Deepak V. Gopal

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Deepak V. Gopal, MD


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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Education & credentials

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


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

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.