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Gastroenterology

Dr Elliot Tash

Dr Tash has been working as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital since 2015. He is the Clinical Director and Lead for Endoscopy. He is a core member of the Endoscopy Clinical Governance and Colorectal Multidisciplinary Teams. He also leads JETS Endoscopy training and regularly acts as an external faculty member on JAG accredited training courses.

He is proficient in diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy (including all modalities for emergency UGI bleeds), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP (for gallstones, jaundice and bile duct exploration). He is accredited as a National Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist and has a weekly dedicated therapeutic list for EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection; allowing the removal of large polyps without the need for surgery. In addition he has also introduced and undertakes a regular deep sedation list for prolonged therapeutic procedures as well as for those who are unable to tolerate endoscopic investigations under conscious sedation.

Dr Tash graduated from King’s College, London in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology and from Leicester University Medical School in 2003. He completed his post graduate specialist training in the East of England (Cambridge) deanery training rotation and is dual accredited in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine. He was awarded with an MRCP (Gastroenterology) in 2011 and a certificate of completion of training in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in March 2015.

Through Dr Tash’s training he has acquired extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), upper and lower GI cancer, pancreaticobiliary, functional and GI dysmotility disorders. He has a sub speciality interest in Endoscopy and was awarded and undertook a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. It was during this time that he further developed his endoscopic skills in several areas, including resection of large benign polyps, ERCP and balloon enteroscopy.

DR Tash’s private practice reflects his NHS practice and includes investigating and managing general and complex gastroenterology, including acid reflux and indigestion, food intolerances and allergies ( such as Coeliac disease) as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Clinical Interests:

  • Bowel Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Special Clinical Interest:

  • Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Dyspepsia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.