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."


Specialises in

  • Bowel disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Liver disease

Languages spoken

English

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.

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General Medical Council Number: C3586859

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Dennis Freshwater at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Hepatology

Other treatments

Hepatology:

  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disease

Gastroenterology:

  • Interventional endoscopy
  • Endoscopy - upper GI
  • Endoscopy - lower GI
  • Rectal bleeding
  • ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  • Pancreatic disorders

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Pancreatology

Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology

British Association for the Study of Liver Disease

British Viral Hepatitis Group

European Association for the Study of the Liver


Professional leadership

I am the service lead for alcohol related liver disease and also haemochromotosis at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Current NHS posts

Consultant Hepatologist Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Personal profile

I enjoy sailing, clay pigeon shooting and motorcycles. However, my happiest times are spending time with my wife and two sons.

Contact information

Telephone 0121 580 7119