Dr Akshay Batra

Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

MB BS, MD, MRCPCH


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I was trained in paediatrics and specialised in paediatric gastroenterology at Birmingham Children's Hospital. I have been working as a consultant at Southampton Hospital since 2011. In my current role I look after children with a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions. I have a special interest in infant nutrition and gut motility disorders.I manage children and young adults with various gastrointestinal disorders as outpatients and also provide inpatient care. I lead the nutritional support services for children at Southampton Hospital where I facilitate nutritional rehabilitation of children and especially enjoy managing feeding problems in infancy and early childhood. I have in interest in motility disorders of the bowel and am a part of national motility working group with BSPGHAN. I am able to perform various investigations required to diagnosed gastrointestinal disorders including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, breath testing and impedance monitoring.I perform over 150 gastroscopies and 100 colonoscopies each year. These include both diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. I also perform around 100 pH / Impedence studies each year.
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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Akshay Batra at Spire include:

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Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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