Dr Alistair McNair

Dr Alistair McNair

MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
3 specialists

35 years of experience
24 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Patient, experience and helpful, highly recommend“
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Subspecialties

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
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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
    1231 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1544 reviews

    About

    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

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

    • Acid Reflux
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Bloating
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Achalasia
    • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • 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
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • 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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    Education

    • MA, MB, BChir Cambridge University 1985
    • FRCP Royal College of Physicians 1988
    • PhD London University 1994

    Memberships:

    • British Society of Gastroenterology
    • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Colonoscopy
    6/16
    Gastroscopy
    5/16
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    4/16
    Acid Reflux
    3/16
    Bloating
    3/16
    Endoscopy
    2/16
    Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    1/16
    Gastroenteritis
    1/16
    Hiatus Hernia
    1/16
    Investigation of change in bowel habit
    1/16
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy
    Patient, experience and helpful, highly recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenteritis
    Explained everything in clear way, make patient feel very comfortable
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Bloating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Dr. Alistair McNair is incredible. Not only has he taken great care of my health, but also he is lovely to speak with at every appointment. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care. I highly recommend becoming his patient!
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    Dr Alistair McNair

    Thank you so much for those kind words. Much appreciated, Alistair

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Gastroscopy
    Very positive experience, explanations were all simple and understandable, felt in experienced and safe hands throughout
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Acid Reflux Bloating
    Very thorough and patient, gladly answered all my questions, gave good explanations. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Endoscopy Hiatus Hernia
    From the first appointment with Dr McNair I knew I was in safe hands. He is the perfect doctor balance of efficiency, professionalism and empathy, allowing you to relax and know you are in the right place. I had an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, both rather unpleasant procedures however with Dr McNair I felt safe and confident. If you need someone who will listen, evaluate and execute in the exactly required levels, you could not find anyone better than Dr McNair.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating
    Took time, pleasant, understanding and confident in his approach
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    I found Dr McNair very personable. He was very clear about my procedure and what he was looking for. He clearly explained the results to me too. It was notable that he made me feel at ease before, during and after my procedure, which is obviously so important to the patient. I felt I was in good hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Gastroscopy
    Dr McNair was straight-talking but kind and considerate. I could ask any questions I wanted and I was treated as an individual not a number. Results were discussed with him personally.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Gastroscopy Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    I have seen Dr McNair on several occasions and he has always been thoroughly professional, kind and courteous.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Gastroenterology

    31-10-2020

    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 (IBD), 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
    Cardiology

    06-11-2020

    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
    Gastroenterology

    25-06-2020

    Excellent opinion, highly recommend

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

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