Dr Stuart Cairns

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Practising at

The Montefiore Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Stuart Cairns at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Physician and specialist in gastroenterology and endoscopy. I am also Clinical Director of the Sussex Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

I trained at King's College Hospital, London, and then undertook higher medical training in Cambridge, The Middlesex and University College Hospitals in London.

I was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and is the Endoscopy Training Lead in Brighton. I have specialist skills for endoscopic treatment of jaundice and pancreatic and bowel disease.

In 2007 I was awarded the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship to the Medical University of South Carolina, USA investigating new endoscopic treatments. In 2008 I received the Silver Award for Clinical Excellence from the Department of Health.

I am one of only three accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopists (UK's highest standard for colonoscopy) in Brighton. In 2008 I was appointed Clinical Director of the Sussex Bowel Cancer Screening Programme responsible for implementation and managing the screening programme across Sussex.

I am the lead author for the current UK guidance on bowel cancer screening for high risk groups including individuals with a family history of bowel cancer, polyps and colitis.

Clinical Interests

Liver disease
Bowel disease

Special Clinical Interests: Cancer screening

Private contact details

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians
Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
General Medical Council (2211202)
British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Endoscopy Training Lead and Accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital

Clinical Director, Sussex Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

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Personal Profile

I am married with three children (now grown up) and live just outside of Brighton. I enjoy tennis, travel, music and walking along the South Downs.

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