Dr Rishi Chandel

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Qualifications

MBBS, MRCP UK, MRCP UK Gastroenterology

Dr Rishi Chandel

Secretary Contact Details

Tel: 01438 285178

Division

Surgery

Specialty

Gastroenterology

Sub-Specialty

Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, colonic polypectomy, management of upper GI bleeding and upper GI cancer

Hospital Base

Lister

Clinic Locations

Lister and New QEII

Biography

Soon after completing an MBBS in India, Dr Chandel moved to to UK in 2005 for postgraduate training. After working as a houseman for a year in Devon, he moved to East Anglia in 2006 and has remained in the region since. He initially undertook three years of general medical training, whilst mostly based in Norwich. Following this, he commenced specialty training in gastroenterology in 2009. For the next seven years, Dr Chandel rotated through various hospitals in the region and obtained his CCT in 2016. In the same year, he was appointed as consultant gastroenterologist at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust.

He is a general gastroenterologist, providing both inpatient and outpatient care for a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems. His clinical interests lie in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including colonic polypectomy, managing upper GI bleeding, etc. He holds a full JAG certification for colonoscopy and gastroscopy. He also participates in the upper GI cancer MDT.

His weekly work involves three outpatient clinics and two endoscopy lists, with further ad hoc sessions as required. Dr Chandel also provides overnight and weekend emergency endoscopy cover for GI bleeds on a rotating basis with consultant colleagues. He covers the wards on a similar rota for a two week period once every two months.