Dr. Darshan Parekh
Department of Gastroenterology
Department of Gastroenterology MBBS, MS, FAGE, FANMS(USA), FESD(Japan)


Dr. Darshan Parekh is attached with Lilavati Hospital as a Consultant Gastroenterologist & Advanced Endoscopist. He has done his Masters in General Surgery followed by a Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai under Dr. Mohan Joshi. He subsequently trained in Neurogastroenterology and Motility in USA under a pioneer in manometry and pH studies. He recently spent 8 months in Tokyo training in endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and magnifying endoscopy under Dr. Ken Ohata, who is a legend in endoscopic resections and closure.
Dr. Parekh is an Advanced Endoscopist and has trained in Japan to perform very precise diagnostic endoscopy to diagnose early GI cancers and resect them by endoscopic techniques such as ESD, EFTR and STER. He has special interest in motility and performs esophageal and anorectal manometry and pH studies to diagnose and even possibly endoscopically manage GERD(by ARMS/ARMA procedure) and dysphagia (by POEM procedure). He is an expert in biliary and pancreatic ERCP. He has a rich experience of 11 years.
Dr. Parekh has number of original publications in national and international journals and is actively involved in various international collaborative research protocols. He has presented many papers in prestigious international conferences and is involved at committee level with these organizations.

Area Of Interest

  • Endoscopic Detection and Resection of GI Tumors by EMR/ESD/EFTR/STER
  • POEM for Achalasia Cardia
  • Endoscopic Management of GERD (ARM Procedures)
  • Endoscopic Management of Obesity (Balloon/ESG/BEAM)
  • Esophageal and Anorectal Manometry and 24 hr pH Studies
  • ERCP and Cholangioscopy
  • EUS

Awards and Recognition

  • Poster of Distinction at Digestive Disease Week 2024, Washington DC, USA.
  • Young Investigator Award at Asian Pacific Digestive Disease Week 2023, Bangkok, Thailand.
  •  Silver medal in ASGE Endoscopy World Cup at Digestive Disease Week 2020, Chicago, USA.

Research Publications

  • Kim M, Parekh D, Kahaleh M. Ablation Therapy of the Biliary Tree: Status and Comprehensive Review. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2024 Jan 22:10-97.
  • Parekh D, Minato Y, Ohata K et al. Endoscopic submucosal dissection of recurrent, circumferential, distal rectal tumor with severe submucosal fibrosis using multiple clip line tractions. VideoGIE. 2023 Dec 1;8(12):515-9.
  • Parekh D, Minato Y, Takeuchi N et al. 'Clip with Line Pulley Securing' Technique using Modified Anchoring Clip for Mucosal Defect Closure. Endoscopy. 2023 Dec;55(S 01):E980-E982.
  • Bhandari S, Parekh D, Bhandari S. Endoscopic management of mucosal incision site dehiscence following peroral endoscopic myotomy. Endosc Int Open. 2022; 10(09): E1307-E1308.
  • Parekh DV, Rambhia S, Joshi MA et al. Randomized placebo controlled study ofdiclofenacaspremedicationforendoscopicretrogradecholangiopancreatography.Int Surg J.2020;7:730-2.
  • Parekh D, Joshi MA, Rambhia S et al. Rare case of rectal pocket with ano-rectalstenosisinapost-operativecaseofstapledhaemorrhoidopexytreatedbyachalasiaballoondilatation. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci.2019;8(37):2870-2872.
  • ParekhD.AdenocarcinomaCaecumpresentingasileo-caeco-colicintussusception.IndianJ.OfBasicandAppl.Med.Res.2017;7(1):458-460.
  • ParekhD, MalpathakV  RoleofColonoscopyindiagnosisoflowergastro-intestinaldiseases.MVPJ.ofMed. Sciences.2017:4(2):156-161.