Dr Paul Kooner
Consultant Hepatologist, Liver Specialist
MRCP, MBBS, BSc
"It is a privilege to offer my expertise to the community East London and Essex, where I have lived and worked for more than a decade."
I have been consultant hepatologist at the Royal London Hospital for the last 12 years with with experience in all aspects of liver medicine. During this time I have led the regional hepatocellular carcinoma service and developed and led an outreach hepatology service to Queens Hospital.
Liver problems often cause few or no symptoms until at an advanced stage. I focus on thorough investigation to detect liver disease early to reduce the risk of progression to serious problems. I also have experience of managing decompensated cirrhosis and liver transplantation. In the field of endoscopy, my main interest is portal hypertension.
My clinical areas of interest include autoimmune hepatitis, diagnosis, assessment and management of fatty liver disease, interpretation of abnormal liver bloods tests, interpretation of abnormal liver scans, liver Fibroscan assessment (quick painless test to assess liver scarring (and cirrhosis) and assess liver cirrhosis), primary biliary cholangitis alcohol related liver disease and viral hepatitis.
I have developed novel liver cancer screening pathways in East London and worked with primary care to develop pathways to diagnose and screen for liver disease with general practitioners.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Paul Kooner at Spire include:
Spire London East 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 Medical School / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training
British Association of the Study of the Liver
European Association of the Study of the Liver
American Association of the Study of the Liver
I have lead and developed the regional hepatocellular carcinoma service at Royal London Hospital over the last 12 years. I have also led and delivered an outreach hepatology service to Queens Hospital in Essex.
I live in East London with my wife and 2 young children and in my spare time enjoy running.