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Areas of Expertise
Dr Das regularly performs a range of treatments, including:
- Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
- Bowel cancer screening
- Capsule endoscopy
- Upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy)
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
- Colonoscopy (Diagnostic and Therapeutic)
- Upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy)
- Upper GI endoscopy and dilatation
- Upper GI endoscopy with BRAVO
Some of the conditions she commonly treats are:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Rectal bleeding
- Abnormal liver function
- Functional GIT disorders
- Abdominal pain/dyspepsia
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
- Coeliac disease
- Helicobacter Pylori infection
- General hepatology
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
Dr Lisa Das, MB BS, Board Certified in Gastroenterology (ABIM), is a consultant gastroenterologist at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital NHS Trust.
Dr Lisa Das is a Consultant Gastroenterologist in London. Formerly at the Royal London Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust where she had the privilege to be the UK’s first Community Gastroenterology Consultant. She trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London before completing her medical residency in Boston, USA. Subsequently she completed subspecialist training in gastroenterology at Columbia University, New York in 1997 and currently holds both Board Certification in Gastroenterology (USA) and full accreditation on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in Gastroenterology.
When Dr Das returned home to London in 2007, she became familiar with the gastroenterology landscape in the UK and quickly noted that outpatient centres would be beneficial for service provision. She became a consultant at the Royal London Hospital in 2009, and since then has been involved in improving service provision and access, as well as developing straight to test pathways to reduce the time from referral to treatment.
She focuses on providing clinically excellent care with a kind, friendly approach for both men and women. She strongly believes that medicine requires a very personal approach, especially when related to bowel and gut problems.
She welcomes enquiries from clients specifically seeking a female gastroenterologist, allowing for a focussed emphasis on women’s health.
“When I returned to the UK, my main aspiration was to develop an outpatient endoscopy/gastroenterology facility. I had experience in setting up an ambulatory centre in the USA which was the most professionally stimulating venture I have undertaken”.
Research and Press highlights
Dr Das’s latest research focuses on service development in outpatient transformation straight to test/triage, implemented at The Royal London Hospital.
Dr Das regularly features in print and online media – read the latest in Refinery29’s Bathroom Break series, where she advises on how to best enable your daily bowel movements.
Get to know Dr Das…
“I imagine, in the future, that we will promote preventative services with screening first and foremost, but also with public health knowledge we can target those people with higher risk of gastroenterology problems and enable earlier access to assessment and investigations based not only on symptoms, but also risk.”Dr Lisa Das
Why did you choose to be part of the OneWelbeck team?
To be part of an excellent team of clinically focussed consultants who share the dream of providing personalised, easily accessible care for their patients. This extends beyond the personal interaction at our consultation and encompasses influencing the provision of the venue, facility, team of staff, equipment and overall experience.
You played a big role in the design and layout of the facilities at Welbeck Health. How have your experiences and expertise help shape the decisions you made for the clinic?
Seeking medical care is inherently anxiety provoking and needing investigations is similarly worrisome. Attending a hospital further adds to this feeling. We wanted to create a luxurious, friendly, comfortable, safe and efficient facility for our patients to be cared for in.
The design and flow is paramount in providing such a bespoke service. Each element of the journey has been tweaked to ensure everyone has an excellent experience starting from their booking, to travelling on the day, to caring for friends and relatives who also attend.
This extends to staff wellbeing with appropriate equipment and facilities to allow everyone to focus on service delivery. The whole team being invested in ensuring a flawless service is key to the day-to-day running of this centre.
Are there any aspects of the design/layout that you are particularly fond of?
I personally love the individual pods for the patients with en-suite facilities, and the curved aspect of these which takes away from a sterile clinical feel. The daylight and windows is wonderful as, traditionally, endoscopy units have always been allocated in the basement.
What are the moments which stand out most in your career so far?
My favourite highlights include attending Columbia University for my gastroenterology fellowship (it was a brilliant time), setting up the endoscopy unit in the USA, and being lucky enough to come home to London and become a gastroenterology consultant again.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I love to take my daughters travelling, whether a long weekend to Prague, or a trip to Kolkata, India with family. I don’t have a lot of free time but cooking experiments on weekends are enjoyable, and occasionally tasty.
I love riding my motorbike: the fresh air and the feeling of freedom is both liberating and exhilarating.