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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Deepak Gopal's practice focuses on the application of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy to gastrointestinal disease.


Dr. Gopal’s specific areas of interest and advanced training include EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) with FNA (fine needle aspiration), commonly used in the staging and evaluation of gastrointestinal malignancies (e.g., esophageal, gastric, pancreas/biliary, posterior mediastinal masses, submucosal lesions and rectal tumors); ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) for evaluation of disorders of the biliary system and pancreas; and screening and surveillance for gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly colon cancer and Barrett's esophagus (a premalignant lesion that could potentially lead to esophageal cancer).


Dr. Deepak Gopal has a dedicated interest in Barrett’s esophagus, and also performs endoscopic therapy for Barrett’s esophagus and high grade dysplasia (e.g., BARRX - radiofrequency ablation; and PDT - photodynamic therapy). He serves in our Liver and Pancreas program and is also the director of the Capsule Endoscopy program, and performs small bowel and esophageal capsule endoscopy for the evaluation of small intestinal pathology and esophageal varices. Dr. Gopal’s interest in small bowel capsule endoscopy has also led him to be trained in and perform double balloon-enteroscopy (DBE) examinations, a relatively new technique to advance further into the small intestine to treat certain small bowel pathology.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

UW Health Clinics

Digestive Health Center
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Fellowship Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Residency University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Internship University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's NF, Canada, 1993

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Deepak Gopal's research interests includes Barrett’s esophagus, EUS (endoscopic ultrasound), capsule endoscopy, therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic management of gastrointestinal malignancies and colorectal cancer imaging and screening.


Read Dr. Deepak Gopal’s articles on PubMed

PubMed Articles
Johnson EA Benson ME Guda N Pfau PR Frick TJ Gopal DV . Differentiating primary pancreatic lymphoma from adenocarcinoma using endoscopic ultrasound characteristics and flow cytometry: A case-control study. Endosc Ultrasound. 2014 Oct;3(4):221-5
[PubMed ID: 25485269]
Benson M Grimes I Gopal D Reichelderfer M Soni A Benson H Austin K Pfau P . Influence of previous night call and sleep deprivation on screening colonoscopy quality. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Aug;109(8):1133-7
[PubMed ID: 24980883]
Kurtycz D Tabatabai ZL Michaels C Young N Schmidt CM Farrell J Gopal D Simeone D Merchant NB Field A Pitman MB . Postbrushing and fine-needle aspiration biopsy follow-up and treatment options for patients with pancreatobiliary lesions: the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology guidelines. Diagn Cytopathol. 2014 Apr;42(4):363-71
[PubMed ID: 24639399]
Benson M Pier J Kraft S Kim D Pickhardt P Weiss J Gopal D Reichelderfer M Pfau P . Optical colonoscopy and virtual colonoscopy numbers after initiation of a CT colonography program: long term data. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2012 Dec;21(4):391-5
[PubMed ID: 23256122]
Gagovic V Spier BJ DeLee RJ Barancin C Lindstrom M Einstein M Byrne S Harter J Agni R Pfau PR Frick TJ Soni A Gopal DV . Endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration characteristics of primary adenocarcinoma versus other malignant neoplasms of the pancreas. Can J Gastroenterol. 2012 Oct;26(10):691-6
[PubMed ID: 23061060]
Johnson EA De Lee R Agni R Pfau P Reichelderfer M Gopal DV . Probe-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy to Guide Real-Time Endoscopic Therapy in Barrett's Esophagus with Dysplasia. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2012 May;6(2):285-92
[PubMed ID: 22754488]
Benson ME Horton W Gluth J Pfau PR Einarsson S Lucey MR Soni A Reichelderfer M Gopal DV . Fiscal analysis of establishment of a double-balloon enteroscopy program and reimbursement. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Apr;10(4):371-6.e1-2
[PubMed ID: 22226892]
Fashoyin A Hartig G Schelman WR Ritter M Agni R Gopal DV Pfau PR Weiss JM . Aggressive adenocarcinoma of the cervical esophagus: importance of a multidisciplinary approach. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2012;2012:826246
[PubMed ID: 23304576]
Hancock S Bowman E Prabakaran J Benson M Agni R Pfau P Reichelderfer M Weiss J Gopal D . Use of i-scan Endoscopic Image Enhancement Technology in Clinical Practice to Assist in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Diagn Ther Endosc. 2012;2012:193570
[PubMed ID: 23243384]
Rice JP Lubner M Taylor A Spier BJ Said A Lucey MR Musat A Reichelderfer M Pfau PR Gopal DV . CT portography with gastric variceal volume measurements in the evaluation of endoscopic therapeutic efficacy of tissue adhesive injection into gastric varices: a pilot study. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Aug;56(8):2466-72
[PubMed ID: 21336602]
Cornett D Benson M Attia S Weiss J Gopal D . Metastatic Kaposi's Sarcoma with Perirectal Involvement Diagnosed with Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided EchoBrush Cytology Sampling. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2011 May;5(2):416-21
[PubMed ID: 21829398]
Barancin C Pickhardt PJ Kim DH Spier B Lindstrom M Reichelderfer M Gopal D Pfau P . Prospective blinded comparison of polyp size on computed tomography colonography and endoscopic colonoscopy. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 May;9(5):443-5
[PubMed ID: 21277389]
Walker AJ Spier BJ Perlman SB Stangl JR Frick TJ Gopal DV Lindstrom MJ Weigel TL Pfau PR . Integrated PET/CT fusion imaging and endoscopic ultrasound in the pre-operative staging and evaluation of esophageal cancer. Mol Imaging Biol. 2011 Feb;13(1):166-71
[PubMed ID: 20379789]
Hancock SM Gopal DV Frick TJ Pfau PR . Dilation of malignant strictures in endoscopic ultrasound staging of esophageal cancer and metastatic spread of disease. Diagn Ther Endosc. 2011;2011:356538
[PubMed ID: 22203779]
Rice JP Spier BJ Gopal DV Soni A Reichelderfer M Pfau PR . Outcomes of sphincter of oddi manometry when performed in low volumes. Diagn Ther Endosc. 2011;2011:435806
[PubMed ID: 21747651]
Benson M Dureja P Gopal D Reichelderfer M Pfau PR . A comparison of optical colonoscopy and CT colonography screening strategies in the detection and recovery of subcentimeter adenomas. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Dec;105(12):2578-85
[PubMed ID: 20842111]
Benson ME Byrne S Brust DJ Manning B 3rd Pfau PR Frick TJ Reichelderfer M Gopal DV . EUS and ERCP complication rates are not increased in elderly patients. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Nov;55(11):3278-83
[PubMed ID: 20186485]
Weiss JM Attia S Bailey HH Weber S Hu J Reichelderfer M Gopal DV . Metastatic soft tissue sarcoma diagnosed by small bowel video capsule endoscopy. J Clin Oncol. 2010 May 20;28(15):e233-5
[PubMed ID: 20368563]
Spier BJ Johnson EA Gopal DV Frick T Einstein MM Byrne S Koscik RL Liou JI Broxmeyer T Selvaggi SM Pfau PR . Predictors of malignancy and recommended follow-up in patients with negative endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of suspected pancreatic lesions. Can J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr;23(4):279-86
[PubMed ID: 19373422]
Spier BJ Sawma VA Gopal DV Reichelderfer M . Intralesional mitomycin C: successful treatment for benign recalcitrant esophageal stricture. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Jan;69(1):152-3; discussion 153
[PubMed ID: 18951132]