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Dr Kothari is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist. He is also the Clinical Director for Gastroenterology Services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital at Sidcup. Within the Private Sector, he works at the BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital and the BMI Blackheath (by appointment). He represents the Medical Advisory Commitee for Gastroenterology and Medicine at the BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital.
His NHS base is at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital at Sidcup. He holds a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and is accredited for both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
He has completed a Medical SHO rotation in North London, he finished MRCP (Internal Medicine) in 2007. He has since been awarded an FRCP. He subsequently trained in Geriatric Medicine and secured a Diploma in Elderly Care Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London.
He has also trained in Gastroenterology and has acquired an MRCP (Subsequently FRCP) in Gastroenterology at The Royal College of Physicians of London. He has a special interest in Liver Disease which includes training at the Liver Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and training in Liver Intensive Care. He has also studied Vascular Diseases of the Liver and has published in this field. He has trained in managing patients with Alcohol-Related Liver Disease and it’s complications. His liver interest extends to Autoimmune Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis, Iron overload, Fatty Liver Disease, PBC and PSC, management of Cirrhosis and many other Liver Disorders.
His training in Gastroenterology includes experience in common and rare gastrointestinal diseases including training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition, Malabsorption , Pancreato-biliary diseases, acid-peptic disease, weight loss and cancer screening, amongst other disorders . He has extensive experience in managing Diarrhoea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain and anaemia. He has various tools at his disposal such as Ultrasound, CT scans, MRI, Wireless capsule endoscopy, Nuclear Medicine Scans, Barium studies, Manometry study and pH studies and advanced lab work. He has written extensive guidelines, including a BMJ Learning Module which has been recognised and accredited by 22 Universities worldwide.
He is a Flexible Scope Screening Endoscopist to detect bowel cancer and is JAG accredited Gastroscopist and Colonoscopist. He also undertakes emergency endoscopy work to manage acute GI Bleeds. He performs therapeutic procedures such as Polypectomy, EMR, Argon Photocoagulation, Injection of Adrenaline and Botox, Clipping of stomach and duodenal ulcers and application of Heater Probe Coagulation of bleeding vessels.
He continues to remain interested in General (Internal) Medicine – acquiring the interest overseas by undergoing a Post-Graduate Residency programme, securing an M.D. in Internal Medicine. He has experience in Tropical Medicine, based on this experience. He currently continues to maintain his interest by participating in the General Medicine on-call Rota, delivering a Consultant led service in the Acute Medical Unit. He is an enthusiastic teacher and supervises and supports Junior Doctors through their training.
He has published Internationally. He is the Liver lead for Darent Valley Hospital and has been the lead for GI education. He has written Educational Modules including a BMJ Learning piece on Alcohol Withdrawal, which has been recognised by 22 International Universities for CPD points. He has participated in Local Educational talks, such as the Kent Hepatitis C Roadshow.
2) M.D. (Internal Medicine)
3) MRCP (Internal Medicine)
4) MRCP (Gastroenterology)
5) FRCP (Edinburgh)
6) Diploma in Elderly Care Medicine
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Areas of interest
Dr Kothari is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Internal Medicine Physician. He treats common and rare gastrointestinal diseases including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition, Malabsorption , Pancreato-biliary diseases, acid-peptic disease, weight loss and cancer screening . He has extensive experience in managing Diarrhoea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain and anaemia.
His interest in Liver disease (Hepatology) includes managing patients with Autoimmune Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis, Iron overload, Fatty Liver Disease, PBC and PSC, Cirrhosis and alcohol-Related Liver Disease, lesions in the liver. He has a special interest in vascular diseases of the liver.
He is a Flexible Scope Screening Endoscopist to detect bowel cancer and is JAG accredited Gastroscopist and Colonoscopist. He also undertakes emergency endoscopy work to manage acute GI Bleeds.
For further details, please refer to the website: www.gastro.care or www.gastro-care.co.uk
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Marathi (Marāṭhī)
Some of my Publications:-
BMJ Learning - Management of alcohol withdrawal (Internationally accredited for CPD)
Comparison of size of Liver biopsy specimens on transjugular route versus transcutaneous route: Published in the Journal of Pathology Abstract P117, page 76; Volume 222, Issue S1, Pages S1–S51.
The Severity of hepatic ischaemia-reperfusion injury is associated with acute kidney injury following Donation after Brain Death Liver Transplantation, Abstract: Journal of Hepatology; Volume 56, Supplement 2, Page S87, April 2012.
Split liver transplant recipients do not have an increased frequency of acute kidney injury. Submitted to Transplant Journal (Dec 2013). Manuscript ID: TPE-2013-0843 & LT-13-467.R1.
Good clinical outcomes following Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic stent-shunts (TIPSS) in Budd Chiari Syndrome: 15 years’ experience in a single centre. AP&T on March 2014 (APT-1434-2013.R1)
Colorectal Cancer risk is highest in male non-South Asian patients in regional Bowel Cancer Screening population. Abstract accepted for UEGW Week 2014 in Vienna. Ref: UEG14ABS-4524.
16th United European Gastroenterology Week, Vienna: 18 – 22 October 2008. Difference in time taken for inpatient and outpatient endoscopy. I was the first author.
BSG Glasgow 2009: 23 – 26th March 2009: Yield of pathology detection is much higher than expected. I was the first Author.
EASL: 48th Congress, Barcelona – 18-22 April 2012The severity of hepatic ischaemia-reperfusion injury is associated with acute kidney injury following Donation after Brain Death liver transplantation
EASL Monothematic Conference- Tallinn, Estonia 22-23 June 2012 “Vascular Liver Diseases" - "Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic stent-shunts (TIPSS) for Budd-Chiari Syndrome: Long term follow up and outcomes."
AASLD 63rd Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Nov 9-13 2012 “Split liver transplant recipients are less likely to require peri-operative renal replacement therapy than full-size liver transplant controls”.
Courses offered to GPs
Management of GI Bleed
Interpretation of abn LFTs
Management of IBD in community
Management of Inflammatory Bowel disease
- M.D. Internal Medicine KEM 2001
- MRCP Internal Medicine Royal College of Physicians of London 2007
- MRCP Gastroenterology Royal College of Physicians of London 2013
- Diploma in Elderly Care Medicine Royal College of Physicians of London 2009
Reference number 6028334
Affiliations / memberships
1) British Society of Gastroenterology
2) British Association of Study of Liver
3) British Viral Hepatitis Group
4) British Medical Association
5) Midlands Gastroenterological Society
6) Dartford Postgraduate Medical Association
7) Medical Defence Union
8) Royal College of Physicians
- BMI Blackheath, Blackheath, SE3 9UD
- 17:30 - 21:00
- 020 3282 0012
- BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital, DA3 8ND
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 020 3282 0012
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