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Private Gastroenterology Services at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital in Ayrshire.
You can book an appointment with one of our gastroenterologists online or by giving us a call. Many conditions like inflammatory bowel disease are progressive, so early diagnosis and treatment medically can halt that progression and prevent the need for surgery.
The hospital is an outpatient facility and caters for those in Ayrshire and further afield. We carry out some diagnostics and surgical procedures at our sister hospital, BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow. The same consultant you saw at Carrick Glen Hospital would perform these.
We provide excellent levels of outpatient care, with our nursing and administration teams supporting our consultants to help you get back to feeling yourself as soon as possible.
Some gastroenterologists have clinical interests in bowel or liver disease, while others have experience in both.
You can see a Consultant Gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment for stomach pain, diarrhoea, or abdominal abnormalities.
Our gastroenterologists routinely diagnose problems such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anaemia and dyspepsia, and also issues to do with organs such as the gallbladder and the pancreas (pancreatitis).
Whatever your symptoms – abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, unexplained weight loss, vomiting blood or dark stools or urine –our Consultant Gastroenterologists will investigate them and ensure to provide you with a diagnosis. They will listen to you at every stage and ensure you are clear and understand what is going on.
Early diagnosis and treatment are important because many diseases affecting the digestive and biliary system can worsen if left untreated.
They will most likely need to carry out investigations before they can reach a diagnosis. Blood tests and stool samples can be done on the day of your initial consultation, or should you require an ultrasound, you may be asked to return to Carrick Glen to have this done later.
Some diagnostic procedures take place at Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow. The same consultant you saw at Carrick Glen Hospital would carry them out them. They include:
During the diagnostic tests, your consultant may also take a biopsy to check for cancer.
Further possible investigations include computerised tomography (CT) scans of the stomach, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the liver and bile duct. Both procedures are carried out at Ross Hall Hospital.
After any investigations at Ross Hall Hospital, you will return to Carrick Glen Hospital to go over the results with your consultants and discuss possible treatment options.
If there’s something wrong with your liver, it could be gallstones, a viral infection, or a different liver problem.
Treatment for most conditions ranges from anti-inflammatory medicines to antispasmodics through open or keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery.
Should you require surgery, your Consultant Gastroenterologist will refer you to one of the Consultant General Surgeons at the hospital who carries this out.
Your Consultant Gastroenterologist may also suggest you see a dietician if they see nothing untoward or evident after carrying out possible investigations.
We don’t have waiting lists, so you won’t need to wait to see an expert assess your symptoms, offer their opinions, and arrange for appropriate investigations.
Once they have provided a diagnosis, treatment is discussed and offered promptly. Should you require surgery, our Consultant Gastroenterologists work closely with our Consultant General Surgeons and can refer you to the most fitting specialist.
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