Professor Reena Sidhu

Consultant Gastroenterologist

QualificationsMb BcH, BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI), MD, FRCP

Main NHS base:

  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Scope of Practice:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Reflux
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Anaemia and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Fees, Training & Background:

Professor Reena Sidhu is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and a Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield, with a private practice at Claremont.

She qualified from medical school in Dublin, Ireland and completed her specialist training in Sheffield which included a period of research and was awarded an MD with the University of Sheffield.

Prof Sidhu is currently the lead for the Sheffield double balloon enteroscopy service and also provides the capsule endoscopy service, both of which are established regional services which have won national awards. She is also the first author of the British Society of Gastroenterology (national) guidelines and a co-author on the European guidelines (ESGE) on capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy. She is a permanent faculty member at the international Lumley capsule endoscopy course, runs a national training course for doctors and an advance course on capsule endoscopy for nurses. She has a clinical research fellow under her supervision. She is also leading the development of a curriculum for small bowel endoscopy within her role in the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE).

Prof Sidhu has been an invited speaker at several national and international gastroenterology meetings as a small bowel endoscopy expert.

She is one of the most published on small bowel research in the UK and was awarded the Hopkins Endoscopy Prize by the British Society of Gastroenterology in 2012, being the first ever female gastroenterologist to be recognised with this prize. She was conferred an honorary chair by the University of Sheffield Nov 2018 and is the fourth female professor in gastroenterology in the UK currently.

Prof Sidhu sees patients with most gastroenterology problems including patients with heartburn/reflux, diarrhoea, bloating or constipation, inflammatory bowel disease and any patients requiring gastroscopy or colonoscopy. She also sees patients with IBS, coeliac disease, gluten (and other dietry) sensitivity and bacterial overgrowth.

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