Dr Philip Woodland



GMC number: 6075659

Practising since: 2003



Consultation times

  • Wednesday 15:00-17:00
  • Overview
Book online today Enquire now

Or call us on

01277 695695


Dr Philip Woodland is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital and specialises in reflux disease, swallowing problems, abdominal pain, peptic ulcer disease, nausea and vomiting, gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, rectal bleeding, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Dr Woodland is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital, a prestigious London teaching hospital. Dr Woodland’s private gastroenterology practice is split between London’s Harley Street area and Essex. 

Dr Woodland received his medical degree from University College London Hospital and went on to complete his PhD in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease at Queen Mary University, London.

In his clinics, Dr Woodland’s approach is simple, he continually endeavours to ensure that his patients feel at ease. He makes certain that all his patients receive the time and attention they need when explaining their symptoms and the impact that this is having on their respective lives. To this extent, he is highly-skilled at correctly diagnosing and recommending the appropriate care and treatment programs.

In both his NHS and private clinics, Dr Woodland diagnoses and treats a wide range of gastrointestinal illness. He is an advanced endoscopist and is highly skilled at performing diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. He is an accredited NHS Bowel Cancer Screening colonoscopist. He is also an expert in GI physiological studies to investigate acid reflux and swallowing disorders.

Special interests

  • Endoscopy
  • Therapeutic gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Acid reflux (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers

Other interests

Research into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and difficulty when swallowing.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Philip Woodland at Nuffield Health

  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Locations Dr Philip Woodland works with

Related experience


Dr Woodland is passionate about research and has an active portfolio of projects that he is currently working on. His particular focus is on research into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and difficulty when swallowing. Owing to his experience and exploits, it should therefore come as no surprise that he is regularly invited to present his findings and offer his views at prestigious international conferences and meetings on these subjects.


  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist at Royal London Hospital
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at Royal London Hospital

Insurers Dr Philip Woodland works with

Dr Philip Woodland works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • Healix
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Philip Woodland does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Philip Woodland does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Philip Woodland does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.