Deepak V. Gopal, MD

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Deepak V. Gopal, MD

About

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 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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Medicine

Practice locations

  • Digestive Health Center - Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic
    • 750 University Row / Madison, WI
    • (608) 890-5000
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  • University Hospital - Pancreas Cancer Prevention Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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    • When you are at high risk of pancreatic cancer either because of a genetic predisposition or familial pancreas cancer (pancreas cancer in two or more close relatives), it’s important to have an experienced team behind you to find early warning signs before they turn into cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Prevention team provides expertise unmatched in the United States. Combined with robust, ongoing research, the program looks for markers that could develop into pancreas cancer. Using specialized imaging techniques, our team identifies and tracks the progress of pancreas cancer precursors, including pancreatic changes in patients with high-risk hereditary conditions for pancreas cancer, and mucin producing cysts that can develop into cancer and require regular monitoring. Early identification of key changes allows for intervention before cancer develops, much like a colonoscopy identifies intestinal polyps before they turn into colon cancer.

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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Gastroenterology
Medical School
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's NF, Canada
Fellowships
  • Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR
Residencies
  • Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada
Internships
  • University of Toronto, Ontatrio, Canada

Specialties

Additional conditions and treatments
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Control of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Enteral Stenting
  • HALO Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Rectal Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Research and publications

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.