Dr Hemant Sharma


MBBS, FRCP, MRCP-Gastroenterology

GMC number: 6039368

Practising since: 2000


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

Sub-specialties: Hepatology

Consultation times

  • Mondays
  • Mr Sharma does not see children
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Dr Sharma did his Gastroenterology training in London and his subspecialist training in liver diseases and interventional endoscopy and ERCP at University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital Liver Transplant Unit. His current NHS Consultant role is that of Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, where he has led his team to achieve the highly coveted JAG certificate, the hallmark of excellence in gastrointestinal endoscopy services. He is an expert in performing endoscopies of all types, both upper and lower GI endoscopies as well as endoscopies for gall stones i.e. ERCP.

Dr Sharma has carried out more than 10,000 endoscopies and has been instrumental in setting up pathways for the management of complex cases in discussion with colleagues in multidisciplinary meetings both locally and at London Bridge Hospital and King’s College Hospital. Considered an expert in his field, he regularly sees patients who have been referred by peers, GPs or have self referred themselves,  so that they can benefit from his understanding of complex gastrointestinal disorders.

Special interests

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, General endoscopy and colonoscopy, Interventional endoscopy and ERCP


Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Hemant Sharma at Nuffield Health

  • Gastroesophageal
  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Core biochemistry screens
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Haematology profiles
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Nutrition
  • Gluten sensitivity screening
  • Liver function tests

Locations Dr Hemant Sharma works with

Related experience


1.    Diagnostic Utility of Single-User Peroral Cholangioscopy in Sclerosing Cholangitis

Evangelos Kalaitzakis (1), Richard Sturgess (2), Harry Kaltsidis (3), Kofi Oppong (4), Venkata Lekharaju (2), Per Bergenzaun (1), Panagiotis Vlavianos (3), Hemant Sharma (5), David Westaby (3), George J Webster (5)

Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, October 2014, Vol. 49, No. 10 : Pages 1237-1244 

2.    Primary Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Case Series and Literature Review

Sharma H, Bell I, Schofield J, Bird G

Clinical Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, 2011 Jan; 35 (1): 55 – 9

3.    Endoscopic Management of Post-Cholecystectomy Bile Leaks

Sharma H, Bird G. Frontline Gastroenterology 2011; 2: 230 – 233

4.    Percutaneous Antegrade Colonic Stent Insertion Using a Proximal Trans-peritoneal

Colopexy Technique. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 42, 787 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-018-2134-6- Kawa, B., Sharma, H., Ignotus, P. et al.

5.    A. Multicenter cohort study of patients with buried bumper syndrome treated endoscopically with a novel, dedicated device.

Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jun;93(6):1325-1332. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2020.11.009. Epub 2020 Nov 19. PMID: 33221321

Costa D, Despott EJ, Lazaridis N, Woodward J, Kohout P, Rath T, Scovell L, Gee I, Hindryckx P, Forrest E, Hollywood C, Hearing S, Mohammed I, Coppo C, Koukias N, Cooney R, Sharma H, Zeino Z, Gooding I, Murino A


  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society of Gastroenterology

Other posts held

  • Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS trust

Insurers Dr Hemant Sharma works with

Dr Hemant Sharma works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healthcare RM
  • HealthFund
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Dr Hemant Sharma does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Hemant Sharma does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Hemant Sharma does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.