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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 4 specialists
13 years of experience

Dr. Sami is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Associate Professor at University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. The UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences is ranked #1 in London for Medicine and #10 in the world.

Dr. Sami trained at centres of excellence both in the UK and the USA including a dedicated advanced GI fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN which was recently ranked as the #1 hospital in the world! He has an exemplary track record in research, education and clinical care for patients. He completed a National Endoscopy Research Fellowship which lead to the award of a PhD. Since receiving his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education, has undertaken multiple teaching roles in undergraduate and postgraduate capabilities, as well as serving as a faculty member and speaker on several national and international courses and workshops.

Sarmed is proud to be the recipient of several prestigious awards including: the Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer award from the American Society for GI Endoscopy (ASGE); the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) out of programme award; and more recently, the Fellows-in-training award from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He is also the lead author and co-author of over 40 high impact peer-reviewed publications and research abstracts in the field of Gastroenterology including the current UK guidelines on oesophageal dilatation.

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 2 specialists
20 years of experience

 Dr Hayee is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at King's College Hospital and has been
Clinical Lead for the department since 2015. He trained at Guy’s Hospital (GKT
Medical School), graduating in 1999, and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal
College of Physicians in 2015. His PhD, awarded in 2010, examined the role of
innate immunity and neutrophil function in Crohn's disease.  

He is also a Reader in Gastroenterology at King’s College London and maintains an active
research interest, supervising several PhD fellows and basic scientists. 

He is nationally-accredited for bowel cancer screening colonoscopy and has specialist
interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and high-quality endoscopy. He is
training lead for Endoscopy at King's and led development of the specialist IBD
service from 2012-2017, being shortlisted for an HSJ Excellence in Healthcare
award in 2017. In 2011, he was awarded a travelling fellowship to Yokohama,
Japan to study advanced endoscopic techniques with Professors Haruhiro Inoue
and Shin-ei Kudo and is co-director of the King’s Institute of Therapeutic

He has a commitment to innovation and delivering the highest quality service possible;
with thoughtfulness, rapid communication, clarity of information and

Dr Hayee is a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology (for whom he serves as a
member of the Endoscopy section committee), the American Gastroenterological
Association, the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation, the American and
European Societies for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Association for
Bariatric Endoscopy.  

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
29 years of experience

Dr Vishal Saxena is a Consultant Gastroenterologist based in South London, where he practices both privately and within the NHS. 

Dr Saxena attained his medical degree from Charing Cross and Westminister Medical School, He also achieved an intercalating honours degree in Pharmacology. Dr Saxena completed his specialist training at various Hospitals across London. Prior to his current post, he was appointed as Consultant at Greenwich District Hospital in 2000. He is currently based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital which is part of the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust. Dr Saxena has an extensive knowledge of his field with experience in the acute, chronic and inpatient environment. 

Dr Saxena offers investigations of all gastroenterology symptoms in his outpatient services. He has developed a top quality oesophageal testing centre in London which carries an excellent reputation. Dr Saxena also offers high-quality day case investigations such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.  

Outside his private practice, Dr Saxena has published in several peer-reviewed academic journals, with particular research interests in oesophageal disorders, reflux disease and swallowing problems and he is currently Chairman of the Medical Staff Committee at his NHS trust. 

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 1 specialist
29 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) , pancreaticobiliary medicine (bile ducts & pancreas)

Dr David Reffitt is Clinical Director of Gastroenterology at Lewisham and Greenwich Healthcare Trust.
Dr Reffitt qualified in 1990 from Bristol University.  He moved to London in 1993 after completing his General Medical Training in Bristol Royal Infirmary. He then joined the Specialist Registrar and trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology over the next 7 years at St Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital. Dr Reffitt spent 3 years in research and completed an MD thesis in Gastroenterology at The Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital, University of London.

Dr Reffitt has been the Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology registrars in South Thames, Kent, Surrey and Sussex regions since 2009 organising a comprehensive training programme for 75 Gastroenterology registrars.
Dr Reffitt maintains a comprehensive gastroenterology practice dealing with a complete range of disease of the upper and lower digestive tract and as a General Physician managing all medical patients.

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 5 specialists
18 years of experience

Dr Rehan Haidry is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist practising at University College Hospital, London, regarded as one of country's leading teaching and research hospitals. His expertise encompasses such areas as general gastroenterology and hepatology, with a particular interest in the management and treatment of acid reflux symptoms and Barrett’s Oesophagus (abnormal changes to the cells lining the oesophagus).

In addition to this, Dr Haidry also sees patients suffering with conditions such as diarrhoea, bloating, abdominal pain, as well as those suffering from issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, andvarious food intolerances.

He initially trained at St Mary’s Hospital in London and subsequently completed his gastroenterology training in North East London. Following this, he undertook a 2-year research fellowship at UCLH, examining novel diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic techniques in the upper gastrointestinal tract, which included research into the endoscopic treatment of early stage cancers.

Along with his commitment to clinical practice he has a keen interest in furthering his field of practice through conducting important and high-impact research at locations such as the National Medical Laser Centre,located at the prestigious University College London. His research is targeted at developing novel treatments for conditions called dysplasias (early cancer) associated with Barrett’s oesophagus, as well as other pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract. Further to this, he also takes part in the coordination of Europe’s largest patient registry, the UK HALO radiofrequency ablation registry, which collects the nationwide outcomes for the use of new interventions in patients with early stage cancer of the oesophagus. He now regularly presents his findings at both local and international conferences.

Dr Rehan Haidry’s unparalleled commitment to gastroenterology, both in the clinic and in the research setting, has supplied him with the skillset to ensure the highest standards of treatment and care for his patients.

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 5 specialists
20 years of experience

Dr Rami Sweis is a consultant gastroenterologist at UCLH and Senior Clinical Lecturer at UCL. He specialises in endoscopy with particular expertise in investigating and managing complex benign and malignant upper gastrointestinal disorders.

Owing to his extensive medical experience, he has particular knowledge in conditions such as achalasia, oesophageal spasm as well as reflux-related disorders such as heartburn and regurgitation. Added to this, Dr Sweis is the Upper GI Physiology Unit Lead at UCLH, a tertiary centre where problems of reflux and swallowing are investigated and managed using the most advanced technologies, methodology and therapeutics.

He can provide an array of endoscopic treatments, including Dilatation, Stent insertion, Laser, Radiofrequency Ablation, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Dissection.

Beyond his clinical pursuits, Dr Sweis is an active member of the international High Resolution Manometry Working Group. He is also a member of the Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM) Committee and a clinical representative of the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology. To this extent, he has an interest in teaching and training and has organised a number of Upper GI Symposia as well as Hands-on Training Meetings in Upper GI physiology on a national and international level.

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 4 specialists
16 years of experience

Shameer Mehta is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor at University College London. He has a special interest in intestinal failure, clinical nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic radiation disease.

He trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London before undergoing higher specialist training in North East London. He then undertook a combined fellowship in medical education and basic science research at Queen Mary University of London and the Blizard Institute. During this time he became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his postgraduate teaching work. His MD in basic science research has examined the role of microRNAs in the control of epithelial to mesenchymal transition and the development of intestinal fibrosis in patients with Crohn’s disease.

Shameer’s principle clinical role is within the Intestinal Failure Service at UCLH, one of the largest in the UK. He works within a multidisciplinary team to provide high quality and timely care to patients with complex nutritional needs and all types of intestinal failure. In addition, he has developed expertise in caring for patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease as well as those experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms as a consequence of previous cancer treatment. Shameer is committed to service development and is the Clinical Lead for the Trust Nutrition and Hydration Strategy Group, a task and action committee concerned with improving nutritional provision for patients, visitors and staff.

His research interests include the role of malnutrition and nutritional care in inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal-failure associated liver disease and pelvic radiation disease. He undertakes a wide range of research studies including basic science, translational, clinical and patient-focused work including the impact of lifestyle on disease and vice versa. He has given multiple national and international talks in these fields and continues to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

He is also actively involved in teaching and education. He is an accredited trainer for the ESPEN Clinical Nutrition Diploma, co-chairs a module on the UCL MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Public Health, sits on the organising committee of the UCLp Clinical Nutrition Course and leads on the preparation and delivery of teaching courses aimed at clinical nurse specialists, dieticians and pharmacists.

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
29 years of experience

 Dr Lisa Das is a
Consultant Gastroenterologist since 1997. Formerly she
enjoyed the privilege of being the UK’s first Community Gastroenterology
Consultant at the Royal London Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust with an interest
in improving service delivery. She trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School,
London before completing her medical residency in Boston, USA. Subsequently Dr
Das completed her subspecialist training in Gastroenterology at Columbia
University, New York and holds both Board Certification in Gastroenterology
(USA) and full accreditation in the UK General Medical Council's Specialist
Register in Gastroenterology. 

Dr Das has extensive expertise in both diagnostic and
therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and general gastroenterology.
She has a special interest in Irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal
pain/dyspepsia, gastrointestinal cancer screening, obesity, inflammatory bowel
disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux, gastrointestinal bleeding, and abnormal
liver function.. Dr Das now focuses on private practice, providing clinically
excellent care with a kind, friendly approach and allows for a specific
emphasis on women’s gastroenterology.  

Dr Das' clinic times and locations are as follows, please request an appointment for further availability.

Tuesday: The London Bridge, The Shard 11:00 - 13.00

Wednesday: One Welbeck Digestive Health, 1 Welbeck Street- 13.00-17.00

Thursday: The London Bridge, The Shard - 10.00-13.00

Friday: The London Clinic, 116 Harley Street- 08.30-12noon

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 2 specialists
32 years of experience
General Medicine

Dr Helen Fidler is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist in 1998, overseeing the huge expansion of her gastroenterology department while gaining a wealth of clinical experience from an increasing population catchment area since then.

Dr Fidler qualified with a first class degree from Guys Hospital in 1987, training in London in centres of excellence including University College Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital.

Dr Fidler has maintained her research interests in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease and especially the effect that the symptoms have on patient’s quality of life. Unusually, she has a particular interest in the anxious patient and has built up a multidisciplinary team to support people who would benefit from a holistic approach to troublesome symptoms. In addition to her interest in clinical gastroenterology she has national roles which reflect the high esteem of her colleagues - both as an elected member of BMA Council and as Deputy Chair of the BMA UK Consultants Committee.

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Expert in: General Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
19 years of experience
Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery , Gastroenterology , Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery + 3 more

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha is a Consultant General Surgeon who specialises in Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. He also works on call to treat surgical emergencies including major trauma Surgery. He trained at St. Mary's hospital and medical school, Imperial College London, the London deanery, and the Royal College of Surgeons England.

His general surgery practice includes laparoscopic surgery for hernias of all kinds, gall bladder surgery and hiatus hernia with anti-reflux surgery, management of conditions such as appendicitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, hernia emergencies and the management of many other conditions that present with abdominal pain.

The weight managment practice includes a full private bariatric multi-disciplinary team assessment and pre- and post surgery support. Weight loss procedures carried out by him and his team include gastric balloons, gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypasses (roux-en-y and mini gastric bypass). All of these care carried out using minimally invasive techniques and the latest surgical techniques and technology. 

As a clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College, London in Surgery and Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Mr Purkayastha is at the forefornt of new technologies, techniques and treatments to ehnace patient recovery and personalised treatment pathways. This has included robotic-assisted surgical approaches, digital technologies to enhance surgical procedures and also the assessment of the gut microbiome to help gastrointestinal conditions and weight loss.

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What is a Gastroenterologist?

When there is something wrong with the stomach and digestive processes of the body, it can be difficult and frustrating to diagnose exactly what the problem is. Many of the disease and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract have similar symptoms and present in the same manner. In all cases, any kind of oesophageal, stomach, intestinal, or colon problems that persist beyond the terms or severity of a “stomach bug” or “food poisoning” often necessitate a visit to a specialist. Finding a gastroenterologist in London to diagnose and treat these problems is the first step towards management and recovery.

When to see a Gastroenterologist?

Some typical examples of the kinds of problems that top gastroenterologists in London deal with on a regular basis. Include bleeding in the digestive tract, problems with the liver or gallbladder, heartburn or acid reflux, ulcers, cancers, colon diseases like IBS and Chron’s, uncontrolled nausea or vomiting, haemorrhoids, certain types of hernias, malnutrition or malabsorption problems with the intestines, and similar problems. Patients can easily find a top gastroenterologist in London using Doctify.

It is important to note that the best gastroenterologists in London can offer a range of treatment options, including medication, diet and lifestyle changes, and minimally-invasive outpatient procedures. If a particular problem requires surgery, however, gastroenterologists will typically refer or recommend patients see a colorectal surgeon, as they are not, strictly speaking, trained to perform major surgical procedures. Between the two specialities, any kind of digestive issues that a patient may have, from the oesophagus to rectum, can be identified, managed, and treated.

What procedures can you find at a Gastroenterology clinic?