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41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU - 9.77 miles
London Digestive Centre - 9.77 miles
41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
Recommended by 20 specialists
19 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, 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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120 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1AR - 12.55 miles
120 Old Broad Street - 12.55 miles
120 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1AR
Recommended by 3 specialists
35 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, 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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Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS - 4.77 miles
Chiswick Medical Centre - 4.77 miles
Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
Recommended by 6 specialists
29 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Haemorrhoids, Colorectal Surgery, Hernia + 22 more

Mr Vivek Datta works at Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon. He has more than 25 years' experience in the field and performs a wide range of gastrointestinal and colorectal procedures. His clinical interests include rectal bleeding, abdominal and rectal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, hernia, and emergency general surgery. Mr Datta also specialises in colorectal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and the detection and treatment of colon cancer.

After graduating from the University of London in 1993, Mr Datta went on to undertake surgical training including fellowships at St Mark's University College Hospital in London. He also completed a research MD at Imperial College.

Mr Datta is passionate about research and teaching, and he has co-authored several articles in his field. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars, and he is on the steering group for the National Training Programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

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280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW - 9.00 miles
Chelsea Outpatient Centre - 9.00 miles
280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
Recommended by 2 specialists
32 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, 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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Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX - 4.06 miles
The Clementine Churchill Hospital - 4.06 miles
Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX
Recommended by 2 specialists
34 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Crohn’s Disease + 51 more

Dr Maxton Pitcher is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist and sees private patients at BMI The Clementine Hospital and also at OneWelbeck Digestive Health. His NHS base is at the internationally-respected St Mark’s Hospital, a specialist centre for digestive diseases at Northwick Park in Harrow. He is renowned for being a highly-experienced diagnostician and for his specialist expertise in therapeutic upper GI endoscopy and ERCP. He has a clinical research interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and general Gastroenterology interests including undiagnosed abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eosinophilic oesophagitis. He is available for face-to-face consultations and welcomes referrals for a second opinion in difficult cases. Telephone and video consultations are also available and can be booked via his private secretary, Melinda Ziff. A bespoke service is available upon request.

Dr Pitcher trained in Medical Sciences at the University of Cambridge and later qualified from the University of Oxford in 1988. He completed a Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Cambridge in 1996. He was elected as Chairman of Medicine at St Mark’s by his colleagues in 2007 and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital in 2010.

Maxton is an accomplished classical violinist and Concertmaster of the European Doctors Orchestra. He has featured on the Sky News Kay Burley Show and his musical videos of live performance to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic have been seen by hundreds of thousands on-line all over the world. He is also a keen golfer, SCUBA diver and occasional horse rider.

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42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY - 9.67 miles
The Princess Grace Hospital - 9.67 miles
42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 6 specialists
10 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Constipation

Dr Ahmed Albu-Soda is a gastroenterologist based at The Princess Grace Hospital and Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

He specialises in endoscopy, hepatobiliary, and inflammatory bowel disease and is an expert at treating digestive disorders and symptoms including IBS, abdominal pain, bloating, heartburn, constipation, diarrhoea, and difficulty swallowing.

Dr Albu-Soda performs high-volume endoscopy of the oesophagus, stomach, and colon, and has honed his skills to deliver high-quality examinations with minimal discomfort. He also uses techniques such as transnasal endoscopy and underwater colonoscopy to decrease discomfort levels. Furthermore, he has advanced training in abdominal ultrasound, which he believes is an essential part of gastroenterology examinations.

Dr Albu-Soda gained his medical qualifications in 2012 and trained on the renowned Marie Curie Training Network in neurogastroenterology. His PhD, undertaken at the University of London, focused on digestive pain. His postgraduate certificate in general medical ultrasound was completed at King's College London.

In addition to his clinical work, he is involved in medical education and holds an honorary senior clinical lectureship at Queen Mary University of London. He is also active in research and his recent publications include 'The anatomical basis for transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation' and 'Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis: Conditioned Pain Modulation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome'.

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Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX - 4.06 miles
The Clementine Churchill Hospital - 4.06 miles
Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX
Recommended by 1 specialist
31 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Gallstones, Hernia + 31 more

Mr. Kamran Qurashi is a Consultant General Surgeon and Endoscopist at London North West Healthcare Trust. He qualified and completed his postgraduate training at the University of Punjab, Lahore. He moved to the UK where he continued his training and became a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1999. He was also awarded Masters in Surgical Sciences (MSc) from Imperial College, London, for his research in gall bladders diseases. Mr. Qurashi is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College Medical School, London, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the American University of the Caribbean. 

Mr. Qurashi is an experienced general surgeon with expertise in laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy. He has a special interest in GI diseases and gall bladder diseases and is an expert in laparoscopic bile duct exploration both in emergency and elective practice. Mr. Qurashi has extensive experience in the treatment of hernias and benign colorectal diseases as well. 

Mr. Qurashi has a keen interest in research and education. He is a co-author of numerous scientific publications and is involved in the teaching and training of medical students, junior doctors, and young surgeons. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery (upper GI surgery, colorectal surgery) 
  • Endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy)
  • Hernia surgery 
  • Laparoscopic bile duct exploration
  • Haemorrhoid surgery
  • Anal fistula, anal fissure surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Bile duct stones treatment
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Skin lesion treatment
  • Video Consultation
  • Open Hernia Repair
  • Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal diseases 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Gastroscopy 
  • Sigmoidoscopy 
  • Gall bladder stones 
  • Benign colorectal conditions 
  • Hemorrhoids 
  • Anal fistula 
  • Anal fissure 
  • Abdominal hernia
  • Biliary diseases - Pancreatitis 
  • Groin / inguinal Hernia
  • Skin lesions
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Hernia
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941 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom, TW8 9DU - 2.96 miles
Syon Clinic - 2.96 miles
941 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom, TW8 9DU
Recommended by 2 specialists
15 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Acid Reflux + 29 more

Dr Sam Pannick is a Consultant Gastroenterologist in London. He is a specialist in endoscopy and colonoscopy, and digestive diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain and bloating, constipation and diarrhoea, acid reflux and heartburn.

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His NHS practice is based at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Pannick qualified at the University of Cambridge and University College London, graduating with Distinction in Clinical Practice.

Dr Pannick is a fully-accredited endoscopist, performing hundreds of endoscopic procedures each year. These include:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy & polypectomy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Capsule endoscopy

Dr Pannick also holds a PhD from Imperial College London in the organisational delivery of medical care, and has published papers in some of the world's leading medical journals, including the BMJ and JAMA Internal Medicine. His academic work was highlighted by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for its lasting importance in the field of patient safety.  Dr Pannick was a finalist in the UK’s Health Service Journal awards. He is a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, the Royal College of Physicians, and the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Whatever the patient’s concern – new worrying symptoms, a chronic disease needing ongoing care, or uncertainty about a diagnosis – Dr Pannick’s approach is thoughtful, thorough, and kind. He has outstanding feedback from his patients and his colleagues.

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15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA - 9.05 miles
Platinum Medical Centre - 9.05 miles
15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
35 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Gastroparesis + 40 more

Dr Ray Shidrawi is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with many over three decades of experience in the treatment and management of G.I conditions, including inflammatory bowel diseases, coeliac disease and food intolerances. He is also well versed in techniques such as upper GI endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy intersection, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. He sees private patients at The Wellington Hospital.

Dr. Shidrawi earned his primary medical qualification at the University of London in 1987, after which he completed his basic and specialist training, and joined the specialist register in 1998. He has since practiced at Homerton University Hospital, where he undertakes many endoscopic treatments for bariatric surgical complications in addition to non-invasive procedures to manage obesity. Dr. Shidrawi has also established a Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition diet in the UK with help from his prior colleagues at La Sapienza University, Rome.

Dr. Shidrawi is also an active member of the scientific research community, authoring many peer-reviewed publications regarding nutrition, coeliac disease, and endoscopy in renowned clinical journals.

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27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 12.52 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 12.52 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
22 years of experience
Endoscopy (OGD), Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy, Gallstones + 53 more

Dr Sukh Chatu, Consultant Gastroenterologist, currently works in the King’s College Hospital. He is highly specialised in all matters of gastroenterology, hepatology, and general medicine.

Dr Chatu began his medical education at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Medical School where he qualified in 2000. He then went on to undergo a 5-year specialist training programme on Gastroenterology & General Medicine within the London Deanery, gaining experience from numerous prestigious London hospitals. During his training, he was also able to gain experience abroad by undergoing a year-long course in Australia. Upon coming back to the UK he undertook a research degree, resulting in him being awarded an MD for his efforts.

Dr Chatu has remained an active researcher with numerous peer-reviewed publications and a highly successful textbook. He currently holds the position of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London, and most recently he was awarded a Medical Research Council grant. His research resulted in him being invited to parliament to discuss how to manage gastrointestinal cancer; a hugely prestigious moment for him. He is currently a member of several organisations including the British Society of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, British Medical Association, and The Royal College of Physicians. He is dual-accredited in both general medicine and is an advanced life support instructor, and aims to operate under a holistic approach.

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What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a general term for a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an endoscope – a thin flexible tube with a light source and camera at the end. Endoscopes are inserted into the body through the mouth or anus. Sometimes they can be inserted through a small surgical cut made in the skin in a procedure known as keyhole surgery.

What diseases can be detected by an endoscopy?

Depending on what type of endoscopy procedure you have, it used to detect a variety of diseases of the digestive system. These include: coeliac disease; Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD); stomach and duodenal ulcers; stomach cancer, bowel cancer; irritable bowel syndrome; ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; and, liver disease.

Types of endoscopy

Some of the most commonly used types of endoscopies include: 

  • Gastroscopy or upper GI endoscopy – a camera down throat endoscopy used to examine your oesophagus and stomach
  • Capsule endoscopy – a pill sized video camera, which your doctor asks you to swallow so that they can examine the midsection of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes three parts of the small intestine – the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. 
  • Colonoscopy or lower endoscopy – used to examine your large intestine (colon)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy – used to examine your rectum and lower colon
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – used to check for gallstones
  • Nasal endoscopy – used to examine your nasal and sinus passages
  • Endoscopy of throat – used to examine the back of your throat

How long does an endoscopy take?

An endoscopy can take between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the type of procedure and what it’s being used for. It is often done as an outpatient clinic so you can go home straight after the procedure.

Endoscopy preparation

As part of your endoscopy prep, you need to avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 8 hours before the procedure. If you’re having a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy you may be given a laxative to clear your bowels.

Is an endoscopy painful?

The procedure is normally carried out while you’re awake. It is not painful but you might experience some discomfort including mild indigestion or a sore throat. You’ll be given a sedative if requested to help you relax. The sedative will make you sleepy but not put you to sleep. You can go straight home after the procedure. However, if you have been sedated you need to stay in a recovery area until it has worn off.  Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, and drinking alcohol for 24 hours after your procedure.

Endoscopy is a relatively safe procedure with very few risks. However, there are slight risks of complications, including infection of the part of the body being examined, perforation of an organ or bleeding. There are also slight risks associated with sedation, such as breathing difficulties and heart problems. You are monitored throughout the procedure and the sedation can be reversed if there is a problem. If you have pain, redness or swelling in the area where the endoscope was inserted or have symptoms such as dark stools, shortness of breath, vomiting, severe abdominal or chest pain, you should contact your GP.

Endoscopy vs colonoscopy

Endoscopy is a more generic term. It is used to describe non-surgical procedures that examine the digestive tract. A colonoscopy is a specific type of endoscopy, which examines the large intestine (colon).

Gastroscopy vs endoscopy

A gastroscopy is a procedure, which specifically examines the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract, comprising the oesophagus and the stomach. An endoscopy refers to all procedures, which use a special camera to examine the digestive tract.