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Dr Sarkar was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospitals Aintree in April 2004 before moving to the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist in January 2009. Dr Sarkar was the Director of Endoscopy at Royal Liverpool University Hospital for 9 years which is 1 of only 3 national Endoscopy Training centres in the UK. He is currently the Clinical Director for the Liverpool & Wirral Bowel Screening Centre and the Professional Clinical Advisor for Endoscopy for the North West Bowel Cancer Screening Quality Assurance Team. His other roles includes one of only ten national lead inspectors/assessors for JAG (the accreditation body for endoscopy units in the UK), a faculty member as an endoscopy trainer for the Mersey School of Endoscopy and a national examiner for endoscopists who want to perform bowel screening. Dr Sarkar specialist interests include interventional endoscopy including Bowel cancer screening, EMR, ERCP & EUS. He is also a member of the Supra-specialist regional MDT for upper GI cancer and runs a specialist tertiary referral practice for UGI & Oesophageal disorders/disease
Areas of interest
Bowel cancer screening, liver disease, upper GI diseases, noncardiac chest pain, IBS, colonoscopy, EUS, ERCP, Oesophageal Dysmotility Disorders, Dyspepsia including Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
- NHS- Royal Liverpool Gastroenterology Practice
- PRIVATE- Spire Liverpool
- PRIVATE- Spire Cheshire
- Research Profile
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Advanced Endoscopists at Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Honorary Senior Lecturer at Liverpool University
Dr Sarkar is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Liverpool University and his research interests include Endoscopy outcomes and quality, noncardiac chest pain and oesophageal pain mechanisms.
Mentorship Award ILM Level 3
Clinical Leadership- Foundation Certificate
Clinical Excellence Award Level 7
Advanced Colonoscopy Accreditation Certificate
CCST in GIM/Gastroenterology
PhD in Gastroenterology
Degree in Medicine MBChB
BSc (hons) in Physiology
MRC Award 3 years funding for BSc
Train the Trainers Certification
BSG Young Researcher of Year
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Bengali - Conversational
Endoscopic balloon dilatation of Crohn's disease strictures: results from a large United kingdom series
Colonic Stenting: A Practical Update.
A Multicentre Study to Determine Incidence, Demographics, Aetiology and outcomes of 6 Day Emergency Readmission following Elective Day-case Endoscopy:
The Effect of High Quality Assurance in Bowel Cancer Screening on Patient Satisfaction of Colonoscopy.
Management Of Large Bowel Obstruction With Self-Expanding Metal Stents. A Multicentre Study Of Factors Determining Outcome.
Evaluation of a new anaesthetist-led propofol sedation service for Endoscopy within a UK Day-Case Setting
Improved clinical outcomes and efficacy with a nurse led colonoscopy surveillance service
Service Implications Of Implementing Safety Guidance Issued For Oral Bowel Cleansing Agents In Colonoscopy
All cause mortality after ERCP in England: Clinically guided analysis of hospital episode statistics with linkage to the registry of death.
Safer Sedation Practice May Not Translate to Improvements in Endoscopic Outcomes.
Perceptual Wind-up is The Human Oesophagus is Enhanced by Central Sensitization
Patients with Chest Pain and Occult Gastro-esophageal Reflux Demonstrate Visceral Pain Hypersensitivity which may be Partially Responsive to Acid Suppression.
The Prostaglandin E2 Receptor-1 (EP-1) mediates acid-Induced Visceral Pain Hypersensitivity in Man.
Central Mechanisms Mediating Human Visceral Hypersensitivity: A Cortical Evoked Potential Study.
The Contribution of Central Sensitization to NCCP.
Neurophysiologic Assessment of Esophageal Processing in Noncardiac Chest Pain.
Development of esophageal hypersensitivity following experimental duodenal acidification.
Cortical Evoked Potential Study of Afferents Mediating Esophageal Sensation.
The role of psychological processes in mediating the pain experience in episodic chest pain
Cortical processing of human gut sensation: An evoked potential Study
Cortical Processing of Human Somatic and Visceral Sensation
Identification of the Optimal Parameters for recording Cortical Potentials evoked by Mechanical Stimulation of the Human Oesophagus
For Year 2018
Endoscopy Related Readmission 0%
Endoscopy related Mortality 0%
Colonoscopy Number >300. Caecal Intubation (completion)- 98%, Polyp section rate 61.21% Adenoma Detection in screening programme 62%, Polyp retrieval 90%.
Gastroscopy Completion for Diagnostics- 99%
ERCP- Bile duct cannulation with therapeutic completion rate 96%, Pancreatitis Rate 0%
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2008
- Ph.D in Gastroenterology Manchester University 2000
- Physiology BSc (hons) Manchester University 1990
- Medicine Degree MBchB Manchester University 1993
- Endoscopy Fellow Royal Liverpool Hospital 2003
- Clinical Research Fellow Manchester University 1996
Reference number 4029746
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- JAG Lead Assessor RCP 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology & General Internal Medicine, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Spire Cheshire Hospital, WA4 4LU
- 16:00 - 19:00
- 0845 602 2500
- Spire Liverpool Hospital, L18 1HQ
- 13:30 - 15:30
- 0844 499 0617
Post treatment communication
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