Dr (Peter) John Hamlin

Dr (Peter) John Hamlin

Consultant gastroenterologist

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr (Peter) John Hamlin at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am a graduate of Leeds University where I spent five happy years as an undergraduate. As a result I have not strayed far from Yorkshire, having completed my postgraduate training at York, Bradford and the majority of time in Leeds as a lecturer in Gastroenterology.

I completed a PhD on genetic aspects of inflammatory bowel disease as an MRC Research Fellow in the molecular medicine unit before completing my clinical training. I was subsequently appointed as a consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2005 where I am the lead clinician for inflammatory bowel disease. I have extensive experience in colonoscopy including as a designated colonoscopist on the national bowel cancer screening programme.

I perform all modalities of therapeutic endoscopy including polypectomy, EMR, dilatation of strictures (eg in Crohn's disease) and colonic stent placement in obstructing cancers. Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) is a technique to remove large or small flat polyps that may otherwise require surgical resection. My upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy) skills include all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including oesophageal dilatations of strictures, endoscopic nasojejunal tube placement and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy insertions. I also have wide experience in endoscopic treatment of upper GI bleeding including the modalities of oesophageal variceal injection and banding, gastric variceal histoacryl glue injections, argon beam coagulation, adrenaline injections and haemostatic clipping of bleeding lesions.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease

Private contact details

Telephone 0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary Julie Mackintosh
Private secretary telephone 07776 223270
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant physician and gastroenterologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds

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Personal Profile

My interests outside of medicine revolve around family, friends and sport. Having hung up my cricket and football boots, I am working hard at improving my golf whenever possible.

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