Dr Rami Sweis

Dr Rami Sweis

BSc, MBChB, PhD, FHEA

Gastroenterology

Recommended by 4 specialists
23 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.93

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Dr Sweis is an incredibly kind, knowledgeable and helpful doctor who has been thorough and supportive at every stage of diagnosis and treatment.“
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Subspecialties

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Neuro-Gastroenterology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4639765
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £255

    Follow-up appointment: £210

    Practices worked at

    OneWelbeck

    1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
    144 reviews

    The London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1B 6BW
    758 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    2,208 reviews

    King Edward VII's Hospital

    5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
    2,077 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Thu
    14:00 - 17:30
    Fri
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    About

    Dr Rami Sweis is a Consultant Gastroenterologist specialising in endoscopy with particular expertise in complex benign and malignant upper GI disorders. Dr Sweis is also an Associate Clinical Professor at University College London.

    He completed his medical degree in 1999 at the University of Edinburgh and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2004. He completed his specialist training in gastroenterology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, King's College London and South East Thames before completing his PhD in 2012.

    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) as well as at OneWelbeck (one of the most recent and advanced private hospitals in London).

    He can provide an array of endoscopic treatments, including Botox, Dilatation, Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Trans-oral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), Zenker's Diverticulotomy, Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and many others.

    Beyond his clinical pursuits, Dr Sweis is an active member of the international High Resolution Manometry Working Group. He is also the President of the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and a member of the Oesophageal Section 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.

    Procedures

    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Colonoscopy
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    • Gastroscopy
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • STRETTA
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Heart Burn
    • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Achalasia
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastritis
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • LPR Reflux
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Swollen Stomach
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    Education

    BSc - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA in 1994

    MBChB - University of Edinburgh, UK in 1999

    MRCP - Royal College of Physicians, UK in 2004

    PhD - King's College London, UK in 2012

    Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy - University College London, UK in 2018

    Honorary Clinical Associate Professor - University College London, UK in 2019

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    Reviews

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.93
    Explanation
    4.95
    Acid Reflux
    5/43
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    5/43
    Endoscopy (OGD)
    2/43
    Heart Burn
    2/43
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    2/43
    Colonoscopy
    1/43
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    1/43
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Sweis is an incredibly kind, knowledgeable and helpful doctor who has been thorough and supportive at every stage of diagnosis and treatment.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    We will forever count our blessings for having Dr. Sweis treat our son. Having been diagnosed with a rare disorder, there were only a handful of specialists with the breath of knowledge and experience to be able to properly treat him. Dr. Sweis is one such specialist. However, because of our son's age(too old for pediatrics and too young to be treated as an adult), there was a great challenge in figuring out the logistics to be able to move ahead with the required procedure in a timely manner. Because of the complexity and rarity of our son's disorder, our first interaction with Dr. Sweis was when he was actually on holiday and he kindly agreed to take a call. Because of the fact that our son was in great discomfort where he was unable to eat or drink anything, as a family we were very worried and stressed. The added fact that it was believed to be a rare disorder made us even more worried. However, from the very first conversation we had with Dr. Sweis, he gave us absolute confidence that our son would be okay. He also knew that it would be difficult for us to get logistically through the process quick enough to get the procedure that would fix our son's issue. From there on, we witnessed what can only be described as pure passion as Dr. Sweis worked tirelessly to ensure that he would be able to personally do the procedure as quickly as possible. Being a renowned expert in the POEM procedure and the rare disorder(achalasia), where other professionals showed ambiguity or lack of clarity, Dr. Sweis took it upon himself to ensure that our son was able to get the best treatment possible, and he knew that he was the man to do it. That commitment and confidence, where he knew that our son would be just fine in his hands and that he needed to move as quickly as possible, is something that we as a family will never forget. Throughout the process, he was always smiling and speaking very frankly and friendly with us. He never once worried that our son would have any issue and ensured us that our son would get back to a normal healthy life very soon. When the procedure was done, he came out smiling and very quickly told us all went well. Since the procedure, and our son's path to a great recovery just as Dr. Sweis told us would happen, he has regularly been checking up on his progress. There are many great doctors out there whose job it is to treat their patients and they do an excellent job. Rare is the doctor that will show so much personal passion and commitment to his patients that they will quite literally step out of their normal routine to ensure that the patients are given the utmost care and attention. Even more rare is it to have such a doctor along with world class experience and skill at their craft. This is Dr. Sweis. We will be forever indebted to him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I found his bedside manner to be excellent and caring and he is very knowledgeable on his subject He was able to help me with advice and avoid unnecessary tests
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    It was very good, he was very thorough and explained everything to me.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Sweis was very knowledgeable and really understood my problem. His team are very helpful too. I will definitely recommend him again
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Sweis is an excellent doctor and highly knowledgeable. He helped me re-visit a pre-exisiting condition that previously didn't receive proper diagnosis and after the initial procedure was able to recommend me more appropriate next steps than my previous doctor.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very professional
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    After one consultation leading to a new medication regime I am as well as I have been for 20 years.
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    My experience both in the clinic and at my endoscopy procedure with Dr Sweis was excellent from start to finish. At first consultation, he provided a full explanation of possible diagnoses with all the available diagnostic and treatment options yet he allowed me to make my own decisions without trying to influence me. At endoscopy I was anxious but Dr Sweis was extremely calming and reassuring and explained what was about to happen. Similarly, when I had a phone consultation, Dr Sweis provided a clear explanation of my results and I had the opportunity to ask as many questions as I wished in order to reassure myself. I would highly recommend Dr Sweiss for any gastric procedure and would not hesitate to return to him in the future.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Not the first time I treat with Dr Sweis and he's always so reassuring and knowledgeable, making me feel secure that the suggested course of action is the best.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 specialists
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "I enjoy working with Dr Sweis. He is an excellent colleague. He is very well liked by his patients becuase he thinks carefully about their problems and gives sensible and balnaced advice."

    09-04-2017

    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "Dr Sweis is a very caring gastroenterologist who is liked by his patients."

    20-07-2017

    Dr Rehan Haidry
    Dr Rehan Haidry
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "Dr Sweis is a real expert in oesophageal diseases including rare problems such as achalasia."

    22-06-2017

    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Gastroenterology
    I have referred patients to them

    "I am very pleased to recommend Dr Sweis who is an excellent doctor and very thorough."

    24-06-2017

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