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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.



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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Gastroenterology
Fellowship Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR
Residency Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada
Internship University of Toronto, Ontatrio, Canada
Medical School Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's NF, Canada

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

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
Longino J Chaddha A Kalscheur MM Rikkers AM Gopal DV Field ME Wright JM Impact of a novel protocol for atrial fibrillation management in outpatient gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord . 2018 Sep 3;18(1):179
[PubMed ID: 30176797]
Akhter A Walker A Heise CP Kennedy GD Benson ME Pfau PR Johnson EA Frick TJ Gopal DV A tertiary care hospital's 10 years' experience with rectal ultrasound in early rectal cancer. Endosc Ultrasound . 2018 May-Jun;7(3):191-195
[PubMed ID: 28836512]
Nelsen EM Akhter A Benson ME Gopal DV EMR of large periampullary neuroendocrine tumor. VideoGIE . 2017 Dec;2(12):336
[PubMed ID: 29916465]
Nelsen EM Lochmann-Bailkey A Grimes IC Benson ME Gopal DV Pfau PR Low Yield and High Cost of Gastric and Duodenal Biopsies for Investigation of Symptoms of Abdominal Pain During Routine Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Dig Dis Sci . 2017 Feb;62(2):418-423
[PubMed ID: 27995399]
Nelsen EM Hubers J Gopal DV Hemobilia and Mirizzi Syndrome: A Rare Combination. ACG Case Rep J . 2016 Aug;3(4):e153
[PubMed ID: 27921052]
Bowman E Greenberg J Garren M Guda N Rajca B Benson M Pfau P Soni A Walker A Gopal D Laparoscopic-assisted ERCP and EUS in patients with prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: a dual-center case series experience. Surg Endosc . 2016 Oct;30(10):4647-52
[PubMed ID: 26823057]
Akhter A Pfau PR Gopal DV Rectal Indomethacin to Prevent Post-ERCP Pancreatitis. Gastroenterology . 2016 Sep;151(3):568-9
[PubMed ID: 27487169]
Nelsen EM Johnson EA Walker AJ Pfau P Gopal DV Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic pseudocyst cystogastrostomy using a novel self-expandable metal stent with antimigration system: A case series. Endosc Ultrasound . 2015 Jul-Sep;4(3):229-34
[PubMed ID: 26374582]
Johnson EA Gopal D Endoscopic management of a symptomatic duodenal duplication cyst. Gastrointest Endosc . 2015 Jul;82(1):172
[PubMed ID: 25887725]
Nelsen EM Buehler D Soni AV Gopal DV Endoscopic ultrasound in the evaluation of pancreatic neoplasms-solid and cystic: A review. World J Gastrointest Endosc . 2015 Apr 16;7(4):318-27
[PubMed ID: 25901210]
Cooley DM Walker AJ Gopal DV From Capsule Endoscopy to Balloon-Assisted Deep Enteroscopy: Exploring Small-Bowel Endoscopic Imaging. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y) . 2015 Mar;11(3):143-54
[PubMed ID: 27099585]
Kalra AS Walker AJ Benson ME Soni A Guda NM Misha M Gopal DV Comparison of Capsule Endoscopy Findings to Subsequent Double Balloon Enteroscopy: A Dual Center Experience. Diagn Ther Endosc . 2015;2015:438757
[PubMed ID: 26420979]
Bowman EA Pfau PR Mitra A Reichelderfer M Gopal DV Hall BS Benson ME High Definition Colonoscopy Combined with i-SCAN Imaging Technology Is Superior in the Detection of Adenomas and Advanced Lesions Compared to High Definition Colonoscopy Alone. Diagn Ther Endosc . 2015;2015:167406
[PubMed ID: 26167108]
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 Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology. 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]