Krish Venkatesh

Dr. Krish Venkatesh Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Years of Experience : 16

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu


Dr. Krish Venkatesh is a Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist with more than 16 years of experience in the field. He graduated from Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, India. Following a postgraduate degree in pediatrics (MD) from Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India, he moved to the United Kingdom for further training. After completing training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, he worked as a Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, and as Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool for more than five years. Dr. Venkatesh was Chief of the Pediatric Gastroenterology department at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. He was also the nominated Lead for Endoscopy and Nutrition. Dr. Venkatesh has several first-author papers and book chapters to his credit. He has presented his research at several national and international conferences. Dr. Krish Venkatesh’s areas of expertise include,   

  • Recurrent abdominal pains  
  • Chronic constipation and/or fecal incontinence  
  • Loose stools/diarrhea and blood in stools  
  • Recurrent vomiting with and without blood  
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux  
  • Celiac disease  
  • Difficulty in swallowing  
  • Jaundice  
  • Failure to thrive, poor oral intake, and weight loss  
  • Pancreatitis  
  • Abdominal bloating  
  • Patients needing PEG placements  
  • Neurological patients with feeding issues/reflux symptoms  
  • Gastroscopy  
  • Colonoscopy  
  • Foreign body removals  
  • Polyp removals  
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube insertion  
  • Management of gastrointestinal bleeding  
  • Urea breath test  
  • Hydrogen breath test  
  • pH Impedance studies  
  • Anorectal manometry  
  • HIDA (Liver) scans 

Research & Publications

  • Venkatesh K, Abou-Taleb A, Cohen M, et al. A new method in the diagnosis of reflux esophagitis : Confocal endomicroscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Apr;75(4):864-9
  • Venkatesh K, Abou-Taleb A, Cohen M, et al. Role of confocal endomicroscopy in the diagnosis of Coeliac Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Sep;51(3):274-9
  • Thomson M, Venkatesh K, Elmalik K et al. Double balloon enteroscopy in children: diagnosis, treatment, and safety. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jan 7;16(1):56-62
  • Venkatesh K, Abou-Taleb A, Cohen M, et al. Feasibility of Confocal Endomicroscopy in the Diagnosis of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders. World J Gastroenterol. 2009 May 14;15(18):2214-9
  • Venkatesh K, Cohen M, Akobeng A,et al. Diagnosis and Management of the 1st reported case of Esophageal, Gastric and Small Bowel Heterotopia in the Colon using Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy. Endoscopy. 2009;41 Suppl 2:E58. Epub 
  • Venkatesh K and Playfor S. Current patterns of Propofol use in PICU in the United Kingdom and North America. Pediatr Anesth 2004; 14:501-4