Dr Ken Trimble

Dr Ken Trimble

Consultant Gastroenterologist
MB BCh, BAO, MD, FRCP (Edin)

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

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



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Professional profile

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.

Clinical Interests

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.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
British Society of Gastroenterology

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Current NHS posts

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

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Website http://www.edinburghgastroenterology.com