Gastroenterology consultants in Washington

Gastroenterologists are medical experts and doctors who work in illnesses of the digestive system. If you experience unpleasant effects in this part of the body, including bowel and colon cancers or pancreatic disorders, it’s a gastroenterologist that you’ll need to see for your care.

At Spire, the dedicated team of gastroenterologists in the Washington area are here to help. From treating anemia to operating on colon polyps, they provide fast access to the best treatments around. With a highly experienced team and all the latest in technology, you’re in the best place possible when you choose Spire Washington for your gastroenterological care.

Treatments offered in Washington

At Spire Washington, the private gastroenterologists near Durham have seen almost every possible complaint in their time. Once you have a diagnosis, they’ll quickly move forward with a treatment aimed at improving your quality of life and reducing any symptoms. This may well involve an innovative medical procedure the team are trained to perform, including the likes of:

  • Cancer – bowel cancer screening & prevention.
  • Colon investigations – colon cancer, colon polyps, colon polypectomy.
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, dyspepsia, gastric and duodenal ulcers.
  • Inflammatory bowel conditions – coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease.
  • Liver – fatty liver disease, alcohol related liver disease, liver cirrhosis, abnormal liver tests and autoimmune/drug induced liver disease, jaundice.
  • Nutritional aspects of gastrointestinal diseases including anemia.
  • Pancreatology – pancreatic disorders.

Conditions treated in Washington

If it seems like you’re experiencing symptoms such as diarrhoea and abdominal pain too often, this could be the sign of a bigger problem. That’s why it’s worth having these things checked over, and the team at Spire Washington Hospital can easily get you diagnosed and treated if it turns out that you’ve been living with:

Symptoms treated in Washington

The symptoms of a digestive condition vary from person to person, but many of these are distressing and unpleasant. That’s why Spire’s gastroenterologists in Wearside waste no time in getting you seen, so they can provide effective relief from problems like:

Test and scans carried out in Washington

If you think you may have a gastroenterological illness and would like to speak to someone, give Spire Washington a call today. Once you explain what you’ve been experiencing, the team will invite you in to run some tests, making good use of technology like:

Finding us

Spire Washington Hospital is along Picktree Lane in the Rickleton area of town. That places it right beside the A1(M), which you can exit nearby onto Western Highway. If you live in places like Chester-le-Street, Gateshead, Houghton le Spring, Stanley and Sunderland, you’ll also find Spire Washington is your nearest of our gastroenterology units.

Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Washington Hospital is situated in a quiet residential area the hospital has extensive grounds which create a relaxing atmosphere for both patients and visitors alike. The hospital is within easy reach of the A1(M), close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Washington Hospital,

Picktree Lane
Rickleton 
Washington
NE38 9JZ

Main Switchboard:  0191 415 1272

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0191 418 8687

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  • Dr David Nylander

    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    MB BS, FRCP

    Specialises in

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroenterology
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Small bowel disease

    Dr David Nylander
  • Dr John Painter

    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    BM BS, B Med Sci, FRCP

    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 col…


  • Dr Simon Panter

    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    BSc (Hons), MB ChB, MD (Edin), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin)

    I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1994. I did house jobs in Edinburgh before moving to Newcastle for SHO jobs. I gained a place on the Northern Region Specialist Registrar Training programme gaining successful CCST and entry on the Specialist Register i…


  • Dr John Silcock

    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    MB BS. MRCP

    I have been a consultant gastroenterologist and endoscopist for over 20 years following my appointment in 1996. For over ten of those years, I was the director of a regional endoscopy training centre providing a full programme of 'hands-on' training courses f…


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