Dr Alistair James Makin
MB BS, MD, FRCP
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.
I practice at Spire Manchester Hospital as well as their clinic in Hale, Cheshire.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alistair James Makin at Spire include:
Spire Manchester 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.
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
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.