Dr Rami Sweis

Dr Rami Sweis

BSc MBChB PhD

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

20 years of experience
6 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.94
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4.91
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“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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Subspecialty

  • neuro-gastroenterology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4639765
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £255

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

    41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
    30 reviews

    London Gastroenterology Centre

    41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DT
    209 reviews

    About

    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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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopic Laser Therapy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Oesophageal Stenting
    • PEG
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    Special interests

    • Reflux Disorders
    • Swallowing Problems
    • Barret's Oesophagus
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Small bowel bacterial overgrowth
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Microscopic Colitis 
    • Diarrhoea
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB ChB 1999 University of Edinburgh

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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    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.

    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    23-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I experienced very good care from Dr Sweis. He couldn't have been more helpful. and you really feel that you are being listen to. I also would like to thanks his secretary Georgina for being so obliging. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr Sweis.

    14-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4

    My husband had been suffering quite a lot for the last year or so with reflux/ heartburn issues. Our GP prescribed various tablets and DJ had done a lot of research in to various health type solutions which sometimes worked and sometimes not. So we decided to seek a professional opinion and after a lot of searching online DJ decided that Dr Rami Sweis was the consultant he wanted to see, his vast experience and knowledge worldwide was exactly what we wanted. The consultation was informative and reassuring and we were more than happy to take his professional advice regarding the prescribed medication which is working just fine and we have decided to have no further investigatory procedures done at this time. If the situation changes in future years then we will return. If you are concerned about issues like we were, then we can highly recommend a consultation visit to Dr Rami Sweis. February 2020

    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    08-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Sweis is my 4th gastroenterologist and by far the best. He actually listened to me when I went through my symptoms and ran a battery of tests in a very organised manner to work out what was happening. He also explained to me very clearly what each test was looking for and possible outcomes. The endoscopy experience at the Princess Grace Hospital was very straightforward, quick and most importantly I didn't feel like another number to the staff and Dr Sweis there. I will continue to travel to the UK to see him in the future if required.

    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    29-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    When I came to see Dr Sweis I had almost given up hope. Dr Sweis was able to diagnose and treat a swallowing condition for which I had seen numerous doctors without success, and which had made my life a misery. Following his intervention I can now eat again ! I can’t thank him enough. He is, without question, an exceptional doctor, an expert in his field, and a truly kind and caring individual. I feel beyond fortunate to have found him and am very grateful to him for everything he has done for me.

    23-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Sweis was thorough and open-minded

    28-02-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I travelled a long way to see Dr Sweis at the recommendation of a friend. It was definitely worth doing. He was really kind and helpful. He was very thorough and sorted out the reflux issues that have made my life a misery over the last few years. Thank you so much Dr Sweis!

    08-12-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I feel so much better. The doctor found the cause of my problem. Another doctor told me he would not have thought of it so I am really lucky I came to see him.

    03-12-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Sweis was very kind and helpful. He gave me plenty of time and looked after me with great care and consideration. Thank you.

    16-07-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    The doctor was very kind and patient. I would recommend him

    20-02-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Sweis is most helpful. Thank you.

    25-01-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very good

    13-01-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    amazing doctor, very thorough but also very human and calm, takes time to explain and make sure you're serene.

    04-01-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I can't thank Dr Sweis enough. He took such care and time to look after me. I really appreciate his kindness.

    22-12-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    He is a very kind and thoughtful doctor. He gave me plenty of time to discuss my problems and really understood me.

    20-11-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Good endoscopist

    27-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Very good doctor

    13-07-2017
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
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    4

    Good endoscopist.

    13-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Surprised by how good the endoscopy experience was!

    13-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Very nice doctor

    13-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Very helpful doctor. A friendly manner and listened carefully to what I said.

    11-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I was worried about my endoscopy. No need to be. Really excellent.

    06-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Excellent endoscopist

    06-07-2017
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Very pleasant and helpful

    06-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent doctor

    06-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very knowledgeable and helpful.

    29-06-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I found Dr Sweis to be very knowledgeable and caring. I needed advice with my swallowing problems. He spent a great deal of time understanding what was wrong and worked hard to sort the issues out. I now feel very much better thanks to him.

    29-07-2016
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Please pass on my thanks to Dr Sweis for the care I experienced today. He patiently dealt with all my anxious questions, he took time to come and speak to me again when my husband had arrived, and the endoscopy was very smooth and painless. I felt in very safe hands.

    08-07-2016
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great doctor. Excellent endoscopist. Highly recommended.

    08-07-2016
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    A knowledgeable and helpful man. I strongly recommend him. He did the endoscopy very well indeed.

    07-07-2016
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Wow! What an amazing doctor. Thank you Dr Sweis for your help!

    05-07-2016
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Longstanding problems with my stomach has really affected me. I felt quite miserable. I then found Dr Sweis. He has really helped me. He is an expert in his field. He has a really nice way of handling conversations. He made me feel very comfortable about talking about my tummy (who would have imagined that!). I found it easy to understand him. He answered all my questions thoroughly and carefully. He guided me through examinations and explained procedures such as gastroscopy and endoscopy. He paid close attention when I was speaking. What is more, his secretary was really easy to talk to and she was also very helpful. Overall I had an excellent experience – thank you!

    04-07-2016
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I spent a considerable amount of time thinking about who I wanted to see. Dr Sweis is clearly an international expert in oesophageal disorders (I looked up his long list of published medical papers). He did not disappoint me when I went to see him. He made some very inspired comments and has helped me significantly with my problems. I am pleased I chose to go to this doctor.

    30-06-2016
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I really appreciated meeting Dr Sweis. He took a great deal of care in understanding my symptoms and he has made a very sensible management plan. I feel very reassured.

    30-06-2016

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Gastroenterology

    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Gastroenterology

    09-04-2017

    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.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Gastroenterology

    09-04-2017

    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.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Gastroenterology

    20-07-2017

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

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For procedures: Gastroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Rehan Haidry
    Dr Rehan Haidry
    Gastroenterology

    22-06-2017

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

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For procedures: Gastroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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