Dr Gillian Watts

Year qualified:1989

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Gillian Watts's additional specialties:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy and polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Gastroscopy and Oesophageal dilatation

I qualified at St Mary’s Hospital, London in 1989 with BSc (Hons) MB BS. I trained in London, achieving MRCP in 1992 and then moved to Oxford for my specialist Gastroenterology training. I was awarded MD following research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 2001. I have been a consultant in Manchester for 19 years. I worked at Wythenshawe Hospital from 1999-2018. I now work solely in private practice.

Furthermore, I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003, then I was JAG Endoscopy Training Lead at Wythenshawe Hospital from 2008-2018. I was Inflammatory Bowel Disease, research and Audit Leads 2010-2016. I have held the position of Chairman of the Medicines Management Committee at Wythenshawe Hospital. I have been extensively involved in teaching undergraduate students from the University of Manchester, receiving a Gold Award in 2017/2018. I am an active examiner for MRCP PACES for the Royal College of Physicians and am a faculty trainer in colonoscopy at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital. I am also involved in the mentoring programme with the British Society of Gastroenterology.

Clinical Interests (adult patients)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • GORD
  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Dyspepsia
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • bBoating
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Functional bowel symptoms
  • Coeliac disease
  • Abnormal liver tests
  • Bowel cancer
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Fexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Polyp removal
  • Colonic endoscopic mucosal resectionfaecal incontinence

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