Dr Benjamin Colleypriest

Consultant Gastroenterologist & General Physician

BM MRCP PhD

Year qualified:1998

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Colleypriest trained at Southampton University Medical School between 1993 and 1998. Following house jobs, he worked at a number of hospitals within Wessex before specialising in Gastroenterology. He then spent 3 years as a research fellow at the University of Bath understanding the molecular mechanisms of Barrett’s oesophagus, oesophageal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr Colleypriest was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in 2010 and has a full time NHS contract at the Royal United Hospital, Bath where he is also Endoscopy Lead Clinician.

He performs all endoscopic procedures and monitors his success rates on a regular basis, including: Gastroscopy (endoscopy of the oesophagus and stomach), Colonoscopy (endoscopy of the entire large bowel), Flexible sigmoidoscopy (endoscopy of the lower large bowel), ERCP (endoscopy of the biliary tree e.g. gallstones), Oesophageal dilatation and stenting.

Dr Colleypriest offers appointments once a week on variable days and can arrange an evening attendance.

Professional Membership



  • British Society Gastroenterology

  • American College Gastroenterology

  • Royal College of Physicians

Clinical Interests



  • Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis

  • Gastrointestinal cancers

  • Barrett’s Oesophagus 

  • Gall stones, biliary disease and endoscopic treatment

  • Iron deficiency anaemia

  • Unexplained pain and diarrhoea

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