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Dr David Neal

Consultant Gastroenterologist


General Medical Council Number: 3441066

I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist since 2004. During that time I have acquired vast experience of treating people with a wide variety of gastroenterological and liver problems.

I undertake both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. I regularly insert PEG tubes for feeding. I am the lead clinician for nutrition at Eastbourne District General Hospital. My clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, functional gastrointestinal disorders, liver and pancreatic diseases and clinical nutrition.

During my 18 year career as a Consultant Gastroenterologist I have undertaken over 10,000 endoscopic procedures. I perform diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy on a weekly basis and am a highly trained and skilled endoscopist.

I was a member of the the Medical Advisory Committee at the Esperance Private Hospital for 10 years. I sit on the Regional Training Committee for specialist registrars in gastroenterology across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

I have clinics in Eastbourne and Hastings on Thursday afternoons.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr David Neal include:


Additional information

MB / University of Southampton / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine
BM is a degree awarded after 5 years of training at Medical School.

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology

Professional leadership
I lead the clinical nutrition team at Eastbourne District General Hospital. I was clinical lead for upper GI cancers across East Sussex Hospitals from 2008-2018.

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

I trained at Southampton Medical School and completed my higher specialist training in Ipswich, Norwich and Cambridge. I relocated to Eastbourne in 2004 to take up my post as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician. My two teenage children attend school locally and I myself have a keen armchair interest in most sports, but do enjoy active participation playing tennis and golf. I have an eclectic taste in music and prefer vinyl over digital.

Private secretary: Jennie

Private secretary telephone: 01323 335030

Email: secretary@gihealth.co.uk

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