Dr Mark Cox
"Spire is a great place and offers excellent care in a comfortable and sophisticated environment."
I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist for 20 years. I have a large experience in complex inflammatory bowel disease and therapeutic endoscopy. I have been endoscopy lead for 15 years and have been the upper GI cancer lead for the trust for more than 10 years. I continue to be clinical director for specialty medicine having been clinical director to the whole medical directorate previously.
I specialise in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of both upper and lower GI tract. I have a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease.
I have performed over 15,000 upper GI endoscopies, 5,000 colonoscopies and 3,000 ERCPs in my 20 years as a consultant.
I am actively involved in the GI Training Committee for Deanery. I also sit on the Cancer Services Committee at Spire Little Aston.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Cox at Spire include:
When should you be concerned with a change in bowel habits?
Dr Mark Cox, Consultant Gastroenterologist, says bowel habits are a very personal problem, and everyone's pattern is distinct, therefore it's critical to understand your own. While there is always some fluctuation, any shift that lasts more than two or three weeks is cause for alarm.
If you have a change in bowel habit for an extended length of time, or if you notice any blood with that change in bowel pattern, you should seek medical attention immediately because colon cancer could be the cause.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Little Aston Hospital.
MBBS / Kings College London / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Royal College of Physicians
British Gastroenterology Society
Clinical Director for Speciality Medicine
I have published widely regarding small intestinal pathophysiology and continue to be involved in clinical trials and studies in IBD.
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I have three boys and recently became a granddad for the first time. I play golf and cycle regularly. My wife and I love to travel and enjoy great food.
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