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27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 8.94 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 8.94 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
Recommended by 2 specialists
32 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Endoscopy (OGD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Bloating + 32 more

Dr Simon Anderson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at London Bridge Hospital, and also practises at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. At the renowned London Bridge Hospital, Dr Anderson and his team carry out consultations, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and stomach diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s disease.

Dr Anderson graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1990. He then underwent higher specialist training at King's College Hospital (Liver Diseases and Intensive Care) and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital (Gastroenterology) in London. He was awarded a Wellcome Institute Research Fellowship and went on to conduct full-time research at St Thomas' Hospital. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London in 2004. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust in 2006 where he leads an acute general medicine firm.

His interests include all therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and balloon enteroscopy, wireless capsule endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His research interests include techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of small-intestinal disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a lead investigator in a trial of the role of exercise in Crohn's disease and is a co-investigator into the genetics of IBD.

Patient testimonials highlight Dr Anderson's caring but professional approach with patients. He is also heavily involved in teaching the next generation of doctors, passing on his medical training and skills.

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St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS - 8.89 miles
HCA UK at The Shard - 8.89 miles
St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
Recommended by 8 specialists
32 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Colorectal Surgery, Anal Fistula, Haemorrhoids + 26 more

Mr Asif Haq is a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and Minimal Access Surgeon based at Kings College Hospital. He specialises in bowel cancer and coloproctological conditions. He is also has exceptional expertise in revision abdominal surgery in particular incisional hernia repair using the minimal access approach, abdominal wall reconstruction and reversal surgery for stomas (ileostomy and colostomy).

Mr Haq graduated in Medicine from the National University of Ireland in 1990, before undertaking his surgical training in England. Following this, he completed specialised colorectal training in London and Canada. He was awarded the Sir Ian Todd Fellowship and the New York travelling fellowship for research by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. After completing his training, he undertook two prestigious Laparoscopic Fellowships

Mr Haq is passionate about teaching both nationally and internationally. He is a trainer for the national training program for laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. He is also a member of the Network of Iranians for Knowledge and Innovation, traveling annually to hospitals in Iran to train and lead workshops for medical students and doctors. 




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1 West Ferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 4HD - 6.59 miles
LycaHealth Canary Wharf - 6.59 miles
1 West Ferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 4HD
Recommended by 3 specialists
35 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Endoscopy (OGD), Stomach / Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux + 28 more

Dr Adam Harris is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician with a special interest in dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases. He qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1987 and gained the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1995 following two years of full-time academic research within the field of gastroenterology.

Dr Harris worked for the NHS for over 30 years, working as a consultant in Tunbridge Wells from 1997 until 2017, and now practices exclusively privately in multiple clinics in West Kent, Canary Wharf and the City of London. He was actively involved in the British Society of Gastroenterology and held the roles of Secretary and Chair within the Clinical Services & Standards Committee. In October 2007, he received a National Bronze Clinical Excellence Award, recognizing his “sustained and dedicated contribution to the NHS over and above any contractual requirement”.

Dr Harris has been involved in multiple publications, both within his field and more generally. He co-authored the NICE guidelines for ulcerative colitis, as well as the BSG Handbook for Independent Practice. He has also been active in research on topics ranging from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease to Helicobacter pylori and acid-related disease.

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15 Portland Place, London, United Kingdom, W1B 1PT - 11.62 miles
Mayo Clinic Healthcare - 11.62 miles
15 Portland Place, London, United Kingdom, W1B 1PT
Recommended by 15 specialists
19 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Endoscopy (OGD), Acid Reflux, Stomach / Abdominal Pain + 48 more

Dr Sami is the founder and director of Digestive Health UK clinics based in central London. He is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor. He has practiced and trained at world renowned centres of excellence including the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA which is consistently ranked as the number one hospital in the world!

Dr Sami is ranked by Doctify as the "Best Gastroenterologist in London". He has authored and co-authored several high impact papers and national guidelines and propelled himself to be a key opinion leader in his field. He is also the founder and director of Digestive Health UK and is a member of the following professional bodies:

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Dr Sami was awarded a PhD for his work during his National Endoscopy Research Fellowship from the University of Nottingham in 2015. Following his PhD, he completed the Gastroenterology Specialist Examination from the Royal College of Physicians in 2016 and was certified by the GMC as a Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in 2017.

Dr Sami has special interests in the following areas of gastroenterology:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
  • Acid reflux (GERD), indigestion and heartburn
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Eosinophilic oesophagitis
  • BRAVO capsule monitoring
  • Coeliac disease
  • Bowel cancer
  • Achalasia
  • Stretta therapy
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Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB - 9.04 miles
The Shirley Oaks Hospital - 9.04 miles
Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB
Recommended by 2 specialists
24 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Haemorrhoids, Anal Fistula, Endoscopy (OGD) + 26 more

Mr Arun Shanmuganandan is a consultant colorectal surgeon in a busy surgical unit at Croydon University Hospital. He specialises in laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for diseases of the bowel including cancer of the colon and rectum. He also treats patients with benign bowel disorders like diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

He is an advanced endoscopy practitioner, fully accredited by JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) for performing colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and OGD (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy). He carries out endoscopic removal of large polyps of the bowel (EMR / ESD) and early cancers of the rectum (TEMS / TAMIS). He believes strongly in prevention and early diagnosis of bowel cancers and is a strong advocate of bowel cancer screening, which he is approved for.

His special interests also include treatment for benign anorectal conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal abscesses and anal fissure. He offers various surgical options for treatment of haemorrhoids including rubber band ligation, THD, HALO, RAFAELO and traditional surgical haemorrhoidectomy.

He offers BOTOX for anal fissures and various surgical options for anal fistulas including fistula plug, gel, LIFT procedure and VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment) procedure.

In addition to surgical procedures, he provides wide-ranging, latest evidence based consultation on functional bowel disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, acid reflux, indigestion, bloating and coeliac disease. He works closely with other allied specialties like gastroenterologists, dietitians and nutritionists, and believes strongly in a multi-disciplinary approach to improve his patients’ general gut health.

He takes a keen interest in teaching and training junior surgical trainees and is  an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College, London.

He has multiple publications in international, peer-reviewed journals and is currently the Principal Investigator for a multi-centre, NIHR and NICE approved trial on the use of FIT test, which is a less invasive screening tool for bowel cancers. He is a member of the Trauma Care delivery Group, Sepsis Taskforce and Research & Development Committee at Croydon University Hospital. He is also a member of the NICE FIT trial steering group. He is the Trust Lead for PCCRC(Post Colonoscopy ColoRectal Cancers) Audit.

Arun qualified from a reputed medical university in the south Indian city of Chennai. Following basic surgical training in India, he moved to the United Kingdom to pursue higher surgical training. He underwent most of his specialist surgical training, in general and laparoscopic colorectal surgery, in south west London, which resulted in his entry to the General Medical Council’s specialist register.

He enjoys spending his weekends with his wife and son, and his favourite pursuit is hiking in the beautiful Surrey countryside. He follows cricket and the premier league and enjoys playing football and tennis with his son.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy Gastroscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Fistula surgery
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Bowel disorders
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Gut Health and Functional Bowel Disorders inc. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Haemorrhoids and Anal Fistula/Fissure
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41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU - 11.82 miles
London Digestive Centre - 11.82 miles
41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
27 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Acid Reflux, Bloating + 15 more

Dr Sean Preston is a London-based gastroenterologist specialising in the treatment of heartburn, irritable bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and endoscopy of the oesophagus, stomach, and colon. As the director of endoscopy at Barts Health NHS Trust, Dr Preston has significant expertise in all areas of gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound; he is also an accredited colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. At London Digestive Health, he works with a clinical team of gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, radiologists and dieticians from other London Teaching Hospitals.

Dr Preston is an advocate of gut health and uses diet, pre- and probiotics in order to achieve optimal bowel conditions. Dr Preston takes a patient-centred approach to his practice and ensures that patients have adequate time during their consultations to thoroughly explain their symptoms and understand any treatment options suggested. He has previously featured in the Tatler Doctors Guide of Britain's top 250 consultants.

Dr Preston gained his initial medical qualification from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and went on to complete his PhD at Cancer Research UK in London. Following this, he pursued a senior endoscopy fellowship in Sydney before completing specialist gastroenterology training at the Royal London Hospital. Dr Preston has written numerous papers and chapters in books on GI cancer and is currently conducting research into Barrett’s oesophagus. He is also the Chair of Digestive Diseases and Renal Department at HCA Healthcare UK.

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40-42 Lee Terrace, London, United Kingdom, SE3 9UD - 4.45 miles
The Blackheath Hospital - 4.45 miles
40-42 Lee Terrace, London, United Kingdom, SE3 9UD
Recommended by 7 specialists
35 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Acid Reflux, Endoscopy (OGD) + 35 more

Dr John O’Donohue is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in London, UK.

Dr O'Donohue qualified from University of Dublin, Trinity College, in 1987. He was then awarded the Blaney Gold medal for First in Medicine, St James' Hospital. In 1990 Dr O’Donohue then moved to London and trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at King's College Hospital Liver Unit, St. Bartholomew's/Homerton London, and Western Infirmary, Glasgow.

Dr O’Donohue maintains a comprehensive gastroenterology practice dealing with a comprehensive range of diseases of the upper and lower digestive tract. Performing high-quality and comfortable endoscopy is a particular interest of his. He has also interests in service development in endoscopy, and has helped to set up national accreditation schemes in endoscopy and bowel cancer screening services in the UK and London. Dr O’Donohue's hard work and research has not gone without recognition; he was awarded national-level Clinical Excellence Award by the Department of Health.

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41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU - 11.82 miles
London Digestive Centre - 11.82 miles
41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
20 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Endoscopy (OGD), Bowel Cancer Screening, Diarrhoea + 28 more

Dr Adam Humphries, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist, works within St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow, London. He is highly specialised in endoscopy (including video capsule and trans-nasal), bowel cancer screening and prevention, colonoscopy and polypectomy, gastroscopy, small bowel diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and double-balloon enteroscopy.

Dr Humphries graduated from Imperial College Medical School in 2002, before undertaking his specialist training in gastroenterology in hospitals throughout London from 2005-2013. He was later awarded a fellowship at St Mark’s hospital focusing on advanced and small bowel endoscopy. He underwent additional fellowships including the Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship that was awarded to him in 2007. He was later given a PhD for his work during this fellowship by University College London. Since being appointed to his current position he has also become the Clinical Lead for Endoscopy in his NHS Trust and has established a small bowel endoscopy service, one of the few services in the UK to provide double-balloon enteroscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel diseases.

Dr Humphries remains an active researcher, publishing regularly in high-impact medical journals, presenting his findings at international conferences, and publishing several book chapters. He currently researches bowel cancer prevention, the evolution of pre-cancerous growths (polyps) within the gut, and the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel diseases.

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116 Harley St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7JL - 11.82 miles
GI Doctors - 11.82 miles
116 Harley St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7JL
Recommended by 9 specialists
25 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Haemorrhoids, Hernia, Anal Fistula + 39 more

Mr Shanks Gurjar was appointed as a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital in January 2012. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) gastrointestinal surgery for bowel cancer (colon and rectum), inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and surgical treatment of diverticular disease, and rectal prolapse. He also offers expertise in laparoscopic groin hernia surgery (inguinal, femoral) and incisional hernia repair.

He offers treatment for all common coloproctology conditions including haemorrhoids (THD and Rafaelo), anal fistula surgery, pilonidal sinus, and anal fissures. He is an accredited endoscopist with expertise in colonoscopy and polypectomy.

Shanks graduated from St Marys Hospital, London in 1997, then trained as a surgeon in the South-East Thames region, before completing a fellowship in pelvic floor surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

He has a strong academic interest in clinical surgery and has published extensively across the field of colorectal & general surgery in various papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently an examiner for the General Medical Council and actively trains young surgeons in laparoscopic keyhole surgery.

Shanks strives to ensure all his patients have a high quality, evidence-based approach to their care. He holds practising privileges at a number of hospitals in North London and Hertfordshire.

Contact details:

Private Secretary (Denise Bodsworth) 07506 589070


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St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA - 12.80 miles
The Wellington Hospital - 12.80 miles
St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
Recommended by 1 specialist
36 years of experience
Colonoscopy, Haemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hernia + 49 more

 Should you require a short notice appointment please contact Emma on 07501 113244

Mr Stephen Warren is a Consultant General, Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgeon based in London, UK. Following his graduation from University of London in 1986 he soon discovered an interest in laparoscopic surgery, finding that patients experienced less pain compared to traditional methods and also recovered quicker with fewer complications. By 1991 he had performed his first laparoscopic cholecystectomy and as a young consultant was awarded a national scholarship to gain experience at the renowned Cleveland Clinic in USA for a 3 month sabbatical.

He was the recipient of a Master of Surgery MS in Surgery for his published thesis from the University of London.

He has a specialist interest in all abdominal and bowel complaints. He is a highly skilled laparoscopic surgeon and applies his skills to a wide variety of surgical operations, both elective planned and emergencies.

In his personal time he enjoys oil painting, road cycling, and football.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

His usual patients are referred with:

  • Laparoscopic groin, umbilical and incisional hernias
  • Gallstones and jaundice
  • Bowel cancers and screening
  • Laparoscopic bowel cancer resection
  • Rectal bleeding and piles
  • Change in bowel habit, diarrhoea and constipation
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome
  • For the investigation of anaemia and positive blood in stool tests
  • Stomach problems, indigestion and ulcers
  • For colonoscopy or gastroscopy, family/personal history of polyps or bowel tumours
  • Emergencies: appendicitis, abscesses, diverticulitis and abdominal pain
  • Anal and rectal pain, prolapse, fistulas, fissures and painful piles
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Laparoscopic treatment of diverticulitis, colovesical fistulas
  • Laparoscopic treatment of complicated Crohn’s disease
  • Laparoscopic treatment of complicated colitis
  • Colostomy and ileostomy problems
  • Anal pain and bleeding in children
  • Excision of skin lesions
  • Lipomas
  • Advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
  • Bowel and rectal surgery
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What is a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a type of endocopy which is carried out when a doctor needs to examine your large bowel (large intestine, colon and rectum). A flexible tube about 1cm thick which as a light and camera at one end is passed through the anus and moved around the large bowel to see the lining of the bowel. This is often an outpatient procedure which takes about an hour to complete. After you have recovered from the effects of a sedative, you are usually able to go home.

How is a Colonoscopy performed?

The procedure is carried out by a specialist doctor or nurse called an endoscopist. You will be offered a sedative and painkiller to help you relax and feel comfortable during the procedure. The sedative will make you sleepy but not put you to sleep. You will lie on your side with your knees bent and the doctor will pass the tube up through the anus into the large bowel. First, air will be passed through a channel in the endoscope to expand the bowel and make it easier to see the lining. This may make you feel slightly bloated or need to go to the toilet but you will not be able to as there will not be anything in your bowel. During the procedure you may feel some discomfort when the tube is first inserted and as it moves around your bowel but you should not feel any pain. You may have to move around slightly or a nurse press on your abdomen (tummy) to help move the colonoscopy in the right direction. Sometimes biopsies can be taken by passing instruments through the colonoscope – this is a painless procedure. If there are small growth on the lining of your bowel (polyps) these will be removed. They are usually not cancerous but could become canceorus.

How to prepare for a Colonoscopy?

To make sure the specialist carrying out the procedure has a clear view of your colon, it must be empty. The day before your procedure you can only eat low fibre food such as white bread, jelly, fish and ice cream. On the day of your procedure you will take a laxative to clear your bowel. This can feel like diarrhoea so the day before your procedure you should aim to drink a glass of water every hour to stop you getting too dehydrated. If you are on any medication, you should discuss this when the doctor beforehand and they will tell you whether to continue with those medications the few days before the procedure.

What happens after the procedure?

After the procedure you will be taken to the recovery area. If you have had sedation you will be given time to rest and let the sedative wear off. Someone should escort you home and stay with you for 24 hours, your procedure may be cancelled and rearranged for another time when someone can stay with you. In the first 24 hours after your exam you cannot drive or ride a bicycle or car, operate heavy machinery, drink alcohol, take sleeping tablets, go to work or make important decisions due to the effects of the sedation. If you did not have sedation, you should be able to go home straight away. You may feel bloated after the procedure from the air which was passed into your bowel from your procedure but this should pass easily and quickly.

Colonoscopies are routine procedures with few risks. However, in rare cases there may be a perforated bowel (1/1000) which will need to be repaired surgically. If you have had a polyp removed or a biopsy taken, there is a small risk of bleeding which will usually stop itself.

There are also some low risks with sedation of difficulty breathing or heart problems. You are monitored throughout the procedure and the sedation can be reversed if there is a problem though.