Dr Chirag Kothari: Gastroenterology , General (internal) medicine
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Dr Chirag Kothari

Chirag Kothari

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine

 

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Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About me

Dr Kothari is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist. He works at the BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital and the BMI Blackheath. His NHS base is at Darent Valley Hospital and 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 also published Internationally. He is the Liver lead for Darent Valley Hospital and is the lead for GI education.

Qualifications:
1) MBBS
2) M.D. (Internal Medicine)
3) MRCP (Internal Medicine)
4) MRCP (Gastroenterology)
5) FRCP (Edinburgh)
6) Diploma in Elderly Care Medicine

Membership:
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.

For further details, look up the website:
www.gastro.care or
www.gastro-care.co.uk

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

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Procedures completed

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

    BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital (1-5)

  • H2002

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

    BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital (1-5)

  • G8082

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

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