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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

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-06-2019
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-04-2019
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-03-2019
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-03-2019
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-02-2019
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-10-2018
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-10-2018
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-09-2018
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-09-2018
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-09-2018
I have been under the care of Dr Besherdas for over 10 years managing my ulcerative colitis and I would highly recommend him for his knowledge and expertise, but also his kind, caring and approachable manner. He is an excellent doctor/consultant.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-08-2018
I had been suffering with a number of IBS symptoms. He recommended and performed a number of tests - and I knew I was in safe hands. All tests carry risks but I felt comfortable knowing he was the one performing them. A complete professional, highly experienced and with a great friendly manner. He has a lovely bedside manner and given this and my trust in him, when my mother required an endoscopy I did all I could to ensure she was seen by him. He is also concise in his diagnosis. Highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-08-2018
When referred by my GP for difficulty in swallowing I was given the option to choose a consultant specialising in dysphagia and found Mr. Besherdas’ resume impressive. During my first consultation he methodically explained the process to enable accurate diagnosis of my symptoms starting with a gastroscopy, barium swallow and concluding with an oesophageal manometry & 24 hr Ph. & impedance test. He discussed the test results in depth and provided long term resolution for my symptoms. I would highly recommend Mr Berhserdas in his area of expertise.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-08-2018
From the moment I was referred to him, Dr Besherdas has taken the very best care of me. He is very easy to talk to and keeps up to date with all the latest research so I can always trust his advice. I have recommended him to other family members.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-08-2018
Dr Besherdas is always very helpfull. He has time to listen to any problems you might have and makes what may be a not very nice experience as good as possible

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-07-2018
Dr Besherdas is a caring skilled physician who has taken excellent care of me since 2003 He takes time to talk and even to joke. His diligent care has kept me in remission for years ( I have crohns)

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-07-2018
I have been attending Dr Besherdas for Crohn's disease for many years. He is an excellent doctor, extremely knowledgable, willing to listen and his medical treatment has kept me very well being able to enjoy a very good quality of life. I would have no hesitation to recommend him to anyone needing an gastroenterologist.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-06-2018
I and other members of my family have seen Dr. Besherdas on several occasions and were extremely pleased with his excellent care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-06-2018
He is most precise , polite & knowledgable clinician I ever come across . I am under his care for last 13yrs . So I know him very well professionally .

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-06-2018
Dr Besherdas has been outstanding in his diagnosis, treatment and on going care of my gastrointestinal condition. He is thorough, careful and clear in his communications, and available through email almost instantly when an issue arises. He has a calm manner and a good sense of humour, which is important to me, and his colleagues at the hospital speak highly of him. I cannot recommend him more highly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-06-2018
Always pleasant, thorough and positive. Knows his stuff, happy to explain and amswer question. A great doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-06-2018
If excellent+++ was an option, I would select it! I attended with a case of quite severe colitis, a pending transatlantic trip and feeling panicked and very poorly. Lucky for me, and unknown to me when selecting whom to attend, I had no idea about just how good a doctor Dr Besherdas actually is! Truly a magician and clearly a leading expert in the field (having compared my experience to others, I am not exaggerating!) He commenced an immediate treatment plan and within days my improvement was terrific, and within about 2 weeks, I was over it and in full remission. I feel incredibly lucky and truly grateful to have found this quite expert doctor!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-06-2018
Very professional and caring at all times. Excellent in his field and would thoroughly recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-06-2018
I worked with Dr Besherdas for five years. I have seen him in different situations, interacting with patients and staff, teaching, performing difficult procedures, conveying good or sad news .. I can say that he always amazed and inspired me with his passion for his work and his faultless manner with his patients. He is so skilled, his knowledge is so vast yet he is so approachable and kind! He is so busy yet he makes time to listen to patients and genuinely cares for them. He is permanently improving himself, is very active academically, not only attending medical conferences but also submitting papers, teaching. I would not hesitate to choose him as my doctor or my mentor!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-06-2018
Dr Besherdas is an expert in this field .But more importantly he is a compassionate Professional. He always takes the time to listen and to explain what he feels is happening and what steps he will be taking next. He verifies what has been discussed during the consultation to make sure one understands allowing time for questions or to raise concerns about the treatment plan he has advised .Resulting in knowing that the treatment one will receive is of the highest standard from start to finish

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-06-2018
Dr Besherdas is just wonderful! I have had the pleasure of working with him for 7 years. He is an excellent doctor with heaps of knowledge which he is always willing to share with colleagues. I always look forward to working with him as not only is he kind and considerate, he is also truly dedicated to his patients to ensure they receive the best possible care. Dr Besherdas is the most skilled and experienced gastroenterologist within our team. In my opinion, he is also the most approachable due to his friendly yet professional manner. As a result, I have recommended my own family and friends to him when they required assistance. Their feedback centered upon how overwhelmingly impressed they were with his reliability and punctuality. His wealth of experience and knowledge allowed him to swiftly diagnosis, treat and care for them.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-06-2018
Excellent and so very professional. Made me feel at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-06-2018
Prompt, polite, understanding and very knowlrdgeable about all the possible problems with my abdomen. His patience to get to the bottom of my illness really impressed me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-06-2018
I have had a consultation and a gastroscopy with Dr Besherdas. The teatment, examination and advise have been done with professionalism and to my fully satisfaction. I happily can recommend Dr Besherdas to my friends, if they would require a consultant gastroenterologist.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-06-2018
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 16 months old and have met many consultants, but none quite as caring, approachable and dedicated to their work and patients as Dr Besherdas. I have been under his care for over ten years now and I would (and have) recommended him to my own family and loved ones.   Despite being quite an 'anxious' person, Dr Besherdas has always made me feel at ease during the numerous medical procedures and treatment that I have undergone. He has always taken a real interest in my recovery and treated me as a person based on my own personal needs and symptoms, rather than simply just another medical statistic; consequently my family and I have always felt confident in the treatment given and assured that I have received the highest standard of care.   Dr Besherdas has often quoted current research when explaining to me my condition and the associated treatment considered necesssary. Before I met him, I was told by other medical staff that he was 'a really nice man' and I could not agree more; even when I was hospitalised the staff continued to sing his praises. Dr Besherdas has always been quick to respond to my various concerns over the years. He puts 110% effort and dedication into his work and I will be eternally grateful for what he has done for me and my family; perhaps I would not be here today had it not been for him and his passion for his work.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-06-2018
I went to this doctor with food poisoning after having gone to a walk in centre who told me I was ok. Dr Besherdas very quickly diagnosed me with food poisoning and started me on antibiotics. Thank goodness for his correct diagnosis as when my blood tests came back it turned out he was spot on and the walk in centre was wrong. I can HIGHLY recommend this doctor. He is experienced, very friendly and I intend to return to this doctor from now on. You are in safe hands with this experienced doctor. Five stars from me!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-06-2018
Dr Besherdas is not only amazing at his job he is also the most caring doctor I have met he's helped me keep my ulcerated colitis under control for the last four years and when I do have any concerns he's always available to help I wouldn't want anybody else looking after me

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-06-2018
A very caring, kind doctor with a lovely manner. Dr. Besherdas certainly diagnosed my condition very quickly and accurately and within 3 days of my first consultation I had an endoscopy done by him which resoloved the problem. His follow up care has been very thorough and reassuring. He showed great empathy towards me at what was a very stressful time for me. I can not rate this specialist highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-06-2018
A very caring, kind doctor with a lovely manner. Dr. Besherdas certainly diagnosed my condition very quickly and accurately and within 3 days of my first consultation I had an endoscopy done by him which resoloved the problem. His follow up care has been very thorough and reassuring. He showed great empathy towards me at what was a very stressful time for me. I can not rate this specialist highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-06-2018
I had an extremely thorough medical work up with Dr Beshardas, including consultation, testing, and arrived at a diagnosis quickly and started immediately on treatment that helped enormously. After a difficult few months, I felt like I got my life back and am very grateful for Dr Beshardas and his kind, sensitive manner and valued his experience with people with my condition.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-06-2018
I have found this doctor very knowledgeable,reassuring and professional in his attitude towards the illness that I was suffering from He advised me on my future treatment that was very successful and for this I can only thank him and his team for their care toward me

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-06-2018
Mr Besherdas has passion, ethos, he shows care, very patient, and very conciderate human being, wish all the medical profession was like him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-06-2018
I was personally recommended to see Dr Kalpesh Besherdas by my neighbour about 8 years ago as I wasn't too happy with my consultant and he gave me very good sound advice on my treatment at the time. I have recently had to see him again. He is punctual, caring, thorough and explains everything in detail. I can also email him direct if I have any concerns and he is very prompt with his responses. I have seen many consultants over the years and Dr Besherdas is amazing and has a wealth of experience. I feel completely in safe hands knowing I am under his care and am still under going further investigations. I have already recommended him to others and would continue to do without hesitation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-06-2018
All went very smoothly. Was actually petrified pre procedure but all the staff went out of their way to put us at ease. All went well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-06-2018
Dr Besherdas has been my consultant for many years. From the first consultation through the many procedures I have always found him to be professional and caring. He listens,and explains everything thoroughly and always keeps me informed. I feel truly blessed to be cared for by him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-05-2018
One visit Kalpesh identifies route cause of my stomach pain. Performed endoscopy and with medication cure my acid reflex issue within one month.

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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