Dr Hemant Bhavsar
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), DCH, MRCPCH
I have over 15 years of experience in paediatrics. I completed my specialist training in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, one of the largest centres in the country for paediatric gastroenterology and paediatric liver and small bowel transplantation.
I have extensive experience in managing gastrointestinal conditions in children including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, dietary intolerances including cow's milk protein intolerance, recurrent abdominal pains, coeliac disease and growth faltering.
In my NHS post, I provide a tertiary gastroenterology service as a part of a multidisciplinary team within the East Midlands region, including procedures such as pH study, endoscopy and Ileo-colonoscopy.
I am a paediatrician and have specialised in paediatric gastroenterology with particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease.
I perform almost weekly theatre lists for paediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy in my NHS job for children aged between 0-18 years (150-200 procedures per year). Having completed a paediatric colonoscopy trainer's course, I have a keen interest in training trainees in this skill.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Hemant Bhavsar at Spire include:
Inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, pH Study, paediatric endoscopy, paediatric ileo-colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Leicester Hospital.
MRCPCH / London / 1998
Member of Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health
MBBS / Mumbai University, India / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
DCH / Mumbai University, India / 2001
Diploma in Child Health
MD (Paediatrics) / Mumbai University, India / 2002
Postgraduate degree in Paediatric Medicine (3 year course)
MRCPCH / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London. / 2006
Post graduate qualification in Paediatric Medicine in UK
CCT / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London / 2014
Certificate of completion of higher specialist Training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
I deliver tertiary service in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition to children within the East Midlands region with the help of a multidisciplinary team based at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
I enjoy travelling and exploring different cultures. In my free time, I like to spend time with my children and I am also a keen gardener. I enjoy classical Indian music and Bollywood movies.