Professor Chris Summerton

Gastroenterologist in
Greater Manchester

MA MD FRCP FRCP(Edin)

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Professional statement

Professor Chris Summerton is an accomplished and experienced consultant gastroenterologist with a broad knowledge of gastrointestinal and liver conditions. His areas of expertise include abdominal pain, bowel pain, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation and other digestive disorders and he is fully skilled in diagnostic endoscopy.

He graduated from Cambridge University in 1983 and underwent his clinical training in gastroenterology in Birmingham, Cambridge and Manchester. He was awarded an MD research degree in liver disease from Cambridge University in 1994. To support his interest in medical training, he gained a formal qualification in adult education in 1995.

Professor Summerton has long contributed to medical education and is currently the Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology in the North West of England. Since 2004, he has been organising specialist registrar training in gastroenterology across the North West. In recognition of this and for also forming an MSc degree course in gastroenterology, he was made an honorary professor at Salford University in 2006.

Furthermore, he has an international presence after writing various chapters in the medical textbook Davidsons Principles and Practice of Medicine, popularly used around the world to train many medical students and doctors. He has also visited hospitals in Egypt and Nigeria to give practical training and to deliver invited lectures on gastroenterology and endoscopy.

Professor Summerton is dedicated to providing excellent care for all his patients. As well as being a consultant, he was for many years a non-executive director of Hope Citadel Healthcare, a community interest company based in Manchester that runs GP services in areas of social disadvantage. He is currently a Trustee of Heart of the Health Service, a national charity which supports those working in the NHS.

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14/05/2021

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Verified Patient
09/02/2021

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Professor Summerton was friendly,listened to my concerns and after taking a thorough history reviewed my investigations . We discussed treatment options and how best to address my concerns. Very knowledgeable , explaining risks and benefits and able to reassure me reg priorities


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Verified Patient
18/12/2020

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The procedures went well and the administration was fairly smooth. It was as I expected


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Verified Patient
18/12/2020

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Thank you. The service I received was excellent from Prof Summerton and the facilities. The only point I would make that your appointment was sent to me for 7pm, and my text from The BMI Alexandra was for 7.30pm so I had to call the hospital to check the time of the appointment


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