Dr Chris Fraser

Dr Chris Henry Fraser MB ChB MD FRCP is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and The Edinburgh Clinic, Scotland.

Dr Fraser is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Spire Edinburgh Hospitals (Murrayfield and Shawfair Park) and The Edinburgh Clinic, Scotland. He was previously Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow for 10 years before relocating to Edinburgh. He qualified MB ChB from Edinburgh University in 1992 with post graduate training in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Manchester and London. He achieved MRCP in 1996, was awarded an MD in 2004 for studies in the neurophysiologic control of swallowing and became FRCP in 2009. He undertook the 1st advanced endoscopy fellowship at The Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark's Hospital in 2003. While at St Mark's, he was a nationally accredited NHS bowel cancer screening specialist in colonoscopy. He continues to perform colonoscopy for the Scottish National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Edinburgh.

Dr Fraser consults at The Spire Murrayfield and Shawfair Park Hospitals and The Edinburgh Clinic. Dr Fraser's endoscopic procedures are carried out in The Spire Shawfair Park Endoscopy Unit.


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Specialty

Luminal gastroenterologist and gastrointestinal endoscopist

Clinical Interests

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy, enteroscopy and colonoscopy)
  • Colon cancer prevention including bowel cancer screening and removal of polyps by colonoscopy
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic procedures
  • Making endoscopy easier/more comfortable for patients
  • Gastro-oesophageal (acid) reflux and dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Small bowel conditions (Crohn's disease, polyps, tumours, bleeding and strictures)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel and motility disorders
  • General gastroenterology

Procedures performed

  • Colonoscopy
  • Double balloon colonoscopy (useful when conventional colonoscopy is difficult or painful)
  • Gastroscopy
  • Transnasal (through the nose) gastroscopy (no sedation required)
  • Capsule endoscopy (oesophageal, small bowel and colon)
  • Advanced enteroscopy (single balloon, double balloon and spiral enteroscopy)
  • Removal of polyps by polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Stenting, balloon dilatation, clipping, argon plasma coagulation, tattooing, etc
  • Gastric and jejunal feeding tube insertion
  • Endoscopic anti-reflux procedures

Research

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Small bowel endoscopy
  • Transnasal gastroscopy
  • Difficult colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic anti-reflux therapy
  • Minimally invasive endoscopy
  • Endoscopic surgical techniques
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