Consultant Profile

Dr Praful Patel

Dr Praful Patel MB ChB, MD (Manchester), FRCP (UK)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
Special clinical interests:
Luminal gastroenterology, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Research interests:
Helicobacter pylori, dyspepsia, Barrett's oesophagus, Bowel Cancer Screening
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gastroenterologist/Endoscopy Specialist Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Honary Senior Lecturer

Regional Lead for Endoscopy

Director of Hampshire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Lead Clinician for Wessex Barrett's Oesophagus Charity

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

Member of Royal College of Physicians

Member of British Society of Gastroenterology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 8076 4397
Private secretary:
Wendie Hopkins
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8076 4397
Private secretary fax:
023 8077 3735
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Dr Patel's speciality is gastroenterology covering both upper and lower parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The common symptoms he deals with include indigestion, iron deficiency anaemia, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, and jaundice. His expertise and training is in endoscopy including gastroscopy, capsule endoscopy, ERCP and colonoscopy and he is lead consultant for endoscopy in Southampton.

Praful graduated in Manchester, moving down to London where he carried out most of his training but completing the final stages in Winchester and Southampton. He was appointed consultant gastroenterologist in Southampton in 1997. He consults both in the NHS and privately when a referral is made by a GP or a consultant colleague.
Personal profile:
I enjoy sailing, golf and travel.

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Dr Praful Patel

Dr Praful Patel Gastroenterology Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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