Dr Sarmed Sami

Dr Sarmed Sami

MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD

Gastroenterology

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5 specialists

17 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.96
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4.96
Explanation
4.96

Top feedback

“My experience with consultation and procedures were excellent and very efficient. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Physicians: 130182
  • General Medical Council: 6100088
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

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

    London Gastroenterology Centre

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

    The Princess Grace Hospital

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

    About

    Dr. Sami is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Associate Professor 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

    My experience with consultation and procedures were excellent and very efficient.

    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy
    Colonoscopy
    Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    20-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I had an endoscopy done by Dr. Sami. The best experience so far. He made sure I was comfortable and relaxed. Painless!!

    Patient seen for:
    Heart Burn
    Acid Reflux
    Gastroscopy
    20-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Sami helped my mum with her symptoms and was very kind.

    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Heart Burn
    Endoscopy
    08-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr. Sami diagnosed my symptoms rapidly and was very meticulous.

    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    Colonoscopy
    Diarrhoea
    08-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr. Sami was kind and understanding. Can't fault him. Recommended.

    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    Acid Reflux
    BRAVO Capsule
    10-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I found Dr. Sami on Doctify. He immediately diagnosed my son's with IBD after having problems and tests for years for IBS! He was very detailed in his questions and explanations which gave us confidence.

    Patient seen for:
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    Diarrhoea
    09-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I saw Dr. Sami last year in the NHS and he has been looking after me ever since. Feel very blessed with his kidness.

    Patient seen for:
    Anaemia
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    09-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr. Sami was very helpful and gave us a lot of care and attention. Very kind.

    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    Diarrhoea
    Rectal Bleeding
    09-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    My swallowing improved after Dr. Sami did my procedure and diagnosed narrowing in my gullet. Very grateful to him for the great care.

    Patient seen for:
    Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
    Weight Loss
    Endoscopy
    09-07-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Clear explanation of my symptoms in simple language. Thorough testing.

    Patient seen for:
    heartburn
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    09-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent doctor very helpful and put my mind at rest.

    Patient seen for:
    Diarrhoea
    Endoscopy
    09-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I had problems for many years and seen many doctors. Dr. Sami diagnosed the problem in my gullet and my symtpoms disappeared now on the tablets. I feel great!

    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    eosinophilic oesophagitis
    07-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr. Sami listened well to my complaints and was very thorough and caring. He made me feel at ease and addressed all my questions.

    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
    Endoscopy
    07-07-2020
    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
    Bedside Manner
    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
    Bedside Manner
    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
    Bedside Manner
    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
    Bedside Manner
    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
    Bedside Manner
    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
    Bedside Manner
    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
    Bedside Manner
    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

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Gastroenterology

    15-07-2020

    Dr Sami is an excellent gastroenterologist who provides holistic care to his patients.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Gastroenterology

    15-07-2020

    I am delighted to recommend Dr Sami who is an excellent Gastroenterologist, endoscopist and general physician.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi
    Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    15-07-2020

    Dr Sami is an excellent and knowledgable gastroenterologist. He has a set of unique skills amongst his peers. I would highly recommend him.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Khaled Dawas
    Mr Khaled Dawas
    General Surgery

    15-07-2020

    For Upper GI gastroenterology

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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