Gastroenterology consultants in Edinburgh

Gastroenterology is the field of healthcare that covers matters of the digestive system, in particular, the treatment of things that can go wrong with this part of the body.

At Spire Murrayfield Hospital, the highly experienced team of gastroenterologists are here to help you. Able to provide care for conditions including bowel cancer, Crohn’s disease and a range of pancreatic disorders, they’ve a wealth of experience in this area of medicine. Combining their skill with all the latest technology, they always strive to get you diagnosed and on the path to treatment fast.

Treatments offered in Edinburgh

At Spire Murrayfield, the dedicated team of private gastroenterologists near Lothian are experts in their field. By arranging a consultation today, they’ll invite you in for some tests so they can better understand what’s going on. From there, they’ll devise the most suitable form of treatment, and with emphasis on your long-term health they make recommend a procedure such as:

  • Cancer – bowel cancer screening & prevention.
  • Colon investigations – colon cancer, colon polyps, colon polypectomy.
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, dyspepsia, gastric and duodenal ulcers.
  • Inflammatory bowel conditions – coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease.
  • Liver – fatty liver disease, alcohol related liver disease, liver cirrhosis, abnormal liver tests and autoimmune/drug induced liver disease, jaundice.
  • Nutritional aspects of gastrointestinal diseases including anemia.
  • Pancreatology – pancreatic disorders.

Conditions treated in Edinburgh

Owing to their vast knowledge and experience in this area of healthcare, Spire’s gastroenterologists near Fife have seen every possible complaint before. That’s why you shouldn’t wait around to get in touch if you’re showing signs of a condition like:

Symptoms treated in Edinburgh

The symptoms of gastroenterological issues vary from person to person, but most signs of a problem are uncomfortable or distressing. You should never have to live with these, and Spire’s gastroenterology team can almost always find a solution. That’s why you should contact them today if you’re regularly experiencing:

Test and scans carried out in Edinburgh

If you’re experiencing things like constipation and indigestion often, let the department see what they can do for you today. They’ll arrange for you to come in and undergo some testing to determine the cause, making use of innovative tools like:

Finding us

Spire Murrayfield is on the west side of the city, right beside the zoo and rugby stadium. That’s also conveniently close to the City of Edinburgh Bypass and the Forth Road and Queensferry Bridges. This will also be your nearest Spire gastroenterology department if you live in the likes of Bathgate, Broxburn, Leith and Livingston.

Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
10 Easter Shawfair
Edinburgh
EH22 1FE

Phone: 0131 654 5600

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park,

Spire Murrayfield Hospital
122 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 6UD

Main Switchboard:  0131 334 0363

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0131 316 2507

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  • Dr Alan Shand

    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    MBChB (Commend), MD, FRCP(Ed)

    Having graduated in Aberdeen I then trained in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in Edinburgh and London. I am fully trained in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy and also possess expertise in the area of short bowel syndrome and nutritio…


    Dr Alan Shand
  • 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

    Dr Ken Trimble
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