Dr David Neal

Dr David Neal

Consultant Gastroenterologist
MB FRCP

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:

Gastroenterology

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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
Colonoscopy
Coloproctocology
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder
Nutrition
Pancreatology

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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