Professor Richard Pollok



GMC number: 3339181

Practising since: 1989



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I am a Consultant and Professor of Gastroenterology at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s University of London Medical School. I see patients in the NHS and privately at Parkside Hospital. I am fully registered with the General Medical Council and have specialist certification in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.

I trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship gaining my PhD in the field of gut immunity and infection. My current research programme focuses on better methods of diagnosis and the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

My clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, indigestion and heartburn, chronic diarrhoea, gut infections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and screening for bowel/Colon cancer. I am an experienced therapeutic endoscopist and have performed many thousand gastroscopies and colonoscopies.

Prof Pollok sees adults and children (16+).

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Special interests

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • GI infection
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Bowel cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Gut infections

Personal interests


Treatments and tests offered by Professor Richard Pollok at Nuffield Health

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

Locations Professor Richard Pollok works with

Related experience


IBD epidemiology, IBD therapeutics, GI infection, IBD imaging.


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British society of Gastroenterology
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • St George's NHS Hospital, Consultant gastroenterologist anf Professor of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Infection

Insurers Professor Richard Pollok works with

Professor Richard Pollok works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • AIG Direct
  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • HealthFund
  • Health-on-Line
  • HMCA
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • National Friendly Society
  • PHC
  • Police Mutual
  • SAGA
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Tri-Care
  • Universal Provident
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA