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Dr Ana Wilson

General gastroenterology

Dr Wilson is able to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that affect the gastrointestinal system, which extends from the mouth to the rectum.

Specialised endoscopy

Dr Wilson’s NHS practice is at the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St Mark’s Hospital, an international centre of excellence where a large proportion of her work is devoted to bowel cancer screening through colonoscopy and more recently flexible sigmoidoscopy as part of Bowel Scope pilot.

She also has a specialist interest in endoscopic assessment of inflammatory bowel disease and early detection of pre-cancerous lesions.

Functional bowel disease

Dr Wilson is experienced in assessing, diagnosing and advising patients with functional bowel disorders, of which the most common is irritable bowel syndrome. She also provides thorough testing and assessment to detect food allergies and food intolerance, providing lifestyle advice and treatment as necessary.

Inflammatory bowel disease

Dr Wilson has a special interest in managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease. These include inpatients with severe flare up disease as well as outpatients, and patients in both categories with complex disease and/or short bowel syndrome. At St Mark’s Hospital she has helped initiate and carry out surveillance endoscopy for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, including setting up a standardised management pathway for optimal treatment of patients. St Mark’s is a tertiary referral centre for inflammatory bowel disease and Dr Wilson has devised protocols for managing these patients based on the highest level of evidence available from recent studies and meta-analyses.

Managing the consequences of cancer

Colorectal cancer

Dr Wilson’s work with colorectal cancer focuses on the consequences of cancer treatment – she is Clinical Lead in her NHS Trust in this area and offers this service in her private clinics. She is also able to provide endoscopic surveillance and treatment for patients at greater risk of developing bowel cancer because they have a genetic disorder or those who have anterior resection syndrome.

Other cancers

Dr Wilson also manages the consequences of cancer and its treatment in patients with prostate cancer, including those who develop radiation proctopathy and in people who have been treated for gynaecological cancers.