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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 3 specialists
19 years of experience
Hepatology, 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 1 specialist
27 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 2 specialists
27 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
20 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
27 years of experience
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr Seward is a Gastroenterologist who has a subspecialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of precancer and early cancer in the bowel. He has a particular focus on colonoscopy, and currently performs approximately one thousand procedures per year.

He is Director of Endoscopy at University College London Hospital, the UK’s premiere hospital for endoscopy and lectures both nationally and internationally on endoscopy. He is a recognised expert in teaching colonoscopy technique, as well as polyp detection, characterisation and removal. His outpatient clinics specialise in management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, colon polyps and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

He is an associate professor at UCL, with an interest in use of artificial intelligence in the colon as well as non-invasive diagnosis of bowel cancer, and has published extensively on these topics. He has appeared on national television to discuss the use of colon capsule – a tiny camera pill that can non-invasively diagnose bowel disorders, and is a member of a research group examining its use.

Dr Seward is well liked by his patients for his informal style, clear explanations, and technical ability. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Gastroscopy Colonoscopy Polyp Removal
  • IBS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Functional Bowel Disease
  • Early Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer
  • Polypectomy


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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 1 specialist
29 years of experience

Dr Hoare trained at Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1993. He undertook a PhD as an MRC research fellow in molecular biology from 1998 until 2001. His clinical gastroenterology training included a prolonged attachment at St Mark’s Hospital where he was the first Fujinon Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, before being appointed as consultant at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College in 2006.

With over 15 years consultant experience Dr Hoare has wide interests and experience in all aspects of gastroenterology. His emphasis is on accurate and thorough investigation coupled with a holistic approach to therapy. Dr Hoare was Head of Endoscopy at St Mary's and Imperial College Hospitals for 11 years and has held regional positions of leadsership.

Specialist endoscopic interests include the detection and treatment of early cancer in the gut, including the management of Barrett’s oesophagus and colonic polyps. He has a specific interest in investigating and treating the small bowel by video capsule endoscopy and “balloon enteroscopy”, as well as a specialist interest in swallowing and complex oesophageal disorders.

Dr Hoare is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Academic Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College. His work on colonoscopy insertion technique was awarded the “Marsha Dreyer” research award by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2015. He was the senior author of the BSG National Guideline for Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding in 2019 and has published over 35 peer reviewed research papers on endoscopy and other aspects of gastroenterology

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Management of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Small bowel capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy
  • Detection and treatment of early gastrointestinal cancer
  • Functional bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel disease (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease


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Gastroenterology
38 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease, Neuro-Gastroenterology

Professor Stuart Bloom is a consultant gastroenterologist at University College London with his private practices operating at HCA Healthcare UK's, The Wellington Hospital and the Physicians' Clinic. Prof Bloom's special interests lie in general gastroenterology, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, IBS, diverticular disease, food intolerance, coeliac disease and gastro-oesophageal reflux. He set up the Bowel cancer screening programme at UCLH and is an accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist.

He has been a consultant since 1996 and has been chair of the IBD section of the British Society of Gastroenterology. He is medical director for the UK Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Registry.

Prof Bloom has been researching the cause of Colitis and Crohn's disease and together with Professor Tony Segal at the Raine Institute, he has published a recent paper on the latest findings on the causes of the illness.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • General gastroenterology
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • IBS
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Food intolerance
  • Coeliac disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • General gastroenterology
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • IBS
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Food intolerance
  • Coeliac disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bowel cancer screening


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Gastroenterology
34 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Professor Martyn Caplin is Professor of Gastroenterology and Tumour Neuroendocrinology at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London.

Prof Caplin leads the Royal Free Hospital European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Centre of Excellence. He leads scientific and clinical research programmes into these rare cancers across University College London. He was elected Chairman of European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society 2014-2016 and now serves on its advisory board. He is a founder and Past-Chairman of the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his clinical leadership and research in the field of rare cancers. He was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and a Past-Chairman of the rare cancer group. He is currently Chairman of the European Union Reference Network for Rare Cancers for neuroendocrine tumours.

He was previously the clinical lead for “NHS Evidence” for Gastroenterology and Liver diseases (under the auspices of NICE). He has a particular interest in diet and disease and has published on the evidence base for diet and food supplements and their impact on disease. Specific interests: general gastroenterology problems (including complex); endoscopy including gastroscopy and colonoscopy; diet associated g.i symptoms and disease; neuroendocrine tumors.

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 10 specialists
25 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, IBD 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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Gastroenterology
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 3 specialists
23 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr Edward John Despott is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist based in London, practicing privately at The Wellington Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. His specialisms include endoscopy (keyhole surgery), double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE), colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Furthermore, he has expertise in capsule endoscopy and polyps.

Dr Despott´s expertise, which also lies in therapeutic colonoscopy, transnasal upper GI endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease and its' related complications, is also reflected in his clinical academic work as Honorary Associate professor at University College London's Institute of Liver and Digestive Health. He leads his students in the essential areas of endoscopy service delivery, education and training.

Dr Despott is highly qualified, reflecting his impressive reputation as a top specialist. He graduated from the University of Malta in 1999, completed his general professional training there and then moved to the UK to pursue higher specialist training in gastroenterology and general (internal) medicine within the North East Thames rotation of the London Deanery School of Medicine. He also underwent advanced endoscopy training at the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute and did formal research at Imperial College London, achieving a further doctorate in medical research -MD(Res), a PhD equivalent.

Dr Despott is an active member of groups including the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), the European Society of Gastroinestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), where he is on the guidelines committee for small bowel endoscopy, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He is the senior associate editor of VideoGIE, an official journal of ASGE. He has national and international experience in lecturing, training courses and holding masterclasses, performing live endoscopy demonstrations and travelling fellowships in Japan for the Japanese GI Endoscopy Society (JGES) and BSG.

Dr Despott's research has been widely published in various scientific peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and review articles. He regularly acts as a referee for widely respected journals. He is also a fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (FEBGH), the ASGE (FASGE) and the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London.

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