Dr Mahesh Bhalme

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine

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Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About me

Dr Bhalme qualified from Mumbai University in 2002 and later moved to the UK to complete his post-graduate medical training. After finishing his Gastroenterology specialist training in Northwest England, he went on to achieve the National Advanced Liver Training Fellowship in 2012. He was appointed as a locum Consultant Hepatologist at the Liver Transplant Unit in St James University Hospital, Leeds. He joined Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in October 2013 as a Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist where he is also the Clinical Director of the Gastroenterology and Liver Services, Trust Alcohol Lead and lead clinician for hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) and upper gastrointestinal (UGI) cancers.

He is an endoscopy trainer for gastroenterology specialty trainees and he formally teaches medical students from Manchester University.

He has published a number of original research papers and is also the Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials at Bolton Hospital.

He is an expert at performing all forms of diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy (OGD), colonoscopy and ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogram).

Areas of interest

Dr Bhalme specialises in the management of patients with digestive tract disorders such as heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease); indigestion (dyspepsia); abdominal pain; diarrhoea; constipation; weight loss; iron deficiency anaemia; inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease); irritable bowel syndrome; rectal bleeding; and gastro-intestinal cancers (oesophageal, stomach and colo-rectal); or pre-cancerous conditions like Barrett’s oesophagus or colonic polyps.

He has specialist expertise in liver and pancreatico-biliary diseases such as investigating abnormal liver tests, alcohol-related liver disease; fatty liver; hepatitis B; hepatitis C; cirrhosis; portal hypertension; liver failure; liver cancer; liver transplant; pancreatitis; pancreatic cancer; and gallstone disease.

He is an expert at performing all forms of diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy (OGD); colonoscopy; and ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogram).

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