Dr John Painter

Consultant Gastroenterologist

BM BS, B Med Sci, FRCP

Specialises in

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I have an interest in screening for colorectal cancer. I also have an interest in advanced colonoscopy (national trainer and national peer reviewer; national assessor for bowel cancer screening accreditation of colonoscopists; accredited national screening colonoscopist).

My interests include complicated inflammatory bowel disease and complex nutritional disorders.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John Painter at Spire include:


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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

Special Clinical Interests: Advanced colonoscopy, Bowel cancer screening, Complex inflammatory bowel disease, Complex nutritional disorders.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery / University of Nottingham / 1988

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Sunderland Royal Hospital.

I amĀ married with two children and I'm mad about skiing.

Telephone 0191 418 8636
Email info@spirewashington.com
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