Dr Reshma Rakshit

Dr Reshma Rakshit

MBBS MSc MRCP

Gastroenterology

26 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.91

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“Charming doctor who put you at ease enabling you to relate your symptoms without embarrassment and made you feel that she had your interests at heart.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Neuro-Gastroenterology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 5198455
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    Spire Hartswood Hospital

    Eagle Way Great Warley, Brentwood, United Kingdom, CM13 3LE
    415 reviews

    Springfield Hospital

    Lawn Lane Springfield, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, CM1 7GU
    62 reviews

    About

    Dr Reshma Rakshit is a Consultant Gastroenterologist who has been working in Chelmsford since 2009. She began practising at Broomfield Hospital where she was the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Lead and the Lead for Endoscopy Training. She now provides a Gastroenterology service in the Springfield Hospital, where she is also the only female Colonoscopist. She has returned to Broomfield Hospital in 2020 and continues to practice at Springfield Hospital and Spire Hartswood  Hospital.

    Owing to her extensive medical experience, she has an invested interest in all aspects of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. She graduated in Medicine from India in 1997 and thereafter completed Specialist Training in the University Hospitals of Leicester, culminating in a CCT in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in 2009. Previous to this, she researched the effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Bone metabolism and was awarded a Masters in Health Services Research by Nottingham University in 2006. She has  a postgraduate certificate degree from University of Southampton (2018) on Allergy and Immunology.

    Furthermore, Dr Rakshit has general gastroenterology experience including inpatient, outpatient and interdisciplinary review of patients. Inpatients include those with acute and decompensated chronic liver disease.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Diagnostic and Therapeutic endoscopies
    • Gastrointestinal cancers
    • GI Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Hepatology
     
    • Inflammatory bowel diseases
    • Functional bowel diseases including Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Reflux and oesophageal disorders
    • Liver Diseases
    • Nutritional disorders
    • Allergic disorders of the gut
    • Coeliac disease
    • Acute GI emergencies
    • Hepato-pancreatico-biliary disease
    • Stomach ulcers
    • Reflux/Indigestion/Heartburn
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Abdominal discomfort and pain, stomach upset
    • Difficulty in swallowing
    • Constipation or diarrhoea
    • Blood in stools
     

    Procedures

    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Gastroscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Cirrhosis
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Liver Disease
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    Education and qualifications

    MB BS 1996 Calcutta, India

    MRCP UK - Royal College of Physicians, London 2002

    MSc Health Services Research- Nottingham University 2006

    Postgraduate Certificate in Allergy- University of Southampton- 2018

     

    Professional Memberships

    Royal College of Physicians of London

    British Society of Gastroenterology

    Medical Defence Union (MDU)

     

     
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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.91
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    4.91
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    1/22
    Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    1/22
    Gastroenterology
    1/22
    Hiatus Hernia
    1/22
    Sigmoidoscopy
    1/22
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Charming doctor who put you at ease enabling you to relate your symptoms without embarrassment and made you feel that she had your interests at heart.
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    Very informative and caring
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Rakshit quickly made me comfortable despite my worry about persistent health concerns including disturbing pain. She methodically explored and eliminated causes until the diagnosis was achieved. She clearly explained options throughout and her engaging manner inspired trust and confidence in her. I hope never to need her assistance again but I would refer to Dr Rakshit without hesitation and with absolute confidence. A lovely lady too.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Both my husband and I have been under the care of Dr Rakshit. She is such a lovely doctor, so personable and kind and puts you at ease straight away. Her investigation is always thorough and pragmatic. This together with an holistic approach instils total confidence in her ability to resolve the issue. Every part of the process is discussed and clearly explained so that you know exactly what is happening. We would both recommend her without hesitation.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Wonderful, Calm and Intelligent Doctor. Gave me a complete understanding and diagnosis of my condition. Would 100% recommend.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr Rakshit is a very personable person and has a very nice manner. The treatment I had was problem free and could not be faulted.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    I recently had a colonoscopy with Dr Rakshit. I was quite anxious as although being sedated I thought I would still be able to feel the procedure. I can honestly say I will never feel anxious again. I found it an interesting experience. I was awake but relaxed and knew what was happening. Dr Rakshit is so kind and caring and makes you feel at ease. She explains things clearly and I felt I could easily talk to her and I didn’t feel rushed. She has taken away all my anxiety about having this procedure done again in the future.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Very clear explanations of everything. Friendly and reassuring. Knew her subject inside and out (forgive pun). No negatives at all. Highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Rakshit is excellent. She is approachable, gives detailed and clear explanations and answers all questions fully. Dr Rakshit made me feel she was truly concerned about my symptoms and fully engaged in alleviating them.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Rakshit gave me excellent care from start to finish. She was an incredibly careful listener, meticulously noting down my symptoms and discussing the possible causes. She communicated clearly and considerately and I never felt uncomfortable, despite having some fairly personal and intimate problems. She also gave me useful advice about the differing options for my care so that I could make some informed choices. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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