Qualifications

BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons) PhD FRCP (Lon)

 

Secretary Contact Details

Telephone: 07840 103366

Email: avrilgregorypa@gmail.com

Robert Willert

Dr Willert is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, expert endoscopist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Spire Manchester Hospital and The BMI Alexandra Hospital. He qualified with a First Class Honours BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology in 1993 and subsequent Honours MBChB degrees from Manchester University in 1996 with post graduate training in Manchester and Australia. He was awarded a PhD in 2005 for studies in the mechanisms of gastrointestinal pain and undertook an advanced endoscopy fellowship in Perth, Western Australia in 2007-8. During this time he learnt complex endoscopic techniques including endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), Barretts Radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic ultrasound and double balloon enteroscopy. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2010. He was appointed as a nationally accredited NHS bowel cancer screening specialist in colonoscopy in 2010 and is the clinical lead for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Manchester.

Dr Willert consults at both the Spire Manchester and BMI Alexandra Hospitals

 

Specialist interests

Dr Willert specialises in the management of patients with digestive disorders of the luminal gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon). This includes the diagnosis and management of heartburn (gastro oesophageal reflux disease ), the diagnosis and treatment of Barrett’s oesophagus (including HALO radiofrequency ablation), indigestion (dyspepsia), abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and Ulcerative colitis). He also has an expert practice in bowel cancer screening and rectal bleeding plus the investigation and nutritional management of weight loss and food intolerance.

He is a recognised endoscopic expert having undertaken over 10,000 colonoscopies and gastroscopies with annually audited patient outcomes in the top 0.5% of the UK and has a special interest in making endoscopy easier and more comfortable for patients.

 

Testimonials

What our patients say

Dr Willert is exceptional. The staff at the hospital say this about him also. This is because he enjoys and loves what he does which is helping people. He is an incredibly intelligent man in his field and without doubt the best at what he does. I had a colonoscopy at BMI Alexandra on Monday and he talked me through the entire thing (there is no pain or discomfort). I watched on the monitor. Dr Willert and Avril (his PA) ensures everything will be OK, and it always will be under Dr Willert. Thank you Dr Willert, your a fantastic physician and person.

— Patient
Spire Manchester Hospital

Combining superb expert knowledge , outstanding technical skills (colonoscopic endoscopic mucosal resection) , extremely good listening and communication skills with a down to earth practical approach to any difficulties, Dr Willert made me fully very safe and confident in his care. I am very pleased to have been referred to him with my problem.

— Patient
Spire Manchester Hospital