Dr Alistair McNair

Dr Alistair McNair

MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP


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3 specialists

34 years of experience
24 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

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“Dr McNair I trust implicitly. Not only is he careful and rigorous in his diagnostic procedures and his diagnosis, but he also takes the time to explain things properly to the patient, with a friendly tone. A truly remarkable physician.“
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  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3085774
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £240

    Follow-up appointment: £190

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    741 reviews

    120 Old Broad Street

    120 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1AR
    8 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1139 reviews


    Dr Alistair McNair is a Consultant Gastroenterologist who qualified in 1985. He has been a consultant since 1997 and is based in South East London. He manages a wide variety of disorders affecting the intestine and liver. Interests include inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), coeliac disease, dyspepsia, heartburn (acid reflux), Barrett's oesophagus, abdominal pain, colorectal (bowel) cancer, gastric (stomach) cancer, pancreatic cancer, gall stones and liver disease.

    He undertakes many diagnostic procedures of the stomach - gastroscopy and transnasal endoscopy, small bowel - capsule endoscopy and large bowel - colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Therapeutic endoscopic procedures include polypectomy, ERCP, stent insertions and balloon dilatations.

    He has held a number of senior management roles including clinical Director for Gastroenterology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Secretary of the endoscopy section of The British Society of Gastroenterology (2009-2012) and regional Training Programme Director. He was given a Bronze National Award for his research and work for national and regional organisations.

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    Medical procedures

    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colonic Stent
    • Colonoscopy
    • ERCP Procedure
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Achalasia
    • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Cholestasis
    • Cirrhosis
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hepatitis
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Jaundice
    • Liver Cancer
    • Liver Disease
    • Oesophagitis
    • Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    • MA, MB, BChir Cambridge University 1985
    • FRCP Royal College of Physicians 1988
    • PhD London University 1994


    • British Society of Gastroenterology
    • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians
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    Dr McNair I trust implicitly. Not only is he careful and rigorous in his diagnostic procedures and his diagnosis, but he also takes the time to explain things properly to the patient, with a friendly tone. A truly remarkable physician.
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    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Dr Vishal Saxena


    Extremely high quality Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. Accomplished and experienced and extremely pleasant manner and style. I fully endorse Dr McNair as a colleague of the highest calibre.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Bloating, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), Cirrhosis, Dyspepsia (Indigestion), Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers, Fatty Liver Disease, Gallstones, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Liver Disease, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Coeliac Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Oesophageal Cancer, Diarrhoea
    For procedures: ERCP Procedure, Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS), Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Endoscopy, Bowel Cancer Screening
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Carl Shakespeare
    Dr Carl Shakespeare


    I have known Alistair for 20 years a colleague in both the NHS and privately. He is an excellent clinical opinion. Very through and highly emapathetic. I highly recommend him, as he puts his patients first

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Oesophagitis, Heart Burn, Liver Disease, Jaundice
    For procedures: Video Consultation, ERCP Procedure, Capsule Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn


    Excellent opinion, highly recommend

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Acid Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague


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