Dr David E Rowlands

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine 03557859


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

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

Having initially qualified and trained at Southampton University Teaching Hospital, I undertook specialty training post in the prestigious North West Thames training rotation. I spent over three years at the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital, gaining experience in colonoscopic techniques, nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease before rotating through Charing Cross, Hammersmith and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals aquiring expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic Gastroscopy, advanced Colonoscopy and ERCP.
Following placements in both East and West Hertfordshire and further experience at St Mary's Hospital London, I was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist in Hertfordshire in 2003.
I maintain a busy and extensive out-patient workload and high quality endoscopy service with excellent clinical outcomes in Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP. I lead an excellent palliative colonic stenting service, results from which have recently been presented at national and international meetings. I have also established a pyloric and duodenal stenting service within the trust.
I spent over seven years as Clinical Director for Gastroenterology. During this time I oversaw the development and building of two new endoscopy units, the establishment of the Digestive Diseases Unit at the Lister site and appointed 7 new Gastroenterology Consultant colleagues. I have also established a 24/7 acute Gastrointestinal bleeding rota and the Gastroenterologist of the week service which has further enhanced Gastroenterology provision within East and North Hertfordshire.

Areas of interest

Upper GI disease; Dyspepsia (indigestion); reflux (heartburn); dysphagia; bloating; abdominal pain.
Lower GI disease; Diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis (IBD); irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); functional bowel disorders; diverticulosis; colon polyps; colon cancer; colorectal disease.
Liver and pancreatobiliary disease; Fatty liver disease; hepatitis; gallstones; investigation and treatment of abnormal liver function tests (LFTs); jaundice.

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Ramsay Pinehill Hospital (5-50)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

    Ramsay Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

    Ramsay Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • G8082

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

    Ramsay Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • G4430

    Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) with dilatation - (1-5)

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