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- Inflammatory bowel disease
Dr Despott is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopist and Clinical Lead at the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health (Royal Free campus). His specialist interests and clinical expertise include double-balloon enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy (CE), therapeutic colonoscopy (complex polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)) and transnasal upper GI endoscopy. He is also interested in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the endoscopic management of IBD related complications (such as the dilatation of small bowel and colonic strictures). Dr Despott has undertaken 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. Dr Despott as received several national and international scholarships and bursaries related to advanced GI endoscopy and has also been awarded MD(Res) (Imperial College London) for research in this field.
Areas of interest
Advanced gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy; Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy (including advanced polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)); Capsule endoscopy; Device-assisted enteroscopy; Diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy); Ulcerative colitis; Crohn's disease; Dyspepsia; Reflux disease (GORD or GERD); Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Altered bowel habit
- David Llinares
- Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy Royal Free Hospital Pond Street LONDON NW3 2QG
- 020 7794 0500
- 07623 979430
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Advanced GI Endoscopist
Clinical Lead for Endoscopy
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Awarded an MD(Res) (Imperial College London) for research in advanced endoscopy and has an on-going interest in academic GI endoscopy, authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and reviews and referee for several international GI endoscopy journals of high impact. He is regularly invited as a speaker and live endoscopy demonstrator at national and international conferences and meetings and is a member of numerous international endoscopy guideline and education committees.
Painting seascapes in oils, photography and deep-sea fishing
Dr Despott has received several national and international scholarships and bursaries related to advanced GI endoscopy
English, Italian, Maltese
Courses offered to GPs
Advanced minimally invasive therapeutic endoscopy
Small bowel endoscopy
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.