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10 March, 2021 - 17:07 By Tony Quested

Leading gut clinic opens new centre in Cambridge

One of the UK’s leading gastrointestinal health practices has opened a new clinic in Cambridge, aiming to give patients in the region a better option for dealing with their gut problems.

The Functional Gut Clinic, which already has premises in London and Manchester, has opened its doors in Bateman Street close to the University Botanical Gardens.    

Its team of highly-trained experts specialise in tests and diagnosis for health concerns including acid reflux, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, flatulence and dysphagia or swallowing difficulties.

Dr Anthony Hobson, who founded the Functional Gut Clinic in 2014, said: “We are delighted to have opened in Cambridge, our third clinic in the UK, and look forward to serving those across the region in need of our help.

“Problems with your stomach and intestines can range from the niggling to having a severe effect on your life. For too long, too many patients have been living with unresolved gut health problems.

“People can spend years looking for answers to their gastrointestinal problems, often getting nowhere. They may go from doctor to doctor, hospital to hospital, while living with painful or nuisance symptoms.

“We have a comprehensive range of tests that can give an overview of your gut health and lead to a gut health diagnosis.

“We combine the latest technology with a team of dedicated specialists to swiftly identify the problem, then connect patients with the correct treatment to put things right.”

The Functional Gut Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is the only gastrointestinal physiology service in the UK to receive an Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation.

Patients must be referred by a surgeon, GP, dietitian or nutritionist, but once that happens there are no waiting lists, the management says.

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