Dr. Naveen Polavarapu

Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist & Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopist & Endosonologist

Dr. Naveen Polavarapu

Dr. Naveen Polavarapu

MRCP (Lon, UK), FRCP (Glasgow, UK), CCT (Gastro, UK), Liver Transplant Fellow (Birmingham, UK)

Department: Gastroenterology, Liver Diseases & Transplant Surgery
Designation: Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist & Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopist & Endosonologist
Years Of Experience: 24
Location: Hitec City
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu
Med Reg No: 46206
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Dr. Naveen Polavarapu is a Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist & Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopist & Endosonologist at Yashoda Hospitals, Hitec City. He has performed over 30,000 endoscopies, 10,000 colonoscopies, 9000 ERCPs, 9000 EUS, and other advanced procedures in his 23 years of medical practice.

He completed his MBBS from NTR University of Health Sciences in 2001 and was recognized as the best outgoing student. After his MBBS, he pursued higher studies in the UK and received his MRCP and FRCP in Gastroenterology from Liverpool Deanery. He has the experience of working at some of the most reputed institutes worldwide. He further pursued Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Training in ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) at Aintree University Hospital and a Liver Transplant Fellowship at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (a high volume transplant centre that had completed 4000 liver transplants by 2012).

He has done extensive research in cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancers) and has over 30 publications and chapters in peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented a number of abstracts at various international conferences, such as BSG (British), UEGW (European), and AASLD (American), winning prizes for the best posters at the UEGW and BSG conferences.

Dr. Naveen has always had a great passion for teaching. After coming back to India in 2014, despite his demanding clinical responsibilities, he continued teaching for the MRCP and has been appointed as an examiner for the MRCP PACES by the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, since 2018. He mentors students from various countries, including Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, Afghanistan, the USA, New Zealand, and Bangladesh, providing them with hands-on experience in various endoscopic procedures. He also serves as the Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department at Medvarsity University, India

Education Qualifications

Education Qualifications

  • Liver Transplant Fellowship, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
  • Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Training in ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Aintree University Hospital
  • MRCP and FRCP, Gastroenterology, Liverpool Deanery, UK
  • MBBS, NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Currently working as a Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist & Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopist & Endosonologist at Yashoda Hospitals, Hitec City.
  • Chief Transplant Hepatologist (Liver Specialist) and Gastroenterologist, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
  • Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Endoscopic Ultrasound) and Research
  • Transplant Hepatology Tertiary Experience
  • 2013-2014: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 2012-2014: Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Wirral, United Kingdom
  • 2008-2012: University Hospital of Aintree, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 2007-2008: Mid Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust, Crewe, United Kingdom
  • 2007-2008: Trafford General Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 2005-2007: James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Services offeredServices offered
  • Diagnostic and advanced endoscopic procedures to treat simple to complex GI and Liver Diseases
Special Interest and ExpertiseSpecial Interest and Expertise
  • Liver, Pancreatic & Bile Duct Diseases
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Complex Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Advanced Endoscopic Procedures (ERCP, Spyglass Cholangioscopy, EFTR, EUS, Spiral Enteroscopy, Third Space Endoscopy, etc.)
Professional MembershipProfessional Membership
  • Fellowship in Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow (2018)
  • Membership in Indian Society of Study of Liver Diseases (INASL) (2015)
  • Membership in Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISGCON) (2014)
  • Membership in European Study of Liver Diseases Society (EASL) (2012)
  • Membership in United European Gastroenterology Society (UEG) (2010)
  • Membership in Royal College of Physicians, London (2009)
  • Membership in American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) (2008)
  • Membership in Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (2005)
  • Membership in British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) (2005)
Research & PublicationsResearch & Publications
  • Redefining fatty liver disease: an international patient perspective. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Jan; 6(1): 73-79. Doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253 (20) 30294-6, N Polavarapu.
  • Liver in cardiopulmonary disease chapter, Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug; 27(4): 497-512. Doi: 10.1016/j.bpg.2013.06.020. N Polavarapu, D.Tripathi.
  • Chapter 5 Liver emergencies-Recent Advances in the Management of Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis. Naveen Polavarapu, Dhiraj Agarwal, Shekhar Poudel, Sanjiv Saigal.
  • Emergency endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in critically ill patients is a safe and effective procedure. Frontline Gastroenterology 2013 Apr; 4(2): 138–142. N Polavarapu.
  • Hypothyroidism in a patient with non alcoholic fatty liver disease. N Polavarapu, D.Cuthbertson, BMJ 2011; 342:c7199.
  • Per oral cholangioscopy (SpyGlass) experience at tertiary referral hospital, Aintree – N Polavarapu, L Dwyer, R Sturgess. Abstract at BSG 2010, Awarded the Best Poster Award 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.
  • Early Diagnosis of Cholangiocarcinoma: Disease Spectrum, Role of Imaging, and SpyGlass Endoscopy and Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation, N Polavarapu, A Katti. Presented at RNSA, Northern American radiology, 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, Northwest Conf 2007.
  • 2nd and 3rd Pilot Studies of National IBD Audit, Lead Role from Aintree Hospital
Awards and AchievementsAwards and Achievements
  • Best “Hepatologist” by Times of India 2022
  • Rising Star in the Field of “Gastroenterology” by the Times of India, 2018
  • Best Poster Award at the BSG Conference, 2010
  • Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Student, University of Health Sciences, India, 2001
  • Gold Medals in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anatomy, and Physiology
  • First Class in 12 of the 13 subjects in the MBBS
  • 2nd Prize in the All India National Paediatric Quiz, 2000

Frequently asked questions   FAQ'S

  1. 1. Why do patients frequently visit Dr. Naveen Polavarapu?

    Patients visit Dr. Naveen Polavarapu to receive treatment for various gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

  2. 2. What is Dr. Naveen Polavarapu's educational qualification?

    Dr. Naveen Polavarapu holds the following qualifications: MRCP (UK), FRCP (Glasgow, UK), CCT (Gastro, UK), Liver Transplant Fellow (Birmingham, UK).

  3. 3. What does Dr. Naveen Polavarapu specialise in?

    Dr. Naveen Polavarapu is a Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist & Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopist & Endosonologist who specialises in Liver, Pancreatic & Bile Duct Diseases, Transplant Hepatology, Complex Gastrointestinal Conditions, and Advanced Endoscopic Procedures.

  4. 4. Where does Dr. Naveen Polavarapu practice?

    Dr. Naveen Polavarapu practices at Yashoda Hospitals, Hitec City.

  5. 5. How can I book Dr. Naveen Polavarapu’s appointment?

    You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Naveen Polavarapu for both an Online Video Consultation and an OPD Consultation by visiting his profile on Yashoda Hospitals.

  6. 6. How many years of experience does Dr. Naveen Polavarapu have?

    Dr. Naveen Polavarapu has over 23 years of experience as a Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist & Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopist & Endosonologist.


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