Areas of Expertise
Dr Postgate regularly performs treatments, including:
- Diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy
- Bowel cancer screening colonoscopy
- Therapeutic colonoscopy including complex polypectomy, stricture dilatation and stent insertion
- Therapeutic gastroscopy including: stricture dilatation, stent insertion, achalasia dilatation, percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement, treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, duodenal and enteral stenting
- Capsule endoscopy
Some of the conditions and symptoms that he commonly sees are:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Hepatobiliary problems
- Dypsepsia (indigestion)
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- General hepatology such as investigation of abnormal liver function tests
- Change in bowel habit (diarrhoea, constipation, rectal bleeding)
- Investigation of weight loss
- Investigation of anaemia
- Investigation of abdominal pain
Dr Aymer Postgate MBBS (Hons) BSc (Hons) MD FRCP is a full-time Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician at the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London, where he leads the Endoscopy unit and undertakes the majority of the complex and interventional endoscopy including ERCP.
He is a consultant appraiser and sits on the regional training panel for the next generation of gastroenterologists. He is also an honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust where he provides emergency endoscopy services. He has carried out over 7000 colonoscopies with excellent safety, comfort and polyp detection statistics.
Dr Postgate trained at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, graduating in 1999 with First Class Honours. Dr Postgate went on to complete his core medical training at Charing Cross and West Middlesex hospitals. He then undertook specialist training in gastroenterology and general medicine in the North-West London region including four years at the specialist St Mark’s Hospital.
Dr Aymer Postgate partnered with Welbeck Health in 2018 to collaboratively develop the OneWelbeck Digestive Health Centre.
” ‘What is best for the patient?’ is the key principle underlying every decision – from the design and layout of the reception and the individual patient ‘pods’, to the latest generation of endoscopes, down to the choice of IT system and even the design of the endoscopy report and the clinician group has been involved in every step.”
Awards & Recognition
He was awarded the Baldwin Prize for Clinical Medicine, the Bristowe Medal and Beaney Prize for Pathology, The War Memorial Clinical Exhibition, and The Wolfson Foundation scholarship for his BSc studies, for which also received a First Class Honours degree.
He completed his MB BS degree with First Class Honours and in the top 3 students of his year. He received the Olympus KeyMed Travel Scholarship to the University of South Carolina during his period of Endoscopy Research at St. Mark’s Hospital. In 2010, he was awarded an MD from Imperial College London for his research into Capsule Endoscopy. In 2015, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (London).
Dr Postgate has published 14 papers including original research and review articles in international journals in the fields of interventional endoscopy and capsule endoscopy. He has published a book chapter in the standard text ‘Colonoscopy: Principles and Practice’, and he has peer reviewed articles for a number of international publications.
Get to know Dr Postgate…
I am very excited to be part of the Digestive Health Centre at OneWelbeck. This truly is a world class facility which has been designed with the patient experience at its heart. Attention to detail and clinical engagement at all stages of the process from some of the country’s leading clinicians and endoscopists that make up the OneWelbeck team, combined with the management expertise of Welbeck Health Partners, has created something quite unique.Dr Aymer Postgate
My aim as an endoscopist is to provide the highest quality and safest possible procedure in a calm and reassuring environment and I look forward to doing just that at OneWelbeck.
Getting to know Dr Postgate…
Dr Postgate lives in Crouch End with his wife, a local GP, and three young boys. He enjoys opera, travel, motorcycles and keeping fit, but most of all he enjoys family time at home.