Dr Praful Patel: Gastroenterology , General (internal) medicine

Dr Praful Patel

GI Clinic

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About me

Dr Praful Patel's speciality is Gastroenterology and Endoscopy covering both upper and lower parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The common symptoms he deals with include indigestion, iron deficiency anaemia, abdominal pain, diarrhoea/constipation, rectal bleeding, and jaundice. His expertise and training is in endoscopy including gastroscopy, capsule endoscopy, ERCP and colonoscopy.
He is the senior consultant for GI / endoscopy in Southampton and has trained many of the consultants in the region.

Praful graduated in Manchester, moving down to London where he carried out most of his training but completing the final stages in Winchester and Southampton. He was appointed consultant gastroenterologist in Southampton in 1997. He consults both in the NHS and privately when a referral is made by a GP or a consultant colleague.

Areas of interest

GULLET, STOMACH & BOWEL SYMPTOMS: Cancer diagnosis. Peptic ulcer. Acid reflux & Barrett's Oesophagus. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Colitis & Crohn's disease (IBD). Coeliac disease. Colonic polyps. Gallstones. Anaemia.

Capsule (camera in pill) endoscopy. Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy. Removal of polyps & early cancer. ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • G6500

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

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • G8080

    Capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation) - (5-50)


  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • G4410

    Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) with insertion of prosthesis - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

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