- Colonoscopy (biopsy and polypectomy)
- Endoscopy/Gastroscopy/OGD (diagnostic and therapeutic)
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy (including banding of haemorrhoids)
- General Internal Medicine
General Gastroenterology including investigation and management of patients with gastrointestinal problems. These include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dietary sensitivity and food allergy, indigestion, heart burn, hiatus hernia, swallowing problems or abdominal pain. Dr Austin will help manage problems with diarrhoea, constipation, changes in bowel habit with or without rectal bleeding. If you already have a diagnosis of Irritable bowel syndrome or Inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Austin will talk through your diagnosis and management. Dr Austin has a sub specialty interest and training in managing patients with liver disease including alcohol related liver disease and particularly in managing patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. He will see patients with any aspects of liver disease including drug induced liver injury, hepatitis or jaundice.
- British Society of Gastroenterology
- Royal College of Physicians
- European Association for the Study of the Liver
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
- Medical Defence Union
I am a specialist in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust where I was appointed as an NHS consultant in 2010. I am an advanced interventional endoscopist and undertake all endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. I am an accredited Bowel Cancer Screening colonoscopist. I also perform endoscopic investigations of the liver called ERCP including cholangioscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. These procedures enable very close examination and investigation of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.
I have a sub specialty interest and training in managing patients will liver disease including alcohol related liver disease and particularly in managing patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I will see patients with any aspects of liver disease including drug induced liver injury, hepatitis or jaundice.
I completed my gastroenterology training in London at Kings College Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital. I spent six years working at the Liver Unit at Kings College hospital looking after patients with liver disease before and after liver transplantation. I completed my research in survival characteristics of patients with end stage liver disease. The results of my research were published and presented at national and international meetings.
I have a keen interest in advanced endoscopy and perform all aspects of both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. I have recently been appointed as the the clinical director of abdominal surgery and medicine which includes endoscopy in Brighton for University Hospitals Sussex NHS trust. I set up the hepatobiliary endoscopic ultrasound service, spyglass cholangioscopy and introduced the enhanced sedation/anaesthetic endoscopy list in the trust.
I am also involved in teaching and management. I am the director of the annual South East endoscopy symposium and teach and train doctors in all aspects of endoscopy. I have taught these skills internationally and within the UK.
I am married with 3 young children. I enjoy being a husband and father, gardening and outdoor pursuits including cycling, skiing and watching the Seagulls.
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