Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr John Lin Hieng Wong


General Medical Council (GMC) registration 4013279

Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr John Lin Hieng Wong

I am a senior medical consultant in Gastroenterology and Liver Medicine, and a specialist in pancreato-biliary endoscopy, at University Hospital Coventry. I have been an NHS consultant physician and gastroenterologist since 2004.

I studied medicine at University of Wales College of Medicine and qualified in 1993. I completed my specialist gastroenterology training in the West Midlands, which included the Liver Unit in Birmingham. I undertook a research fellowship at Peninsula Medical School (South West England), under the supervision of Drs H. Dalton and H. Hussaini at Royal Cornwall Hospital and Dr T. Galloway at University of Plymouth. The research project “Optimising thiopurine use in inflammatory bowel disease” culminated in a thesis, and the award of an M.D. by Peninsula Medical School (Universities of Plymouth & Exeter) in 2005.

I provide a comprehensive, professional & personal service in hepatology, gastroenterology, and endoscopy. I perform general gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopies e.g. a gastroscopy or colonoscopy. At University Hospital Coventry, I undertake specialist endoscopies namely endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) using a short wire system, endoscopic Upper GI stenting, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). I perform liver fibroscan.

I have supportive surgical specialty colleagues to provide advanced endoscopy services including SpyGlass® cholangioscopy, OverStitch® Endoscopic Suturing System, Hot AXIOS® Lumen-Apposing Metal Stent and Orbera® Intragastric Balloon.

I work closely with my local and regional colleagues in hepatology, hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery and interventional radiology to offer a multi-disciplinary service for liver, pancreatic and biliary disease. I also provide endoscopy support for the Upper GI & Bariatric surgical team and Obesity or Specialist Weight Management services.

Some of the advanced gastrointestinal endoscopies or liver fibroscan are/ is not available at my base private hospitals. I can advise an onward referral to a colleague or another centre.

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