Medical Gastroenterologist in Hyderabad

Dr Naveen Polavarapu


Work Experience

19 yrs+

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English, हिंदी, తెలుగు


Apollo Health City Jubilee Hills

Speciality And Areas Of Interest

  • Liver diseases including Liver transplants, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic diseases and advanced endoscopic procedures including ERCP, EUS, Cholangioscopy

Work Experience

  • 14 years of experience in the United Kingdom (UK)
  • Currently working as senior consultant Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist (Liver specialist) at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.

Tertiary Gastroenterologist experience-

  • Wirral university teaching hospital, Wirral, UK- 2012- 2014.
  • Univeristy hospital of Aintree, Liverpool, UK- 2008-2012.
  • Mid Cheshire NHS foundation trust, Crewe, UK-2007-2008.
  • Trafford general hospital, Manchester, UK- 2007-2008
  • James Cook university hospital, Middlesbrough, UK- 2005-2007.

Transplant Hepatology tertiary experience-

  • Queen Elizabeth university hospital, Birmingham, UK 2013-2014.

Advanced endoscopy fellowship (ERCP, EUS) and research-

  • University hospital of Aintree 2010-2012.

Teaching Experience-

  • I always have great passion in teaching, even after coming back to India and despite a very busy clinical job, I continued teaching for MRCP. Recently I have been appointed by Royal college of Physicians, UK as an examiner for MRCP PACES.
  • I regularly have students from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, Afghanistan, USA, New Zealand and mentor in their career and training including hands on experience in various endoscopic procedures.
  • I am an experienced teacher having delivered lectures and clinical sessions nationally, internationally and locally, to varied learner groups including doctors, nurses and undergraduates, receiving excellent feedback as evidenced in my e-portfolio.
  • I have also attended various teaching courses including “Effective teaching skills”, “Presentation skills” and aware of various teaching techniques and audio visual aids. I have also acted as a facilitator in PBL and well aware of various methods.
  • I am a frequent assessor for ‘Case based discussions’, DOPS, Mini CEX and also give constructive criticism. I feel people respond well to my teaching style and I have had many positive comments
  • I also organised and conducted teaching sessions to third and fifth year medical students and nurses. My flexibility and understanding the group expectations has earned me an excellent feedback.
  • I am also a certified Trainer in endoscopy and train juniors in endoscopies in my current hospital.

Awards and Achievements

  • Awarded " Rising star " in the field of Gastroenterology by Times of India for the year 2018.
  • Gold medal for the best outgoing student of the college for the year 2001.
  • Gold Medals in Final M.B.B.S and First M.B.B.S in the years 2001 and 1997 from University of health sciences, India.
  • Gold Medals in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Gold medal in Physiology, 1997.   
  • 2nd prize in All India National Paediatric Quiz in the year 2000 
  • First class in 12 of the13 subjects in M.B.B.S.
  • Best poster award in the BSG conference, 2010 

Research and Publications

  • Liver in systemic disease chapter, Best practice & Research clinical Gastroenterology, volume 27, 2013- N Polavarapu, D.Tripathi. 
  • Per oral cholangioscopy (Spy glass) experience at tertiary referral hospital, Aintree – N Polavarapu, L.Dwyer, R.Sturgess. Abstract at BSG 2010, Awarded best poster award for 2010.
  • National study of outcomes for cholangiocarcinoma patients following biliary intervention: Linkage analysis of administrative date for English hospitals- N.Polavarapu, K.Bodger. Abstract at DDF 2012.
  • Emergency ERCP in critically ill patients is a successful procedure- N Polavarapu, P.Lekharaju, R.Sturgess. Abstracts at DDW 2012 and DDF 2012. Also published in Frontline gastroenterology 2012 journal.
  • Early Diagnosis of Cholangiocarcinoma: Disease Spectrum, Role of Imaging, and Spy Glass Endoscopy and Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation, N.Polavarapu, A.Katti. Presented at RNSA, Northern American radiology, 2011. 
  • Case report on abnormal LFTs in hypothyroid pt. N Polavarapu, D.Cuthbertson, BMJ journal Jan 2011.
  • PEXACT as feeding options in Head and Neck cancer patient, Aintree. N.Polavarapu, K.Bowering, R.Sturgess. Abstracts at BSG 2010, DDW 2010).
  • Cost effectiveness of HALO vs PDT, Aintree. N.Polavarapu, N.Kapoor. Abstract at BSG 2010.
  • Patient satisfaction in Colonoscopy, Aintree hospital. N.Polavarapu, V.Athwal, S.Sarkar. Abstracts at BSG 2009, DDW 2009).
  • Endoscopic ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s oesophagus comparing Argon Plasma Coagulation and Photodynamic Therapy: long-term results of a randomised prospective trial. N.Polavarapu, N.Kapoor, K.Bodger. (PLENARY poster BSG 09).
  • Nutritional Support in intensive care units - National Survey of current practise in the U.K. N.Polavarapu, N.Kapoor, P.O’Toole. Gut 2008.
  • Rapid Access Upper GI Cancer Service (RAUGICS): Workload, non-attendance and predictive value of referral criteria. N.Polavarapu, N.Kapoor. Gut 2008.
  • “Post ERCP Complications- N.Polavarapu, H.Dallal. Abstract BSG 2008, North west conf 2007.
  • 2nd and 3rd pilot studies of national IBD audit, was the lead role from Aintree hospital.


  • My project involved developing and validating methods for analysing routine administrative data for hospitals in England to describe care for cholangiocarcinoma. This has involved the application of novel linkage techniques to build a master file containing all episodes of care for a 1-year incident cohort of cases, flagging key milestones in their journey and generating variables to describe processes (procedures; admissions; re-admissions) and outcomes (death, via linkage to ONS). 

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Fellowship in Royal college of Physicians, Glasgow from 2018.
  • Membership of Royal college of Physicians, London from 2009.
  • Membership of Royal college of Physicians, Edinburgh from 2005.
  • Membership in British society of Gastroenterology (BSG) from 2005.
  • Membership in American society of Gastrointestinal endoscopy (ASGE) from 2008.
  • Membership in European study of Liver diseases society (EASL) from 2012.
  • Membership in United European Gastroenterology society (UEG) from 2010.
  • Membership in Indian society of study of Liver diseases (INASL) from 2015.
  • Membership in Indian society of Gastroenterology (ISGCON) from 2014.


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