Dr David Austin

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Year qualified:1990


Personal profile

Dr Austin studied for his medical degree at the University of Nottingham, qualifying in 1990. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1993. He undertook his specialist gastroenterology training in some of the leading hospitals in London, including St Mary’s the Chelsea and Westminster, the Hammersmith Hospital and the world renowned St Mark’s Hospital.

He was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in 2004. Dr Austin was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008.

Dr Austin has extensive experience in the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal conditions. These include gastro-oesophageal reflux, abdominal pain, cancer of the stomach and bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and conditions of the liver and pancreas.

Dr Austin has a special interest in endoscopy – he has performed over ten thousand gastroscopies, colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopy. He has undergone advanced specialist training, achieving th UK’s highest standard of accreditation to carry out expert colonoscopies for the screening and prevention of bowel cancer.

Together with he wife Jayne they have formed the Kent Gastroenterology Partnership and are dedicated to providing an outstanding level of care and personal service. This is reflected in review of their practice on the independent I Want Great Care website.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Medical Defence Union
  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests

  • Specialist endoscopy – gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease i.e. acid reflux and indigestion
  • Bowel cancer screening, diagnosis and prevention, altered bowel habit, rectal bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
  • Anaemia
  • Stomach cancer
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Coeliac disease
  • Diseases of the liver and pancreas

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