Professor Owen Epstein

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine 02231024

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Professor Epstein specialises in providing advice and guidance across the range of digestive disorders as well as offering minimally invasive diagnostics.

He qualified in South Africa and soon thereafter, moved to London where he specialised in hepatology and gastroenterology in Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock's medical unit at the Royal Free Hospital. In 1986 he was appointed consultant gastroenterologist and in 2007, was awarded a UCL personal chair in gastroenterology. He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and is the senior author of the best selling textbook "Clinical Examination". Professor Epstein led the development of the Sheila Sherlock Education Centre at the Royal Free, the endoscopy and laparoscopic simulation centre, and the iConsult project designed to streamline the patient pathway. He is currently the medical director of the Royal Free Private Patient Unit Institute for Minimally Invasive Gastroenterology (IMIGE) and has experience of oesophageal, gastric, small and large intestinal capsule endoscopy. His minimally invasive diagnostic lab also offers breath testing for lactose and fructose intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), helicobacter pylori and gastric emptying.The MIGe unit also offers 3 day autonomic tone assessment that provides a window to the brain gut axis, physiological stress, sleep quality, recovery and physical fitenss (well-being).

Areas of interest

Sensory-motor disorders of the digestive tract; neurogastroenterology;functional dyspepsia; non-ulcer dyspepsaia;irritable bowel syndrome; altered bowel habit; minimally invasive gastroenterology; whole bowel video capsule endoscopy;small bowel capsule endoscopy; helicobacter breath testing;glucose hydrogen breath testing (SIBO); lactose lactose hydrogen breath testing, 13C octonoic acid breath testing (gastric emptying); 3 day heart rate variability autonomic (stress) assessment; well-being assessment

Medical secretaries

  • Colette Durcan
  • Institute for Minimally Invasive Gastroenterology c/o Royal Free London Private Practice Unit Pond Street Hampstead London NW3 2QG
  • 020 7794 0500
  • 07753 229143
  • 020 3004 1690
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Procedures completed

  • G8080

    Small bowel capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation) - (1-5)

    Royal Free Hospital (1-5)

  • BB906

    ExCon - Further Discretionary Payment - (1-5)

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