Dr Alan Watson
MA, MB BChir, MRCP, PhD
I graduated with distinction from Cambridge University and trained in centres of excellence in London, Cambridge and Nottingham before taking up my current post as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Barts Health, Whipps Cross Hospital.
I am happy to discuss any gastro-intestinal condition and have particular expertise in the investigation and management of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), acid reflux, intestinal polyps and tumours, dyspepsia (indigestion) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) forms a large part of my practice. I have extensive experience in providing safe and thorough endoscopic examinations with minimal patient discomfort. My experience allows my to perform at an advanced level, using new techniques to treat problems with the endoscope that may previously have required an operation.
My practice is based on a background of excellent scientific and clinical research. My PhD at Cancer Research UK led to publications in world-class journals such as Nature and Nature Medicine. I continue with patient-centred research as Lead Clinician for Intestinal Research and Audit at Whipps Cross Hospital.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alan Watson at Spire include:
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Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Consultant Gastroenterologist at Barts Health and Whipps Cross Hospital
While at Cambridge, I rowed in (and won) the Boat Race and have since raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and competing in desert ultramarathon running. I live in the local area and I'm married with two children.