Welcome to the Leading IBS Clinic in the UK.
We are IBS specialists, truly dedicated to finding the cause of your digestive symptoms and finding the best IBS treatments for you.
Our IBS clinic has been established for more than 20 years in the UK and has been featured in The Guardian
Covid-19 update: We are pleased to announce we are still open. We are providing all functional testing services by post and are providing consultations via telephone.
What type of help do you offer for patients of IBS?
Our main goal is to understand what is causing your specific symptoms. There is a huge spectrum of symptoms ranging from IBS with diarrhea to IBS with constipation, bloating, gas or pain. We often use functional tests that are not routinely offered by the NHS. The tests we use are helpful in trying to unravel the root cause of your symptoms.
Do you offer IBS testing at your clinic?
The main tests that we use to identify possible causes of IBS include:
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) -Hydrogen breath testing
Food intolerance blood testing
Candida - fungal overgrowth (Blood, Saliva, Stool or urine)
Parasites (stool test)
Comprehensive Stool Analysis Tests to detect inflammation, viruses, bacteria
We offer the most innovative and sophisticated IBS tests including IBS TESTS including SIBO testing, PCR tests, GI map and Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis. We work with patients all over the UK and internationally and can provide Candida stool tests, Hydrogen Breath test and food intolerance tests. These can be very helpful in understanding the root cause of your symptoms.
I don't live in London- can I still do a test?
We can post most of these tests all over the UK and Europe.
How does your treatment of IBS differ to the NHS?
Most of the people we see at our clinic, have already been to the NHS and had a diagnosis of Irritable bowel syndrome.
Most of them tell us they are highly dissatisfied and have not seen any improvement in their symptoms.
Often they are told by their GPs that there is nothing else that can be done for them.
Unfortunately, many patients continue to experience, painful and troublesome IBS symptoms, including bloating, diarrhea, pain, constipation or brain fog and fatigue.
Typically the NHS will offer antispasmodics such as Mebeverine, or fybogel, Peppermint capsules and sometimes antidepressants.
Often this approach does not appear to work. If dietary advice is given, a very complicated Low-Fodmap diet seems to be the only advice offered.
Is your IBS approach different to the NHS?
Yes, we always look at the many possible root causes of IBS - we have found that for many patients there can more than one cause.
We specialize in Candida, food intolerances Bacteria, Parasites and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The treatment offered on the NHS for IBS is very different.
How long have you been helping patients with IBS?
We have been helping people with their health since 1999 when Michael Franklin established the IBS and Gut Disorder Centre.
Sadly Michael Franklin passed away in 2014 but Victoria Tyler is the IBS specialist that continues to sees patients with IBS and digestive problems at her clinic in central London.
Where is your Clinic located?
Our IBS treatment Clinic is based in central London, next to Harley Street, but we can also help people living elsewhere by means of face-time skype /telephone consultations once they have filled in the three questionnaires that we use.
We see patients in the UK in London W1, Sussex and Oxford.
The causes of IBS
What we do is look at the possible root causes of IBS as this may be a better way to help those suffering irritable bowel syndrome and truly understand what is causing your symptoms.
Please click on The Real Causes of IBS to read Positive Health magazine's cover story article written by Michael Franklin.
Please take a look through the The causes of IBS and success stories appearing on this website. They all contain details of cases from our IBS Clinic and Gut disorder Centre and mention some of the IBS treatments we use.
We particularly help people suffering from Candida, SIBO, and Yeast overgrowth as well unusual bacteria such as Klebsiella and Citrobacter freundii, from parasites such as Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis, and from yeast overgrowth such as Candida albicans and Geotrichum. We often use the CSA- Comprehensive Stool Analysis (Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test and Comprehensive Parasitology Tests ) PCR tests to help us identify the most effective treatment of IBS and associated conditions. These tests are a huge breakthrough in IBS treatment.
We are the longest established and leading IBS treatment Clinic and Candida Clinic in London.
What is the cause of your IBS?
There is still no known cause of IBS.
Below is a list of some of the areas that we explore at our clinic when looking for possible causes to IBS.
Sometimes only one is to blame. In many cases, 2, 3 or even 4 of these causes are all present in the same person. Unfortunately, people seldom look at more than one. That's analogous to having four nails in your shoe. If you only get rid of one of them it will still hurt to walk!
The CSA- Comprehensive Stool Analysis test looks at the first three of these potential causes and it does it brilliantly. It pinpoints things that are wrong that never seem to be discovered by NHS tests. Then the appropriate treatment can be started.
A separate test is needed for food intolerances. Once food intolerances have been pin-pointed - and they vary from patient to patient - we work with the patient to find absolutely the right individual diet for them, avoiding the foods identified in the tests, and substituting others that will provide the utmost nutritional benefits but avoid provoking any symptoms. Improvements in health can be very quick.
We were fortunate enough to come runner-up in the CAM Awards 2009 for Outstanding Practice. We have been trying hard to maintain this standard ever since, and have worked hard to provide our patients with the best possible cutting-edge help, advice and information.
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