Dr Farooq Rahman

Dr Farooq Rahman

BSc(Hons) PhD FRCP

Gastroenterology

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9 specialists

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Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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4.9
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“Dr Farooq was knowledgable, funny, kind and patient. Before my procedure, he explained to me exactly what will happen and how it will feel. With our follow up, he chose his words wisely so that I would not add on more anxieties on my findings. Thank you Dr Farooq. “
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Subspecialties

  • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4415819

Consultation fees

New appointment: £275

Follow-up appointment: £210

Practices worked at

GI Doctors

116 Harley St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7JL
3 reviews

Parkside Hospital

53 Parkside Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, SW19 5NX
0 reviews

London Digestive Centre

41-43 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
0 reviews

About

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 extensive research into diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases), 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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Special interests

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)

Clinical nutrition

Short bowel syndrome & intestinal failure

Irritable bowel syndrome

Coeliac disease

Gastrointestinal cancers

Gastroscopy/colonoscopy/polypectomy

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Education

MB BS 1997 University of London

Gastroenterology From 17 Nov 2010

General (internal) medicine From 17 Nov 2010

PhD in immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (UCL)

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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Farooq was knowledgable, funny, kind and patient. Before my procedure, he explained to me exactly what will happen and how it will feel. With our follow up, he chose his words wisely so that I would not add on more anxieties on my findings. Thank you Dr Farooq.

Patient seen for:
Referral Letter
30-03-2020
Overall
4
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4
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4

Dr Rahman didn't rush through the consults and asked numerous times whether I had any questions. He explained things thoroughly and in a language I understood. When I was concerned with something post procedure, I emailed Nikki and received a response back from Dr Rahman within the hour. The little things like this make one feel that they are cared for.

10-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman is extremely kind and reassuring and always explains things carefully and thoroughly. He has helped me very much with my gastro issues and I feel immediately relieved when he walks into the room. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. His secretary Nikki is incredibly efficient and helpful and has also been very accommodating when I have had to rearrange appointments.

Patient seen for:
Bloating
Diarrhoea
02-03-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

very helpful, knowledgeable and professional

01-03-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

I could not have been happier with my experience. Dr Rahman was so helpful, thorough and kind with me and feel very lucky to have been able to find him after being so poorly for such a long time.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
24-02-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Rahman was extremely professional and explains things really well. Dr Rahman is easy to talk too and will answer all your questions thoroughly. We would have no hesitation in recommend Dr Rahman.

Patient seen for:
Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had an initial appointment with Dr Rahman at his clinic and then a second appointment that was conducted over the phone. Both appointments were excellent, especially the phone call as I find it difficult to travel long distances. I am now being treated and I’m looking forward to getting back to full health.

12-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman is exceptionally personable and reassuring as a consultant. It goes without saying that his expertise is superb. Both my wife and mother are patients of his and I have total confidence that they are in the best hands.

10-02-2020
Overall
4
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5
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5

Dr Rahman was clear from the beginning on the procedures required and the expectations about solving my problem.

Patient seen for:
Bloating
10-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman is a top choice. He is professional, knowledgeable, accessible, and minded to patient care. He gave me a strong sense of care about my well being. My experience with him has been excellent!

31-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

I spent 11 years with an NHS specialist being misdiagnosed for microscopic colitis, I was taking steroids 3 times a day with little or no affect. My NHS consultant continually put me through colonoscopys and blood tests but always getting the same results with no new treatment options. It had gotten to the point where my condition was severely impacting my daily life. I then chose to go private and used Doctify to find Dr Rahman, I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made. I started seeing Dr Rahman in early summer 2019, he really listened to my symptoms and what I had to say and reassured me that he will explore all avenues to get to the right answer. Dr Rahman tried a number of things, including Colonoscopy, and eventually we decided to try bile acid medication as the symptoms were similar - within 6 weeks my symptoms had completely gone! It turns out I had been misdiagnosed for 11 years and in 6 weeks Dr Rahman found it, it’s now over 6 months later and I still have no symptoms. It really has been life changing and I couldn’t be more grateful.

09-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman is a professional who showed great care every step of the way. He was knowledgable, approachable, available, and gave me a feeling he cared about my well being and was committed to finding a path to health. Highly recommended.

Patient seen for:
Reflux
07-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

A 100% recommendation. I went for a Consultation with Dr Rahman who diagnosed SIBO. He is a superb Doctor, very knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. I could not have done without his help and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with gut problems.

Patient seen for:
SIBO
07-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I had heard from other people's experiences of having a colonoscopy that the procedure was very uncomfortable. However for me, this was not the case. Dr Rahman ensured that I was comfortable throughout, and the process was not painful (despite having been warned that due to having a smaller frame, it may have been uncomfortable at certain parts of the procedure). I would highly recommend Dr Rahman due to his obvious expertise in this area and professionalism throughout.

Patient seen for:
Colonoscopy
01-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman performed a colonoscopy and prescribed follow up treatment for my ailments. He was very thorough, sympathetic and considerate. I would highly recommend Dr Rahman to anyone with gastrointestinal issues.

10-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I visited Dr Rahman on my wife's recommendation, as I had a change in bowel habits, and a lot of gas and stomach bloating. I honestly could not have been happier with the service I received from him. From the outset he was extremely helpful and kind, listening to all of my worries and answering any questions I had. He then recommended a series of tests, including a colonoscopy, which he skilfully carried out himself. I can't say I wasn't worried about having it done, but I definitely needn't have been as Dr Rahman was very professional and I barely felt a thing. I came away from my consultations with him feeling much better, and with a clear view on what I needed to do to improve my symptoms. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Change in bowel habits, gas, bloating
06-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have been seeing Dr Rahman for a few years and my experience has been very positive. Not only have I been provided with excellent medical care but his support and reassurance have been invaluable.

Patient seen for:
Crohn’s Disease
27-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

During my recent bout of treatment Dr. Rahman was professional, empathetic and patient. Dr. Rahman took the time to walk me through the condition I had, the intervention that I would undergo and the treatment plan. On the actual day of the treatment, Dr. Rahman and his team made me feel comfortable whilst helping to allay my treatment anxiety. Even during the procedure (Endoscopy), Dr. Rahman's bed side manner was commendable - Dr. Rahman continued to communicate with me throughout, which was reassuring given the unpleasant nature of the endoscopic procedure. The aftercare was excellent and Dr. Rahman personally ensured I was lucid and in a fit state prior to my discharge. All in all, I cannot thank Dr. Rahman and his team enough for the excellent quality of care I received.

Patient seen for:
Coeliac Disease
27-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman has treated my IBD (Ulcerative Colitis) for about the last ten years now and I don't think I could be in better hands. He is the ultimate professional but has a reassuring and personable approach. I would highly recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
16-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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5

We experience a warm welcome whenever I take my husband to consult with Dr Rahman. He patiently listens and always offers good and sensible advice. I always look forward to seeing him! He also makes himself available for us to reach him even when we're outside the country. He is compassionate and kind. He is a professional to the core. As I am also a doctor belonging to the "old school " I relate very well with Dr Rahman as a physician who still upholds the Hippocratic Oath.Dr Rahman is the best!!!

Patient seen for:
Short Bowel Syndrome
05-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I have been seeing Dr Rahman for 7 years and he has completely transformed my life! I am now as healthy as I have been in 30 years! He is a superb doctor.

Patient seen for:
Crohn’s Disease
01-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I am a childhood cancer survivor and see many Doctors for the late effects of treatment. I have seen Dr Rahman both privately and on the NHS and I have to say he is simply the best Dr I've seen (and I've seen a lot)! He has an excellent knowledge of gastroenterology and he always takes time to listen and explain. He is polite and understanding. I have recommended Dr Rahman to friends and family and would recommend him highly to anyone who reads this review. I currently live in the South East and see him in London but will soon be moving North, but will always travel down to see him. Simply the best.

Patient seen for:
Late Effects (Cancer Treatment)
01-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman is always so kind, patient and helpful. He always answers all my questions and discusses all options with me. He always goes above and beyond. I wouldn't see anyone else. I can't recommend him highly enough!!

Patient seen for:
Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
31-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

5 stars all the way! Dr Rahman is an exceptional doctor. After over 30 years of suffering from various bowel problems, and seeing various consultants and specialists along the way, I had resigned myself to having to manage my condition with mountains of medication for the rest of my life. Since being under Dr Rahman's care, my medication and symptoms are minimal. Truly amazing! I am very grateful.

Patient seen for:
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
30-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had previously looked for a consultant myself but was unable to find someone I could choose definitively. I saw Doctor Rahman via my insurance company and I was immediately happy with the choice of consultant. Doctor Rahman was able to identify my condition within about 10-15 minutes after listening to what I had told him. He then proceeded to test me for all the things the NHS had refused to test me for in order to confirm my condition and rule out any other unpleasantness. 18 months spent with the NHS to see no progress, but only 2 months with Dr Rahman to my current recovered state including the treatment. Dr Rahman has been an absolute pleasure to deal with, being both knowledgeable and proactive with diagnosis and treatment. I am just over two months into my treatment and I have almost no more issues from condition. Having recently confirmed with the NHS as well, the prescription is not available from the NHS so I would never have had my issue diagnosed and treated if I had not visited Doctor Rahman. Dr Rahman's PA has also been wonderful, always being contactable and promptly returning messages or emails and in a very pleasant, friendly and polite manner. I highly recommend Dr Rahman to anyone who wishes to pursue diagnosis and treatment with a knowledgeable and responsive doctor. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Patient seen for:
gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
bile acid malabsorption
10-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I came to Dr. Rahman with a large set of symptoms that were generally impacting my life in a not great way. I’d spoken to a few other doctors about these and had effectively been told that these symptoms were likely not related, and that no direct medical treatment was possible. While somewhat desperate I reached out to Dr. Rahman and he told me a different story. Ultimately through some diagnostics we were able to find a potential cause for my symptoms, and an actual treatment. Whether or not this resolves my symptoms remains to be seen, but I have found Dr. Rahman to be very helpful nonetheless. As well as knowledgeable, he’s kind and willing to answer all kinds of questions, and I feel has gone out of his way to ensure that I understand information presented and different options available. Highly recommend.

04-07-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I found Dr. Rahman tone very thorough and always gives a full and detailed rationale for all the tests advised. Has a sympathetic manner and the administrative support also good.

04-07-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Rahman is a highly experienced professional, as well as being a calm, compassionate doctor. He was happy to take the time to intelligently and thoroughly explain and discuss all aspects of the procedure (colonoscopy). I was quite nervous initially, but Dr Rahman and his staff handled everything so smoothly that it was actually a not totally unpleasant procedure! A very kind man!

22-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I have Crohns disease and have been seeing Dr Rahman for some 6 years now. He is likeable, approachable and hugely knowledgeable. I see Dr Rahman both as a private paying patient and as a NHS patient and he is as personable and attentive in whichever arena I see him. Dr Rahman obviously enjoys his work and his enthusiasm for his chosen vocation comes through in his manner with patients. Since I have been seeing him my health has had its ups and downs (as is the norm with someone suffering with Crohn's disease) but the fact that I know that I have such a sympathetic and knowledgeable ear on the end of the phone ( or immediate reply to an email ) is of huge comfort and allows me to lead my life to the full in the knowledge that if there is a problem ( which there have been ) I can get immediate advice as to what to do. This extended to even, on one occasion, when I was many miles away in the remote Far East, on New Year’s Day , Dr Rahman replied to my desperate text within minutes giving me the appropriate advice. I cannot recommend Dr Rahman Highly enough.

28-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have Crohns disease and have been seeing Dr Rahman for some 6 years now. He is likeable, approachable and hugely knowledgeable. I see Dr Rahman both as a private paying patient and as a NHS patient and he is as personable and attentive in whichever arena I see him. Dr Rahman obviously enjoys his work and his enthusiasm for his chosen vocation comes through in his manner with patients.

28-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I had an absolutely 5-star experience with Dr Rahman as my consultant and couldn't recommend him more highly. I had previously seen him a few years ago, where I was diagnosed with SIBO - a diagnosis that helped me immensely as no previous doctor knew what on earth was wrong with me. I was able to take medication for it and was right as rain within a week. I went back to see him more recently due to recurrent nausea, stomach pains and various other symptoms. He expertly carried out a range of tests, which led to the discovery of colon polyps, many of which had the potential to turn nasty a few years down the line. Had I not seen him and followed his recommendation to have a colonoscopy I wouldn't have known about this until it was potentially very serious, so I am exceptionally grateful to him. He skilfully removed them all, and also, due to a range of blood tests, he discovered that I am deficient in a vital vitamin that had been causing me to feel extremely tired for some time. That is also now all sorted. All in all a fantastic doctor, who is a real expert in his field, and comes across as very kind, patient and caring. I wouldn't hesitate to see him again or recommend him.

06-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman is a fantastic Crohn's specialist. Since moving to be under his care at UCLH, I have been on amazing treatment that has meant I can lead a normal life. His knowledge and understanding of the disease is exceptional. I cannot recommend him enough. No question is irrelevant, and all queries are answered. You can definitely tell he tries to understand his patients.

17-01-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Rahman was incredibly helpful, kind and clear! He is very supportive and a wonderful doctor! I can highly recommend him to anyone needing help with their gut issues.

13-01-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

One of the best doctors I have ever met. He understood my complex health problems. He really cares about his patients and wants the best for them. I am so glad i am now under his care.

05-01-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I recently consulted Dr Farooq Rahman and subsequently underwent a procedure under his care. From the outset his obvious abilities gave me reassurance that I was in good hands. I knew exactly what would take place and why. In the end, the whole process went smoothly, and safely. He has the obvious respect of those who work with him. Throughout he impressed me as a very capable experience professional specialist in whom I could rightly place my trust.

20-12-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman has been extremely helpful and patient with my condition. He diagnosed me with SIBO earlier this year and has worked with me to try and heal this. Whilst I am not completely better yet my symptoms are much improved thanks to his understanding and problem-solving manner. We are continuing to work on improving my diet and trying alternative options to clear the bacteria. Dr Rahman has always answered every question I have and listened with a sympathetic ear. He considered any alternatives I have found from my own research and worked with me in understanding what would be best suited to my lifestyle and medical situation. He is able to see me very late in the evening which I appreciate and I never feel rushed. Dr Rahman has carried out investigative procedures and was extremely reassuring and I trusted him wholeheartedly. Definitely the doctor the see with any gastrointestinal concerns you may have! Thank you Dr Rahman for everything so far!

29-11-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

I have known Dr Rahman for 6 years , he saved my life and has helped me with my diet and taught me how to manage my lifestyle. Without his support I don’t think I would have been able to manage, just knowing that he is contactable when I need him means so much to me.

17-10-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Have seen Dr Rahmen for several years. He has turned my life around with his excellent treatment. And he is also extremely gracious, respectful and sympathetic. He makes me feel like a person, and not a problem.

16-10-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr Rahman was very kind and professional and took time to explain everything to me. He is a diligent and skilled doctor with excellent bedside manner. My colonoscopy was a breeze!

24-09-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Rahman is an outstanding doctor both in his level of expertise and manner with patients. He has helped me immeasurably with my ongoing issues and has always taken time to explain everything thoroughly and answer all my questions. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

21-09-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman recently did a colonoscopy for me. Honestly I was dreading it as had a previous bad experience many years ago. However Dr Rahman was incredibly re-assuring throughout the whole procedure, made me very comfortable physically and mentally, there was ZERO pain during the procedure, and don't laugh but I actually followed the procedure on the TV screen by the bed and found it fascinating. I will return to Dr Rahman if required again and highly recommend him.

16-08-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have been under Dr Rahman's care for my ulcerative colitis for a few years now. He is an absolutely excellent consultant - and I should know being a fellow doctor! I have found him to be extremely competent and professional, with a very pleasant bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a gastroenterologist.

07-08-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

After all the doctors we have seen what a relief to find somebody who can help

23-07-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

I saw Dr Rahman for IBS related symptoms and had a very good experience during my appointments and colonoscopy. Dr Rahman has a holistic, open minded approach and discussed various aspects of treatment that can help me and gave a lot of good advice.

21-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

I saw Dr. Rahman based on bloatedness and other symptoms. I had a breath test , and both scopes done. Dr R was professional, thorough, honest throughout and is really likeable. I cannot recommend him enough.

30-04-2018
Overall
4
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4
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4

Good doctor. Helpful. Thanking you

19-04-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Rahman is a real expert in Crohn's disease. I am very happy with the treatment I have received.

29-03-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I traveled half way across the world to see Dr Rahman (at the recommendation of a colleague). It was absolutely worth my time and effort. He was outstanding and helped to settle my longstanding tummy troubles that have made life a misery over the last decade.

06-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

I was looking for a second opinion. I received excellent advice. I am really delighted that

15-02-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Excellent doctor. Thanks for seeing me.

13-01-2018

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 9 doctors for:
9

Gastroenterology

Dr Rahman is a very knowledgable doctor. He is internationally renowned for his work in inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional problems. I have the highest regard for his skills and personal integrity. I am delighted to recommend Dr Rahman.

For specialty: Gastroenterology
Connection: Is a colleague

Dr Rahman is an expert in his field with a real depth of knowledge in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He offers patients a very personal touch and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

For specialty: Gastroenterology
For conditions: Crohn’s Disease
For procedures: Colonoscopy
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Mani Naghibi
Dr Mani Naghibi

22-02-2020

An excellent doctor and endoscopist. Great feedback from patients and family. Would recommend

For specialty: Gastroenterology
For conditions: Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
For procedures: Colonoscopy
Connection: Is a colleague

An excellent colleague with great endoscopic skills. Farooq's approach to complex gastroenterological problems is to make things simple and understandable for the patient.

For specialty: Gastroenterology
For conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
For procedures: Gastroscopy
Connection: Is a colleague

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