Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

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. He is the clinical lead of endoscopy services at the Royal Free Hospital's Unit for Endoscopy, where he also proudly works for the NHS. Alongside endoscopy (keyhole surgery), his specialisms include double-balloon enteroscopy, colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Furthermore, he has expertise in capsule endoscopy and polyps.

Dr Despott has significantly contributed to the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy's renowned reputation of being one of the only few centres in London and the UK to offer a small bowel endoscopy service that offers top specialist facilities and treatments.      

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.

Especialista en

Double balloon enteroscopy

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Endoscopy

What is it? Endoscopy is the use of cameras to relay images from inside the body.  Th...

Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a type of ...

Gastroscopy

What is gastroscopy? G...

Capsule endoscopy

What is a capsule endoscopy? A capsule endoscopy is a minimally invasive method of examining the digestive system. It’s a breakth...

Polyps

What are polyps? Polyps are abnormal tissue growths (...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Balloon enteroscopy
  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Biopsy
  • Bloated stomach
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Coeliac disease
  • Colic
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhoea
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Double balloon enteroscopy
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopy
  • Food intolerance
  • Food intolerance test
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Lactose intolerance test
  • Oesophageal manometry
  • Oesophageal varices
  • Oesophagitis
  • pH monitoring
  • Piles (haemorrhoids)
  • Polypectomy
  • Polyps
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectosigmoidoscopy
  • Second medical opinion
  • Stent
  • Stomach cancer
  • Stomach flu
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Ulcerative colitis

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Contacto

  • The Royal Free London - Private Patients Unit
    12th Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street NW3 2QG - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02038840556
  • The Wellington Hospital
    Wellington Hospital South Bldg, 8A Wellington Pl NW8 9LE - London (NW8 St John's Wood London)
    (+44) 02038840556

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The endoscopic revolution
The small bowel is an 8 m long, floppy tube, which makes managing problems challenging. However, new endoscopic techniques are changing this. Top gastroenterologist Dr Edward Despott, a specialist in double balloon enteroscopy, is here to explain:
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