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Dr Edward John Despott
Dr Edward John Despott
MD FRCP FEBGH FASGE MD(Res)
Gastroenterology
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General Medical Council: 6095124

LANGUAGES

english, italian

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Gastroenterology

About

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopist and Trust-wide Clinical Lead at the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London (UCL) Institute for Liver and Digestive Health (Royal Free Campus). Specialist interests and clinical expertise include device-assisted enteroscopy (double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in particular), capsule endoscopy (CE), therapeutic colonoscopy (especially complex polypectomy, including endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)) and transnasal upper GI endoscopy. Also interested in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and endoscopic management of IBD related complications (such as dilatation of small bowel and colonic strictures). Has undergone specialist and sub-specialist GI and advanced GI endoscopy training in the North East Thames training rotation of the London Deanery School of Medicine, at the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute, London and in Japan. 

Has received several national and international scholarships and bursaries relating to advanced GI endoscopy and has also been awarded MD(Res) (Imperial College London) for his thesis on research in this field. Has an on-going interest in academic GI endoscopy, authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and reviews and is a referee for several international GI endoscopy journals of high impact. 

Dr Despott is also regularly invited as a speaker and live endoscopy demonstrator and hands-on trainer at national and international conferences and meetings and is a member of numerous international endoscopy guideline and education committees. 

http://www.londonendoscopymasterclass.com

He also enjoys painting seascapes in oils and deep sea fishing.


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Medical Procedures

Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
Complex polypectomy
Transnasal endoscopy
Capsule Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy





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Special Interests

Advanced endoscopy including:

Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE)


Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

Complex polypectomy

Transnasal endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy







Education

Dr Despott graduated from the University of Malta (MD with distinction) in 1999. He was was awarded membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP(UK)) in 2003 and undertook his specialist training in gastroenterology and general (internal) medicine in the North East Thames training rotation of the London Deanery (2004-2011). He also undertook 3.5 years of sub-specialist training in advanced endoscopy at the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark's Hospital (London) during which time he also read for his post-graduate doctorate (MD(Res)) in advanced endoscopy at Imperial College London. He was awarded his post-graduate Specialist Certificate Examination in gastroenterology (MRCP(UK)(Gastroenterology)) in 2010 and was elected a fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (FEBGH) in 2012. In 2016, Dr Despott received the prestigious award of fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE) and more recently has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). He has also undertaken intensive training in advanced endoscopic techniques at various centres of excellence and international repute during his multiple training visits to Japan (including the Japanese National Cancer Centre Hospital (NCCH), Tokyo, Jichi Medical University,Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi-ken and Kobe Medical University, Kobe).



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Dr Despott provided excellent care. He is very kind and explains everything. I had a transnasal endoscopy and travelled from the midlands to have this procedure. I would do it again. I found I was able to tolerate this type of endoscopy well. Dr Despott ensured I was comfortable throughout the procedure. Excellent Dr with a high level of expertise. Thank you.
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Thank you for you and your team for looking after my father so well during his admission. The care that he received from yourself and team was nothing short of exceptional.
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07-03-2018
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As always, Dr Despott was wonderful in helping my parents. Thank you so much for your ultra-responsive and high quality support.
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07-03-2018
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Dr Despott is the most human, dedicated doctor in his field. He performed his pioneering Transnasal Endoscopy on me whereby he was conscious of my fears and made it seem like a breeze. I feel very blessed to have this man in charge of my gastro problems as he is very thorough. I will travel the width and length of this country to have this lovely man as my consultant.
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07-03-2018
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Our son who has Down's Syndrome and associated learning difficulties had a gastroscopy under the care of Dr Despott. We cannot praise the staff enough for their care and attention. The fact everyone spoke directly to my son rather than through me was particularly impressive. Dr Despott explained in simple terms what he planned to do. Overall it was an incredibly positive experience and we are very grateful to all the staff who treated him so well and made him feel so comfortable while in hospital.
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07-03-2018
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It is now two weeks since I underwent APC at the Royal Free Hospital and I am enjoying full relief from what had become a nightmare situation. I am so thankful for your skill and knowledge in bringing my difficulties to an end. I only wish I'd found him sooner!
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22-08-2017
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Each time that I have come into your unit for check-ups or procedures, I have been amazed by the warmth, care and good atmosphere of the department. I want to say thank you for always easing the experience with your careful approach. I always feel that I understand what is going on and appreciate the sense of team-work around you. I am truly thankful for your skill and warmth.
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14-08-2017
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I wish to thank Dr Despott for what you and your team have done for me. Without your skill, expertise, know-how and dedication I would not feel as well as I do now. I am forever in your debt.
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09-08-2017
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I wish to thank Dr Despott and team for all the care and attention given during my stay in hospital. It was so nice to see so many cheerful and smiling faces around in such trying circumstances. Thank you all once again.
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09-08-2017
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thank you for taking such good care of me
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08-08-2017
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Thank you for all your help once again!
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08-08-2017
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I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent care shown to me. I greatly appreciate your kind help and compassion and I wish to express my sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the exemplary kind care I received. I consider it a privilege to be one of your patients and I am delighted with the outcome.
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I would like to say what an extraordinary human being you are, thanks for showing so much care and concern!
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Peer Recommendations

BY dr Gavin Johnson

25-05-2017
Excellent gastro opinion and expert in small bowel endoscopy
For specialty: Gastroenterology
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Yiannis Kallis

25-05-2017
Dr Despott is a highly skilled and innovative endoscopist. He has a fantastic bedside manner and is 100% committed to his patients. I would entrust him to look after a member of my family.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
Connection: Is a colleague

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