Dr Daniel Crespi

Dr Daniel Crespi

BSc MBBS MRCPCH

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

18 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“Very thorough examination & diagnosis delivered by Dr Crespi. The staff is very friendly and adapted to kids' requirements. “
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Subspecialty

  • Paediatric 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
    96 reviews

    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.

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    Medical procedures

    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Paediatric Endoscopy
    • Breath Tests
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    Special interests

    • 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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    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
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    Constipation
    3/18
    Acid Reflux
    2/18
    Paediatric Gastroenterology
    2/18
    Blood in Stool
    1/18
    Diarrhoea
    1/18
    Reflux
    1/18
    Skin tags
    1/18
    Tummy pain and constipation
    1/18
    malabsorbtion
    1/18
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    Patient seen for:
    Diarrhoea
    Very thorough examination & diagnosis delivered by Dr Crespi. The staff is very friendly and adapted to kids' requirements.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Acid Reflux
    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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    Dr 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
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Constipation
    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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    Dr 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
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    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric Gastroenterology Constipation Blood in Stool
    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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    Dr 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
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    Patient seen for:
    malabsorbtion
    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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    Dr 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
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Tummy pain and constipation
    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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    Dr 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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    Skin tags Constipation
    For a first time mum it is very important to understand if your baby is good or if there’s something you need to be doing. Dr. Crespi gave me peace of mind my baby was okay and he made my baby feel calmed during the appointment and when he examined her. He explained very well what my baby had and he also provided a website to know more about constipation. I trust Dr. Crespi and I recommend him.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. As a parent myself, I can easily remember those times when I have also looked for either reassurance or guidance as to the next best steps for one of my own kids. I will always use clear explanations during any consultations, and am more than happy to answer any questions. I also find that providing more accessible information, either from the www.kidsgastrocare.co.uk website, or others that I have found over many years, can be really helpful for parents to use when they are at home. I am really glad to have been able to help and thanks again.

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    Our child suffered from severe constipation which was very traumatizing for us as parents. We were very fortunate to have Dr Crespi as our doctor, he was extremely knowledgeable, understanding and managed the situation brilliantly. My husband and I, are both dentists and we were really impressed by his empathetic and kind approach, he always goes above and beyond! We would highly recommend him.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. Over the years, I have often seen how constipation in children can have a huge impact and become such a difficult situation for the child and the family, so I am really glad that I could help you all.

    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Reflux
    We found Dr Crespi searching on Google and contacted him based on all of the positive comments we found about him. Having had a consultation with Dr Crespi we can now vouch for the reviews. It was easy to book an appointment, he was easy to speak to and explained the options in a clear way. Also, i have never known a medical professional to be so easily accessible on Whatsapp for follow up questions. When you're a new parent that is invaluable.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for your review. I can certainly remember what it felt like in those early days as a new parent myself, so I try to be as responsive as I can be to help. Thanks again, and take care. Dr Crespi

    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
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    This was really an exceptionally positive experience in a few different ways. Firstly, it was during lock-down and I was able to get a tele-appointment literally within 24 hours of my calling. Dan was incredibly responsive. Secondly, Dan had a great manner with my child. It's a difficult topic for child to discuss with stranger and Dan was really able to get both engagement, understanding and a sense of ownership. Little tricks like using in-app game purchases as rewards for keeping notes. Thirdly, he thought through not just was the theoretical best course of treatment was, but also what kinds of treatments are most likely to be complied with, and work hard on conveying what needed to be done so that both of us were clear on the game plan. Finally, his course of action worked.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback. I'm really pleased that we could all work together and achieve some positive progress. I've learnt through experience with my own children, as well as from dealing with many paediatric patients over the years, that having a practical approach, and coming up with a customised plan that a child is able to readily engage with, is really important. Thanks again and take care, Dan Crespi

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    Bedside Manner
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    We were looking for a very good gastroenterologist for our 6 months daughter and were so happy we found Dr Crespi. It's amazing that you can call the doctor directly straight away, explain the situation and he then advice you if he will be able to help. You don't need to book an appointment through administrators for this first initial conversation. Dr Crespi works in a polite and friendly manner and, what is very important, able to explain medical terms in a simple human language. I could not recommend him highly enough.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you so much for your time taken for this review. I am really glad that I could help. I do try my best to make sure that the topics we discuss are clearly explained in layman's terms, and am always happy to go over things, and answer any questions you may have. Thank you again, and all the best.

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    Dr. Crespi showed from the first telephone conversation the desire to help us and to solve our little girl's problem. Although we are in a difficult situation of social distancing, the doctor made possible the face-to-face consultation. A very friendly and patient person, to come there to help. Thousands of thanks and we will definitely recommend you.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for your feedback here. I am really glad that I could help your daughter. I hope you all stay well and healthy, and thanks for any recommendations. I will be happy to help as I welcome new patients and their families into my clinics.

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    Dr Crespi was very calm mannered and made me feel at ease with the pain my Daughter was in. I’ve never had a Dr who it was so easy to call or message after the appointment and gave me quick answers.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for leaving your review. I'm really pleased that I could help you and your daughter with her pain. I take pride in being as accessible and responsive as I can be to families with an unwell child, so am really happy that you found that useful. I wish you and your daughter all the best. Kind regards, Dr Crespi

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    Dr Crespi gave very clear advice to us about our young son, and always explained the advice to him in a caring and thoughtful way. Dr Crespi was very efficient in replying to our questions and we were very happy with the medical service he provided.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm really pleased that I was of some help to your son. I hope you all stay well, safely at home. Kind regards, Dr Crespi

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    Dr Crespi communicated very clearly when explaining the treatment options for my son. He was thorough in his examination and was personable throughout. Felt very confident after my appointment.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you so much for leaving your feedback. I'm really glad that I could be of some help. I hope you all stay well. Best wishes, Dr Crespi

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    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric Gastroenterology
    Dr Crespi is extremely professional, approachable and attentive. From speaking to him on the telephone, meeting face to face for our daughter's appointment and via a video link meeting, I could not fault his interest in our daughter's case. Dr Crespi took the time to find out about her condition (Gastric Reflux), health, what tests had previously been done and their results. Dr Crespi was able to not only put our minds at rest but our daughter's mind. He set a clear plan of when to review our daughter and also followed up by sending a very detailed letter to us and our daughter's NHS Paediatrician, outlining our consultation, his findings and plan to review. At our face to face meeting, Dr Crespi did not rush our appointment, he took detailed notes and examined my daughter. He also asked questions about family health too, to see if there were any links. Thankfully my daughter's condition is now improved but we would certainly not hesitate to contact Dr Crespi for a consultation, should this change. I highly recommend Dr Crespi as a very professional, calm, knowledgeable and attentive Consultant, who listens fully, with lots of care and attention.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for your review. I'm really glad that I could help your daughter to get better. It was a pleasure meeting you all, both in more normal times face to face, as well as by Video link! I hope you all stay well. Kind regards, Dr Crespi

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    Will definitely be using for all our paediatric needs moving forward. Very thorough, kind, listened and cared.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback, it is much appreciated and I'm glad I could help.

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    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Mr Crespi was able to support my 9 year old son and get to the bottom of his "chest/tummy pains" quickly. He was very approachable, requested tests, prescribed the correct medication and explained everything in a lot of detail that was also very easy to understand. He made my son feel very comfortable during the consultations and I wouldn't hesitate recommending him as paediatrician! Thank you for the attention and care, as a mum I'm very grateful my son is no longer in unnecessary pain.
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    Dr Daniel Crespi

    Thank you so much for your lovely words. I'm really pleased that your son felt comfortable during our consultation together, and that we could get to the bottom of the issue that was troubling him and help.

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