Dr Dennis Freshwater
Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist
MB BS, MD, FRCP
"I enjoy working at Spire Little Aston as the team are very patient-focused, putting the patient at the heart of their work and working hard to facilitate a pleasant experience for my patients."
I have been a Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist for over 11 years and I am an expert in all aspects of liver disease, working at one of only seven liver transplant units in the UK. I also have extensive experience with bowel disease.
I specialise in liver disease, with specific interests in alcohol-related liver disease, viral hepatitis, liver failure and liver transplantation. I carry out upper GI endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and ERCP (examination of the bile and pancreatic ducts).
I carry out approximately 300 upper GI endoscopy and 300 flexible sigmoidoscopies per year. I also carry out approximately 100 ERCP per year.
In addition to my clinical work, I am proud to be an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham.
I have formed the Birmingham Liver Clinic with colleagues from the Liver Unit in Birmingham, to provide the best in care for private patients with liver disease.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Dennis Freshwater at Spire include:
Spire Little Aston Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB BS / University College London / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MD / University of Birmingham / 2007
Doctor of Medicine
FRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Consultant Hepatologist Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham
I enjoy sailing, clay pigeon shooting and motorcycles. However, my happiest times are spending time with my wife and two sons.