Dr David Neal

Dr David Neal

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Practising at

Spire Sussex Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr David Neal at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist since 2004. During that time I have acquired vast experience of treating people with a wide variety of gastroenterological and liver problems.

I undertake both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. I regularly insert PEG tubes for feeding. I am the lead clinician for nutrition at Eastbourne District General Hospital. My clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, functional gastrointestinal disorders, liver and pancreatic diseases and clinical nutrition.

During my 15 year career as a Consultant Gastroenterologist I have undertaken over 10,000 endoscopic procedures. I perform diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy on a weekly basis and am a highly trained and skilled endoscopist.

I was a member of the the Medical Advisory Committee at the Esperance Private Hospital for 10 years. I sit on the Regional Training Committee for specialist registrars in gastroenterology across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

I have clinics in Eastbourne and perform procedures at Spire Sussex Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB / University of Southampton / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine
BM is a degree awarded after 5 years of training at Medical School.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology

Professional leadership

I lead the clinical nutrition team at Eastbourne District General Hospital. I was clinical lead for upper GI cancers across East Sussex Hospitals from 2008-2018.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Eastbourne District Genral Hospital. 

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Personal Profile

I trained at Southampton Medical School and completed my higher specialist training in Ipswich, Norwich and Cambridge. I relocated to Eastbourne in 2004 to take up my post as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician. My two teenage children attend school locally and I myself have a keen armchair interest in most sports, but do enjoy active participation playing tennis and golf. I have an eclectic taste in music and prefer vinyl over digital.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Nikki Higby
Private secretary telephone 01323 335030
Private secretary fax 01323 400834
Private secretary email Secretary@GIhealth.co.uk