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Specialist Care for Problems

of the Bowel & Abdomen

Heartburn &
Acid Reflux

Heartburn and acid reflux are troublesome but easily treated – you DON’T need to put up with your symptoms.


Tummy pain has many causes but it is important not to ignore it and to find and treat the cause.

Constipation &

Bloating, constipation and diarrhoea may be IBS but can be treated and should not be ignored.

Bleeding from the

Blood from the bottom is not only frightening but ALWAYS abnormal and ALWAYS needs to be seen by a doctor.

Professor James East is one of Europe’s leading colonoscopists. He works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist, and is an Associate Professor, based at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford.

He is the Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at the John Radcliffe and Director of Bowel Cancer Screening Oxfordshire.

He trained in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London, with a research fellowship at St. Mark’s Hospital leading to an MD(Res) from Imperial College. He received the British Society of Gastroenterology’s Hopkins Prize on the basis of this work.

His clinical practice focuses on all aspects of general gastroenterology including heartburn, gastro-oesophageal reflux, nausea and vomiting, swallowing problems, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, anaemia and rectal bleeding. He also has a specialist interest in advanced upper and lower GI endoscopy, as well as bowel cancer screening and is accredited as a colonoscopist by the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Professor James East

Consultant Gastroenterologist

About Me

Professor East graduated from Edinburgh University in 1999 and trained in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine on the North West London rotation. He was awarded an MD(Res) in 2009 from Imperial College London after research into helping find pre-cancerous polyps at colonoscopy at St Mark’s Hospital. He was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in January 2010.

He moved to Oxfordshire a decade ago from North London with his wife and children, and has been enjoying the countryside ever since. He is passionate about developing Endoscopy and Bowel cancer screening for the Oxfordshire population, and in between this manages to fit in a bit of fly fishing and skiing.

What they say

“Calm and reassuring”

“Thank you for your calm and reassuring expertise”

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“Thank you – I felt no anxiety or discomfort whatsoever during the procedure”

“Thank you especially for noting my request for heavier sedation – I felt no anxiety or discomfort whatsoever during the procedure”

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“I am truly grateful for the care and attention I received, and second to none!”

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“High level of professionalism”

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“Thank you and all the staff for the care I received”

“Thank you and you team for all your very great kind care and attention when I had my last colonoscopy – I really do very greatly appreciate it.”

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“I should like to thank you and all the staff for the care I received during the investigation and removal of my polyp”

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“Very impressed and grateful for the care you showed”

I was very impressed and grateful for the care and skill that you showed. It was, by far, the least stressful colonoscopy I have had. Much appreciated.

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Thank you very much for the wonderful standard of treatment you and you colleagues have given me: every aspect has been truly impressive.

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