Dr Kalpesh Besherdas
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Dr Kalpesh Besherdas is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trusts working at Barnet and Chase Farm as well as Royal Free Hospitals.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Gastroenterologist at the University College London Medical School. Dr Besherdas is actively involved in teaching and training undergraduates and was formally undergraduate lead clinician for medicine on The Barnet Hospital site.

He is also a member of the Specialist Training Committee in Gastroenterology within the London Deanery and within the NHS is Clinical Service Lead for Gastroenterology at Royal Free Hospitals (Barnet and Chase Farm).

Dr Besherdas completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London in 1991 (studying at St George’s Hospital Medical School). Dr Besherdas undertook his higher educational training in Gastroenterology, within the North East Thames region, as part of the London Deanery. During his training he worked at the Royal Free Hospital for three years at the centre for Gastroenterology and Liver unit. Dr Besherdas also practiced in various general hospitals within the North Thames region.

Dr Besherdas has been a consultant since 2000 and has developed an interest and expertise in therapeutic endoscopy. He is a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist. He also has expertise in endoscopy of the biliary tree (ERCP) of which he undertakes more than 200 procedures per annum. He has expertise in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy) as well as lower GI (colonoscopy) including dilatation, stenting and feeding tube insertions

Areas of Interest:

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Dyspepsia
  • Indigestion
  • Oesophagitis
  • Motility disorders of the oesophagus
  • Anaemia
  • Weight loss
  • Gastric and Duodenal ulceration
  • Coeliac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colonic polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Colon cancer
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Fatty liver and other disorders of liver function including obstructive jaundice and pancreatic cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal endoscopy including gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

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