Specialist gastroenterology investigations, diagnosis and treatment

We are a friendly and efficient specialist gastroenterology private practice, treating and caring for patients in Kent. David Austin is the expert gastroenterologist. He did his specialist training in many of the leading London Hospitals and has extensive experience in all aspects of gastroenterology. Jayne Austin provides specialist nursing advice and personally co-ordinates and oversees your care, keeping you informed every step of the way; from your initial appointment to discharge and beyond. Together we are dedicated to providing an outstanding quality of care and personal service.

“We treat our patients as we would like to be treated.”

Dr David Austin, BMedSci BMBS FRCP

David Austin has performed over ten thousand gastroscopies, colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies, and treats his patients with the greatest dignity and care.

He has undergone advanced specialist training, achieving the UK’s highest standard of accreditation to carry out expert colonoscopies for the screening and prevention of bowel cancer. David is the only bowel cancer screener at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford.

What symptoms should you consult a gastroenterologist about?

Abdominal pain

Heartburn, Reflux and indigestion

Diarrhoea and constipation

Rectal bleeding ‘blood in poo’


Difficulty swallowing

Weight loss

Problems with your liver

What conditions can a gastroenterologist help to diagnose?

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease ‘GORD’

Inflammatory bowel disease

Bowel cancer

Stomach cancer

Oesophageal cancer

Irritable bowel syndrome ’IBS’

Coeliac disease

Liver disorders


We provide the following endoscopic investigations:
-Diagnostic gastroscopy
-Diagnostic colonoscopy
-Flexible sigmoidoscopy
-Rigid sigmoidoscopy

We can arrange:
-Blood tests
-Ultrasound scan
-CT scan
-MRI scan
-Small bowel MRI scan
-Percutaneous Liver biopsy
-Oesophageal Manometry and pH -studies
-Breath test for Helicobacter Pylori, lactose intolerance and bacterial overgrowth
-Bone density scan


We have private hospitals and clinics in Kent:

The Chaucer Hospital
Nackington Road
Kent, CT4 7AR

KIMS Hospital
Kent Institute for Medicine and Surgery
Newnham Court Way
Kent, ME14 5FT

Sandgate Road Surgery
180 Sandgate Road
Kent, CT20 2HN

Ashford One Hospital, Ashford, Kent
Opening February 2016
Private clinic weekly

Private fees

Fees for private patients
Please contact us.

Insured patients
Our fees are accepted by most insurance companies.

Self-funding patients
The initial consultation is set at £200.

The charge for follow-up consultations may vary slightly to reflect the length of the appointment booked, telephone consultations and correspondence involved. The rate charged for follow-up appointments is between £150 and £200.

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About Us

We began with a vision of a practice built on expertise and communication – providing patients with a joined-up pathway from the first contact through investigation and treatments until follow up and beyond.

We each worked in some of the leading London hospitals and, using over 50 years of combined experience, now succeed in delivering an outstanding level of care that we would like ourselves and our families to receive.

Our main clinics

The Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury, Kent
Private clinic weekly

KIMS Hospital, Maidstone, Kent
Private clinic weekly

Sandgate Surgery, Sandgate Road, Folkestone
Private clinic every Tuesday afternoon

One Ashford Hospital, Ashford, Kent
Private clinic weekly