Dr Purushothaman Premchand

Dr Premchand is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and also the Endoscopy Lead of Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust (BHRT). He works predominantly at the new Queen's Hospital in Romford. The BHRT Gastroenterology Unit consists of ten gastroenterologists and ten surgeons and is a major centre for gastroenterology. Dr Premchand received his MBBS from Kerala University in 1988, his MD from Mangalore University in 1992, and his UK MRCP in 1994.

In a recent gastroenterology initiative, Dr Premchand has set up his Department at Queen's as a tertiary referral centre for treating the more difficult cases of Irritable Bowel Disease (Refractory IBD). This means that other secondary care Gastroenterologists will refer patients to him for specific types of treatment including Granulocute Apheresis (for which he is very much the UK pioneer), for those patients in refractory IBD. His own series of colonic and oesophageal stents are one of the largest in the world and he has been involved with several major international publications on interventional treatment in gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies.

Dr Premchand has also taken a lead with the introduction of latest 'painless colonoscopy' procedures in the UK, and he is also Medical Director of Waters Edge Recovery International in Kerala.

Personal treatment philosophy: To give utmost care and satisfaction to my patients without compromising safety.