Dr Alistair James Makin

Dr Alistair James Makin

Consultant Gastroenterologist


I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary since 1988, specialising in pancreato biliary diseases and interventional endoscopy. I also have an expertise in the management of complex inflammatory bowel disease using a wide range of immunosuppression and biological therapy. I perform a wide range of therapeutic endoscopic procedures including ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. I am also a registered bowel cancer screening colonoscopist. I regularly see patients with complex pancreatic disease and have a particular interest in recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis.

I see new patients with general gastroenterological complaints including: reflux and indigestion, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation, IBS, iron deficiency anaemia and rectal bleeding. I also have significant experience in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease; and I regularly see patients suffering from pancreatitis (both recurrent acute and chronic) and gallstone disease. I have expertise in general hepatology including: abnormal function tests, liver disease, cirrhosis and portal hypertension.

I perform the following procedures: sigmoidoscopy, ERCP, colonoscopy including polypectomy and EMR and gastroscopy including dilatation, peg insertion and therapy for bleeding. In addition to EUS - cancer staging, FNA, cyst drainage and necrosectomy.

I am a member of the regional HPB MDT based at Manchester Royal Infirmary which manages the majority of HPB cancers in Greater Manchester.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alistair James Makin at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Bile duct disease
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Diarrhoea
  • ERCP
  • Gallstones
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Iron deficient anaemia
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Pancreatitis - acute and chronic
  • Reflux

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Additional information

Inflammatory bowel disease

Special clinical interests: Bowel cancer screening, ERCP, Pancreatic disease - acute and chronic pancreatitis.

MBBS / University of London / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / University of London / 1997
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2005
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

British Society of Gastroenterology

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Royal Society of Medicine

Professional leadership

Clinical Director of South Manchester Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary.

I am married with four children and my hobbies include fishing, golf and skiing.

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Private secretary Rose Flynn
Private secretary telephone 07862 020 957
Private secretary email rose.flynn@spirehealthcare.com