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Dr George Webster

Gastroenterology

Medical interests: Hepatobiliary medicine, diagnostic endoscopy, colonoscopy, interventional endoscopy, ERCP, cholangioscopy, sphincter of Oddi manometry, luminal stent insertion.

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About

I am a specialist in gastroenterology, with a particular interest in HPB medicine (problems involving the liver, pancreas and biliary system) and endoscopy. I am the clinical lead in one of the busiest HPB centres in the NHS, and patients are referred to our department at UCLH from all over the UK. As well as endoscopy and colonoscopy, I have a specialist expertise in advanced interventional endoscopy, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), cholangioscopy, sphincter of Oddi manometry and luminal (e.g. colonic) stent insertion.

Expertise

I have more than 10 years consultant experience in diagnosing and treating all forms of liver, biliary and pancreatic disease, and am also a skilled general gastroenterologist. I have specialist expertise in advanced endoscopy.

Symptoms investigated

  • Liver test abnormalities
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Assessment and management of suspected cancer of liver, pancreas and biliary tract.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Acid reflux and heartburn
  • Jaundice
  • Anaemia
  • Weight loss
  • Procedures performed

I offer the following procedures for diagnosis and treatment:

  • Upper GI endoscopy/gastroscopy (OGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Cholangioscopy (direct bile duct visualisation for treatment of stones and diagnosis of bile duct problems)
  • Conditions diagnosed and treated
  • Abnormal liver tests / Liver disease/ Jaundice
  • Gallstones (stones in the gallbladder or bile duct)
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Cancer involving the liver/biliary tract/pancreas
  • Cholangitis (inflammation/strictures of bile duct)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Colon polyps and cancer
  • Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
  • Research interests
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis/IgG4-related disease
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Therapeutic ERCP
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Bile duct stones
  • Colonic stenting

 

Medical Background

Medical training

Dr George Webster gained his medical qualifications at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in 1991. After initial postgraduate medical training at the Royal Brompton, the Hammersmith Hospital and at the Whittington Hospitals, he entered specialist training in 1995. Clinical training in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy followed in London at the Royal Free, Barts and The London, and the Middlesex hospitals, and in Sydney.

Dr Webster later completed a research fellowship in the study of hepatitis B, and has ongoing research involvement in a number of areas, including autoimmune pancreatitis and advanced endoscopy. He has published 40 medical papers, 15 expert reviews/chapters, and is co-author of the Oxford Handbook of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Current appointments

Dr Webster currently holds the post of Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS FoundationTrust, where he is the clinical lead in HPB medicine, and is an honorary senior lecturer at UCL.

He is on the Endoscopy Committee of The British Society of Gastroenterology and was formerly on the committee of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Dr Webster is director of the annual London Live Endoscopy Course.

NHS practice

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist: University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.

Availabilty

 
In clinic
Clinic times*
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Tue
 
 
Wed
In clinic: Yes
Clinic times*: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Thu
In clinic: Yes
Clinic times*: 2.00pm - 6.30pm
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*Other times may be available on request

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