Dr Andrew James Portal

Dr Andrew James Portal


Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine 04436113


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

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary


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

About me

I specialise in general gastroenterology with specific interests in liver disease, hepatobiliary medicine and endoscopy, practising at University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. I am currently the endoscopy lead clinician for UH Bristol and South Bristol Community Hospita. I am a fully qualified trainer at the St George’s Hospital National Endoscopy Training School, London and teach endoscopy there. I also have developed the new regional hepatobiliary SpyGlass endoscopy service and lead the Liver Transplant assessment service at University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, working in conjunction with Liver Transplant centres in London. I also have a keen interest in adolescent hepatology and the management of ascites.
I spent 3 years of my training at the Kings College Hospital Liver Unit. My research interests include biomarkers of renal dysfunction and cirrhosis, as well as complications of cirrhosis.
I work hand in hand with my radiology, surgical and Histopathology colleagues to provide a truly multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Areas of interest

Hepatology; Endoscopy - therapeutic; Endoscopy - gastroscopy / sigmoidoscopy / colonoscopy / ERCP; Hepatobiliary (medicine);

Acid indigestion and reflux disease;
Abdominal pain and weight loss;
Fatty Liver Disease;
Colonic polyps;
Change in Bowel habit;
Rectal Bleeding;
Irritable bowel syndrome;
abnormal liver tests;
stomach pain and discomfort;
problems swallowing;
change in bowel habit; loose stools;
tummy pain;
liver problems;
worried about bowel cancer;
liver problems caused by alcohol
weight loss

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Procedures completed

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

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