Dr Sarmed Sami

Dr Sarmed Sami

MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

17 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“I had Barrett's oesophagus for years and only know I managed to speak to someone who is an expert in this. I feel much better now. All my questions answered and I have plan for future endoscopies to keep an eye on things. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Physicians: 130182
  • General Medical Council: 6100088
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

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

    The Princess Grace Hospital

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

    About

    Dr. Sami is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Associate Professor at University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. The UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences is ranked #1 in London for Medicine and #10 in the world.

    Dr. Sami trained at centres of excellence both in the UK and the USA including a dedicated advanced GI fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN which was recently ranked as the #1 hospital in the world!

    He is the founder and director of Digestive Health UK. He has an exemplary track record in research, education and clinical care for patients. He completed a National Endoscopy Research Fellowship which lead to the award of a PhD. Since receiving his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education, has undertaken multiple teaching roles in undergraduate and postgraduate capabilities, as well as serving as a faculty member and speaker on several national and international courses and workshops.

    Sarmed is proud to be the recipient of several prestigious awards including: the Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer award from the American Society for GI Endoscopy (ASGE); the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) out of programme award; and more recently, the Fellows-in-training award from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He is also the lead author and co-author of over 40 high impact peer-reviewed publications and research abstracts in the field of Gastroenterology including the current UK guidelines on oesophageal dilatation.

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    Medical procedures

    • Endoscopy
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Colonoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    • Enteral Feeding
    • Gastroscopy
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • STRETTA
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Achalasia
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • LPR Reflux
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Swollen Stomach
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    Education

    Education:

    USMLE - United States Medical Licensing Examination, USA, 2016 

    MRCP Gastroenterology - Royal College of Physicians, UK, 2016

    PhD - University of Nottingham, UK, 2015

    PGCME - University of York, UK, 2011

    MRCP - Royal College of Physicians, UK, 2008

    MBChB - Baghdad University, Iraq, 2003

    Memberships

    American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

    American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

    British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

    Royal College of Physicians, UK

    Medical Defence Union (MDU)

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Endoscopy
    66/106
    Gastroenterology
    57/106
    Acid Reflux
    26/106
    Colonoscopy
    14/106
    Heart Burn
    13/106
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    12/106
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    9/106
    Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
    9/106
    Gastroscopy
    8/106
    Diarrhoea
    7/106
    BRAVO Capsule
    6/106
    Dyspepsia (indigestion)
    3/106
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    3/106
    Anaemia
    2/106
    Bloating
    2/106
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    2/106
    Oesophagitis
    2/106
    Rectal Bleeding
    2/106
    Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    2/106
    Achalasia
    1/106
    BRAVO
    1/106
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/106
    Coeliac Disease
    1/106
    Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    1/106
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    1/106
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    1/106
    Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    1/106
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    1/106
    Weight Loss
    1/106
    eosinophilic
    1/106
    eosinophilic oesophagitis
    1/106
    gastroenterology
    1/106
    heartburn
    1/106
    polyps
    1/106
    rectal bleed
    1/106
    vomiting
    1/106
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Barrett's Oesophagus Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    I had Barrett's oesophagus for years and only know I managed to speak to someone who is an expert in this. I feel much better now. All my questions answered and I have plan for future endoscopies to keep an eye on things.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Acid Reflux Barrett's Oesophagus
    Excellent doctor who is kind and caring. Was recommended by my insurance company and thank God I followed their advice.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy BRAVO Capsule Acid Reflux
    Very happy with care received. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Acid Reflux Barrett's Oesophagus
    Excellent care and facility. Dr Sami and team were highly professional and looked after me very well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy BRAVO Capsule Colonoscopy
    Wonderful doctor and great experience. My endoscopy procedures went very well and cannot fault the team. Most grateful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Acid Reflux BRAVO Capsule
    Great experience. Very efficient staff and Dr Sami was very informative and kind. He took a lot of time to sort my problem out and I am very grateful for him. Thanks a lot.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia) Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    I moved to the UK from the USA few years ago and Dr Sami was recommended by my doctor in the USA! I have EoE and he is an international expert on this.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy BRAVO Capsule Acid Reflux
    Dr. Sami has looked after me and my wife with great professionalism and kindness. Very knowledgeable and would highly recommend him to any friend or family.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Achalasia Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    After few years of suffering with swallowing problems and having tests. Dr. Sami diagnosed my condition and explained the problem clearly. I was amazed by how different my experience was this time with tests and treatments compared to other hospitals in the past.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Acid Reflux Barrett's Oesophagus
    Outstanding team and very clear explanation of symptoms. Tests all done on time despite difficult time with covid. Dr. Sami was very pleasant, calm, and knowledgeable.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Dr Shameer Mehta
    Gastroenterology

    15-07-2020

    Dr Sami is an excellent gastroenterologist who provides holistic care to his patients.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Gastroenterology

    15-07-2020

    I am delighted to recommend Dr Sami who is an excellent Gastroenterologist, endoscopist and general physician.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi
    Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    15-07-2020

    Dr Sami is an excellent and knowledgable gastroenterologist. He has a set of unique skills amongst his peers. I would highly recommend him.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Khaled Dawas
    Mr Khaled Dawas
    General Surgery

    15-07-2020

    For Upper GI gastroenterology

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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