Dr Adam Harris is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician with a special interest in acid-related conditions, gastro-oesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases.He has a traditional approach to his patients, always listening carefully to their symptoms, performing a physical examination, discussing a differential diagnosis, and formulating the best management plan.
Dr Harris worked for the NHS for over 30 years, working as a consultant in Tunbridge Wells from 1997 until 2017, and now practices exclusively privately in London and West Kent. He was actively involved in the British Society of Gastroenterology and held the roles of Secretary and Chair within the Clinical Services & Standards Committee.
Dr Harris has been involved in multiple publications, both within his field and more generally. He co-authored the NICE guidelines for ulcerative colitis, as well as the BSG Handbook for Independent Practice. He has also been active in research on topics ranging from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease to Helicobacter pylori and acid-related disease.
Conditions we treat
Irritable bowel syndrome
This is one of the most common conditions affecting the gut. It causes a variety of symptoms. It usually involves treating the predominant symptom/s with probiotics, dietary changes, or drugs.
Acid reflux and GORD
This is a common, chronic and relapsing condition which presents with heartburn and/or regurgitation of gas, liquid or food. Treatment usually starts with dietary changes, and medication to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition due to a permanent allergy to gluten leading to chronic inflammation of the small intestine; nutrients from food may not be absorbed properly. The most effective treatment is a gluten-free diet. Dr harris can provide diagnosis and help you manage the condition.
Barrett’s oesophagus occurs when a portion of the normal lining at the bottom end of the oesophagus is replaced with columnar mucosa as a protective response to frequent acid-induced damage. It is diagnosed at upper gi endoscopy with biopsies and required long term treatment medical therapy and rarely radiofrequency ablation to remove pre-cancerous cells.
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the predominant sugar found in milk. Fortunately, lactose intolerance is relatively easy to treat. There is no treatment to improve the body’s ability to produce lactase, but symptoms can be controlled through diet.
Ulcerative proctitis or colitis
Chronic Inflammation of the rectum or colon of unknown cause. Diagnosed at colonoscopy with biopsies. Treatment is usually with drugs but sometimes surgery is required.
The condition whereby diverticula, or pockets, form from the lining of the colon.These protrusions of the colon lining occur at sites of weakness in the muscle wall possibly due to increased pressure from muscle contractions. Treatment may involve dietary changes and probiotics.
Polyps are (usually) benign growths from the lining of the colon or rectum. Often found as part of a screening programme. Even though polyps are benign, studies have shown that removal does significantly decrease the risk of developing cancer of the colon or rectum in future.
This is a very common bacterial infection of the stomach lining. Patients who see their GP with indigestion (dyspepsia) may be checked (by a blood, stool or breath test) to see if they are infected with H. pylori and if so, offered treatment to cure the infection to see if the dyspepsia improves.
Small intenstine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where abnormally large numbers of bacteria grow in the small intestine. In people with IBS and SIBO the two most common treatments are probiotics and antibiotics.
This is a chronic inflammatory disease that may affect the lining of the gut from the mouth to the anus. Treatment usually involves medication or in some cases surgery.
A hiatus hernia is when part of the stomach is pushed (herniated) into the lowest part of the chest through an opening (the hiatus) in the diaphragm. Usually diagnosed during an Upper GI endoscopy. Treatment involves medication in the first instance, followed by surgery if necessary.
We offer consultations in Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks, Kent and at Canary Wharf and in the City, London. Endoscopy is undertaken at the Nuffield Hospitals in Tunbridge Wells & in the City of London (at St Barts).
To book an appointment for clinic or an endoscopy appointment at any of the clinics below, please contact us directly.
Nuffield St Bart's
38 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 7BS
LycaHealth Canary Wharf
1 Westferry Circus, London E14 4HD
Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells
Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4UL
Sevenoaks Medical Center
London Road Sevenoaks Kent TN13 2JD
Fees & insurance
Dr Harris is happy to see self-pay patients without a referral. You can enquire directly with us.
Initial/New consultation (30 mins) £250
Follow-up consultation (30 mins) £150
Investigations & Procedures
Self-pay prices for the most common procedures. These are guide prices only and dependent on the location of your procedure. Please contact us for exact quotes.
Using your private medical insurance
Dr Harris is approved by all major medical insurers. If you’d like to use your private medical insurance to fund your care, it is important to get authorisation from your provider ahead of your appointment.
Dr Harris’ Practice Manager will be more than happy to assist you in the steps you need to take to arrange an appointment or procedure using your insurance.