- Fee assured
- Verified this account
- Inflammatory bowel disease
I have been working as a Consultant Physician/Gastroenterologist since 2013 and have been providing both endoscopy and Outpatient Clinical Services. I also deliver inpatient care in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. I graduated from Ziauddin Medical University Pakistan and continued my further training as a General Physician and Gastroenterologist from South West London Deanery. I have trained at reputable organisations including St. George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust. In further pursuit of my interests, I have achieved an MSC. in Nutritional Medicine from University of Surrey.
I am a specialist in adult Gastroenterology and my practice covers management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Functional Gut Disorders like IBS, Nutrition, Pancreatic and Liver Diseases. I am also a skilled endoscopist and regularly perform Diagnostic and Therapeutic Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (OGD) and Colonoscopy as part of my routine work. My training in endoscopy is accredited by JAG (Joint Advisory Group for GI Endoscopy) and I am also an approved trainer in endoscopic procedures. I also undertake PEG insertions (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) which is a means of artificial tube insertion for feeding.
I have performed over 4000 Gastroscopies and similar number of colonoscopies. I am also trained in management and therapeutic endoscopy of Gastrointestinal bleeding. I am accredited colonoscopist for therapeutic polypectomy as well (removal of polyps).
I am Nutritional Lead for Medway Maritime Hospital.
I am involved in teaching and training of junior doctors in the field of internal medicine, gastroenterology and endoscopy.
Areas of interest
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gastrointestinal cancer/bowel cancer/colonic polyps
Gastrointestinal pathology/hiatus hernia
Inflammatory bowel disease
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Pavol Palcovic Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician Gastroenterologist
Medway Maritime Hospital
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition, IBS, Hepatobiliary disorders, Motility Disorder, Endoscopy
Apart from work I have a keen interest in fishing and vintage cars. I am a fan of customising cars to their originality and like to do repairs myself.
Nominated for Hospital Hero Award 2014 at Medway Maritime Hospital.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Urdu - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
- Sindhi - Basic
J Crohns Colitis. 2009 Dec;3(4):302-4. doi: 10.1016/j.crohns.2009.06.002. Epub 2009 Jul 24.
Infliximab therapy for HIV positive Crohn's disease: A case report.
Habib SF1, Hasan MZ, Salam I.
I have written various articles in journal Gastroenterology today.
Courses offered to GPs
GP teaching sessions on Gastroenterology
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MBBS Ziauddin Medical University 2001
- MRCP (Ire) Royal College of Physicians Ireland 2008
- MRCP (UK) Gastroenterology London Deanery 2011
- MSc. Nutritional Medicine University of Surrey 2015
- Specialist Registrar Training London Deanery 2014
Reference number 6059994
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Nutrition Lead Medway Maritime Hospital 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dual accreditation General Medicine & Gastroenterology, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Society of Gastroenterology
- KIMS Hospital Newnham Ct Way, Weavering,...
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01622 237500
- Spire Alexandra Hospital Impton LaneCHATHAM ME5...
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01634 662845
Post treatment communication
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