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Dr Paul Fortun - Gastroenterology

Dr Paul Fortun is a Gastroenterologist in Cornwall with a special interest in the management of unexplained abdominal pain

Based at: Duchy Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Diagnosis and management of dyspepsia (indigestion), IBS, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns), iron deficiency anaemia, coeliac disease, diarrhoea, constipation, and abdominal pain.

Accredited Colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening programme, and Endoscopy Lead for Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. Dr Fortun performs Advanced Endoscopy including removal of large or complex polyps, gastroscopy, stricture dilation, PEG placement, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and dye spray assessment of Barretts oesophagus. He has the National JAG accreditation in Endoscopy.

Dr Fortun was Clinical Lecturer at Nottingham University running Clinical trials in IBD, Barretts oesophagus, and intestinal bleeding. One of his current specialist interests is the multidisciplinary management of unexplained abdominal pain.

Academic background

Graduated Southampton University 1993 Bachelor of Medicine with Honours and Clinical Distinction

MRCP (Member Royal College Physicians UK) June 1997

FRACP (Fellow Royal Australian College Physicians Australia) July 1999

CCST Gastroenterology/GIM June 2008

Clinical Lecturer Nottingham 2005 - 2007 – running IBD Clinical Trials

Consultant Gastroenterologist in Cornwall from 2008

Professional Memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology

European Crohns and Colitis Organisation

Medical Defence Union

Member Royal College Physicians


NHS base

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Clinic Times

Tuesday AM - other times available on request