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Dr. John Eccles

Consultant Gastroenterologist

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Dr Eccles is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, normally based at Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. He completed his consultant specialist training within Northern Ireland, followed by a one-year Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy with University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Canada

His main specialist areas include therapeutic endoscopy, particularly endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), balloon-assisted enteroscopy and luminal stenting, video capsule endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and functional gut disorders (including IBS).


Consultant Gastroenterologist - Ulster Hospital SEHSCT


MB BCh BAO (Distinction in Final MB) - Queens University Belfast 2008

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education (Distinction) - Queens University Belfast 2017

Additional Training

Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada – July 2017-2018

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)

Member/Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) – 2011-present


Long term follow-up in patients with gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) after treatment with endoscopic band ligation (EBL).

Eccles JK, Falk V, Montano-Loza A, Zepeda-Gomez S. Endosc Int Open. 2019 Dec; 07: E1624–1629.

Review: Endoscopic management of Crohn’s disease strictures. OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology 2019; 3(1)

Reed O, Allen PB, Caddy G, Eccles JK, Tham TCK.

Pancreatic pseudocyst-portal vein fistula with refractory hepatic pseudocyst: Two cases treated with EUS cyst-gastrostomy and review of the literature. Endosc Int Open. 2019 Jan; 7(1): E83–E86.

Eccles JK, Wiebe E, Sandha GS et al.

Single-operator cholangioscopy for diagnosis of cholangioadenoma (bile duct adenoma) and its potential impact on surgical management. Endosc Int Open. 2018 Nov; 6(11): E1312–E1316.

Eccles JK, Thiesen A, Sandha GS.

Evaluation of indeterminate biliary strictures. Avances y estado actual del manejo de patologia hepatopancreatobiliar. Permanyer Mexico 2018

Eccles JK, Falk V, Zepeda-Gomez S.

Intragastric balloon removal: Puncture, dilate, deflate. Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Mar 2018. Vol 1(2) 449–450

Falk V, Eccles JK, Karmali S, Sultanian R.

“Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of an Oesophageal Carcinoid Tumour” BMJ Case Rep 2013

Eccles JK, McManus DT, Mainie I.

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Video capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Double balloon enteroscopy
  • Luminal stenting
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease/Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Dyspepsia

Kingsbridge Private Hospital at Maypole
5-7 Shore Rd, Holywood, BT18 9XH

Kingsbridge Private Hospital
811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

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