Dr Robert J Mead - Gastroenterology - Pinehill Hospital

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Dr Robert J Mead - Gastroenterology

Clinical interests

Investigation and treatment of medical diseases affecting the gullet, stomach and small bowel including dysphagia, dyspepsia, Barrett's oesophagus, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), gastric and duodenal ulcers, Coeliac disease (Celiac disease / gluten sensitivity and enteropathy), malabsorption and weight loss.
Diseases of the colon including colon polyps, colon cancer, rectal bleeding, diarrhoea and constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS / functional bowel disorder), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Colitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticular disease and diverticulitis.
Investigation and treatment of liver diseases, gallstones, biliary disease, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer.
Investigatory and treatment of diseases with Gastro-intestinal endoscopy:
Upper GI procedures - oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD), enteroscopy, balloon enteroscopy, banding of varices, dilation of strictures, surveillance of Barrett’s oesophagus, dye spray.
Lower GI procedures - colonoscopy, polyp removal, dilation of strictures, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) balloon enteroscopy, surveillance for and early detection of colon cancer, dye spray surveillance of ulcerative colitis).

Academic background

Dr Mead studied at University College London gaining distinction in his final examination. He was awarded prizes in general academic study, pharmacology and medicine throughout his studies.
He initially worked in the Professorial hepatology and gastroenterology unit at the Royal Free Hospital before moving closer to his family in Dorset and Hampshire. Whilst training as a specialist gastroenterologist he spent 6 years in 4 national centres of excellence, including Southampton University and Cambridge University hospitals. He researched into the early detection of oesophageal and colorectal cancers becoming an academic Doctor of Medicine in 2013. In the last year before taking up his Consultant post in the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust he practiced at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, focusing on endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease.
Endoscopy has been a long held interest of his, with fellowships in Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, a national centre of excellence and in Tokyo Japan, a world centre of endoscopic excellence. He has published on endoscopic techniques in the upper and lower gut.He is responsible for teaching endoscopy to gastroenterology trainees and has been a faculty member and lecturer on courses teaching advanced endoscopic techniques

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal College of Physicians
Member of the British Society of Gastroenterologists
Member of the American Gastroenterology Association

NHS base

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertford County Hospital, Hertford

Clinic Times

Monday evenings