Dr Daniel Crespi

Dr Daniel Crespi

BSc MBBS MRCPCH

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

19 years of experience
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

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5

Top feedback

“Calm and considerate of my 15 year olds sensitivity to the subject, tests taken quickly and results explained so I could understand, would recommend I’m a heart beat. “
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Subspecialty

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Gastroenterology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6029626
  • The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: 123956
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    250 reviews

    Golders Green Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    Roman House, Roman House, 296 Golders Green Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW11 9PY
    175 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    09:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00

    About

    Dr Daniel Crespi is an experienced Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist at The Royal Free Hospital London. He sees children from newborn to 18 in Golders Green, London and Elstree in Hertfordshire. He can offer parents rapid access to telephone and video consultations, as well as face to face appointments in some clinical situations.

    Daniel sees infants, children and teenagers with a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) problems and conditions.

    These include:

    abdominal pain, blood in stools, coeliac disease, constipation, diarrhoea, feeding problems, food allergy, gastro-oesophageal reflux, swallowing and vomiting problems, and concerns about weight loss and poor growth due to a GI cause.

    Background

    Dr Crespi qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, King’s College London in 2001, and subsequently trained in London in general paediatrics. He then specialised in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, working in several of the major paediatric gastroenterology and hepatology centres in London and Southampton.

    Current Roles

    Daniel has been a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist since 2011 at the Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He has helped to develop the service there with new style nurse-led and telephone clinics, clinical governance and departmental guidelines and currently sits on the Hospital Drugs and Therapeutics Committee.

    He is also involved in teaching medical students at University College London (UCL) Medical School, and was recently made an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor.

    His Kids Gastro Care clinics are usually in North London (Hampstead and Golders Green) and in Elstree, Hertfordshire.

    Memberships and research

    He is a member of the:

    • British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) motility working group of BSPGHAN
    • British Society of Gastroenterology
    • Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

    Dr Crespi is also actively involved in research in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Paediatric Endoscopy
    • Breath Tests
    • General paediatric gastroenterology problems
    • Abdominal pain in children
    • Acid reflux
    • Constipation in children
    • Diarrhoea 
    • Coeliac disease
    • Blood in stool
    • Blood in vomit
    • Paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Eosinophilic oesophagitis
    • Food allergy
    • Food intolerance
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
    • Reflux and colic
    • Feeding issues
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Bloating
    • Helicobacter infections
    • Peptic ulcer disease

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Constipation
    • Acid Reflux
    • Allergies
    • Blood in Stool
    • Food Intolerance
    • Blood in Vomit
    • Colic
    • Diarrhoea
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Reflux and Colic
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    Education

    BSc - King's College London, University of London - 1998

    MBBS - King's College London, University of London - 2001

    MRCPCH - Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - 2005

    Honorary Clinical Associate Professor - UCL Medical School - 2019

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Constipation
    5/22
    Allergies
    2/22
    Paediatric Gastroenterology
    2/22
    Acid Reflux
    1/22
    Blood in Stool
    1/22
    Diarrhoea
    1/22
    Food Intolerance
    1/22
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Gastroenterology
    1/22
    Tummy pain and constipation
    1/22
    malabsorbtion
    1/22
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    (5/5)
    Calm and considerate of my 15 year olds sensitivity to the subject, tests taken quickly and results explained so I could understand, would recommend I’m a heart beat.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Crespi was very helpful to help my son, he explained the problem very well and he gave really useful advice on how to treat the problem.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    We saw Dr Crespi on two occasions over video as we live over an hour from his London clinics. Our appointments were in relation to my 5 year old daughter's difficulties with constipation. Dr Crespi was very knowledgeable about treatment for childhood constipation and suggested changes to her existing treatment. More importantly he took a thorough history of her symptoms and symptoms in family members. At our first appointment he recommended tests for coeliac disease and wrote directly to our GP to request these. The results were positive and Dr Crespi was available over the phone to help us understand these results and to advise on next steps. He also communicated directly with our GP to ensure they organised immediate follow up as appropriate. In a subsequent appointment Dr Crespi took the time to formally diagnose our daughter and to explain the impactions of this. He advised us on what long term follow up we would require and again, spoke directly to our GP about how to arrange this locally. He also advised coeliac testing for our family. We felt informed and prioritised throughout our time under Dr Crespi. In my opinion, the most helpful factor was his willingness to liaise directly and immediately with our NHS GP to ensure appropriate follow up. This aspect is often lacking in private care but was seamless on this occasion. We are very grateful to Dr Crespi and his team and will certainly recommend his services to others.
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    Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that I was able to help recognise the underlying issue and recommend treatment. I'm a firm believer in timely and transparent communication with GP and specialist colleagues in healthcare, across NHS and private sectors, to make a patient's journey as smooth as possible.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Our 3.5y old son had a problem with constipation almost a year. He wanted to poo only in his pants and never in the potty. We tried everything to make him realise that he has to use potty if he wants to poo. We did not know at the time that he may have problem with constipation. Finally we found Dr Crespi who helped to understand the problem and we started with proper treatment. We cannot recommend Dr Crespi highly enough - he is very professional, very good listener, is very friendly and extremely approachable. We are really lucky that we found him. He has helped us enormously. After 2 months treatment our son has had only 1 accidents. He is using his potty regularily and it seems that the treatment has really worked. Thank you so much Dr Crespi, we really are very grateful.
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    Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I'm really glad that I could help by recognising the underlying constipation issue and then working together with you we have improved the situation for him. Thank you again and I wish you all well.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very thorough examination & diagnosis delivered by Dr Crespi. The staff is very friendly and adapted to kids' requirements.
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    Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much. I'm fortunate to work with a great team at the clinic. Am glad we could help.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I really recommend Dr Crespi he is very welcoming and makes you feel comfortable, my 6 month old has been battling with acid reflux for months and after seeing many Drs through NHS and privately, Dr Crespi is the only Dr who took it forward and referred us to his trusted dietician. Dr Crespi truly cares for his patients and wants to help them find a solution for their problems he's very compassionate and goes out of his way to help find a solution. Thank you Dr Crespi for your time and help may God bless you and your family.
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    Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for your recommendation and kind words. I am really glad that I could be of some help. Warm regards to you and all your family.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Crespi is not just a Dr, he is a superhero! After a long battle of trying to resolve my 6 year old daughters bowel issues with the NHS I was at the end of my tether and decided to self fund some private treatment. Dr Crespi was not recommended to me, I found him on google and read some brilliant reviews about him. I decided to give his secretary a call and within seconds of talking to her I knew I had struck gold. I was given an appointment within 24 hours! Dr Crespi was the most amazing Dr I have ever spoken to. He was so calm and kind and didn’t rush me at all. He listened to all the history and then spent some time asking questions. He spoke with my daughter who has additional needs and is petrified of Drs ... he completely won her over. I guess the most important bit is that he has already prescribed us a course of treatment which is working and has really improved her quality of life. He’s a real life hero and I’m so glad we found him.
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    Daniel Crespi

    Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm really glad I could help with the right treatment that is working for her. Also very happy to have lessened any worries your daughter may have had about seeing doctors.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    One couldn't ask for a kinder, more helpful and attentive doctor than Dr. Crespi. Not only did he help us out quickly, he also took the embarrassment factor out of the equation. I couldn't recommend him more. Furthermore, the staff at Roman House were consistently friendly, patient and professional.
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    Daniel Crespi

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It is a team effort and I'll be sure to pass on your message to the rest of the team.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Dr Crespi extremely helpful, thorough and personable throughout the whole time I’ve been in contact with him. Being able to contact over WhatsApp has been amazing. He genuinely cares and has a lovely kind and gentle manner. I would 100% recommend him.
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    Daniel Crespi

    Thank you so much for taking some time to leave a review and for your recommendation here. I'm really glad that I could help out.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Crespi was excellent from the beginning. He made himself available to help with my daughter tummy and constipation issues. We opt for video consultation which was just perfect for our situation and after examining our case, he advised us to do some specific tests to understand in detail and recommended an action plan that is helping us to fix her problems progressively. Between the first consultation and the follow up appointment he was always available to chat or to reassure a very worried mum and that’s something priceless. Behind a great professional we also discovered a fantastic human being. Many thanks Dr Crespi for all your help.
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    Daniel Crespi

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review, it is much appreciated. From my experience over the years, I recognise that digestive issues affecting children can at times become a significant source of worry. I try to be as accessible and available as possible for this reason and I am really pleased to have been able to reassure and help you throughout.

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