Mathis studied at Mainz and Düsseldorf University with electives in several European countries. He passed the German and US medical licensing exams and worked after graduation in a liver unit in Berne, Switzerland (1995/1996) followed by an SHO rotation in Manchester (1997/1998) did his Specialist Registrar training in Birmingham (1997-2007).
After his PhD research in Liver Immunology in Birmingham (David Adams, 2000-2003), Mathis worked as a Clinical Lecturer of Birmingham University receiving broad training Gastroenterology and all aspects of Hepatology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Liver Transplant Unit in Birmingham before moving to Glasgow in 2007 where he now works at a Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist at the RAH in Paisley.
Mathis Heydtmann is an advanced endoscopist and JAG accredited colonoscopy and ERCP trainer and is an advanced appraiser for revalidation by the GMC as well as National Panellist for consultant appointments in Acute Medicine in Scotland.
Mathis specialises in the assessment and medical management of gastrointestinal problems, in particular liver disease. He feels that it is important to have sufficient time to listen to the patients concerns and to make a correct diagnosis. Therefore new appointments with him are booked for 30 minutes (if you need more time please inform the booking staff). He has good links with other specialists who might need to be involved in patients care including Surgeons, Dieticians, Addiction Specialists and Paediatric Gastroenterologists.
He has a very broad training in all aspects of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Having worked in liver units for 8 years of his training, Mathis has developed an early interest in all areas of acute and chronic liver disease: viral, toxic, autoimmune and genetic liver disease including alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver, chronic Hepatitis B and C, PBC, PSC, investigation of abnormal liver biochemistry and management of chronic liver failure and liver transplant patients.
Mathis is also interested in all areas of general gastroenterology and endoscopy: investigation of iron deficiency anaemia, altered bowel habit including blood stained stools, indigestion, dyspepsia and abdominal pain as well as management of inflammatory bowel disease. Advanced colonoscopy, polyp detection and surveillance endoscopy and colonoscopy for high risk patients and cancer screening (Barrett's oesophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, genetic cancer prone disorders).
Mathis enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, in particular traveling, skiing and cycling.
English, German and French
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Mathis Heydtmann at Nuffield Health
- Liver function tests
- Barium Meal or Enema
- Blood test
- Diagnostic endoscopy
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Liver biopsy
Mathis obtained an MD in molecular genetics from Düsseldorf University (1996) and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship to study for a PhD in liver immunology at Birmingham University which he successfully completed in 2005. As part of his PhD he undertook a research attachment at Harvard University / Boston.
Mathis maintains a keen interest in academic medicine by advancing medical knowledge in his field and by teaching. His research work includes a CSO funded project on alcoholic liver disease epidemiology, health economics, genetics of liver disease and management of chronic liver disease. He has published widely in gastroenterology and hepatology in high impact journals.
- British Association for the Study of the Liver
Other post held
- Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Royal Alexandra Hospital Paisley
Dr Mathis Heydtmann does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Mathis Heydtmann does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Mathis Heydtmann does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.