Consultant Profile

Professor Pradeep Bhandari

Professor Pradeep Bhandari MBBS MD MRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
Special clinical interests:

Investigations and management of Dyspepsia
Rectal bleeding
Cancer screening
Cancer surveillance
Barrett's oesophagus
Crohn's and Colitis Surveilance
Advanced Endoscopy (Zoom Endoscopy, Chromoendoscopy, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection) Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Research interests:

Chromoendoscopy assisted cancer surveillance
Chemopreventive role of NSAID
Genetic and molecular markers in IBD and Barrett's oesophagus
COX-2 Inhibitors
Reducing Polyp recurrence
Endoscopic management of Gastrointestinal cancers

 Professor Pradeep Bhandari has recently received the following awards for his research:

  • ASGE Crystal award for best International research. DDW 2016; San Diego.
  • Barbour Freeland Award from Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) for significant contribution to Endoscopic innovations and Research. RCP (Edinburgh) 2015
  • Hopkins Endoscopy award by British Society of Gastroenterology for significant contribution to UK Endoscopy. BSG 2012
  • ASGE Crystal award for Best International endoscopy research. DDW 2013
  • AGA Crystal award for Best International Patient friendly research. DDW 2011
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

National & International affiliations

British society of gastroenetrology (BSG)
European society of gastrointestinal endoscopy (ESGE)

American society of gastrointestinal endoscopy (ASGE)
Specialist Advisor to NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence)
Chair: British Society of Gastroenterology Cancer group
Chair: BSG Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection(ESD) user group
Core Committiee member: British endoscopy research group
Core Committiee member: BSG Colrectal section
Core Committiee member: BSG Endoscopy section
Core Committiee member: BSG Oesophageal section

Academic affiliations

Professor of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Portsmouth University
Research advisor to Health Technology Assessment (DOH research body)
Research advisor to EME (DOH research body)
Associate Editor: Digestive Endoscopy

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Eve Linehan
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 456003
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Pradeep Bhandari is a general Gastroenterologist with expertise in advanced endoscopic procedures, screening and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. He trained in the Wessex region and then went on a fellowship program to the National Cancer Hospital (NCH) in Tokyo.

NCH is the most prestigious hospital in the world in terms of early diagnosis of cancers and endoscopic treatment of early cancers. This training formed the basis of the Early cancers service that he currently runs and receives International referrals.

His work has received International recognition and development of various National and International Guidelines. He is a regular speaker at most International Scientific meetings and has appeared on BBC and ITV to demonstrate the advanced techniques that he has developed.

Personal profile:

Pradeep loves playing cricket, badminton and hockey. He is also into cooking mixing eastern spices in western cooking and vice versa.

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Professor Pradeep Bhandari

Professor Pradeep Bhandari Gastroenterology Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

Professor Pradeep Bhandari featured on BBC South Today 25/11/11

Vinegar is being used to help detect potential cancer cells. Professor Bhandari said the vinegar acted as a dye, and this allows precancerous cells to be spotted and simply scraped away.

Read the full story on the BBC website

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