Dr Stephen John Middleton MA MD FRCP FAHE

Consultant Gastroenterologist
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Current Clinical practice

Dr Stephen Middleton is a consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrooke’s hospital, University of Cambridge Teaching Hospital. He was appointed to this position in 1995 and is the senior Gastroenterologist in a unit of 8 consultants.

His regular practice includes NHS outpatient clinics, where he consults patients with conditions such as  IBS, Colitis, Crohn's and indigestion.   He has over 20 years experience in conducting colonoscopy, therapeutic endoscopy and inpatient Gastroenterology. He is the clinical lead of the Gastroenterology physiology unit which he founded in 1997 and now provides a regional service for oesophageal manometry and ambulatory pH studies to investigate swallowing problems and indigestion.

Dr Middleton is the clinical lead of the Cambridge service for irritable bowel syndrome. The service uses dietary treatment as the primary mode of treatment. The last 1000 patients have recently been audited and the dietary treatment was found to be successful in over 70% of patients.

He has established two teams of consultants who meet regularly to discuss patients with indigestion and swallowing problems (The upper GI multidisciplinary team) and patients with constipation and evacuatory disorders (lower GI multidisciplinary team). Both teams have now expanded and developed, have been running for over a decade and offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic expertise and provide a region wide service as well as having a national referral base
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