Dr Edward J Despott: Gastroenterology , General (internal) medicine

Dr Edward J Despott

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About me

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

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Procedures completed

  • H2001

    Double balloon enteroscopy - (5-50)


  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)


  • H2350

    Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of colorectal tumour - (5-50)


  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)


  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)


  • G4520

    Diagnostic enteroscopy - (1-5)


  • G8080

    Capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation) - (1-5)


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