Dr Ian Penman

Consultant Gastroenterologist


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I trained in medicine in Glasgow and underwent postgraduate training in medicine and gastroenterology there, before completing my training in Edinburgh and South Carolina, USA. I am an accredited specialist in gastroenterology, dealing with a broad range of gut disorders including gastro-oesophageal reflux, Barrett's Oesophagus, upper gastrointestinal malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. My special interests are in endoscopic procedures, particularly endoscopic ultrasonography and colonoscopy.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ian Penman at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Acid reflux
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound

Dr Penman works in Spire Shawfair Parks endoscopy suite which holds JAG accreditation.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease

Special clinical interests: Diagnosis and management of reflux, Barrett's Oesophagus and upper GI malignancies, including radiofrequency ablation. Endoscopic ultrasound of the GI tract, especially for pancreaticobiliary disorders. Diagnosis and management of functional bowel disorders (IBS).

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

British Society of Gastroenterology

Research and publications

Use of endoscopic ultrasound in clinical practice.

Barrett's Oesophagus.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Centre for Liver & Digestive disorders, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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