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Services provided by the department

The gastroenterology service includes purpose built endoscopy suites and offers:

  • Direct access gastroscopy
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Banding and sclerotherapy for oesophageal varices
  • Oesophageal dilatation and stenting
  • Injection of bleeding ulcers and ethanol necrosis of tumours
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP including sphincterotomy and stenting
  • Oesophageal function testing
  • Breath testing for bacterial overgrowth and Helicobacter
  • Inflammatory bowel disease clinic
  • Liver and biliary clinic


IBD Contact Details

The IBD Nursing Service here at St Peters Hospital runs alongside the Gastroenterology Consultants for patients who have been diagnosed IBD. To get in touch with us, our contact number is 01932 722244. Our coordinator answers the phone Monday – Thursday 08:30-15:00 and will triage your calls accordingly. The Nurses will endeavour to get back to you within 72 hours. Strictly for flaring IBD symptoms you can call 01932 872000 and bleep 8748 between 08.30-14.00 Monday to Friday.

If your query is urgent and you have not been able to get in touch with is please contact your GP, call 111 or attend the Urgent Treatment Centre at St Peters Hospital.

For information on the Covid 19 Vaccine please click on this link for more information or contact your GP for more advice.

If you are unsure as to whether you need to be shielding or not please use this link to take an online assessment which is in line with Government Advice . The results will be available for you to save and send to your employer if needed.


COVID-19: Patients with IBD

We would advise patients with IBD to visit the Crohns and Colitis UK website at www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk.

You should also use the CCUK decision tree on their website.

The British Society of Gastroenterology has top 10 tips for everyone with IBD.


Our Clinical Team

The consulting team in the department are:

Dr Hussain AZIZ

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Viral Hepatitis
Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy


Consultant Gastroenterologist

Clinical Lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
GI Endoscopy Trainer, Nutrition Support Team
Hepatology, luminal gastroenterology

Dr Neil IKIN

Dr Neil IKIN

GMC: 4719771

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Clinical Lead for Functional GI Disorders
Upper and lower GI physiology

Dr Debabrata MAJUMDAR

Dr Debabrata MAJUMDAR

GMC: 6057762

Consultant GI and Hepatobiliary Physician

Clinical Lead for Hepatobiliary Medicine
ERCP and Endoscopic UltraSound (EUS)
Gastroenterology, hepatobiliary medicine

Dr Amitabh NAIK

Dr Amitabh NAIK

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Clinical Lead for Upper GI Cancer
GI endoscopy trainer, capsule endoscopy
ERCP, interventional endoscopy

Dr Julia O'BRIEN

Consultant Gastroenterologist



Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Muhammad SAAD

Consultant Gastroenterologist



The Endoscopy Suite at St. Peter’s is located on Level 3 of the Outpatients / Departmental block.