Dr Vinay Sehgal

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist
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Dr Vinay Sehgal is Consultant Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist practising at University College Hospital London, regarded as one of country's leading teaching and research hospitals. He has a specialist interest acid reflux disease & Barrett's Oesophagus and has extensive experience in performing cutting edge non-invasive curative therapy for these patients.

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Dr Vinay Sehgal is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist at University College London Hospital. Dr Sehgal completed his specialist training in Gastroenterology in the prestigious North East London rotation, during which time he completed his PhD at University College London where he developed a novel tumour model of oesophageal cancer used in crucial mechanistic, imaging and pre-clinical studies. Dr Sehgal has been awarded numerous awards for his cutting edge and landmark research in this field.

Dr Sehgal has a specialist interest in the early detection and treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Dr Sehgal offers a wide range of minimally invasive endoscopic treatments for GORD including the STRETTA procedure. Dr Sehgal is also only one of two specialists in the UK who offer endoscopic hiatus hernia repair using the trans-oral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure as minimally invasive alterative to surgery with excellent outcomes to date.

Dr Sehgal also has a super-specialist interest in pre-cancerous conditions of the digestive tract including Barrett's Oesophagus and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Dr Sehgal has helped pioneer and is senior co-author of numerous landmark studies for treatments of early oesophageal cancer including endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

Dr Sehgal also looks after and treats patients with more advanced oesophageal and gastric cancer in whom he offers laser therapy and stent placement to improve symptoms and quality of life.

Dr Sehgal offers a wide range of treatments for non-cancerous conditions of the foregut including endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) and intragastric balloon placement to help with weight loss and obesity-related complications. He also has a specialist interest in advanced endoscopic therapy for benign disorders of the foregut including the POEM procedure for achalasia and oesophageal dilatation for eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE).

In addition to his super-specialist and world-leading expertise in foregut diseases, Dr Sehgal also performs colonoscopy during which he commonly removes pre-cancerous polyps and helps diagnose and treat inflammatory conditions of the bowel.

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116 Harley Street
London W1G 7JL

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist
    University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Associate Professor
    University College London
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Endoscopic treatment of early oesophageal cancer
  • Year qualified 2007
  • The University of Liverpool 2002 - 2007

Dr Sehgal recently led a team that introduced a non-invasive oesophageal tissue sampling device which was used to monitor patients with pre-malignant conditions of the oesophagus instead of endoscopy which was otherwise postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. UCLH was the first centre in the world to adopt this technology with other centres following its lead and ultimately helping to improve the care we offer to such patients.

Dr Sehgal has a keen interest in endoscopy training and is a member of faculty at the British Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Training Committee for The Royal College of Physicians. He is also actively involved in numerous live endoscopy and hands-training courses at UCLH.

Dr Sehgal has a keen interest in research and supervises a research team who collect important information into endoscopic techniques and procedures he carries out to ultimately improve and streamline the care that we give to our patients. His research is focused on existing and novel endoscopic imaging technologies to help detect and treatment early cancer of the gastrointestinal tract including the use of artificial intelligence. His other interests include the development of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to treat early cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract for which he is actively involved in several national and international clinical studies in this field.

He is regularly invited to present at international meetings and has published numerous original manuscripts and reviews in this field.


  • Abstract of Distinction: The British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, 2021.
  • Best Abstract Prize in the Spotlight Session on Malignant and Premalignant Upper GI Lesions at UEGW Week Barcelona, 2019.
  • Best Poster Presentation in the Education and Training Category, The British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, London, 2016.
  • Best Poster Presentation at The National Barrett’s Symposium, London, 2016

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