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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 1 specialist
25 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Dr Sean Preston is a Consultant Gastroenterologist based at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health, the UK's largest NHS Trust. He graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Paddington in 1995. The majority of his postgraduate training was centred at Barts and the London NHS Trust (a major London Teaching Hospital), in addition to a year spent in Sydney as an Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, prior to his appointment as a Consultant at Barts in 2006.

His clinical practice includes the diagnosis and treatment of gastro oesophageal reflux disease (heartburn), Barrett's oesophagus, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, in addition to diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the oesophagus, stomach and colon. He has a keen interest in gut health and gastrointestinal microbiota (bacteria, viruses and fungi) and uses both diet, pre and probiotics in the achievement and maintenance of optimal conditions within the bowel. Clinical consultations are structured to allow patients sufficient time to explain all their symptoms and to fully understand for the cause of their concerns.

His PhD, undertaken at Cancer Research UK, London, outlined the role of stem cells in gastrointestinal cancers and led to several significant publications in the field.

He is Director of Endoscopy at Barts Health and his endoscopic expertise relates to gastroscopy, colonoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound and he is an accredited colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (requiring a rigorous accreditation process and continual audit of key performance indicators). He has written numerous key papers and book chapters on gastrointestinal cancer and continues his research in Barrett's oesophagus.

Dr Preston also featured in the 2013 Tatler Doctors Guide of Britain's top 250 consultants. He was President of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine from 2015-2017 and is currently Chairman of the Specialists' Committee for the Independent Doctors' Federation.

As a founding partner of London Digestive Health, within London Digestive Centre, he works within the framework of first class clinical team of other London Teaching Hospital Gastroenterologists, in addition to GI surgeons, Radiologists, Oncologists and a Dietician. 

Dr Preston is also the Chair of Digestive Diseases and Renal Department at HCA Healthcare UK.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 3 specialists
17 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Neuro-Gastroenterology

Dr Philip Woodland is a consultant gastroenterologist and honorary senior lecturer at the Royal London Hospital, a prestigious London teaching hospital. Dr Woodland's private gastroenterology practice is at the Princess Grace Hospital, which is located in close proximity to London's leading medical district around Harley Street.

Dr Woodland received his medical degree from University College London Hospital and went on to complete his PhD in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease at Queen Mary University, London.

In his clinics, Dr Woodland's approach is simple, he continually endeavours to ensure that his patients feel at ease. He makes certain that all his patients receive the time and attention they need when explaining their symptoms and the impact that this is having on their respective lives. To this extent, he is highly-skilled at correctly diagnosing and recommending the appropriate care and treatment programs.

In both his NHS and private clinics, Dr Woodland diagnoses and treats a wide range of gastrointestinal illness. He is also an advanced endoscopist and is highly skilled at performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as gastroscopies, colonoscopies and endoscopic ultrasounds.

Dr Woodland is passionate about research and has an active portfolio of projects that he is currently working on. His particular focus is on research into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and difficulty when swallowing. Owing to his experience and exploits, it should therefore come as no surprise that he is regularly invited to present his findings and offer his views at prestigious international conferences and meetings on these subjects.

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Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Endoscopy
  • Therapeutic gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Acid reflux (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 2 specialists
25 years of experience
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr Irving trained in Medicine at Cambridge University and The London Hospital Medical College, qualifying with distinction in 1995. He conducted his research at Bart’s and The London on inflammatory bowel disease before moving to Australia for a further period of research.

He is internationally known as an expert in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis) and leads the inflammatory bowel disease service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London where he also runs a large research and clinical trial programme. He has previously sat on the IBD Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and Chaired the Education Committee of the European Crohns and Colitis Organisation.

Dr Irving also has a specific interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Together with dietetic colleagues at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College London, he introduced the low FODMAP diet to the UK and continues to conduct research in this field. Overall he has over 150 publications and has published 3 books.

His practice includes all aspects of luminal gastroenterology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His endoscopic interests include small bowel capsule endoscopy as well as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Along with his interest in inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Irving is interested in irritable bowel syndrome, and endoscopy, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Luminal gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 1 specialist
19 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Dr Adam Humphries is a consultant gastroenterologist and specialist endoscopist at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for intestinal disorders and endoscopy. He is the Clinical Lead for Endoscopy and his sub-specialist interests include bowel cancer screening and prevention (nationally accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist), colonoscopy and polypectomy, gastroscopy, small bowel diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, video capsule endoscopy, trans-nasal endoscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy. Dr Humphries also leads the small bowel endoscopy service at St Mark's Hospital, a national referral centre and one of only a few sites in the UK that provides double-balloon enteroscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel diseases.

In 2007 Dr Humphries was awarded a Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship and subsequently gained a PhD in 2012 from University College London for his research into the biology of gastrointestinal tumours. He has published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, presented work at a variety of national and international meetings and published a number of book chapters. Dr Humphries' current academic interests include bowel cancer prevention, evolution of pre-cancerous growths (polyps) within the gut and the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel diseases.

Dr Humphries qualified from Imperial College Medical School in 2002 and undertook his specialist gastroenterology training within London from 2005-2013. He then completed a fellowship in advanced and small bowel endoscopy at St Mark's Hospital before being appointed to the Consultant staff.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Bowel Cancer Screening (nationally accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist)
  • Polypectomy
  • Trans-nasal Gastroscopy
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Bowel cancer prevention and screening (nationally accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist)
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Polypectomy and EMR
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Small bowel diseases
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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 1 specialist
30 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Richard Marley is a Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist. Marley graduated in medicine from Oxford University then Marley completed his postgraduate clinical studies at the Royal Free Hospital and the Hammersmith Hospital. His PhD was on the haemodynamic consequences of cirrhosis. His first post as a Consultant was in 2001 at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia.

Marey's special interests include General Gastroenterology, Gastroscopy OGD, Colonoscopy, Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Hepatology, General Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • General Gastroenterology
  • Gastroscopy OGD
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Hepatology
  • General Gastroenterology
  • Endoscopy
  • General Gastroenterology
  • Gastroscopy OGD
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Hepatology
  • General Gastroenterology
  • Endoscopy
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General Surgery
Recommended by 1 specialist
34 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery

Alastair Windsor trained at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Having spent three years in research at the Medical College of Virginia, USA, he returned as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon to the Academic Surgical Unit at St James’ University Hospital, Leeds.

He has now moved to join the staff as Consultant Surgeon to University College Hospital London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London.

He is considered a leader in the field of colorectal surgery and has a national and international reputation for his clinical practice. He has a particular focus and expertise in inflammatory bowel disease as well as managing complex abdominal wall hernias. He also maintains a busy clinical practice in the broader aspects of colorectal surgery including minimal access surgery or key hole surgery, endoscopy, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease and proctology (haemorrhoids, fistula, fissure etc).

Mr Windosr was included in the Daily Mail's list of top doctors, for his expertise in inflammatory bowel disease. He was also included in Tatler's list of best private doctors.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • colorectal surgery 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endoscopy
  • Proctology (haemorrhoids, fissure, fistula)
  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Minimal access surgery (Key hole)
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General Surgery
24 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery

Mr Edward Westcott is a Consultant General Surgeon, with sub-specialties in Irritable Bowel Disease and Colorectal. His NHS base was Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and currently, he sees patients privately, including at The London Digestive Centre.

Mr Westcott was appointed a consultant in 2012 and his main areas of practice are colorectal cancer, IBD, hidradenitis supurativa of the groin and perineum, proctology including fistula and hernia surgery. He performs both laparoscopic and open surgery.

He studied at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and undertook surgical training at five of London’s main teaching hospitals. He attained an MD based on his research into the pathogenesis of Crohn’s Disease at St Mark’s Hospital.

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Appendicectomy
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativea
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Fissures
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Diverticulitis

 

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General Surgery
27 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery

As a consultant in laparoscopic and colorectal surgery, Mr Anthony Antoniou works at St. Mark’s Hospital which is an internationally recognised centre specialising in colorectal and intestinal diseases. Mr Antoniou treats all conditions ranging from general surgery, as well as colorectal surgery. He also attends to small emergencies as well as cancer treatments. 

For patients who have recurring or advanced stages of colorectal cancer, Mr Antoniou has the ability to perform complex cancer surgery on them. He also specializes in benign bowel pathology. His research interests include the development and treatment of malignant and benign colorectal diseases and he has conducted his research amongst several renowned centres.

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Conventional/open surgery
  • Laparoscopic ('keyhole' surgery)
  • Recurrent cancer surgery
  • Anal and trans-anal surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy)
  • Polypectomy
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Functional bowel disease and motility disorders
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Radiation proctitis
  • HIPEC
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General Surgery
16 years of experience
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Transplant Surgery + 1 more

Mr David Nasralla is a Consultant General and Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgeon at The Princess Grace Hospital. He has a special interest in diseases affecting the liver, pancreas and gallbladder, complex abdominal wall hernias and emergency surgery. His NHS practice is based at the Royal Free Hospital, London, where he is a Consultant Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB), Multi-organ Retrieval and Liver Transplant Surgeon. His work is focused on treating complex diseases affecting the liver, pancreas and gallbladder, with cases referred to him from across the UK and beyond. 

Mr Nasralla studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School, where he also completed his PhD under Prof Peter Friend. His PhD research investigated a technique for keeping the liver alive outside the body (normothermic liver perfusion) in order to improve its condition for transplantation. He has received many national and international awards for his work, including being recognised as a Rising Star by the International Liver Transplantation Society. He was awarded the prestigious Medawar Medal by the British Transplantation Society and is frequently invited to deliver lectures at international surgical meetings. His work has been featured on the cover of the journal Nature, as well as on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health and in the BBC Two television series Hospital. 

Mr Nasralla is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and also a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the UK and Ireland HPB Association, the British Transplantation Society and the International Liver Transplantation Society.  

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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 10 specialists
23 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Dr Farooq Rahman is a Consultant Gastroenterologist practicing in the heart of London at University College Hospital. In addition to this he is an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London, allowing him to pursue his interest in research and undergraduate/postgraduate education. Dr Rahman qualified from the Royal Free School of Medicine in 1997. Subsequently, he completed his Gastroenterology specialist training on the North East London Rotation and went on to obtain a PhD from UCL investigating the immuno-pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Farooq Rahman is a luminal Gastroenterologist, that is, a gastroenterologist concerned with conditions affecting the lining of the GI tract (e.g. gastric ulcers, coeliac disease, etc.). His interests include inflammatory bowel disease, clinical nutrition & intestinal failure, and endoscopy. In addition to this, he is regularly consulted by patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, bile acid malabsorption, and radiation enteropathy as well as a whole host of other conditions.

As well as Dr Rahman’s clinical and teaching responsibilities, he is committed to furthering the field of gastroenterology through conducting research into conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases) and intestinal failure, which has lead to many high impact peer-reviewed publications in renowned scientific journals, such as The Lancet, Gut, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Crohn's & Colitis and Inflammatory bowel disease.

This combination of education, research and clinical practice ensures Dr Rahman has the skills to provide the highest level of treatment and an excellent standard of care to his patients.

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