Dr Praful Patel

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist

MB ChB, MD (Manchester), FRCP (UK)


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Dr Patel's speciality is gastroenterology covering both upper and lower parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The common symptoms he deals with include indigestion, iron deficiency anaemia, gallbladder removal, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, and jaundice. His expertise and training is in endoscopy including gastroscopy, capsule endoscopy, ERCP and colonoscopy and he is lead consultant for endoscopy in Southampton.

Praful graduated in Manchester, moving down to London where he carried out most of his training but completing the final stages in Winchester and Southampton. He was appointed consultant gastroenterologist in Southampton in 1997. He consults both in the NHS and privately when a referral is made by a GP or a consultant colleague.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Praful Patel at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

Acid-Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach and Bowel Cancer, Barretts Oesophagus, Coeliac Disease, Gallstones

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Additional information

Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist/Endoscopy Specialist, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Director of Hampshire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Lead QA Regional Bowel Screening Programme

Personal profile

I enjoy sailing, golf and travel.

Financial interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group Plc

Contact information

Telephone 023 8076 4397
Website http://www.thegiclinic.co.uk/
Private secretary Wendie Hopkins
Private secretary fax 023 8077 3735
Private secretary email wendie@thegiclinic.co.uk / wendie@privpractice.co.uk