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Dr Kalpesh Besherdas
Dr Kalpesh Besherdas
MBBS, MRCP, CCST, FRCP
Gastroenterology
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About

Dr Besherdas has been a consultant since 2000 and has developed an interest and expertise in therapeutic endoscopy. He is a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist. He also has expertise in endoscopy of the biliary tree (ERCP) of which he undertakes more than 200 procedures per annum. 

He has expertise in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy) as well as lower GI (colonoscopy) including dilatation, stenting and feeding tube insertions.

Dr Besherdas has held senior positions in NHS, below is a list of some of his past and current roles:

  • Undergraduate lead clinician for medicine at Barnet Hospital.
  • Member of the Specialist Training Committee in Gastroenterology with the London Deanery.
  • Clinical Service Lead in Endoscopy at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital.
  • Clinical Service Lead for Gastroenterology at Royal Free Hospitals (Barnet and Chase Farm).

In addition to the above, he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Gastroenterologist at the University College London Medical School. Dr Besherdas is actively involved in teaching and training undergraduates. He has also presented and published posters at many national and international gastroenterology events 

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Medical Procedures

  • Gastroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Oesophageal dilatation
  • Oesophageal stenting
  • Gastric and duodenal stenting
  • pyloric dilatation
  • Colonoscopy and polypectomy
  • Colonic dilatation
  • Colonic stenting
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • ERCP
  • Biliary stenting
  • Biliary stone extraction
  • Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Percultaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

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Special Interests

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Dyspepsia
  • Indigestion
  • Oesophagitis
  • Motility disorders of the oesophagus
  • Anaemia
  • Weight loss
  • Gastric and Duodenal ulceration
  • Coeliac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colonic polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Colon cancer
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Fatty liver and other disorders of liver function including obstructive jaundice and pancreatic cancer
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy including gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

Education

Education:

  • MB BS 1991 University of London

Member of:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 
  • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology 
  • Member of the American Society of Gastroenterology 
  • Member of the BMA 
  • Member of the Medical Protection Society 
  • Member of the European Society of Gastrointesinal Endoscopy

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Dr Besherdas is exceptionally professional and experienced. He was very attentive to my issues and concerns and addressed my problems with full attention and care. Would highly recommend him.
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13-06-2019
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I have finally after 10 years been properly diagnosed with GORD by Dr Besherdas and will probably take the jump and have the operation! He really listens to his patients and gets to the bottom of the problem. Will definitely recommend.
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09-04-2019
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Dr Besherdas is an excellent consultant; informative and provides clarity on the situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking advice in his specialist field.
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31-03-2019
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After over 11 years of being told I had IBS and not given much help in managing it, or if there was any underlying cause I finally got referred to Dr. Besherdas, he sent me for a few tests to rule out various things and finally got to the bottom of what's been causing me years of discomfort! Would not hesitate to recommend him, he's been instrumental in me now finally feeling better, with a caring attitude and a genuinely lovely Doctor to deal with as a patient. If I never need further treatment I would definitely return to see him.
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20-03-2019
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The care and dignity I was given by Kalpesh Besherdas and his team was excellent. Certain procedures were performed sympathetically preserving dignity at all times. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
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04-02-2019
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I have a problem with reflux which means I have been unable to eat properly. I was originally referred to Dr. Besherdas eight years ago and he dealt with a stricture in my gullet. The treatment then was excellent. The problem has returned again and he is again carrying out similar treatment. I can thoroughly recommend him for his excellent knowledge, treatment and patient understanding.
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28-11-2018
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I first met Dr Besherdas around ten years ago after being referred directly to him by my GP. On the initial consultation he reassured me and displayed a calming Dr patient relationship. His diagnosis on that occasion was totally correct. The procedures I underwent demonstrated his skills as a surgeon. A few months ago I was told by GP to see a gastroenterologist, I had no hesitation in contacting Dr Besherdas again. Yet again his comforting manner is still evident, his diagnostic skills have proved correct. Yes another faultless patient journey. A Dr I would not hesitate in referring anyone to.
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02-10-2018
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Dr Besherdas is one of the most professional, knowledgeable and understanding doctor I’ve ever met. He take into consideration his patients thoughts, worries and circumstances. Whilst explaining medical science about the human body and possible conditions you may have or explanations as to why you’re having to visit him, he does so on a level that is easy to understand for non medical people. You always know where you stand and what’s due to happen in the future, regards to possible treatment, procedures or appointments. He makes the whole experience easy and less daunting. Whilst going to visit a consultant is not something you want to be doing, meeting Dr Besherdas was a lovely experience. If I need medical help in the future within his medical field, I will be sure to see him again.
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02-10-2018
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Dr Besherdas has been treating me for various stomach and bowel (gastrointestinal) conditions for the past 5 years, he has always been attentive, professional and clearly an expert in his field and I would wholeheartedly recommend his services should you ever need them, I have the utmost faith in his diagnosis and the required remedy. He has also undertaken both a gastroscopy and colonoscopy on me, I dreaded both, but for absolutely no reason, he made the processes both painless, dignified and allayed all of my concerns, whilst accurately diagnosing my condition.
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28-09-2018
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Great diagnosis and treatment. Had an obscure problem that that I feared was cancerous but turned out to be an inflammation of my ileum. Soon reassured that it was easily treated without surgery and this has been successful. A delightful doctor that I can highly recommend.
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27-09-2018
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Peer Recommendations

BY mrs Pradnya Pisal

23-09-2018
Dr Besherdas is a very pleasant doctor, good clinician and an expert in gastroenterology. He has an excellent bedside manner - highly recommend.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
For procedures: Gastroscopy
Connection: I have referred them patients

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