Headline Sponsor and exhibitor
14th April 2018
Headline sponsor and Exhibitor
The Functional Gut Clinic is the UK’s only independent UKAS accredited GI Physiology service.Our core interest is to use state of the art technology to try and understand how the gut is functioning and to identify what is causing troublesome symptoms.
The information that we gain helps identify problems with gut function and in turn this helps to develop a targeted therapeutic strategy based on the best available scientific evidence.
In addition to diagnostics, we now provide support services such as dietetics and bowel re-training therapy to assist in patient treatment.
The Functional Gut Clinic is the only independent UKAS accredited GI Physiology service in the UK guaranteeing that the service we offer is of the highest standard and constantly improving.
Patient Investigations & Services
Functional Gut Disorders
Gastro-oesophageal reflux Disease
Can be caused by hiatal hernia, poor oesophageal motility, gastroparesis and behavioural issues such asaerophagia and rumination. Additionally, laryngopharyngeal reflux can also cause troublesome issues in the throat, respiratory tract and with the voice.
We can objectively test all these possibilities with our ranges of tests and specialist pH probes to provide a comprehensive evaluation of reflux disease, essential if anti-reflux surgery is being considered. Where behavioral issues are evident, we use biofeedback techniques to help patients reduce these issues.
Irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia
These conditions can coexist and overlap drastically reducing patients quality of life.
We use a combination of hydrogen and methane breath testing and gut motility testing, such as SmartPill and Gastric Emptying studies, to find out the underlying causes of the patients symptoms helping to design effective treatment strategies.
Is a distressing and life affecting condition which can be caused by structural injury after childbirth, general muscle weakness,
hyper or hypo-sensitivity, dysbiosis or dietary sensitivities.
Again we can use a combination of tests and treatments (such as biofeedback) to help identify and improve symptoms in this group of patients.
Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
Not being able to swallow effectively drastically effects quality of life and ability to thrive. We use the smallest but most sophisticated oesophageal manometry and impedance catheter to assess motility and bolus clearance to understand the main causes of dysphagia, which helps to decide on the most appropriate treatment.
Constipation and evacuation Disorders
These issues can be caused by gut motility problems, dysbiosis, structural problems such as rectoceles, or behavioural issues such as dyssynergia. We can objectively test each possibility with our range of physiology and imaging tools and provide support with biofeedback and dietetics.
- Hydrogen and Methane Breath Testing
- High Resolution Oesophageal Manometry & Impedance
- Ambulatory pH & Impedance Testing
- Defaecating Proctography
- Gastric Emptying Test
- Pudendal Nerve Function Test
- Evacuation Proctography
- Endo-anal Ultrasound
- Ano-rectal Manometry
- Colonic Transit Test
- Wireless Motility Capsule (SmartPill)
- H.Pylori (C-Urea) Breath Test
- Bio Feedback
- IBSchek (Blood Test)
- Dietetics Services
- Functional GI Disorders
- Weight Loss
How to refer / Appointments
Call our dedicated team on 0207 486 7777 or referrals can also be made via email (see below) or via our online referral form at: www.thefunctionalgutclinic.com
Payment & Results Test results are sent electronically within 48hours. We are recognised by every major UK insurer and offer self pay packages.
22 Upper Wimpole Street,
T: +44 (0) 207 486 7777
73-79 King Street
The Pinnacle - 9th Floor
T: +44 (0) 161 302 7777
The Functional Gut Clinic