Dr Sarmed Sami

Dr Sarmed Sami

MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD

Gastroenterology

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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4.9
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“All my care went very well and I am grateful to Dr. Sami and his team. “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
  • Arabic
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Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £200

Practices worked at

London Digestive Centre

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

London Gastroenterology Centre

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

The Princess Grace Hospital

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

About

Dr. Sami is an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and a Consultant Gastroenterologist based at University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. The UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences is ranked #1 in London for Medicine and #10 in the world.

Dr. Sami trained at centres of excellence both in the UK and the USA including a dedicated advanced GI fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN which was recently ranked as the #1 hospital in the world! He has an exemplary track record in research, education and clinical care for patients. He completed a National Endoscopy Research Fellowship which lead to the award of a PhD. Since receiving his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education, has undertaken multiple teaching roles in undergraduate and postgraduate capabilities, as well as serving as a faculty member and speaker on several national and international courses and workshops.  

Sarmed is proud to be the recipient of several prestigious awards including: the Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer award from the American Society for GI Endoscopy (ASGE); the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) out of programme award; and more recently, the Fellows-in-training award from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He is also the lead author and co-author of over 40 high impact peer-reviewed publications and research abstracts in the field of Gastroenterology including the current UK guidelines on oesophageal dilatation.

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Medical procedures

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Bravo pH capsule monitoring
  • Stretta therapy
  • Endoscopic resection
  • HALO ablation


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Special interests

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Education

Education:

PhD - University of Nottingham, UK, 2015

PGCME - University of York, UK, 2011

MRCP - Royal College of Physicians, UK, 2008

MBChB - Baghdad University, Iraq, 2003

Memberships

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

Royal College of Physicians, UK

Medical Defence Union (MDU)

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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

All my care went very well and I am grateful to Dr. Sami and his team.

Patient seen for:
Endoscopy
GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
gastroenterology
04-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I asked my GP to refer me to Dr. Sami following a friend recommendation. He was very kind over the phone. He made a clear plan for tests and made sure I understood everyhting.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
Endoscopy
30-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Did a telephone consultation with Dr. Sami. He was very caring and knowledgable. The team was great.

Patient seen for:
Acid Reflux
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
30-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Was diagnosed with potential Barrett's and reflux. Professional and quality of information was high.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Barrett's Oesophagus
25-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I spoke with Dr. Sami over the phone. He was very calming and reassuring about my symptoms. Felt much better. Thank you.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Heart Burn
Acid Reflux
25-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great to see a doctor who speaks arabic. Very kind. Great experience.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Stomach / Abdominal Pain
13-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had problems swallowing for a long time and seen few doctors in my home country. I found Dr. Sami online and I am delighted that he picked up eosinophilic oesophagus after doing endoscopy. What an amazing feeling of relief. Treatment started.

Patient seen for:
eosinophilic
Oesophagitis
Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
Endoscopy
13-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Sami was recommended by one of nurses who he worked with before and proved to be a really nice and clearly knowledgable doctor. Great experience from start to finish.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Barrett's Oesophagus
13-03-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

I saw Dr. Sami for second opinion after being told for years I have reflux! It turned out I did not and I feel so relieved!! Very honest doctor.

Patient seen for:
Endoscopy
Acid Reflux
Gastroenterology
13-03-2020
Overall
3
Explanation
3
Bedside Manner
3

Pleasant doctor

27-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I saw Dr. Sami for a second opinion and he explained my problem and treatment plan very clearly.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Stomach / Abdominal Pain
21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr. Sami was very understanding and always met me with a smile on his face. He was interested in my case and listened to me. Now feel better and more in control of my health.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Acid Reflux
21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I was taking lots of medications which I felt not necessary. Dr Sami did the correct testing and explained treatment clearly. Excellent doctor.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very kind doctor. Excellent experience.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Heart Burn
21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Really nice doctor, very friendly, helpful. My endoscopy procedures were very smooth with no pain whatsoever.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Gastroscopy
Colonoscopy
05-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was told I had acid reflux for years and given tablets. I was lucky to meet with Dr. sami who instantly had doubts about the diagnosis. The tests showed that I did not have acid reflux and I am off the medications. Feel great!

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
BRAVO
05-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

It wa spleasure to meet with Dr. Sami. My consultation was very informative and helpful

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
05-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr. Sami was very honest and open. Very easy to talk to and he solved my problem.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Barrett's Oesophagus
24-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great experience really good team very nice doctor. Endoscopy was painless.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
24-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I feel lucky to have seen this doctor. For few years I aas told I had GERD and put on medications. Dr. Sami took detailed questions and did the BRAVO test which showed I actually have no acid reflux! Amazing!!

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
24-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Nice to see a doctor that actually listens! Gave me great advice.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Heart Burn
Acid Reflux
24-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Have been seeing Dr. Sami few times. Can't praise him enough for the care and support.

Patient seen for:
Stomach / Abdominal Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Dyspepsia (indigestion)
24-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very good experience and nice team. I was looked after very well throughout my tests and treatments.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Stomach / Abdominal Pain
14-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Overall very good experience everything was efficient and staff were very attentive and helpful

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Acid Reflux
14-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Procedures went well and Dr Sami was very clear in his explanation and plan for treatment

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Heart Burn
14-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Experience was great I was so worried about my symptoms but now I feel much better.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
polyps
14-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Sami was very thorough and kind

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
14-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great experience although some delays with booking. All tests done within space of days.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Heart Burn
11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I had endoscopy under general anaesthetic and it was a great experience. Did not feel a thing.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent doctor highly recommended!

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Sami treated me with great respect and my swallowing is much better now after my dilatation procedure.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Oesophagitis
Endoscopy
11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Sami took my symptoms seriously and understood both the physical and mental impact on my health.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I had previous bad experience with endoscopy and was scared. This time I never felt a thing. Dr Sami and his team were top class.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
05-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I chose to see Dr Sami as recommended by a friend who he helped with the same problem. Highly recommended.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
Endoscopy
05-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very pleasant and easy to understand using layman terms and simple language. Excellent communication and care.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Dyspepsia (indigestion)
05-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

after spending 4 years going back and forth to different specialists, dr Sami diagnosed the cause of my vomiting and started treatment promptly.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
vomiting
05-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

What a lovely doctor! Dr Sami was so nice and caring. Very meticulous in his approach.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Acid Reflux
05-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Overall great doctor. Will certainly recommend him to my friends and family. He looked after my mum with great attention.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
27-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Sami understood my son’s special needs and how worried we are as a family. Was worth travelling an hour and half to see him. He arranged our tests very efficiently.

Patient seen for:
Stomach / Abdominal Pain
Colonoscopy
Gastroscopy
27-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Sami is highly skilled and the way he listened to my problems was very refreshing. Highly recommended!

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Acid Reflux
27-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I very much appreciated my consultation with Dr. Sami and would like to express my gratitude to him. He was very caring and attentive.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
24-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I felt this doctor really cared about my health and stomach problems. He gave me great advice and answered all my questions.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
Acid Reflux
20-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I felt better and more optimistic after seeing Dr Sami. He was recommended to me by a friend who he also helped before.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Anaemia
20-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent gastro doctor and very respectful and caring. Highly recommended to anyone with stomach problems.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Gastroscopy
Colonoscopy
20-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Sami went out of his way to see my mum soon after her tests and provided great care and support

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Gastroscopy
Colonoscopy
20-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Really nice doctor.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Heart Burn
20-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr. Sami explained my symptoms clearly and tests were arranged promptly

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Gastroscopy
20-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I had 2 consultations and a colonoscopy with Dr. Sami who was very thorough and made me feel at ease all the time.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy
rectal bleed
06-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr. Sami was very pleasant and I would highly recommend him for gastro problems. Very caring atitude.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Gastroscopy
Colonoscopy
06-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr. Sami and his team were very efficient and provided excellent care.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
Endoscopy
Stomach / Abdominal Pain
06-11-2019

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