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  • Welcome...

    Dr Stuart Cairns is a Consultant Physician and specialist in Gastroenterology.

    He trained at King's College Hospital, London, and later did higher medical training in Cambridge, The Middlesex and University College Hospitals in London. In 1988 he was appointed Consultant in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine to the Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is Director of the Brighton Endoscopy Training Centre and Honorary Lecturer to the Brighton & Sussex Medical School. He is also Clinical Director of the Sussex Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

    He is married with 3 children (now grown up) and lives just outside of Brighton. He enjoys tennis, travel, music and walking along the South Downs.

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    Qualifications & Current Posts


    • Consultant Gastroenterologist to the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
    • Clinical Director of the Sussex Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
    • Accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist

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    Procedures Offered

    Gastroscopy Colonoscopy
    Capsule Endoscopy



    Capsule Endoscopy

    A gastroscopy is an examination of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). This is done using a thin, flexible, tube-like telescope called an endoscope. The endoscope is passed through...

    A colonoscopy procedure is an examination of the lining of the colon (large bowel) using a thin flexible, tube-like telescope called a colonoscope. This is carefully passed through the back passage and into the colon...


    A capsule endoscopy is a procedure used to examine the small bowel. It is a relatively new and non-invasive way of providing your doctor with visual images of your small bowel using an electronic, pill-sized, photographic camera...

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