At Devon Gut Clinic we provide you with prompt on-site access to consultant-delivered medical care for your digestive problems. Our services include personal consultation, diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy, digestive tract ultrasound scan, CT scan and MRI imaging. To discuss an appointment please phone 01803-321-612 or click here to request a call-back.
Our lead clinician, Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr. Alan Desmond, takes a patient-centred approach to diagnosing and treating a wide range of gastrointestinal problems, including acid reflux, indigestion, Barrett's oesophagus, stomach ulcers, Coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, lactose intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
In addition to offering all conventional investigations and medical treatments, Dr Alan Desmond actively promotes a healthy plant-based diet as a key component to restoring and maintaining good digestive health. Our team includes a Specialist Dietician who will guide you through the healthy dietary changes that can help you to treat your digestive symptoms. To read more about the benefits of maintaining a healthy diet click here.
Private Consultations plus on-site Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, CT and MRI scans
After your initial consultation, you may require investigations to determine the cause of your symptoms. This may involve an endoscopy test. The most common endoscopy procedures required are gastroscopy (a slim tube to look inside your stomach via your mouth) and colonoscopy (a slim tube to look inside your large bowel via the back passage). An endoscopy may involve receiving intravenous sedation and both can be comfortably performed as a day case in our newly refurbished Endoscopy Unit. On the day of your procedure you will prepare and recover in a private bay affording you both comfort and privacy. After your procedure you will be offered a freshly prepared light meal.
If a CT scan or MRI scan is required, this can be scheduled for you after you initial consultation. These scans involve lying very still on a bed or trolley whilst we obtain images of inside your abdomen or tummy. CT and MRI scans may involve the placement of a small intravenous drip but are short and painless procedures.
Whether attending for a gastroscopy, colonoscopy, CT or MRI scan, our friendly staff will ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.
Good Digestive Health is Essential
Problems with digestion can impact severely on your quality of life and can often be embarrassing. Whether you are experiencing significant food intolerance, acid reflux, indigestion, abdominal bloating, excess gas, intestinal bleeding, unexpected weight loss or problems with a significant change in your bowel habit you may benefit from seeing an experienced Consultant Gastroenterologist.
Dr Alan Desmond diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions including acid reflux, indigestion, Barrett's oesophagus, stomach ulcers, Coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, lactose intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Phone 01803-321-612 or click here to arrange your appointment.
Patients with medical insurance and patients who wish to pay for their own medical care can schedule an appointment now by telephoning 01803-321-612 or by requesting a call-back.
We are located at Mount Stuart Hospital, one of Devon's leading private hospitals with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality healthcare treatments and services.
Dr. Alan Desmond regularly posts about the benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet. You can follow him on Instagram or Facebook @devongutdoctor
Devon Gut Clinic on BBC Radio Devon
Dr. Alan Desmond recently appeared on BBC Radio Devon’s Kerry White Show to discuss the importance of good digestive health. Click here to read more and listen to the show.