Professor Richard Pollok

Professor Richard Pollok

GastroDoc or Pollock

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine 03339181


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

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease


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

About me

I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist and am Professor of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Infection at St George's University Hospital and St George's University of London. I see patients privately at Parkside Hospital, SW19 5NX. I am fully registered with the GMC and have specialist certification in Gastroenterology and General internal Medicine.

I trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship gaining my PhD in the field of gut immunology and GI infection. I have an international reputation for my research in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) diagnosis and treatment. I have more than 200 peer reviewed research publications in the field of Gastroenterology.

My clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhoea, gut infections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional gut disorders, indigestion & heartburn and screening for bowel cancer. I am an experienced endoscopist and have performed many thousand colonoscopies and gastroscopies.

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Areas of interest

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); GI infection; Colorectal (bowel) cancer (including those with a family history); Dyspepsia (indigestion); Reflux: Food intolerance/allergy/microbiome dysbiosis, Colonoscopy; Gastroscopy (aka endoscopy or OGD);
problems with: altered bowel habit; rectal bleeding; acid-related symptoms; adolescents (16 and above) and young people with gut problems including IBD.

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