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I am a Gastroenterologist with expertise in hepatobiliary and pancreatic medicine and interventional endoscopy. I work at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust where I am part of the expert consultant team that delivers gastroenterology, hepatobiliary and pancreatic medicine. I am the Trust Lead Clinician for Cancer.
I trained in the West Midlands and I have worked in the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in 2008. I was the Clinical Director for Gastroenterology and designed and built the Trust’s new Endoscopy Unit at County Hospital. I moved to the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in 2013. I designed and built the Trust’s new JAG Accredited Endoscopy Unit at Cannock Hospital in 2014. I was the Clinical Director of Endoscopy at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and I am currently the Trust Lead Clinician for Cancer. I have an active role in local and regional service restoration and recovery in Endoscopy and Cancer Services in the current COVID-19 corona virus pandemic. Additionally, I have worked at Rowley Hall Hospital, with private healthcare provider Ramsay, and designed and built the hospital's first JAG accredited endoscopy unit in 2015.
In addition to expertise in general gastroenterology and hepatology, I have established a large clinical and academic practice in hepatobiliary and pancreatic medicine and am active in clinical research, teaching and training.
I am experienced in the management of acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal cancer. My areas of specialist expertise include the management of gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and biliary cancer; pancreatic disease and disorders of the bile duct. In addition to diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, I am an expert in advanced gastroscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). I am a regional and national trainer in endoscopy, and I am part of the core faculty at the West Midlands Endoscopy Training Centre at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
I am active in clinical research and have previously published numerous peer-reviewed publications pertaining to hepatobiliary medicine and endoscopy. I am a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Royal College of Physicians of London, British Medical Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association and the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Areas of interest
Gastrointestinal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile duct and Gallbladder Cancer, Pancreatic disease and disorders of the bile duct, Diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, ERCP, EUS
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Tamil - Fluent
- Malayalam - Fluent
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, we will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)