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Venkat Mahesh

Consultant Gatroenterologist

, Preston and Blackpool

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Venkat Mahesh: Consultant Gastroenterologist in Preston and Blackpool

Based at Fulwood Hall Hospital in Preston and Spire Fylde Coast Hospital in Blackpool, Dr Venkat Mahesh is an experienced Consultant Gastroenterologist offering expert investigation and treatment for an extensive range of gastroenterological conditions, including acid reflux (heartburn), dyspepsia (indigestion), Barrett’s Oesophagus, nausea, vomiting, chronic abdominal pain, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal cancer.

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Training and experience

Dr Venkat Mahesh graduated in medicine from Bangalore University in 2000. He then spent 12 years in specialist training in the UK, initially in General Internal Medicine and later in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. During this time, he worked in a range of hospital settings, from liver transplant tertiary teaching hospitals to district general hospitals, providing him with a broad knowledge and experience of his field. He completed his training with an Advanced Interventional Endoscopy fellowship at Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia and advanced nutrition training on the Intestinal Failure Unit in Salford, UK.

Dr Mahesh was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 2012 and then moved to Royal Blackburn Hospital in 2019. He is the lead clinician for nutritional related issues at the hospital, as well as being a lead provider of advanced endoscopy services including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, dilation, EMR, stent placement, feeding tube insertion, Endoscopic Ultrasound and ERCP etc., at East Lancashire NHS Trust and lead therapeutic endoscopy provider for Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network.

Actively involved in teaching, Dr Mahesh is Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Buckingham University and provides talks to GPs on general gastroenterology, liver and nutritional issues. Nationally, he is a Medical Performance Assessor for the General Medical Council, Media and Education Co-ordinator for the UK and Ireland Endoscopic Ultrasound Society and National QI Lead for Endoscopic Ultrasound for the British Society of Gastroenterology/Joint Advisory Committee. He actively promotes GI conditions management via social media and his websites.

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Specialises in

  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Chronic abdominal pain (bloating, diarrhoea, constipation)
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Dyspepsia (stomach ache, acid reflux, indigestion, gastric and duodenal ulcer)
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Hepatobiliary conditions
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD - Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Malnutrition, including malabsorption and complex gut issues
  • Obesity

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Private practice

Dr Mahesh is available for private consultation at Fulwood Hall Hospital in Preston and Spire Fylde Coast Hospital in Blackpool. Telephone consultations and video consultations are available.

Clinic hours

Fulwood Hall Hospital

Monday 13.00 – 17.00

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

Friday 14.00 – 16.00


Initial Consultation: £150

Follow up: £80

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Research interests

Dr Mahesh research interests include Barrett’s oesophagus, clinical nutrition and advanced interventional endoscopy, including endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP. He has published extensively, predominantly in gastroenterology and hepatology journals.

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What people say about Venkat Mahesh

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Accreditation and admitting rights

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Professional details


MBBS, MRCP, FEBGH, PGDip (Clin Nutrition), PGCert (Med. Ed)

Qualified in 2000 in India

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 6036279
    Date of registration: 04-Aug-2004

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Memberships and associations

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
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