Dr Farooq Rahman

Dr Farooq Rahman

BSc(Hons) PhD FRCP

Gastroenterology

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10 specialists

22 years of experience
10 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
Bedside Manner
4.92
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“I had a face to face meeting with Dr Rehman. I found his knowledge and explanation of treatment very thorough. He was easy to talk to and listened to me. “
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Subspecialties

  • 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: 4415819
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £210

    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

    41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
    53 reviews

    About

    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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    Special interests

    Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)

    Clinical nutrition

    Short bowel syndrome & intestinal failure

    Irritable bowel syndrome

    Coeliac disease

    Gastrointestinal cancers

    Gastroscopy/colonoscopy/polypectomy

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    Education

    BSc(Hons) Immunopathology with Basic Medical Sciences 1994 University of London

    MB BS 1997 University of London

    Gastroenterology From 17 Nov 2010

    General (internal) medicine From 17 Nov 2010

    PhD in immuno-pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease 2010 University College London

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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Colonoscopy
    5/84
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    3/84
    Gastroenterology
    3/84
    Bloating
    2/84
    Coeliac Disease
    2/84
    Crohn’s Disease
    2/84
    Endoscopy
    2/84
    Acid Reflux
    1/84
    Change in bowel habits, gas, bloating
    1/84
    Diarrhoea
    1/84
    Divert
    1/84
    GI
    1/84
    Gastroenteritis
    1/84
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    1/84
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    1/84
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    1/84
    Late Effects (Cancer Treatment)
    1/84
    Referral Letter
    1/84
    Reflux
    1/84
    SIBO
    1/84
    Short Bowel Syndrome
    1/84
    bile acid malabsorption
    1/84
    gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
    1/84
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Divert
    I had a face to face meeting with Dr Rehman. I found his knowledge and explanation of treatment very thorough. He was easy to talk to and listened to me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    GI
    He was very polite and down to earth. Very professional and friendly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    I was very well looked after by Dr Rahman explaining all relevant matters clearly and succintly both before and after my procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coeliac Disease
    I highly recommend Dr Rahman. He was incredibly thorough and made me feel very at ease. I always felt very informed and he was very easy to get in touch with to answer any extra questions I had. He has given me a very good steer in terms of diet as well as all other medical things with the diagnosis of Coeliac & SIBO. I have already recommended him to friends and feel very confident I am in excellent hands going forward getting me back to health after years of mis diagnosis from so many other drs - Dr Rahman is finally helping me!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology Colonoscopy Endoscopy
    Explanation of what the procedures were and results were clear. Sessions did not feel rush.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology Acid Reflux Colonoscopy Inflammatory Bowel Disease Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    My overall experience has been really informative, Dr. Rahman is very knowledgeable and breaks down the information so that it’s easy to understand. In terms of organising tests he sorted out as many as I could do to take out any other possibilities. As well as being so easy to organise procedures and appointments. His secretary is straight on it if there is a problem.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I saw Dr Rahman for a consultation for my tummy issues (mainly acid reflux). He was obviously very experienced and explained the next steps very clearly to me. I then had an endoscopy in July and have since been able to start resolving my tummy issues. This has been an excellent experience with a clearly superior consultant. I fully recommend Dr Rahman to others.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenteritis Colonoscopy Endoscopy
    Dr. Farooq is an incredible Doctor. He is very caring and patient, he took his time in explaining the procedures I was getting and he helped me calm down as I get extremely nervous with anything medical related. After my phone consultation, he was able to book me in for a procedure immediately within that week, he was very throughout and listened to all my symptoms. I was diagnosed and given medication that alleviated my gastritis. He followed up with me over the phone. I want to also extend my appreciation to his secretary Nikki, she is amazing and the communication is excellent, she makes this team successful and I feel blessed to have found such a good Gastroenterologist.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I was referred to De Rahman a year after my UC diagnosis and within weeks the medication he changed me to improved my condition. He really listened to my concerns and took the time to work through them all
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    My experience with Dr Rahman has been extremely positive. My Initial consultation was booked reasonably quickly as well as all the follow ups and tests carried out. I’ve felt very well looked after. I’d thoroughly recommend Dr Rahman.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Referral Letter
    Dr Farooq was knowledgable, funny, kind and patient. Before my procedure, he explained to me exactly what will happen and how it will feel. With our follow up, he chose his words wisely so that I would not add on more anxieties on my findings. Thank you Dr Farooq.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Dr Rahman didn't rush through the consults and asked numerous times whether I had any questions. He explained things thoroughly and in a language I understood. When I was concerned with something post procedure, I emailed Nikki and received a response back from Dr Rahman within the hour. The little things like this make one feel that they are cared for.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating Diarrhoea
    Dr Rahman is extremely kind and reassuring and always explains things carefully and thoroughly. He has helped me very much with my gastro issues and I feel immediately relieved when he walks into the room. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. His secretary Nikki is incredibly efficient and helpful and has also been very accommodating when I have had to rearrange appointments.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    very helpful, knowledgeable and professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    I could not have been happier with my experience. Dr Rahman was so helpful, thorough and kind with me and feel very lucky to have been able to find him after being so poorly for such a long time.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    Dr Rahman was extremely professional and explains things really well. Dr Rahman is easy to talk too and will answer all your questions thoroughly. We would have no hesitation in recommend Dr Rahman.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I had an initial appointment with Dr Rahman at his clinic and then a second appointment that was conducted over the phone. Both appointments were excellent, especially the phone call as I find it difficult to travel long distances. I am now being treated and I’m looking forward to getting back to full health.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Rahman is exceptionally personable and reassuring as a consultant. It goes without saying that his expertise is superb. Both my wife and mother are patients of his and I have total confidence that they are in the best hands.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating
    Dr Rahman was clear from the beginning on the procedures required and the expectations about solving my problem.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Rahman is a top choice. He is professional, knowledgeable, accessible, and minded to patient care. He gave me a strong sense of care about my well being. My experience with him has been excellent!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 10 doctors for:
    10

    Gastroenterology

    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Gastroenterology

    15-06-2016

    Dr Rahman is a very knowledgable doctor. He is internationally renowned for his work in inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional problems. I have the highest regard for his skills and personal integrity. I am delighted to recommend Dr Rahman.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Shashank Gurjar
    Mr Shashank Gurjar
    General Surgery

    22-02-2020

    Dr Rahman is an expert in his field with a real depth of knowledge in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He offers patients a very personal touch and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease
    For procedures: Colonoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Mani Naghibi
    Dr Mani Naghibi
    Gastroenterology

    22-02-2020

    An excellent doctor and endoscopist. Great feedback from patients and family. Would recommend

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    For procedures: Colonoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Shashank Gurjar
    Mr Shashank Gurjar
    General Surgery

    17-10-2019

    An excellent colleague with great endoscopic skills. Farooq's approach to complex gastroenterological problems is to make things simple and understandable for the patient.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    For procedures: Gastroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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