Dr Vishal Saxena

Dr Vishal Saxena

BSc(Hons), MD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
11 specialists

29 years of experience
20 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.88
Bedside Manner
4.88
Explanation
4.88

Top feedback

“Fantastic! I had to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Dr Saxena explained the whole procedure to me in a online consultation beforehand so I knew what to expect. His team liased with the hospital to book the procedure for me. He was a very reassuring presence on the day of the procedures and carried them out in such a way that I felt no discomfort whatsoever. He contacted me as soon as the biopsy results were ready and made arrangements for me to have some follow-up tests very promptly. I couldn't have wished for a better experience.“
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Subspecialties

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreaticobiliary Medicine (Bile Ducts & Pancreas)
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3497036
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1240 reviews

    About

    Dr Vishal Saxena is a Consultant Gastroenterologist based in South London, where he practices both privately and within the NHS. 

    Dr Saxena attained his medical degree from Charing Cross and Westminister Medical School, He also achieved an intercalating honours degree in Pharmacology. Dr Saxena completed his specialist training at various Hospitals across London. Prior to his current post, he was appointed as Consultant at Greenwich District Hospital in 2000. He is currently based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital which is part of the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust. Dr Saxena has an extensive knowledge of his field with experience in the acute, chronic and inpatient environment. 

    Dr Saxena offers investigations of all gastroenterology symptoms in his outpatient services. He has developed a top quality oesophageal testing centre in London which carries an excellent reputation. Dr Saxena also offers high-quality day case investigations such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy. 

    Outside his private practice, Dr Saxena has published in several peer-reviewed academic journals, with particular research interests in oesophageal disorders, reflux disease and swallowing problems and he is currently Chairman of the Medical Staff Committee at his NHS trust. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Specialist oesophageal function testing
    • High Resolution Oesophageal Manometry
    • 24 hour pH and impedance testing
    • Oesophageal Disorders
    • Swallowing Problems
    • Bowel problems and rectal bleeding
    • Reflux disease and investigation of reflux
    • Investigation of weight loss
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
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    Medical procedures

    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Colonic Stent
    • Colonoscopy
    • ERCP Procedure
    • Endoscopy
    • Enteroscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Achalasia
    • Bloating
    • Cholestasis
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Jaundice
    • LPR Reflux
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    • BSc, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School - 1987
    • MB BS, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School - 1990
    • MRCP, RCP London - 1994
    • FRCP, RCP London - 2004
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    Reviews

    4.88 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Acid Reflux
    2/8
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    1/8
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/8
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Bowel Cancer Screening Barrett's Oesophagus
    Fantastic! I had to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Dr Saxena explained the whole procedure to me in a online consultation beforehand so I knew what to expect. His team liased with the hospital to book the procedure for me. He was a very reassuring presence on the day of the procedures and carried them out in such a way that I felt no discomfort whatsoever. He contacted me as soon as the biopsy results were ready and made arrangements for me to have some follow-up tests very promptly. I couldn't have wished for a better experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    I have had an excellent experience with Dr Saxena. I would recommend Dr Saxena to anyone. He has a excellent manner. He is very friendly, patient, understanding and polite. He explained all medical procedures to me before I had them during my consultations. He is very good at explaining things so I was able to understand more clearly what was going to happen. Dr Saxena made me feel very comfortable during my two procedures. On both occasions Dr Saxena explained what was going to happen which made me very calm and continually spoke to me during my two procedures which was very important and helped me to relax.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I first consulted Dr Saxena 5 years ago with gastric symptoms and again this year about a similar problem. On both occasions I felt that he listened well to my concerns and addressed them very clearly. He arranged investigations (gastroscopy on both occasions) promptly and when performing the gastroscopy talked to me throughout the procedure, which I found very helpful and reassuring particularly as I had chosen not to be sedated for it. I felt included in the planning of subsequent treatment and know that I may contact him any time if I have any further concerns. Overall I recommend Dr Saxena for his very caring manner and clinical expertise.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Extremely knowledgeable. Very sympathetic and understanding. Diagnosed the problem straight away without doing lots of unnecessary tests and symptoms are now cured. Highly recommend this Consultant.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    It is unlikely that I would be alive today without Dr Saxena. By virtue of his cautious and thorough intervention he made the early discovery of my stomach cancer in 2012. He has continued to monitor my health since then and has helped me deal effectively with numerous subsequent conditions related to the major surgery undertaken at that time. Dr Saxena is kind, understanding and committed to my well being. He is without doubt a specialist Doctor of the highest calibre and I consider myself fortunate to have him as my consultant.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    I was referred to see Dr Vishal Saxena in order to have a colonoscopy. From the initial consultation through to having the actual procedure I found him to be extremely thorough in his explanation about the procedure, what he would be looking for and subsequently really helpful with advice about keeping healthy going forward. I elected to have the procedure without sedation which he was happy to do and was very calming whist doing so, keeping discomfort to an absolute minimum. I would recommend his services to anyone needing similar treatments.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Saxena is very professional in his approach at all times, he has first class patient care, so kind in making you feel relaxed, as well as being very thoughtful and considerate when taking you through your diagnosis. You always leave the consultation with a clear understanding of the procedures you are having together with any after treatment care plans. I would always highly recommend Dr Saxena, as for me personally he has been the best Gastroenterologist I have had treatment by.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have seen Dr Saxena a few times over the years. I have always had a pleasant experience as he makes his patients feel at ease. He has an impeccable bedside manner and a very gentle approach. Dr Saxena takes the time to explain everything, making it easy to understand. I would highly recommend Dr Saxena based on my experience as one of his patients.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 11 doctors for:
    11

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Alistair McNair
    Dr Alistair McNair
    Gastroenterology

    29-10-2020

    Dr Saxena is a caring, attentive and skilled gastroenterologist. He has a wide range of endoscopy skills and is an expert in the field of acid reflux and oesophageal physiology. Highly recommended.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Oesophagitis, Heart Burn, Acid Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Hiatus Hernia, LPR Reflux
    For procedures: Gastroscopy, BRAVO Capsule
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Aathavan Loganayagam
    Dr Aathavan Loganayagam
    Gastroenterology

    29-10-2020

    Dr Saxena is an excellent general gastroenterologist with an expertise in complex oesphageal disorders and acid reflux. He offers patients sensible, practical and up to date advice on their medical condition. He is a kind and compassionate doctor. I would refer a family member to him.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Oesophageal Spasm
    For procedures: Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, BRAVO Capsule
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Midhat Siddiqui
    Mr Midhat Siddiqui
    General Surgery

    29-10-2020

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Oesophageal Spasm
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, BRAVO Capsule
    Mr Alwyn D'Souza
    Mr Alwyn D'Souza
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    29-10-2020

    I would highly recommend Mr Vishal Saxena. He is a well established and highly esteemed Gastroenterology colleague.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, LPR Reflux
    For procedures: Gastroscopy, BRAVO Capsule
    Connection: Is a colleague

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