Dr Edward John Despott

Dr Edward John Despott

MD FRCP FEBGH FASGE MD(Res)

Gastroenterology

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3 specialists

22 years of experience
10 years as a specialist
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5

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5

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5

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“I am patient from Barbados who have been visiting a number of Doctors and couldn't find the diagnosis for my problem. I came into contact with Dr. Despott after being referred by professor G K Fusai. Dr. Despott after reviewing my files and medical results indicated early what he thought could be the problem, he went further to recommend a number of further tests to rule out any nefarious issues after which he confirmed the cause of my problem. I can say now that after taking the prescribed medication I am feeling much better. To put things into perspective at one point in my journey I really felt like something was killing me and I didn't know and couldn't find out what it was. Thank you Dr. Despott for going the extra mile even to the extent that you were more focused on solving my issue rather than charging me for every service offered! Thanks again appreciate d from the bottom of my heart!“
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Subspecialty

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
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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: £265

    Follow-up appointment: £190

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
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    About

    Consultant Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist and Clinical Lead at the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Associate Professor at the University College London (UCL) Institute for Liver and Digestive Health (Royal Free Campus). Specialist interests and clinical expertise include device-assisted enteroscopy (double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in particular), capsule endoscopy (CE), therapeutic colonoscopy (especially complex polypectomy, including endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)) and transnasal upper GI endoscopy. Also interested in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and endoscopic management of IBD related complications (such as dilatation of small bowel and colonic strictures). Has undergone specialist and sub-specialist GI and advanced GI endoscopy training in the North East Thames training rotation of the London Deanery School of Medicine, at the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute, London and in Japan. 

    Has received several national and international scholarships and bursaries relating to advanced GI endoscopy and has also been awarded MD(Res) (Imperial College London) for his thesis on research in this field. Has an on-going interest in academic GI endoscopy, authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and reviews and is a referee for several international GI endoscopy journals of high impact. 

    Dr Despott is also regularly invited as a speaker and live endoscopy demonstrator and hands-on trainer at national and international conferences and meetings and is a member of numerous international endoscopy guideline and education committees.

    http://www.londonendoscopymasterclass.com

    He also enjoys painting seascapes in oils and deep sea fishing.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE)

    Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

    Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

    Complex polypectomy

    Transnasal endoscopy

    Capsule Endoscopy

    Colonoscopy

    Endoscopy




    Advanced endoscopy including:

    Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE)


    Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

    Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

    Complex polypectomy

    Transnasal endoscopy

    Capsule Endoscopy

    Colonoscopy

    Endoscopy






    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Video Consultation
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    • Enteroscopy
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Oesophagitis
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    Education

    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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