Dr Alistair McNair

Dr Alistair McNair

MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by 3 specialists
37 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Dr McNair, was very helpful, friendly, and thorough. I came away feeling as though he would help improve my situation. Very pleased with the experience. Thank you. “
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Subspecialties

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Hepatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3085774
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £240

    Follow-up appointment: £190

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    3,092 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,672 reviews

    The Blackheath Hospital

    40-42 Lee Terrace, London, United Kingdom, SE3 9UD
    533 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    08:00 - 10:30
    Tue
    09:00 - 12:30
    Wed
    08:00 - 11:00
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Alistair McNair, Consultant Gastroenterologist, is currently based in Southeast London, working within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. He is highly specialised in many conditions affecting the intestine and liver including inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), coeliac disease, dyspepsia, acid reflux, Barrett's oesophagus, abdominal pain, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, gall stones, and liver disease.

    Dr McNair can perform highly skilled procedures including gastroscopy and trans-nasal endoscopy, small bowel (capsule endoscopy) and large bowel (colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy). He also offers therapeutic endoscopy options including polypectomy, ERCP, stent insertions, and balloon dilatations. He has been appointed to several roles at his NHS Trust including clinical Director for Gastroenterology. He has also held the roles of Secretary of the endoscopy section of The British Society of Gastroenterology and regional Training Programme Director. His work in research has won him the Bronze National Award, he continues to research for several national and regional programmes. 

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colonic Stent
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
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    Special interests

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Acid Reflux
    • Bloating
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Achalasia
    • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    • Cholestasis
    • Cirrhosis
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hepatitis
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Jaundice
    • Liver Cancer
    • Liver Disease
    • Oesophagitis
    • Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
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    Education

    • MA, MB, BChir Cambridge University 1985
    • FRCP Royal College of Physicians 1988
    • PhD London University 1994

    Memberships:

    • British Society of Gastroenterology
    • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.98
    Colonoscopy
    19/48
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    19/48
    Gastroscopy
    17/48
    Acid Reflux
    8/48
    Bloating
    8/48
    Endoscopy (OGD)
    4/48
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    2/48
    Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    2/48
    Fatty Liver Disease
    2/48
    Hiatus Hernia
    2/48
    Swollen Stomach
    2/48
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    1/48
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/48
    Capsule Endoscopy
    1/48
    Coeliac Disease
    1/48
    Gallstones
    1/48
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
    1/48
    Sigmoidoscopy
    1/48
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    1/48
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    Sort by:
    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr McNair, was very helpful, friendly, and thorough. I came away feeling as though he would help improve my situation. Very pleased with the experience. Thank you.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr McNair is a credit to his profession. Both his immense clinical knowledge and skill. But also his empathy and manner is to learn from.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent experience. My doctor helped me to go through with the procedure with confidence. The procedure itself went ideally. I am Very grateful
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr McNair has an excellent manner and provides easily intelligible advice. He is clearly extremely experienced but takes time to explain his advice and the outcome of tests very patiently and in detail, welcoming any further questions.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I felt very calm in Dr McNair’s presence, he was very informative and determined to get to the bottom of my problem. He went above and beyond to help me.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr McNair was very engaging, reassuring and informative.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I was anxious about my symptoms. Dr McNair took me seriously, listened and advised me well. His approach was completely "no nonsense" and reassuring.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr McNair listened, didn’t rush and put my mind at ease; I didn’t feel pressured to go ahead with my op yet but am able to contact him when I’m ready.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    On my initial meeting with Dr McNair, he immediately puts you at ease with his relaxed and calm manner. The procedures/tests that he then recommended, were carried out very quickly as were the followup consultations where Dr McNair again explained everything in a very calm way. I would definitely see Dr. McNair if the need arises ad would highly recommend.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Dr McNair to be very understanding, approachable and clear. He was extremely efficient in following up our consultation and communication with my GP.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 specialists
    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "Extremely high quality Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. Accomplished and experienced and extremely pleasant manner and style. I fully endorse Dr McNair as a colleague of the highest calibre."

    31-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Crohn’s Disease, Bloating, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
    , Cirrhosis, Dyspepsia (Indigestion), Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers, Fatty Liver Disease, Gallstones, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Liver Disease, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Hepatitis, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Coeliac Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Oesophageal Cancer, Diarrhoea
    Dr Carl Shakespeare
    Dr Carl Shakespeare
    Cardiology
    Is a colleague

    "I have known Alistair for 20 years a colleague in both the NHS and privately. He is an excellent clinical opinion. Very through and highly emapathetic. I highly recommend him, as he puts his patients first"

    06-11-2020

    Recommended for:
    Oesophagitis, Heart Burn, Liver Disease
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "Excellent opinion, highly recommend"

    25-06-2020

    Recommended for:
    Acid Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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