Dr Umesh Basavaraju

Consultant Gastroenterologist

MBBS, MRCP UK, PhD FRCPE

Personal profile

Bowel Screening Service Consultant Dr Basavaraju has been a Consultant Gastroenterologist in NHS Grampian since completing his specialist training in 2015. He graduated with a PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 2012 with a research focus on inflammation, diet and colorectal neoplasia.

Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative colitis & Crohn’s disease) and advanced endoscopy (Bowel cancer screening, polypectomy, Endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP) are his areas of specialist interest in Gastroenterology. 

Furthermore, he completed a fellowship in advanced endoscopy and has had wide experience in the endoscopic management of colonic polyps, gall stone disease, bile duct and pancreatic conditions. 

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Scottish Society of Gastroenterology
  • European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

Clinical Interests

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Advanced endoscopic procedures
  • Bowel cancer screening colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy and EMR
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)

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