Dr Vikas Shah
BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR
I am a Consultant Radiologist and provide a full range of bowel and pelvic floor imaging services. I am an expert in pelvic floor imaging and provide this service at an international level. Since commencing this post in Leicester, I have transformed the CT colon service, delivering a safer and more tolerable and patient friendly approach to bowel preparation. Using my training from London, I use novel MRI methods to assess the small bowel for signs of inflammation.
I specialise in bowel imaging and have expertise in the following areas: - CT colonography - MRI of the pelvic floor and defaecating proctography - Endoanal ultrasound - MRI and ultrasound of the small bowel - MRI and ultrasound of the liver - MRI and CT for colon and rectal cancer.
To date, I have reported over 1,000 CT colonogram studies, 1,000 proctograms and 1,000 small bowel MRI studies in my NHS and private practice.
Outside of my clinical practice, I am an educator. I have created and now successfully run several international courses, have authored a textbook on radiology, and am the leading UK radiologist utilising social media and online learning in radiology.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Vikas Shah at Spire include:
Spire Leicester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BSc / University College London / 2002
Bachelor of Science in Molecular Medicine
MBBS / Royal Free & University College Medical School / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / London / 2006
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians
FRCR / London / 2009
Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists
Royal College of Radiologists
British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
National Pelvic Floor Society
Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
My wife and I moved to Leicester in 2011 and have since had our first baby. Being a new dad has been a challenging but hugely rewarding experience! I enjoy travelling, and most recently have been trying my hand at cooking, although I admit I do have quite a long way to go!