Vinod S Hegade

Dr Vinod Hegade is a UK board certified Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with over 14 years of experience in NHS. Most recently, he has worked as a Consultant Hepatologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Dr Hegade graduated with MBBS degree from RGUHS, Bangalore (India) before going to the UK to pursue post graduate medical training. His higher specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology was in the West Yorkshire region. He did a research fellowship and studied cholestatic pruritus for PhD thesis at Newcastle University. He then completed transplant hepatology training in Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, followed by an advanced ERCP fellowship in Leeds. Dr Hegade received triple accreditation in hepatology, gastroenterology and general (internal) medicine in 2018 and was appointed as a consultant in Sheffield in 2018. He then moved to Leeds to work as a Hepatologist with specialist interest in liver transplantation and ERCP. In addition to his passion for gastroenterology, his main clinical interests are autoimmune liver diseases (AIH, PBC, and PSC), liver transplantation and biliary endoscopy (ERCP).

Spoken Languages : English, Hindi, Kannada, Urdu
Types of Physician : Full-time
DHA License : Consultant Gastroenterologist-Hepatologist
Branches : American Hospital Dubai


  • PhD, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • MRCP (Gastro), Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • MBBS, RGUHS, Bangalore, India

Professional Associations:

  • Member of BSG, BASL, BLTG, EASL and AASLD

Professional Experience:

  • Consultant Hepatologist, Leeds Liver Unit, St James University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
  • Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP) Fellowship, St James University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Advanced Hepatology Fellowship, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Diagnosis and management of liver diseases including Fatty liver, viral hepatitis, abnormal liver enzymes.
  • Biliary diseases (conditions related to bile duct)
  • ERCP
  • Diagnosis and management of digestive diseases
  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic) including polyp removal and variceal banding.
  • Screening colonoscopy for early detection of polyps and colon cancer
  • Endoscopic therapy for bleeding ulcers
  • Balloon dilatation of strictures
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's disease)
  • UBT (urea breath test) for H pylori
  • Placement of endoluminal metal stents-Esophageal, duodenal, and colonic stents