Dr Mark Cox

Dr Mark Cox

Consultant Gastroenterologist


"Spire is a great place and offers excellent care in a comfortable and sophisticated environment."

Specialises in

  • Coeliac disease
  • Complex inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Upper GI cancer treatment

Also available for:

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I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist for 20 years. I have a large experience in complex inflammatory bowel disease and therapeutic endoscopy. I have been endoscopy lead for 15 years and have been the upper GI cancer lead for the trust for more than 10 years. I continue to be clinical director for specialty medicine having been clinical director to the whole medical directorate previously.

I specialise in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of both upper and lower GI tract. I have a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease.

I have performed over 15,000 upper GI endoscopies, 5,000 colonoscopies and 3,000 ERCPs in my 20 years as a consultant.

I am actively involved in the GI Training Committee for Deanery. I also sit on the Cancer Services Committee at Spire Little Aston.


General Medical Council Number: 3170074

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Cox at Spire include:

Bowel symptoms Q&A

When should you be concerned with a change in bowel habits?

Dr Mark Cox, Consultant Gastroenterologist, says bowel habits are a very personal problem, and everyone's pattern is distinct, therefore it's critical to understand your own. While there is always some fluctuation, any shift that lasts more than two or three weeks is cause for alarm.

If you have a change in bowel habit for an extended length of time, or if you notice any blood with that change in bowel pattern, you should seek medical attention immediately because colon cancer could be the cause.

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder

MBBS / Kings College London / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

British Gastroenterology Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Director for Speciality Medicine

I have published widely regarding small intestinal pathophysiology and continue to be involved in clinical trials and studies in IBD.


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I have three boys and recently became a granddad for the first time. I play golf and cycle regularly. My wife and I love to travel and enjoy great food.

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