Dr Sameer Zar

Dr Sameer Zar

PhD

Gastroenterology

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1 specialist

21 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Dr Zar and all his team have been brilliant throughout always trying to go the extra mile in what for me is a very difficult time “
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Subspecialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • pancreaticobiliary medicine (bile ducts & pancreas)
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4598859
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    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    234 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    162 reviews

    About

    Dr Sameer Zar is a consultant gastroenterologist practising at the Royal Marsden NHS Hospital and at Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust, where he is currently lead for Upper GI Cancer.

    He also practices privately at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, at the Royal Marsden Hospital’s private Unit, at Bupa Cromwell and at Spire Gateway Park Hospital.

    His specialist clinical interests include upper and lower GI cancer, IBS, Crohn’s and colitis, reflux disease, Barrett’s oesophagus and pancreas and liver disorders, treating and managing patients with these conditions. He is a recognised expert in colonoscopy, endoscopy and ERCP, and runs a GI physiology laboratory and specialist hepatitis service at the St Helier Hospital. He also offers oesophageal manometry and pH studies. Dr Zar underwent his postgraduate training in gastroenterology and general medicine in 2005 in the South West Thames Scheme. As part of his training, he undertook a PhD on the topic of food-specific serum antibodies and the effect of food on bowel motility in irritable bowel syndrome.

    He has an interest in academic research, having published a number of articles in peer-reviewed international journals.  As well as English Dr Zar can speak Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi with his patients in the clinic.

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    Medical procedures

    • colonoscopy
    • endoscopy
    • ERCP
    • oesophageal manometry
    • pH studies.
    • EMR and ESD of early cancers in upper and lower GI tract
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    Special interests

    • upper GI cancer
    • lower GI cancer
    • IBS
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • colitis
    • reflux disease,
    • Barrett’s oesophagus 
    • pancreas and liver disorders
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    Education

    Education

    • PhD, University of London, 2005

     

    Memberships

    • British Society of Gastroenterology
    • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Network
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
    • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
    • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Colonoscopy
    2/13
    Gastroenterology
    2/13
    Acid Reflux
    1/13
    Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
    1/13
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    1/13
    Gastro-intestinal cancers
    1/13
    Pancreatic Cancer
    1/13
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/13
    Stomach Cancer
    1/13
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    Dr Zar and all his team have been brilliant throughout always trying to go the extra mile in what for me is a very difficult time
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Colonoscopy Acid Reflux
    Dr Zar and his associate Geraldine Munday were incredibly helpful and responsive. As an American living in London, I was scheduling my first doctors appointment in the UK. Geraldine patiently walked me through the process, always at the ready to answer my questions about scheduling a lower- and upper-GI and what was necessary to prepare. Dr. Zar was informative and thoughtful before, during and after the procedure, and had such a wonderful bedside manner. His sensitive and responsive approach to me as a patience made me feel like I was in the best of hands... which I was! I highly recommend Dr. Zar and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology Colonoscopy
    Dr Zar has been treating me for some years. I feel very fortunate to be his patient. He is always most understanding and both explains well and always fully answers my questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Happy with the doctor I trust him and he listens
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastro-intestinal cancers
    An exceptional consultant who makes you feel at ease immediately with his knowledge and expertise.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Altogether excellent in every way.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    I just had a video consultation and he was really good .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Experience and professional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have been in the care of Dr Zar for a number of years and have always found him most pleasant and sympathetic. He instils confidence and nothing is too much trouble for him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stomach Cancer
    Excellant
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pancreatic Cancer
    Professional, good at explaining the symptoms, feel confident that he will look after you well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Feel very confident with Dr Zar very experienced in his field. Explains what going to happen very well. 5 star, my experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    Dr Zar made me feel very relaxed before my gastroscopy as I was quite anxious about the procedure. He reassured me afterwards and prescribed some medication which has helped me enormously.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Gastroenterology

    Mr Myles Smith
    Mr Myles Smith
    General Surgery

    22-06-2020

    Excellent Gastroenterologist

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For procedures: Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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