Dr Hemant Sharma

Consultant Gastroenterologist

MBBS MRCP MRCP Gastroenterology FRCP


Specialises in

I entered into specialist training in gastroenterology in 2007. Since then, after doing three years of general gastroenterology, I did two years of sub-specialisation at Royal Free Hospital Liver Institute and then at University College London Hospital. I have now been a consultant for over three years practicing unselected gastroenterology, interventional endoscopy and ERCP.

My special interest lies in chronic liver disease and I have been managing patients with auto-immune liver disease, non alcoholic and alcoholic liver disease, gallstone disease, chronic pancreatitis etc. I have set pathways for the management of complex cases with discussion of my patients in multidisciplinary meetings at London Bridge and Kings College Hospitals.

I deal in gastroenterological disorders involving the gullet, stomach, small and large bowel. The other internal organs I specialise in are the liver and pancreas. I provide management of conditions like acid reflux, IBS, IBD, liver diseases, chronic pancreatitis etc.

I perform both diagnostic and interventional endoscopy. I have so far done over 2,000 upper GI endoscopies and over 1,000 colonoscopies. I have performed close to 1,000 ERCP’s to date. We audit our practise regularly and my endoscopy standards are in well acceptable national range.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Hemant Sharma at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

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Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Pancreatic and biliary surgery

My sub-speciality interest is liver and pancreato-biliary disease. Chronic liver disease is the only condition which has increased by over 500% in the last 30 years as opposed to any other condition. It is very important to identify this condition early. I also provide interventional endoscopy for the same which includes oesophageal banding and ERCP.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Bangalore University / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London / 2006
Royal College of Physicians of London

MRCP Gastroenterology / London / 2011
Royal College of Physicians of London


Professional memberships

General Medical Council

British Society of Gastroenterology

Royal College of Physicians


Professional leadership

Endoscopy lead for Tunbridge wells NHS trust
Leading the mortality group where we review all mortalities and highlight any learning points for better patient care in future as part of risk management

Research and publications


Articles

Diagnostic utility of single-user peroral cholangioscopy in sclerosing cholangitis Evangelos Kalaitzakis, Richard Sturgess, Harry Kaltsidis, Kofi Opp ong, Venkata Lekharaju, Per Bergenzaun, Panagiotis Vlavianos, Hemant Sharma, David Westaby & George J Webster Scandinavian journal of Gastroenterology Volume 49, 2014 - Issue 10

Primary peritoneal mesothelioma : case series and literature review Sharma H, Bell I, Schofield J, Bird G Clinical research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology . 2011 Jan ;35(1): 55-9

Endoscopic management of post cholecystectomy bile leaks. Sharma H, Bird G Frontline Gastroenterology 2011;2:230-233

Current NHS posts

Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS trust

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741150
Private secretary Lorainne Burton
Private secretary telephone 01892 741154
Private secretary fax 01892 740046
Private secretary email lorainne.burton@spirehealthcare.com