Dr Venkataswamy Mahesh

Consultant Gastroenterologist

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

Specialises in

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreatric disease

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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 has been in the 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. I also completed advanced nutrition training in the 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 hepato-pancreato-biliary service for the hospital and Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network.

I am also a national council member of the UK and Ireland Endoscopic Ultrasound Society and performance assessor for the General Medical Council. I have active research interest in endoscopic ultrasound and clinical nutrition.

I am a national endoscopic ultrasound 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.


General Medical Council Number: C6036279

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

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

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Additional information

Special 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.

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

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust