Dr Leena Sinha
MBBCh, MRCP, PCME, LLM, PgDip(Nutr), FRCP
"With all the problems facing the world today, it is reassuring to know that people with healthcare concerns can access consultations, diagnosis and management in a fast, efficient and caring manner."
I completed my clinical training as part of the North West Deanery. This provided me with experience in managing a wide range of complex, acute and chronic conditions within gastroenterology. I have practised as a consultant since 2004 and have a specialist interest in inflammatory bowel disease and capsule endoscopy. However, I manage a wide range of conditions within Gastroenterology.
In my current post, I manage patients with gastroenterology problems including inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, dyspepsia, reflux, liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain and acute/chronic pancreatitis. I also perform gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy and undertake capsule endoscopy of the small bowel and colon to diagnose and treat a variety of GI conditions.
To date, I have performed Gastroscopy (>7,000), Colonoscopy (>6,000), Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (>4,000) and Capsule Endoscopy (>25,000) procedures. This has been over a 24 year period in both my NHS and Private Practice.
Patient safety is central to my clinical practice with an emphasis on a gentle, kind and considerate approach to patient care. I discuss and include patients in the decision process for managing their condition. I am the Capsule Endoscopy Lead at Queens Hospital, Romford, and the Principle Investigator in clinical trials relating to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Barretts Oesophagus and Capsule Endoscopy.
I have held leadership roles as Gastroenterology Clinical Lead, Endoscopy Clinical Lead, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Lead and Director of Infection Prevention and Control.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Leena Sinha at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire London East Hospital.
MBBCH / Cardiff University / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
I am a Committee Member of the Gastroduodenal Committee, which is a sub group of the British Society of Gastroenterology.
I am a FRCP Representative for the Royal College of Physicians Committee in Ethics in Medicine.
European Crohns & Colitis Organisation
I am Chair of the Small Bowel & Nutrition Committee, which is a sub group of the British Society of Gastroenterology.
I enjoy spending my spare time with my family and cavapoo, walking for hours in the countryside. I love reading and try to read every free minute I have. I have set up a Book Club with my colleagues. I believe relaxation and exercise is key to good health and Yoga covers this well. I am currently undertaking a Yoga Teacher Training Course. I also love to dabble in writing.