Dr Anthony Hobson

Clinical GI Scientist

PhD


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I began my training as a GI Clinical Scientist in 1991 at Hope Hospital in Salford, under the tutelage of Mr John Bancewicz and Professor David Thompson. There I completed my training in a broad range of gastrointestinal physiological techniques, measuring pharyngeal, oesophageal, gastric, small bowel and ano-rectal function.

In 2003, under the supervision of Professor Qasim Aziz and in collaboration with Professor Paul Furlong at Aston University, I gained my PhD from Manchester University, using advanced brain imaging techniques to map oesophageal pain processing regions. I also pioneered the technique of oesophageal cortical evoked potentials for use in phenotyping patients with non-cardiac chest pain and non-erosive reflux disease into specific clinical sub-types.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Anthony Hobson at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

  • High resolution oesophageal manometry 24 hour ambulatory pH and impedance monitoring
  • Gastric emptying Hydrogen and methane breath testing
  • SmartPill (the wireless motility capsule) for assessing pan-enteric function

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Clinical interests

Neurophysiology

Upper GI Physiology . High resolution oesophageal manometry. 24 hour ambulatory pH and impedance monitoring. Gastric emptying. Hydrogen and methane breath testing. SmartPill (the wireless motility capsule) for assessing pan-enteric function. Special clinical interests: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Non-Cardiac chest pain. Swallowing disorders. IBS. Dyspepsia. Gastroparesis.

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