Dr Chris Meaden

Consultant Gastroenterologist

BM BCh, MA, MD, FRCP


Specialises in

I am a full-time NHS Consultant Gastroenterologist (since 2005). I have wide experience and see patients with a whole range of GI problems. I have special expertise in liver, pancreas and bile duct/gallbladder problems and their endoscopic treatment. I am also the Clinical Director of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. I have extensive experience and expertise in colonoscopy and the treatment of colonic polyps and early bowel cancers.

I have a broad experience of Gastroenterology and see patients with GI conditions such as reflux, Barrett’s oesophagus, indigestion, ulcers, Helicobacter infection, gallstones, liver disease, constipation, diarrhoea, blood in the faeces, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and a family history of bowel or other GI cancers.

This work usually involves endoscopy and I have performed several thousand of each of the main types of endoscopy (Gastroscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP – endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). I have particular expertise in Colonoscopy and Polpyecpectomy and ERCP. Patients often need additional, or alternative tests such as ultrasound scans, CT, MRI, oesophageal pH and manometry (for acid reflux and swallowing problems) and Capsule Endoscopy. I arrange these for my patients.

I have performed more than 3,000 gastroscopies and colonoscopies and more than 2,000 ERCPs since 1998 as a Specialist Trainee and then as a Consultant Gastroenterologist.

I am the Clinical Director of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

I am the Lead Colonoscopist for the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and Lead ERCPist for East Lancashire Hospitals Trust.

I am a qualified endoscopy trainer and teach all forms of endoscopy and therapy to junior colleagues and fellow consultants.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Chris Meaden at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

  • Bowel disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Coloproctocology
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Liver disease

Motility disorder

Pancreatology

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Additional information

BM BCh / Oxford / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
This qualification denotes that you are now a doctor and can begin practicing medicine.


Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians of London

Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology


Professional leadership

I am the Clinical Director of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Blackburn Royal Hospital

Telephone 01253 308031
Email info@spirefyldecoast.com
Private secretary Mrs Ria Roberts
Private secretary telephone 07544 829 811
Private secretary email ria@marktomlinson_surgeon.co.uk