Dr Shaji Sebastian


Practising at

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Shaji Sebastian at Spire include:


Other treatments

Colitis and Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, colorectal cancer, polyp detection and removal, anaemia and gut malabsorption.

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Professional profile

I am Consultant Gastroenterologist in Hull & East Yorkshire since 2004, having returned to the UK after training in Europe and US and first appointed as a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Trinity College Dublin. I have particular interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Colitis & Crohns disease) and am the nominated service lead for the IBD service in the HEY NHS Trust. The team I lead have extensive experience in managing complex Crohn`s disease and ulcerative colitis including latest advances in therapy and increasingly receive tertiary referrals for these from all areas of the country. I have particular interest and expertise in care of adolescents and young adults with IBD and run a well-recognized transition service for this group of patients. I believe in individualized and personalized care to patients in collaboration with my nursing, dietetic and surgical colleagues along with support from clinical psychology and pain management teams. I have international reputation in the field of IBD and run a number of national and international multicenter studies looking at aspects of causes of IBD, and newer treatments. My team conduct a number of high profile multi-center studies in IBD and always provide opportunities for patients and their families to participate in our goal of improving diagnosis and treatment of IBD. I am the co-lead for the NIHR LCRN gastroenterology specialty helping to bring new research in diagnostics and therapy of IBD to the UK. I am also an official of the European Colitis and Crohns organization and am involved in developing best practice guidelines with experts from all over the world in various aspects in diagnosis and treatment of colitis and Crohns disease. For example I am one of the lead authors for ECCO Crohns disease treatment guidelines, ECCO IBD Endoscopy Guidelines and ECCO Consensus on Pregnancy and Reproduction in IBD. At national level I sit in various committees of British Society of Gastroenterology and am the secretary of the adolescent and young persons section. I am also one of the founder members and co-chair of the Yorkshire & Humber IBD Network In addition to inflammatory bowel disease, I also look after patients with other general gastroenterology problems such as indigestion, Barrett’s, coeliac disease anaemia and malabsorption and provide links with my expert hepatology colleagues for liver problems

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption and coeliac disease, polyp removal, liver problems, colitis and crohn's disease, colorectal cancer, polyp detection and removal, general gastroenterology problems.

Private contact details

Telephone 01482 672 444
Private secretary Sheila Brown
Private secretary telephone 01482 672 498
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology
European Colitis and Crohn`s Organization
Royal College of Physicians of London
American Gastroenterology Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist- Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust IBD Service Lead, Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer- Hull & York Medical School

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Personal Profile

I am married to a local General Practitioner and have two children. I have a keen interest in sports, especially football and tennis.

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group Plc.

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