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Dr Scott Levison

Dr Scott Levison

Consultant Gastroenterologist
BSc, MBChB, MRCP, PhD

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Scott Levison at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. I was appointed to this role in 2012.

Having gained a BSc in Medical Science at the University of St Andrews, and qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1997, I have worked in the NHS ever since. I undertook my specialist training in gastroenterology within the North West region. During this, I gained a nationally competitive MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship award and completed a PhD at the University of Manchester. My PhD involved the study of immune system mechanisms in the development of gut inflammation.

Through my clinical skills and research activities, I have become an expert in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). I am the clinical lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. I have a wide experience of managing patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon).

I have particular interest and expertise in performing endoscopic procedures. I have performed well over 7000 endoscopic procedures (gastroscopies, colonoscopies, and sigmoidoscopies) to date (2016). In addition, I am a nationally accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist which requires and demonstrates a high standard of colonoscopy skills, quality and safety.

As well as performing endoscopic procedures, I have a major interest in endoscopy training. I am a member of faculty at the Mersey School of Endoscopy where I supervise on colonoscopy and basic endoscopy training courses.

Alongside my clinical work, I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. I have on-going basic science research activities and co-supervise several post-graduate research students. I publish original research widely, and present at national and international meetings.

I have been an investigator on many clinical trials, to look at the effect of novel drug therapies in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I continue to co-ordinate on-going trials, and am the luminal gastroenterology research lead at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology
Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Coloproctocology
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Nutrition

I have specialist clinical interests in the investigations and management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, diarrhoea, coeliac disease, food intolerances, indigestion (dyspepsia), nausea and vomiting, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s oesophagus, iron deficiency anaemia, rectal bleeding and gastrointestinal cancers.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / University of St. Andrews / 1994
Bachelor of Medical Science

MBChB / University of Manchester / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2001
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)

PhD / University of Manchester / 2011
Doctor of Philosophy

Certificate of Completion of Training / General Medical Council / 2012
Certificate of Completion of Training (Gastroenterology, and General Internal Medicine)


Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology
Crohn’s and Colitis UK
European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation
Royal College of Physicians


Professional leadership

Inflammatory Bowel Disease lead, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Luminal Gastroenterology Research Lead, Manchester Royal Infirmary

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

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Personal Profile

Away from work I enjoy all sports, particularly water-sports, running and cycling. I am married and have three children.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Rose Flynn
Private secretary telephone 0161 232 2628
Private secretary fax 0161 232 2329
Private secretary email Rose.Flynn@spirehealthcare.com