Dr Maxton Pitcher


welcome

Welcome to my Harrow Gastro website! I am a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist and specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of digestive disorders. My NHS base is at St Mark’s Hospital, an Internationally-respected hospital specialising in diseases of the intestine, situated on the campus of Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow. I see patients referred by local GPs as well as those by specialists from further afield in the UK and abroad whose problems are more complex and require the special skills our multidisciplinary team and I are able to provide. I have also been practicing independently since 1998 and have a well-established private practice based at The Clementine Churchill Hospital and TrustPlus at Northwick Park.


A comprehensive gut resource

My Harrow Gastro website provides information on a number of common conditions affecting the length of the gut, from the mouth to the anus, including the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. As you will probably have experienced from time to time, digestive symptoms are not uncommon, such as abdominal pain, indigestion, variation in bowel habit and bleeding and may seem to go away or return intermittently. It is important not to attempt to self-diagnose from the wealth of health-related information readily available from the Internet, both here and elsewhere, or to delay in seeking specialist advice if the symptoms persist, even when initial tests with the GP may appear normal. When anaemia, irregularities of liver function or weight loss become apparent, investigation is essential.


Expert personal service

It is always recommended to discuss your symptoms and concerns with a Consultant Gastroenterologist in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis promptly so that appropriate treatment can be given as part of a personalised management plan. Sometimes, sympathetic explanation with suitable reassurance is all that is required.

Spend some time reading about the specialist services I provide and consider making an appointment to see me, whether it be for a one-off consultation and advice, further in-depth investigation, definitive diagnosis and treatment or longterm consistent supervision of a chronic condition. It will be a privilege and pleasure to help you!





I offer specialist help for

  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Suspected stomach and colon cancer
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
  • Undiagnosed abdominal pain and diarrhoea

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Contact us

Private secretary: Amanda Jolly

Telephone: 020 3327 6350

Fax: 020 3327 6351
Email: amanda@medicaladministration.co.uk


Dr Maxton Pitcher
Email: office@harrowgastro.co.uk

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Clinics and endoscopy

The Clementine Churchill Hospital: Consultation 020 8872 3838
Endoscopy 020 8872 3828


Trustplus Private Healthcare:
Consultation 020 8869 3112

St Mark’s Hospital:
Private Endoscopy 020 8869 6787

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