Dr Asish Bassi

Dr Asish Bassi

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine 04559948


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
  • Accredited endoscopist
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network
Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a medical gastroenterologist and have gained vast experience in luminal gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, ERCP). I trained in the leading units in Wales, London and Liverpool and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree from Liverpool University.

I am the core member gastroenterologist of the colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team which specialises in prevention and management of bowel cancer. I provide the gastroenterology lead for lower GI services. My other clinical interests include management of conditions such as diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Coeliac disease, indigestion, reflux disease, abdominal pain, indigestion, weight loss and anaemia.

I perform nearly 1000 endoscopic procedures per year and I'm an accredited colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. I perform advanced therapeutic endoscopy including removal of polyps , Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (a procedure to remove large polyps which would otherwise require surgical resection) , dilatation of narrowing in the gullet or bowel (strictures), placement of feeding tubes (PEG insertion) and stent placement in obstructing cancers. Besides Whiston Hospital, I also conduct advanced endoscopy sessions at Aintree University Hospital as a visiting consultant.

I am the Medical Director for the medical directorate at St Helens & Knowsley NHS Hospitals Trust where I was appointed as a Consultant in 2005. Within gastroenterology, I managed all aspects of the expanding department with particular onus on quality improvement, work force planning, finances, governance and national accreditation of the unit (JAG approval).

I am the clinical lead for the Cheshire and Merseyside Endoscopy Network and have written guidance and pathways to support the endoscopy recovery. I am also the NHSE / I endoscopy advisor for the NW to support the national endoscopy transformation programme.

I am an accredited trainer for endoscopy and a honorary senior lecturer at Liverpool University. I enjoy my role as the regional advisor for Merseyside for the Royal College of Physicians.

I continue to have an active research portfolio resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, national and international presentations, awards and lecture invites. My main research interest is in pharmaco-economics and my research has been presented at national and international meetings.

Areas of interest

Gastroenterology; Bowel disease; Colonoscopy; Endoscopy; Gastrointestinal cancer; Inflammatory bowel disease; Liver disease; Motility disorder; Nutrition; Gastrointestinal; Bowel Cancer Screening

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Procedures completed

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    Fairfield Independent Hospital (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Fairfield Independent Hospital (5-50)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)

  • H2350

    Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of colorectal polyp - (1-5)

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