Patel, Dr Praful

Praful PatelMB ChB, MD, FRCP

Specialty

Gastroenterology

Sub-specialty

Gastrointestinal endoscopy

Training and education

  • Medical training at the University of Manchester
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Experience

Dr Patel joined the Trust in 1997, and is a consultant gastroenterologist with interests in luminal gastroenterology and endoscopy. Dr Patel is the training lead for endoscopy, and runs JAG approved national endoscopy courses in Southampton. He is director of the Hampshire bowel cancer screening programme and sits on national governance board for bowel cancer screening programme.

Dr Patel is a member of the oesophageal section of the British Society of Gastroenterology, and is medical advisor to the national and local Barrett's oesophagus campaign charities.

Key achievements

  • Developing endoscopy services at the Trust.
  • Developing of an informatics endoscopy tool and virtual gastrointestinal clinics.
  • Developing therapeutic endoscopy including endoscopic mucosal resection, Spyglass and radiofrequency (HALO) ablation for early gastrointestinal cancer.

Research

Approximately 30 publications on endoscopy, the role of inflammatory mediators in upper GI tract, screening and cost-effective models of care.