Dr Sarmed Sami

Dr Sarmed Sami

MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

18 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Bowel issues for while. Now I have a clear diagnosis after being moved from pillar to post. I undertand what the issues are and how to deal with them. Clear plan.“
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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
    62 reviews

    The London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1B 6BW
    381 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 is the founder and director of Digestive Health UK. 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

    • Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    • Enteral Feeding
    • Gastroscopy
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • STRETTA
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Diarrhoea
    • Heart Burn
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Achalasia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • LPR Reflux
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Swollen Stomach
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    Education

    Education:

    USMLE - United States Medical Licensing Examination, USA, 2016 

    MRCP Gastroenterology - Royal College of Physicians, UK, 2016

    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)

    American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

    British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

    Royal College of Physicians, UK

    Medical Defence Union (MDU)

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Endoscopy
    75/115
    Gastroenterology
    57/115
    Acid Reflux
    28/115
    Colonoscopy
    20/115
    Heart Burn
    13/115
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    12/115
    Diarrhoea
    11/115
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    10/115
    Gastroscopy
    10/115
    Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
    9/115
    BRAVO Capsule
    7/115
    Bloating
    3/115
    Dyspepsia (indigestion)
    3/115
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    3/115
    Anaemia
    2/115
    Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    2/115
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    2/115
    Oesophagitis
    2/115
    Rectal Bleeding
    2/115
    Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    2/115
    Achalasia
    1/115
    BRAVO
    1/115
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/115
    Coeliac Disease
    1/115
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    1/115
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    1/115
    Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    1/115
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    1/115
    Weight Loss
    1/115
    eosinophilic
    1/115
    eosinophilic oesophagitis
    1/115
    gastroenterology
    1/115
    heartburn
    1/115
    polyps
    1/115
    rectal bleed
    1/115
    vomiting
    1/115
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Colonoscopy Bloating
    Bowel issues for while. Now I have a clear diagnosis after being moved from pillar to post. I undertand what the issues are and how to deal with them. Clear plan.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Diarrhoea Colonoscopy
    Video consultation went smoothly and endoscopy procedures done pain free for a change!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Colonoscopy Diarrhoea
    Top doc!! Told I had IBS for years until Dr Sami finds out I got microscopic inflammation type in the colon. Best expereince ever with a doctor who clearly knows what he is talking about!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Colonoscopy Gastroscopy
    Saw Dr Sami after suffering with swallowing problems for a while and was treated as acid reflux with pills. It turns out I had another condition less serious and treated now.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Colonoscopy Diarrhoea
    I had problems with loose stools and bleeding for a while. Dr Sami diagnosed the problem promptly and I feel much better now.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Endoscopy Gastroscopy
    Excellent experience. Very happy with results
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Colonoscopy Diarrhoea
    Would rate Dr Sami among the best. I could tell by his cv and achievements. My research was spot on. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy BRAVO Capsule Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    Experience was good from start to finish. All tests and appointments on time. The booking team and Dr Sami were super helpful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Acid Reflux Barrett's Oesophagus
    Super nice and modern facilities. Highly recommended clinic and Dr Sami was so kind and professional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Barrett's Oesophagus Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    I had Barrett's oesophagus for years and only know I managed to speak to someone who is an expert in this. I feel much better now. All my questions answered and I have plan for future endoscopies to keep an eye on things.
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    Other Reviews

    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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