, MA (Camb), BMBCh (Oxon)

Specialises in

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • General gastroenterology problems

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I specialise in medical treatment and assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). I see patients with general gastroenterology problems related to the gut, and also perform endoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

I perform 150-200 colonoscopy procedures per year with an uncorrected caecal intubation rate of greater than 90%.

I studied medicine in Cambridge, with clinical training in Oxford. I did an MD in Nottingham with Prof Chris Hawkey 1990-1992. My research interests include clinical trials of immunosuppression in IBD, and the natural history of IBD. I have been a consultant at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff since 1995, specialising in IBD.

I am chairman of the research awards committee for the charity Crohn’s Colitis UK, am a director of the UK IBD Registry, sit on the IBD UK and IBD Wales committees, and am an elected council member for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).


General Medical Council Number: C2840011

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Antony Barney Hawthorne at Spire include:


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Additional information

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease

I am a reviewer for 'Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics', 'Inflammatory Bowel Diseases' and 'Gut' journals. I chaired the writing group for the BSG IBD Guidelines 2019, and was senior author on the UK IBD Standards published in 2019.

Telephone 02920 736 011
Private secretary Fiona Houlihan
Private secretary fax 0292 074 5131
Private secretary email fiona.houlihan@wales.nhs.uk