Dr Akshay Batra

Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition


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I currently work as part of the paediatric gastroenterology team and manage children with various bowel conditions. My routine clinical work includes the care of paediatric gastroenterology inpatients, outpatient clinics, and diagnostic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. I have been working as a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist since 2011.


I look after children with conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, recurrent abdominal pain and intestinal failure. I also provide diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy for the region, and clinics at regional hospitals. As well as general gastroenterology clinics, I also facilitate an intestinal failure and coeliac disease clinic.

I have a special interest in intestinal failure and the management of complex nutritional needs. Also, I provide a regional service for diagnosis and management of children with gastrointestinal motility disorders.



Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Akshay Batra at Spire include:


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Professional leadership

Chair of nutrition and intestinal failure working group in British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Nutrition advisor for Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's specialty advisory committees for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition
Published widely in paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Editor of Oxford Handbook of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Private secretary Claire Preston
Private secretary telephone 023 8120 8711
Private secretary email clairepreston2@nhs.net