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I am a visiting Professor of BCU, an Interventional Endoscopist and Consultant Physician at Dudley Group of Hospitals. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. I am a member of the BSG and ESGE.
My main interests include advanced endoscopy procedures - endoscopic treatment of Zenker (pharyngeal pouch) , endoscopic resection of complex colon polyps, endoscopic full thickness resection of early colon cancer, under water colonoscopy and polypectomy, small bowel intervention and endoscopic bariatric treatment such as gastric balloon. I also have an interest in Colorectal cancer, anaemia, Peptic ulcer disease, coeliac disease, Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and colitis), irritable bowel syndrome and dietary intolerances.
Innovative procedures I have introduced in UK
1- I introduced endoscopic treatment of Zenker’s in the United Kingdom and led training countrywide. I have published widely on this procedure. A presentation on this technique won the best prize at the BSG 2013 in Glasgow. I with two other units introduced an endoscopic full thickness resection in UK and a presentation at the BSG, 2016 was awarded the best prize. We were finalist in HSJ 2018 awards.
2- I also introduced underwater colonoscopy in the UK in 2014 and I am one of the core lead members in an global expert group.
3- I also introduced endoscopic treatment of acid reflux (GERDX)- endoscopic fundoplication, all done via flexible endoscopic with no scars.
I co-authored and was a proof editor to the reference Atlas of Digestive Endoscopic Resection, a project of Fudan University. I was awarded visiting Professor of Research Institute of Fudan University in September 2015.
I acted as an advisor for NICE interventional procedures and acted as part of National clinical advisors to NCEPD: GI bleed study. I have published widely and I am an act reviewer to GIE, Surgical Endoscopy and BSJ. I also act as an associate editor to GHBB and TJG.
I have authored/co-authored over 100 peer reviewed publications and textbook chapters. I am regularly invited to perform live endoscopy demonstrations and endoscopy training. I have lectured in national and international meetings. Recently I introduced an endoscopic treatment for Zenker’s Diverticulum in Japan.
I have been an endoscopy trainer and National bowel cancer screener since 2013. I have carried out over 10,000 colonoscopies in my career.
Areas of interest
under water colonoscopy;
Bowel cancer screening;
Endoscopic treatment of Zener diverticulum;
Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Liver disease;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology
Russell Hall Hospital
interventional endoscopy, colonoscopy.
Coeliac disease and Inflammatory bowel disease
endoscopic treatment of zenker win award in this category in BSG meeting Glasgow 2013
1.How to perform water exchange colonoscopy, with tips and tricks.Cadoni S, Ishaq S.VideoGIE. 2019 May 23;4(8):355-357. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2019.03.021. eCollection 2019 Aug. No abstract available. PMID: 31388609 [PubMed] Free PMC Article Similar articles
2.Submucosal Injection Solutions for ESD: Separating the Winners from the Losers.Kuwai T, Tamaru Y, Kusunoki R, Ishaq S.Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Jul 30. doi: 10.1007/s10620-019-05743-y. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 31363953 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]Similar articles
3.Usefulness and safety of colorectal precutting EMR and hybrid endoscopic submucosal dissection for sessile serrated polyps with use of a novel multifunctional snare.Tamaru Y, Kuwai T, Kuroki K, Kohno H, Ishaq S.VideoGIE. 2019 Apr 5;4(6):276-278. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2019.02.008. eCollection 2019 Jun. No abstract available. PMID: 31194019 [PubMed] Free PMC Article Similar articles
4.Time to endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: Results from a prospective multicentre trainee-led audit.Siau K, Hodson J, Ingram R, Baxter A, Widlak MM, Sharratt C, Baker GM, Troth T, Hicken B, Tahir F, Magrabi M, Yousaf N, Grant C, Poon D, Khalil H, Lee HL, White JR, Tan H, Samani S, Hooper P, Ahmed S, Amin M, Mahgoub S, Asghar K, Leet F, Harborne MJ, Polewiczowska B, Khan S, Anjum MR, McFarlane M, Mozdiak E, O'Flynn LD, Blee IC, Molyneux RM, Kurian A, Abbas SN, Abbasi A, Karim A, Yasin A, Khattak F, White J, Ahmed R, Morgan JA, Alleyne L, Alam MA, Palaniyappan N, Rodger VJ, Sawhney P, Aslam N, Okeke T, Lawson A, Cheung D, Reid JP, Awasthi A, Anderson MR, Timothy JR, Pattni S, Ahmad S, Townson G, Shearman J, Giljaca V, Brookes MJ, Disney BR, Guha N, Thomas T, Norman A, Wurm P, Shah A, Fisher NC, Ishaq S, Major G.United European Gastroenterol J. 2019 Mar;7(2):199-209. doi: 10.1177/2050640618811491. Epub 2018 Oct 28.PMID: 31080604 [PubMed] Free PMC Article Similar articles
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Bowel cancer screening
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Details of entry to specialist register
- medicine and gastroenterology, 1999
- BMI The Edgbaston Hospital, B15 2QQ
- 17:30 - 20:30
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- 17:30 - 20:30
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