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Dr Ben Colleypriest

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Ben is a Consultant Gastroenterologist practicing at Sulis Hospital Bath. He was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in 2010 and has a full time NHS contract at the Royal United Hospital, Bath where he is Endoscopy Lead Clinician.

Ben trained at Southampton University Medical School between 1993 and 1998. Following house jobs, he worked at a number of hospitals within Wessex before specialising in Gastroenterology.

He spent 3 years as a research fellow at the University of Bath understanding the molecular mechanisms of Barrett's oesophagus, oesophageal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers.

He has a specialist interest in:

- Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

- Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis

- Gastrointestinal cancers

- Barrett's Oesophagus

- Gall stones, biliary disease and endoscopic treatment

- Iron deficiency anaemia

- Unexplained pain and diarrhoea

He performs all endoscopic procedures and monitors his success rates on a regular basis:

- Gastroscopy (endoscopy of the oesophagus and stomach)

- Colonoscopy (endoscopy of the entire large bowel)

- Flexible sigmoidoscopy (endoscopy of the lower large bowel)

- ERCP (endoscopy of the biliary tree e.g. gallstones)

- Oesophageal dilatation and stenting

Ben offers appointments once a week on variable days and can arrange evening attendance.


  • Bowel cancer screening

  • Colonoscopy

  • Crohn's disease treatment

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Gastroscopy

  • Irritable bowel syndrome treatment

  • Liver disease treatment

  • Ulcerative colitis treatment

  • Upper GI endoscopy

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Additional information about Dr Ben Colleypriest

Sulis Hospital Bath is (JAG) Joint Advisory Group Accredited for its Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

The JAG Accreditation Scheme is designed to recognise examples of exemplary standards in the sector and denotes formal recognition that an endoscopy unit has the competence to deliver against national measures set out in the Global Rating Scale Standards (GRS), a tool produced to assess how well a unit provides patient centred care.

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Indigestion and reflux
Gastrointestinal cancer

Barrett's oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal reflux

British Society of Gastroenterology
Membership of Royal College of Physicians
American Gastroenterology Association

Our Private Patient Advisors are available to answer your questions about becoming a patient on 01225 569 200 from 8am to 7pm during the week and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

How to find us
Just 10 minutes from Bath
The Sulis Hospital Bath,
Foxcote Avenue,
Peasedown St John,
Bath, BA2 8SQ
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By Car

Sulis Hospital is located 6 miles south of Bath city centre. Travelling from Bath, head south west on the A367. After you pass the Audi and Mercedes-Benz dealerships on your left take the first exit on the roundabout into Wellow Lane. Then take the first left into Foxcote Avenue and the Bath Business Park. Sulis Hospital is located immediately on your right hand side and the entrance is opposite the entrance to Mercedes-Benz.


A visitors' car park is located directly in front of the hospital. This is free of charge to patients and visitors.

By Public Transport

There are regular buses to Peasedown St John. Please note the nearest bus stop is a short walk.