Our gastroenterologists specialise in the management of conditions such as acid reflux, ulcerative colitis and crohns disease.

Our Gastroentorologists specialise in the management of conditions such as acid reflux, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Gastroenterology is the study of the digestive system. We welcome patients who are experiencing issues with any part of their digestive tract, from their oesophagus (food pipe), down.

We have an expert team of specialists who will look after you throughout your consultation, testing and treatment journey.

Our team includes:

  • Consultant gastroenterologists

Who we treat

Our gastroenterologists specialise in the management of all gastrointestinal disorders. This includes:

  • acid reflux
  • peptic ulcers
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease

What to expect

If you have an appointment for an endoscopy, you will receive a letter and a text message with the time of your appointment and important instructions. This may include the need for you to fast. You can take any medication you're on as normal.

On arrival, our admissions team will register you. A nurse will then take you to our Endoscopy ward. You'll be given a gown to change into.

You might be with us between 2 and 6 hours, depending on your procedure. You'll have 2 specialist endoscopy nurses and a consultant with you.

You will not be given anaesthetic for your endoscopy. However, you can choose to be sedated if you prefer.

After your procedure, you'll be taken to the recovery room where you'll be given refreshments.

Your consultant will discuss your results and any next steps with you on the same day.


Not all services are covered by health insurance. To find out if you're covered, contact your health insurance provider before your visit.

Visit our Health insurance and self-pay page for more information.


If you do not have health insurance or your health plan does not cover the full cost, you will need to pay on the day of your visit.

You might be able to claim fees on your insurance.

If you need to submit an insurance excess or pay inpatient fees after a stay at the Hermitage Clinic, you can pay your bill online.


Prof.Barbara Ryan
Prof. Gerard Clarke
Dr.Claire Smyth
Dr.Jack Hollingsworth
Prof. Susan McKiernan