Dr Kalpesh Besherdas


Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Kalpesh Besherdas is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trusts working at Barnet and Chase Farm as well as the Royal Free Hospital.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Gastroenterologist at the University College London Medical School. Dr Besherdas is actively involved in teaching and training undergraduates and was formally undergraduate lead clinician for medicine on The Barnet Hospital site.

He is also a member of the Specialist Training Committee in Gastroenterology within the London Deanery and within the NHS is Clinical Service Lead for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Royal Free Hospitals (Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals site).

Dr Besherdas completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London in 1991 (studying at St George’s Hospital Medical School). Dr Besherdas undertook his higher educational training in Gastroenterology, within the North East Thames region, as part of the London Deanery. During his training he worked at the Royal Free Hospital for three years at the centre for Gastroenterology and Liver unit. Dr Besherdas also practiced in various general hospitals within the North Thames region.

Dr Besherdas has been a consultant since 2000 and has developed an interest and expertise in therapeutic endoscopy. He is a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist. He also has expertise in endoscopy of the biliary tree (ERCP) of which he undertakes more than 200 procedures per annum. He has expertise in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy) as well as lower GI (colonoscopy) including dilatation, stenting and feeding tube insertions.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi


  • Gastroenterology


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the Medical Protection Society
  • Member of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Procedures offered

  • Gastroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Oesophageal dilatation
  • Oesophageal stenting
  • Gastric and duodenal stenting
  • pyloric dilatation
  • Colonoscopy and polypectomy
  • Colonic dilatation
  • Colonic stenting
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • ERCP
  • Biliary stenting
  • Biliary stone extraction
  • Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Percultaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

Clinical interests

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Dyspepsia
  • Indigestion
  • Oesophagitis
  • Motility disorders of the oesophagus
  • Anaemia
  • Weight loss
  • Gastric and Duodenal ulceration
  • Coeliac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colonic polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Colon cancer
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Fatty liver and other disorders of liver function including obstructive jaundice and pancreatic cancer
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy including gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

Dr Kalpesh Besherdas, Consultant Gastroenterologist is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London