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Dr Asish Bassi

Dr Asish Bassi

Consultant Gastroenterologist
MBBS, MD, MPhil, FRCP

Practising at

Spire Liverpool Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Asish Bassi at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

Endoscopy, ERCP, management of gastrointestinal conditions like constipation, diarrhoea, anaemia, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux disease

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Professional profile

I am a medical gastroenterologist and have gained vast experience in luminal gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, ERCP). I trained in the leading units in Wales, London and Liverpool and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree from Liverpool University.

I am the core member gastroenterologist of the colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team which specialises in prevention and management of bowel cancer. I provide the gastroenterology lead for lower GI services. My other clinical interests include management of conditions such as diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Coeliac disease, indigestion, reflux disease, abdominal pain, indigestion, weight loss and anaemia.

I perform nearly 1000 endoscopic procedures per year and I'm an accredited colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. I perform advanced therapeutic endoscopy including removal of polyps, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (a procedure to remove large polyps which would otherwise require surgical resection) , dilatation of narrowing in the gullet or bowel (strictures), placement of feeding tubes (PEG insertion) and stent placement in obstructing cancers. Besides Whiston Hospital, I also conduct advanced endoscopy sessions at Aintree University Hospital as a visiting consultant.

I am the clinical director (CD) for gastroenterology at St Helens & Knowsley NHS Hospitals Trust where I was appointed as a Consultant in 2005. As CD I managed all aspects of the expanding department with particular onus on quality improvement, work force planning, finances, governance and national accreditation of the unit (JAG approval).

I am an accredited trainer for endoscopy and a honorary senior lecturer at Liverpool University. I enjoy my role as a royal college tutor at Whiston Hospital - where I am responsible for the education and training of the junior medical doctors attached to the hospital.

I continue to have an active research portfolio resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, national and international presentations, awards and lecture invites. My main research interest is in pharmaco-economics and my research has been presented at national and international meetings.


Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology
Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder
Nutrition
Gastrointestinal

Bowel Cancer Screening

Private contact details

Telephone 08444 990 617
Private secretary Pamela Briers
Private secretary telephone 0151 522 1865
Private secretary email Pamela.Briers@spirehealthcare.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Calcutta University / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MPhil (Medical Law and Ethics) / Glasgow University / 2003
Master of Philosophy, Medical Ethics

MD / Liverpool University / 2009
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / London / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians


Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Accredited colonoscopist for National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Member of British Medical Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians


Professional leadership

Royal College of Physicians tutor
Audit Lead - medical directorate
Clinical Director - Gastrointestinal Services

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Current NHS posts

Whiston Hospital, St Helens & Knowsley NHS Hospitals Trust

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