Dr Edward John Despott

Dr Edward John Despott


Gastroenterology, General (Internal) Medicine

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 3 specialists
23 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

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“I was looked after very well by Dr Despott,he explained everything about the procedures to me and put my anxieties to ease. The actual procedures went very well and were not as scary as I had initially thought. “
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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Physicians: 106328
  • General Medical Council: 6095124
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £195

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,440 reviews


    Dr Edward John Despott is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist based in London, practicing privately at The Wellington Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. His specialisms include endoscopy (keyhole surgery), double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE), colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Furthermore, he has expertise in capsule endoscopy and polyps.

    Dr Despott´s expertise, which also lies in therapeutic colonoscopy, transnasal upper GI endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease and its' related complications, is also reflected in his clinical academic work as Honorary Associate professor at University College London's Institute of Liver and Digestive Health. He leads his students in the essential areas of endoscopy service delivery, education and training.

    Dr Despott is highly qualified, reflecting his impressive reputation as a top specialist. He graduated from the University of Malta in 1999, completed his general professional training there and then moved to the UK to pursue higher specialist training in gastroenterology and general (internal) medicine within the North East Thames rotation of the London Deanery School of Medicine. He also underwent advanced endoscopy training at the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute and did formal research at Imperial College London, achieving a further doctorate in medical research -MD(Res), a PhD equivalent.

    Dr Despott is an active member of groups including the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), the European Society of Gastroinestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), where he is on the guidelines committee for small bowel endoscopy, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He is the senior associate editor of VideoGIE, an official journal of ASGE. He has national and international experience in lecturing, training courses and holding masterclasses, performing live endoscopy demonstrations and travelling fellowships in Japan for the Japanese GI Endoscopy Society (JGES) and BSG.

    Dr Despott's research has been widely published in various scientific peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and review articles. He regularly acts as a referee for widely respected journals. He is also a fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (FEBGH), the ASGE (FASGE) and the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London.


    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Coloproctology
    • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
    • Enteroscopy
    • Liver Function Tests
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Bloating
    • Diarrhoea
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • LPR Reflux
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    • Swollen Stomach
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    Dr Despott graduated from the University of Malta (MD with distinction) in 1999. He was was awarded membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP(UK)) in 2003 and undertook his specialist training in gastroenterology and general (internal) medicine in the North East Thames training rotation of the London Deanery (2004-2011). He also undertook 3.5 years of sub-specialist training in advanced endoscopy at the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark's Hospital (London) during which time he also read for his post-graduate doctorate (MD(Res)) in advanced endoscopy at Imperial College London. He was awarded his post-graduate Specialist Certificate Examination in gastroenterology (MRCP(UK)(Gastroenterology)) in 2010 and was elected a fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (FEBGH) in 2012. In 2016, Dr Despott received the prestigious award of fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE) and more recently has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). He has also undertaken intensive training in advanced endoscopic techniques at various centres of excellence and international repute during his multiple training visits to Japan (including the Japanese National Cancer Centre Hospital (NCCH), Tokyo, Jichi Medical University,Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi-ken and Kobe Medical University, Kobe).

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