Dr Laurence Maiden

Consultant Gastroenterologist

BSc (Hons), MB BS, MD, FRCP


Specialises in

  • Bowel disease (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Liver disease
  • Push and balloon enteroscopy
  • Reflux and nutrition

I am dual accredited in general (internal) medicine and gastroenterology. I am one of only two consultants in Tunbridge Wells accredited to perform colonoscopy on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. I also offer a new pain free investigation of the bowel using a pill-size camera to investigate internal problems. Capsule endoscopy is available to both insured and uninsured patients.

I trained at University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, London, gaining a BSc in anatomy and neurosciences before graduating in 1993. I completed my general medical training in Poole, Dorset and returned to London and South East Thames to complete my specialist training at the Kent and Sussex, Guy's and St Thomas', Kings College and Lewisham Hospitals. I have now been appointed Chief of Medicine and Emergency Care for the NHS.

I have been a consultant at the Tunbridge Wells hospital since December 2008 where I head a department of eight gastroenterologists and am happy to receive referrals on all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology, including small bowel pathology and nutrition.

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General Medical Council Number: C4024545

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Laurence Maiden at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

  • Bowel disease
  • Capsular endoscopy
  • Coeliac disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteropathy - small bowel
  • Gastrointestinal¬†
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Nutrition

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

Special clinical interests: Reflux; Nutrition; Gastro-intestinal; Capsule endoscopy; Diseases of the small bowel; Push and balloon enteroscopy and colonoscopy including complex polyp removal.

Research and publications

My research into non-invasive investigation of small bowel pathology, including capsule endoscopy and faecal calprotectin, culminated in the award of Doctor of Medicine in 2008.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741 150
Website http://www.drmaiden.co.uk/
Private secretary Judith Kennedy
Private secretary telephone 01892 740 624
Private secretary fax 01892 740 046
Private secretary email enquiries@drmaiden.co.uk