Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an instrument called an endoscope.
Capsule endoscopy has revolutionised the way we image the bowel. Equivalent to the size of a pill, capsule endoscopy is a wireless based method that captures images of the inside of the bowel, in particular areas of the small intestine which may not be accessible by traditional endoscopes.
If considered the appropriate test, your doctor will assess whether the test will be appropriate for you.
In medicine, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The major types of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
IBS is a common long term condition of the gut which results in bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation and associated bloating and abdominal pain. Common triggers include stress and diet.
Although there is no cure to IBS, medications, dietary modifications and psychological interventions can be considered based on the predominant symptoms.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), gastric reflux disease, or acid reflux disease is defined as chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux in the oesophagus.
Gastromedical solutions LLP is a partnership of Dr Simon Campbell, Consultant Gastroenterologist, and Mrs Sarah Campbell, Personal Assistant to Dr Campbell.
Dr Campbell is a dynamic gastroenterologist who has extensive training in luminal gut problems. These include dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colorectal cancer, endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy) and advanced endoscopic techniques including polypectomy.
Having had extensive training in Edinburgh, Oxford and Liverpool means you can be assured of the highest quality gastroenterological service, regardless of complexity.
Private rooms for consultation are available at the Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle, Regency Hospital Macclesfield and Spire Hospital, Manchester.
Sarah Campbell studied law at Aberdeen University. Now working for Dr Campbell, she is able to offer the personalised and professional service that so many patients desire. From making appointments, co-ordinating endoscopic procedures and organising in-patient care Sarah has the know-how to effect rapid and convenient solutions at your convenience.