Dr Amit Singhal
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
MD, MRCP, FRCP (Edin)
I have now been practising gastroenterology for over 15 years. this included initial 5 years training in Gastroenterology from the Mersey Region during which I gained expertise in all endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP, (endoscopy of bile duct and pancreas). I competed nationally for the Advanced Fellowship in the Liver Unit, QE Hospital Birmingham, which is one of the most prestigious liver transplant centres in Europe. I was formally awarded specialty accreditation in Hepatology by National Training Board in 2007. In 2010 I was awarded a travelling fellowship to South Carolina, USA by the British Society of Gastroenterology to further my skills in specialised endoscopy. I was conferred Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2011. I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals since 2007 and have been practising at Spire Murrayfield, Wirral since 2011. I am an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, UK
I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with special interest in: Advanced Upper GI Endoscopy Colonoscopy and polypectomy Therapeutic ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatiography) and Biliary Decompression Liver and Pancreatic diseases Gastrointestinal cancers Inflammatory Bowel diseases Dyspepsia and Reflux Functional Bowel diseases
To date, (2016) I have performed over 5000 gastroscopies including therapeutic procedures such as oesophageal dilatation, treatment of bleeding ulcers and banding of varices. I have performed over 1000 colonoscopies/polypectomies and over 1200 ERCPs with stent insertions/stone extractions over a 10 year period in both my NHS and private practice at Spire Murrayfield, Wirral. I regularly see and manage complex liver and GI diseases in my clinics - referred specifically for my expert opinion. I also perform Fibroscan to measure liver stiffness which indicates severity of underlying liver disease without need for liver biopsy.
I am passionate about education, teaching and research. I am very much involved in formal training of doctors and nurses at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals. I run advanced endoscopy fellowship programme for registrars at Arrowe Park Hospital and impart training in advanced endoscopy. I am also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians. In addition, I teach regularly on the endoscopy courses in Medical School of Endoscopy. In my previous 2 year tenure as Clinic Lead of Gastroenterology services on the Wirral, I contributed tremendously to development of GI services, expansion of endoscopy unit and team and improved patient outcomes.
I base my care on latest scientific evidence and innovations currently available. I believe in patient centered approach and aim to offer a personalised service to my patients from start to finish. I consider myself as very approachable, meticulous and pragmatic in my practice. I like to spend time with my patients explaining the diagnosis with the help of diagrams and information leaflets and offer tailored advice and treatment options.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Amit Singhal at Spire include:
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatiography) and Biliary Decompression
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral 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.
MB BS / India / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP, (UK) / UK / 1999
Member of the Royal College of Physicians
FRCP / Edinburgh / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, (Edin)
I lead on service delivery and management of liver and pancreatic diseases, advanced endoscopy such as ERCP and Hepato-Pancreatobiliary Cancers at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
I have published in several international peer reviewed journals.
I am regularly invited to speak in various forums on diseases of Liver and GI tract.
I am local principal investigator for two national research projects.
I live on the Wirral with my wife and son. Family life and social commitments consumes most of my spare time. We are an active family who love outdoor activities and are enthusiastic walkers and cyclists. I am a keen tennis player and an active member of Heswall and Neston Tennis Club. I enjoy cooking and pride myself in preparing Indian and Italian dishes with a twist.