GI Choice has its office based at the Spire Southampton Hospital. We welcome referrals from any doctor. We will also see self referred patients, although it id generally preferable that you discuss your condition with your own doctor before referral if possible. If you have insurance you need to inform your insurer that you are about to see us so that they can authorise it.   


GI Choice, Spire Southampton Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY
02380 764352 or 02380 914458
consultants@gichoice.co.uk
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GI Choice is a team of Consultants specialising in conditions of the liver and digestive system.

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About Us

GI choice is a team of surgeons, physicians and radiologists specialising in liver and gastrointestinal conditions based at the Spire Southampton Hospital.

What do we do?

Our areas of expertise include the whole of the gastrointestinal tract including problems of the stomach, intestine, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder, liver, spleen and bowel.

Group Strengths

Conditions of the abdomen, gut and liver are complex and often require a multi disciplinary approach. As we work together and have complementary specialities we are able to provide a full package of care.

Consultants

We are a group of Consultants with a common aim to provide the best possible care for a wide range of gastrointestinal, abdominal and liver conditions.

The Team

We are a group of  experienced Consultants with a common aim to provide the best possible care for a wide range of gastrointestinal, abdominal and liver conditions. We work together closely both in the private sector at Spire and also in the NHS at University Hospitals Southampton where we run a highly rated tertiary referral service.
Dr Mark Wright

Dr Mark Wright

Dr Mark Wright

Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist, FRCP, PhD.

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Mrs Debbie Brooks

Mrs Debbie Brooks

Mrs Debbie Brooks

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Mr Arjun Takhar

Mr Arjun Takhar

Mr Arjun Takhar

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Mr Thomas Armstrong

Mr Thomas Armstrong

Mr Thomas Armstrong

Tom is a surgeon with a dedicated interest in liver, pancreatic, bile duct, gallbladder and hernia surgery (HPB Surgery). He is clinical lead for this highly specialised area of cancer surgery that provides a regional service to patients across the South Coast of England and the Channel Islands. He trained in an era when HPB […]

Tom is a surgeon with a dedicated interest in liver, pancreatic, bile duct, gallbladder and hernia surgery (HPB Surgery). He is clinical lead for this highly specialised area of cancer surgery that provides a regional service to patients across the South Coast of England and the Channel Islands. He trained in an era when HPB surgery had been centralised to major hospitals and is in the vanguard of modern surgeons who have benefited from very intensive training. He completed this in the UK and Australia, in Centres renowned for minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery. Tom works closely with many dedicated specialists from anaesthetics, medicine, radiology, and oncology to ensure that every patient benefits from the most up to date treatment. He monitors his outcomes through the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) on the SWORD database. This independently collected data indicates that he performs a significantly greater number of major operations, with shorter post-operative hospital stay and lower mortality rate than the National average. He has also operated on countless patients with gallstones and hernias. He receives many referrals from surgeons based in other local hospitals for advice and help in managing patients with challenging gallstone disease. Tom leads the Wessex Neuroendocrine Tumour Group, a European Centre of Excellence for treating patients with neuroendocrine/carcinoid tumours. The feedback Tom gets from patients is consistently positive. He feels that the high number of health care professionals and their relatives who he treats these days vindicates his approach. Tom’s free time is spent with his wife and children, preferably outside and ideally by the sea. He enjoys sailing, cycling and trying to play golf. Scope of Practice: PANCREAS Cancer of the pancreas Pancreatic cysts Neuroendocrine or carcinoid tumours (NETs) Acute pancreatitis Chronic pancreatitis LIVER Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) Secondary liver cancer (from bowel cancer, NETs and other rare tumours) Liver cysts Neuroendocrine Tumour BILE DUCT Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) Bile duct stones Bile duct strictures (narrowings) NEUROENDOCRINE or CARCINOID TUMOURS Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour Duodenal neuroendocrine tumour Carcinoid Tumour of the bowel Paraganglioma GALLBLADDER Gallstones Gallbladder cancer Bile duct stones DUODENUM Duodenal cancer SMALL BOWEL Small bowel cancer (jejunum and ileum) HERNIA Groin (inguinal/femoral) Umbilical Epigastric Incisional

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Dr Andrew Bateman

Dr Andrew Bateman

Dr Andrew Bateman

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Dr Sachin Modi

Dr Sachin Modi

Dr Sachin Modi

Consultant Interventional Radiologist, . Bsc(Hons) MBBS FRCR FRCR(IR)

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Our Services

We know that when a referral is made a solution is required. Our aim is to provide a single point of referral after which all the necessary consultations, investigations and treatment follow smoothly without the to-ing and fro-ing that is so often the case in healthcare.

Our Consultant Team

Dr Mark Wright, Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist http://gichoice.co.uk/teams/dr-mark-wright/ Dr Trevor Smith, Consultant Gastroenterologist http://gichoice.co.uk/teams/dr-trevor-smith/ Dr Sanjay Gupta, Consultant Anaesthetist http://gichoice.co.uk/teams/dr-sanjay-gupta/ Dr Tim Bryant, Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist http://gichoice.co.uk/teams/dr-timothy-bryant/ Dr Sachin Modi, Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist http://gichoice.co.uk/teams/dr-sachin-modi/ Dr Andrew Bateman, Consultant Oncologist http://gichoice.co.uk/teams/dr-andrew-bateman/ Mr John Knight, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon http://gichoice.co.uk/teams/mr-john-knight/ Mr Arjun Takhar, Consultant Hepato-Panreatico-Biliary and General Surgeon http://gichoice.co.uk/teams/mr-arjun-takhar/ Mr Thomas […]

Operations and Interventions

Based at Spire Southampton, we have the back up of a fully equipped modern hospital with onsite intensive care, CT and MRI scanners, interventional radiology and state of the art operating theatres. This means that our multidisciplinary team can safely perform complex surgery, endoscopy and interventional radiology if your case requires it.

Medicolegal

GI Choice offers expert opinion for medicolegal purposes. Total charges for the report will vary according to complexity, but in general most reports require 4-8 hours of preparation time. Please contact us to discuss your needs and we can prepare an estimate for you.

Second Opinions and Complex Case Advice

Being unwell can be confusing and bewildering. We work as a multidisciplinary team and are constantly faced with complex cases. We are happy to share our expertise and where necessary can arrange to see patients for further advice and management, perhaps for a second opinion or to continue your care. Patients are often given a huge amount of information which can make it difficult to make a decision. Sometimes a second opinion can provide reassurance, sometimes it can suggest a more acceptable plan of action.

Day Case Procedures

We provide a wide range of surgical, endoscopic and radiological services which can be completed in one day, allowing you to return to your own home to recover.

Outpatients

In addition to providing a comprehensive outpatient service covering all abdominal problems, we offer a number of specific services for rapid diagnosis of common conditions.

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