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Government Advice

The Government has issued the following instructions:

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

If you have symptoms

  • Stay at home if you have a high temperature (37.8 or above) or a new, continuous cough
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
  • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home

How long to stay at home

  • If you have symptoms, you should self-isolate and not leave your house for 7 days or until your symptoms are gone
  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible. Use the NHS 111 online service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

If you have an upcoming appointment with us

If you have any queries related to an upcoming appointment you can reach our team by calling 01622 538153 or emailing patientupdates@kims.org.uk

Request an appointment 01732 775 800

Gastroenterology

A key speciality we offer at Sevenoaks Medical Centre is Gastroenterology. This area of medicine is concerned with conditions involving the stomach and intestines.

From nutrition issues to digestive disorders, we work with leading consultants who can provide tests, diagnosis and treatment for many conditions including:

  • Bowel cancer diagnoses
  • Stomach tumours and ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Chronic digestive disorders, like functional dyspepsia
  • Nutrition deficiencies
  • Obesity issues

UNDERSTANDING GASTROENTEROLOGY TREATMENTS AT SEVENOAKS

We provide treatments for digestive disorders, which are minimally invasive. We also lead in neurogastroenterology that focuses on the relationship between the central nervous system and gut. This covers motility and functional bowel disorders, like functional dyspepsia and IBS. Sevenoaks Medical Centres’ multidisciplinary team also provides patients with comprehensive, tailored dietary advice.

Procedures we use to examine and treat gastroenterology-related conditions include:

Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy – both techniques are performed by inserting a flexible tube through the rectum. This allows the consultant to examine the rectum and colon, take biopsies and remove polyps – an abnormal growth of tissue.

Bowel cancer screening – with techniques such as stool analysis and colonoscopy, we are able to diagnose bowel cancer. Specialists can take biopsies and remove polyps, during the colonoscopy, before they become malignant.

Dietetic Advice –We offer flexible one-to-one consultations with our dietetics experts to discuss a patient’s dietary needs with them. This allows our dietitians to assess and plan a suitable course of action.

WHY SEVENOAKS MEDICAL CENTRES&RSQUO GASTROENTEROLOGY FACILITIES ARE THE RIGHT CHOICE

High quality care – When you use our gastroenterology facility at Sevenoaks Medical Centre, we always strive to provide the very best patient care.

Rapid gastroenterology access and treatment – When patients use our gastroenterology facilities, we always aim to provide same-day or next-day appointments. Our team also works hard to deliver rapid results and and the most effective treatments.

Top gastroenterology consultants – Consultants at Sevenoaks Medical Centre can diagnose and treat many stomach and intestinal conditions.

Latest gastroenterology technology – From examination and diagnosis software to equipment for treatment, we use the latest gastroenterology technology to provide care.

Working for the best result – When you use our gastroenterology facilities at Sevenoaks Medical Centre, our ultimate aim is to bring you the best outcome. Whether we’re looking into a stomach problem that’s worrying you, or treating you for a digestive disorder, we want you to leave having received successful treatment, returning to a healthy life.

If you’d like to learn more about the Gastroenterology Outpatient Services we provide at Sevenoaks Medical Centre or book an appointment with us, call 01732 775 800. Alternatively, fill in our form to request an appointment online.