Louise Ryan GI physiology unit
The Louise Ryan GI physiology unit at the Royal Free London is based at the Royal Free Hospital. It is a nurse-led specialist investigation unit which provides a range of gastrointestinal physiology (diagnostic) tests. It is a tertiary referral centre and also has a private practice element.
The Louise Ryan Unit offers a full range of GI physiology tests/interventions using state of the art equipment. Click on the links below to find out more about some of the tests we do:
Oseophageal manometry and 24 hour pH/impedence studies
- Oesophageal manometry test
- Oesophageal manometry and 24 hour pH/impedence study
- Information to take home with you after an oesophageal manometry test and 24 hour pH/impedence study (discharge advice)
- 24 hour pH study and impedence study: patient diary/symptom tracker
Bowel motility study
Endo rectal ultrasound
Helicobacter pylori breath test
High resolution anorectal manometry and endoanal ultrasound
Hydrogen breath tests
- Hydrogen breath test: bacterial overgrowth – lactose
- Hydrogen breath test: bacterial overgrowth – sugar
The lead nurse also runs a biofeedback clinic which offers patients advice and alternative ways to manage bowel problems.