Dr Farooq Rahman

Dr Farooq Rahman

BSc(Hons) PhD FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
10 specialists

22 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.91

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4.92

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“Dr Rahman provided a very friendly and efficient service. “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4415819
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £210

    Practices worked at

    GI Doctors

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

    London Digestive Centre

    41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
    62 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 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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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopy
    • Enteral Feeding
    • Gastroscopy
    • Parenteral Nutrition
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Acid Reflux
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Jaundice
    • Oesophagitis
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    BSc(Hons) Immunopathology with Basic Medical Sciences 1994 University of London

    MB BS 1997 University of London

    Gastroenterology From 17 Nov 2010

    General (internal) medicine From 17 Nov 2010

    PhD in immuno-pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease 2010 University College London

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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Colonoscopy
    9/90
    Bloating
    4/90
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    3/90
    Gastroenterology
    3/90
    Coeliac Disease
    2/90
    Crohn’s Disease
    2/90
    Endoscopy
    2/90
    Gastroscopy
    2/90
    SIBO
    2/90
    Acid Reflux
    1/90
    Change in bowel habits, gas, bloating
    1/90
    Constipation
    1/90
    Diarrhoea
    1/90
    Divert
    1/90
    GI
    1/90
    Gallstones
    1/90
    Gastroenteritis
    1/90
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    1/90
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    1/90
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    1/90
    Late Effects (Cancer Treatment)
    1/90
    Referral Letter
    1/90
    Reflux
    1/90
    Short Bowel Syndrome
    1/90
    bile acid malabsorption
    1/90
    gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
    1/90
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy
    Dr Rahman provided a very friendly and efficient service.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Gastroscopy
    Dr Farooq is very professional and knowledgeable. I had a great experience with my procedures. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Constipation Bloating
    If you are looking for a GI, look no further! Dr Rahman is a perfect mix of medical confidence and great communication skills. I highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    SIBO Bloating Colonoscopy
    Doctor Rahman has been the only doctor who through thorough examination and persistence managed to identify the route cause of an issue which has been troubling me for years. I feel really blessed to have found him and continue the treatment under his expert guidance.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Dr Rahman is highly professional and knowledgeable and I would thoroughly recommend him. He completely put me at ease and explained exactly what the procedure entailed and why, along with immediate follow up, allowing me time to ask questions or raise concerns.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Divert
    I had a face to face meeting with Dr Rehman. I found his knowledge and explanation of treatment very thorough. He was easy to talk to and listened to me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallstones
    DR RAHMAN IS JUST THE KIND OF DOCTOR YOU WANT AROUND WHEN YOUR FEELING ROUGH! Dr Rahman calm and friendly demeanour was very reassuring for me when I recently had a extremely painful gallbladder infection, I was initially admitted to an NHS hospital as my situation was urgent but the care I received there by the doctors was sadly very poor to say the least. However as soon as I was put in contact with Doctor Rahman everything started to go right. He immediately Checked me into The London Clinic and from the moment I arrived the care I received was top notch all overseen by him. Some 4 days later I was in good shape and well enough to leave. In fact surprisingly it turned out to be quite a pleasant stay. So many many thanks to doctor Rahman.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    GI
    He was very polite and down to earth. Very professional and friendly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    I was very well looked after by Dr Rahman explaining all relevant matters clearly and succintly both before and after my procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coeliac Disease
    I highly recommend Dr Rahman. He was incredibly thorough and made me feel very at ease. I always felt very informed and he was very easy to get in touch with to answer any extra questions I had. He has given me a very good steer in terms of diet as well as all other medical things with the diagnosis of Coeliac & SIBO. I have already recommended him to friends and feel very confident I am in excellent hands going forward getting me back to health after years of mis diagnosis from so many other drs - Dr Rahman is finally helping me!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 10 doctors for:
    10

    Gastroenterology

    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Gastroenterology

    15-06-2016

    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
    Mr Shashank Gurjar
    Mr Shashank Gurjar
    General Surgery

    22-02-2020

    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
    Gastroenterology

    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
    Mr Shashank Gurjar
    Mr Shashank Gurjar
    General Surgery

    17-10-2019

    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 (IBD)
    For procedures: Gastroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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