Dr Rami Sweis

Dr Rami Sweis

BSc MBChB PhD

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

21 years of experience
7 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.94

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4.91

Explanation

4.94

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“My experience both in the clinic and at my endoscopy procedure with Dr Sweis was excellent from start to finish. At first consultation, he provided a full explanation of possible diagnoses with all the available diagnostic and treatment options yet he allowed me to make my own decisions without trying to influence me. At endoscopy I was anxious but Dr Sweis was extremely calming and reassuring and explained what was about to happen. Similarly, when I had a phone consultation, Dr Sweis provided a clear explanation of my results and I had the opportunity to ask as many questions as I wished in order to reassure myself. I would highly recommend Dr Sweiss for any gastric procedure and would not hesitate to return to him in the future. “
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Subspecialty

  • Neuro-Gastroenterology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4639765
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £255

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

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

    About

    Dr Rami Sweis is a consultant gastroenterologist at UCLH and Senior Clinical Lecturer at UCL. He specialises in endoscopy with particular expertise in investigating and managing complex benign and malignant upper gastrointestinal disorders.

    Owing to his extensive medical experience, he has particular knowledge in conditions such as achalasia, oesophageal spasm as well as reflux-related disorders such as heartburn and regurgitation. Added to this, Dr Sweis is the Upper GI Physiology Unit Lead at UCLH, a tertiary centre where problems of reflux and swallowing are investigated and managed using the most advanced technologies, methodology and therapeutics.

    He can provide an array of endoscopic treatments, including Dilatation, Stent insertion, Laser, Radiofrequency Ablation, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Dissection.

    Beyond his clinical pursuits, Dr Sweis is an active member of the international High Resolution Manometry Working Group. He is also a member of the Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM) Committee and a clinical representative of the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology. To this extent, he has an interest in teaching and training and has organised a number of Upper GI Symposia as well as Hands-on Training Meetings in Upper GI physiology on a national and international level.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopic Laser Therapy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Oesophageal Stenting
    • PEG
    • Reflux Disorders
    • Swallowing Problems
    • Barret's Oesophagus
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Small bowel bacterial overgrowth
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Microscopic Colitis 
    • Diarrhoea
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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Achalasia
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Constipation
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Heart Burn
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB ChB 1999 University of Edinburgh

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    Reviews

    4.93 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Acid Reflux
    2/35
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    2/35
    Dyspepsia (indigestion)
    1/35
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    1/35
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/35
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach) Dyspepsia (indigestion) Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    My experience both in the clinic and at my endoscopy procedure with Dr Sweis was excellent from start to finish. At first consultation, he provided a full explanation of possible diagnoses with all the available diagnostic and treatment options yet he allowed me to make my own decisions without trying to influence me. At endoscopy I was anxious but Dr Sweis was extremely calming and reassuring and explained what was about to happen. Similarly, when I had a phone consultation, Dr Sweis provided a clear explanation of my results and I had the opportunity to ask as many questions as I wished in order to reassure myself. I would highly recommend Dr Sweiss for any gastric procedure and would not hesitate to return to him in the future.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    Not the first time I treat with Dr Sweis and he's always so reassuring and knowledgeable, making me feel secure that the suggested course of action is the best.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I experienced very good care from Dr Sweis. He couldn't have been more helpful. and you really feel that you are being listen to. I also would like to thanks his secretary Georgina for being so obliging. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr Sweis.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    My husband had been suffering quite a lot for the last year or so with reflux/ heartburn issues. Our GP prescribed various tablets and DJ had done a lot of research in to various health type solutions which sometimes worked and sometimes not. So we decided to seek a professional opinion and after a lot of searching online DJ decided that Dr Rami Sweis was the consultant he wanted to see, his vast experience and knowledge worldwide was exactly what we wanted. The consultation was informative and reassuring and we were more than happy to take his professional advice regarding the prescribed medication which is working just fine and we have decided to have no further investigatory procedures done at this time. If the situation changes in future years then we will return. If you are concerned about issues like we were, then we can highly recommend a consultation visit to Dr Rami Sweis. February 2020
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    Dr Sweis is my 4th gastroenterologist and by far the best. He actually listened to me when I went through my symptoms and ran a battery of tests in a very organised manner to work out what was happening. He also explained to me very clearly what each test was looking for and possible outcomes. The endoscopy experience at the Princess Grace Hospital was very straightforward, quick and most importantly I didn't feel like another number to the staff and Dr Sweis there. I will continue to travel to the UK to see him in the future if required.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    When I came to see Dr Sweis I had almost given up hope. Dr Sweis was able to diagnose and treat a swallowing condition for which I had seen numerous doctors without success, and which had made my life a misery. Following his intervention I can now eat again ! I can’t thank him enough. He is, without question, an exceptional doctor, an expert in his field, and a truly kind and caring individual. I feel beyond fortunate to have found him and am very grateful to him for everything he has done for me.
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Sweis was thorough and open-minded
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I travelled a long way to see Dr Sweis at the recommendation of a friend. It was definitely worth doing. He was really kind and helpful. He was very thorough and sorted out the reflux issues that have made my life a misery over the last few years. Thank you so much Dr Sweis!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I feel so much better. The doctor found the cause of my problem. Another doctor told me he would not have thought of it so I am really lucky I came to see him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Sweis was very kind and helpful. He gave me plenty of time and looked after me with great care and consideration. Thank you.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Gastroenterology

    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Gastroenterology

    09-04-2017

    I enjoy working with Dr Sweis. He is an excellent colleague. He is very well liked by his patients becuase he thinks carefully about their problems and gives sensible and balnaced advice.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Professor Laurence Lovat
    Gastroenterology

    09-04-2017

    I enjoy working with Dr Sweis. He is an excellent colleague. He is very well liked by his patients becuase he thinks carefully about their problems and gives sensible and balnaced advice.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Gastroenterology

    20-07-2017

    Dr Sweis is a very caring gastroenterologist who is liked by his patients.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For procedures: Gastroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Rehan Haidry
    Dr Rehan Haidry
    Gastroenterology

    22-06-2017

    Dr Sweis is a real expert in oesophageal diseases including rare problems such as achalasia.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For procedures: Gastroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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