Neil Galletly studied medicine at Cambridge University and the University of London, qualifying as a doctor in 1993. He trained in gastroenterology and general medicine in London and spent 3 years in clinical and academic research at Imperial College London. He has been a consultant gastroenterologist since 2007 working at both Kingston and St George's Hospitals.
Dr Galletly specialises in general gastroenterology and liver disease and his training and career has given him wide exposure and experience in all aspects of gastroenterology and liver disease. His areas of particular expertise include diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy), ERCP (endoscopy for the treatment of jaundice and bile duct stones), GI cancer, reflux and indigestion, jaundice and abnormal liver function tests and altered bowel habit. To date he has performed over 4,000 gastroscopies, over 3000 colonoscopies and over 800 ERCPs and have attended JAG and ASGE training courses on therapeutic endoscopy.
Mr Galletly annually audits his key performance indicators for endoscopy and these are routinely better than national standards (e.g. his colonoscopy completion rate is annually between 97-98%; the national quality standard is over 90% with an 'aspirational' target of 95%). He is proficient at polyp removal, endoscopic dilatation of oesophageal, pyloric, duodenal, colonic and biliary strictures, treattsment of GI bleeding, endoscopic placement of oesophageal, duodenal, colonic and biliary stents and insertion of gastrostomy and naso-jejunal feeding tubes.
Neil Galletly is the Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at Kingston Hospital and has recently been Clinical Director for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy and Clinical Lead for Upper GI Cancer. His professional memberships include the British Society for Gastroenterology, the Royal Society for Medicine, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
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Kingston Hospital, St George’s Hospital