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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 6 specialists
20 years of experience
Hepatology , pancreaticobiliary medicine (bile ducts & pancreas)

 

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Dr Yiannis Kallis is a Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust) and the Royal Free Hospital London, two of the UK's leading teaching hospitals, where his practice covers a broad range of gastro-intestinal diseases. He specialises in liver disease and disorders of the pancreas and bile ducts, and runs the NE London outreach liver transplant network. He is Clinical Lead for Hepatology at the Royal London Hospital.

He is a highly skilled in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy, with a particular expertise in complex ERCP (endoscopy of the bile duct and pancreatic duct). He is clinical lead for ERCP services at Bart Health for the HPB cancer board. He is at the forefront of research into developing novel endoscopic treatments for pancreato-biliary cancers, and is a specialist advisor to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in this field. He serves on the British Society for Gastroenterology (BSG) liver committee.

He graduated from Cambridge University with Distinction and undertook postgraduate specialty training across several leading London teaching hospitals. He was awarded a PhD in 2010 for his research into liver fibrosis, stem cells and regeneration at Imperial College London and Cancer Research UK, and publishes his work in high impact peer-reviewed journals. 

He is currently an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, where he is a principal investigator on several multi centre clinical trials in treatments for advanced liver disease and for inflammatory disorders of bile ducts. He regularly lectures in gastroenterology and hepatology and supervises MSc student projects in liver disease at QMUL. He sits on the writing group for national guidelines in liver disease. 

 

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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 10 specialists
21 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr Farooq Rahman is a Consultant Gastroenterologist practicing in the heart of London at University College Hospital. In addition to this he is an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London, allowing him to pursue his interest in research and undergraduate/postgraduate education. Dr Rahman qualified from the Royal Free School of Medicine in 1997. Subsequently, he completed his Gastroenterology specialist training on the North East London Rotation and went on to obtain a PhD from UCL investigating the immuno-pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Farooq Rahman is a luminal Gastroenterologist, that is, a gastroenterologist concerned with conditions affecting the lining of the GI tract (e.g. gastric ulcers, coeliac disease, etc.). His interests include inflammatory bowel disease, clinical nutrition & intestinal failure, and endoscopy. In addition to this, he is regularly consulted by patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, bile acid malabsorption, and radiation enteropathy as well as a whole host of other conditions.

As well as Dr Rahman’s clinical and teaching responsibilities, he is committed to furthering the field of gastroenterology through conducting research into conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases) and intestinal failure, which has lead to many high impact peer-reviewed publications in renowned scientific journals, such as The Lancet, Gut, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Crohn's & Colitis and Inflammatory bowel disease.

This combination of education, research and clinical practice ensures Dr Rahman has the skills to provide the highest level of treatment and an excellent standard of care to his patients.

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

Professor Laurence Lovat is a leading Gastroenterologist working in the heart of London. 

See his website: www.gastrolondon.co.uk 

He has a special interest in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of upper gastrointestinal cancer (cancer of the food pipe and stomach) and diseases affecting the food pipe such as indigestion, reflux and Barrett's disease. He also treats patients with irritable bowel syndrome and performs endoscopies (a non-surgical procedure to examine a patient's digestive tract).

Professor Lovat received his medical degree from University College London Hospitals in 1987. As part of his training, he gained a first class honours degree in Nutrition. He qualified as a Gastroenterologist in 1998. Professor Lovat was appointed consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospitals (NHS) a year later. 

Professor Lovat is passionate about research and driving advances in his field. Early in his career, he was awarded a prestigious research training award and completed a PhD in his field. He was appointed as the first Head of the newly established Research Department for Tissue and Energy at University College London and was awarded his professorship in 2014 based on the quality of his research into complications of acid reflux disease and minimally invasive treatment to prevent and treat oesophageal cancer. He has published his research in leading scientific journals (e.g., Nature). Professor Lovat is also chief investigator for a national research project (the UK National HALO Patient Registry).

 

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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 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
neuro-gastroenterology

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
Recommended by 3 specialists
30 years of experience
pancreaticobiliary medicine (bile ducts & pancreas) , Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) , Hepatology

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 in 2011 which was renewed in 2016.

 

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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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Expert in: Gastroenterology
Recommended by 1 specialist
16 years of experience

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Dr Evangelos Russo is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, a large teaching hospital in London. 

His specialist interests include Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which was also the topic of his PhD, and the investigation and management of GI issues such as dyspepsia, reflux and changes in bowel habit. He leads a specialist clinic in Microscopic Colitis, a common but often neglected cause of chronic diarrhoea.

His endoscopic practice includes all aspects of diagnostic endoscopy, with a particular interest in colonoscopy and complex polypectomy.

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