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Dr Venkataswamy Mahesh

Dr Venkataswamy Mahesh

Consultant Gastroenterologist
MBBS, MRCP, FEBGH, PGDip (Clin. Nutrition), PGCert (Med. Ed)

Practising at

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Venkataswamy Mahesh at Spire include:

Gastroenterology at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

Other treatments

  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Bariatric procedures

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Professional profile

I graduated in 1999 and subsequently trained in different centres across the UK from Newcastle to Ipswich. Most of my specialist Gastroenterology and Hepatology training have been in Liver transplant unit (Freeman hospital, Newcastle) and North West deanery hospitals. I completed my specialist endoscopy training in Australia (Professorial Unit, Royal Adelaide hospital) gaining skills in therapeutic endoscopy, ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound. Also completed advanced Nutrition training in Intestinal Failure Unit (Salford, UK) and Europe (ESPEN).

I was appointed to Blackpool Victoria hospital in 2012, currently leading Nutritional Service and Endoscopic Ultrasound and Hepatopancreaobiliary service for the hospital and Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network. I am also national council member of UK and Ireland Endoscopic Ultrasound society and Performance Assessor for General Medical Council. I have active research interest in Endoscopic Ultrasound and Clinical Nutrition. I am a national Endoscopic Ultrasound Train the Trainer for the UK and College Tutor for our teaching hospital. As nutritional lead, I also have special interest in endoscopic treatments for obesity in patients accessing Tier III and similar services for weight loss.

Clinical Interests


Pancreatic disease ; Colonic microbiota and neurophysiology/motility ; Dyspepsia Barrett's Oesophagus and advanced endoscopic therapy ; Irritable bowel syndrome-IBS and role of dietary modifications ; Chronic abdominal pain ; Inflammatory bowel disease- IBD ; Gastrointestinal cancer ; Bariatric endoscopy

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Bangalore University / 1999
Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery

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Current NHS posts

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Private contact details

Telephone 01253 308 031
Email info@spirefyldecoast.com

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