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- Accredited endoscopist
- Metabolic medicine
- Accredited endoscopist
Dr Bhandari was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenetrologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS trust in 2005. He received his training in advanced endoscopic diagnosis and resection at the National Cancer Hospital in Tokyo and he currently leads an advanced endoscopy service at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust. He was appointed as a Professor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2012 and was awarded the Hopkins Endoscopy prize by the British Society of Gastroenterology in 2013 and has twice received the ASGE crystal award from American Society of Gi Endoscopy for his endoscopic work. He sits on to the BSG Endoscopy Committee and is a specialist advisor to NICE and NIHR. He is a member of BSG, ESGE and ASGE. He has been a chair of the BSG Cancer group and has been recently appointed as the chair of the Research Committee of European Society of Gi Endoscopy.
Prof Bhandari has authored and Co-authored more then 200 peer reviewed publications, Guidelines, Cochrane reviews and Book chapters. He has lectured at various National and International meetings and is constantly innovating new ways to improve patient care and outcomes.
Areas of interest
Cancer diagnosis; Obesity; Barrett's oesophagus; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Endoscopic procedures; Dyspepsia (indigestion)
Advanced Endoscopic diagnosis.
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of early cancers.
Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of early cancers
Obalon Balloon for weight reduction
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
He is a core and the founder member of the BSG Endoscopy research Committee and Chair of European society of Gi Endoscopy Research committiee.
He has developed a very active endoscopic research program in Portsmouth. His research focus has been around the use of acetic acid in diagnosis of Barrett’s neoplasia, cost-effectiveness of endoscopic interventions, advanced endoscopic resections and endoscopic outcome predictors. Other areas of research include Bowel Preperation, Chemoprevention, Endoscopic Surveillance and optical diagnosis, Cancer screening, haemostasis.
Would still love to play cricket and hockey but can only watch as endoscopy has become my new hobby!
Hopkins Endoscopy award (National)
ASGE crystal award (International)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
Courses offered to GPs
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians UK 2015
- FJGES Japan Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Society 2019
Reference number 4466499
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- European society of Gi Endoscopy Chair of research Commitiee 2019
Affiliations / memberships
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Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)