Dr Sarmed Sami

Dr Sarmed Sami

MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
9 specialists

18 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Dr Sami did my endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. It was best experience compared to the discomfort and pain I had in the past. I could tell he had done this thousands of times before!“
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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

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    1105 reviews

    London Digestive Centre

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

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    08:00 - 20:00
    Tue
    08:00 - 20:00
    Wed
    08:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    08:00 - 20:00
    Fri
    08:00 - 20:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00

    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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    Procedures

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

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

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    Endoscopy
    83/123
    Gastroenterology
    57/123
    Acid Reflux
    28/123
    Colonoscopy
    27/123
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    13/123
    Diarrhoea
    13/123
    Gastroscopy
    13/123
    Heart Burn
    13/123
    BRAVO Capsule
    7/123
    Bloating
    3/123
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    3/123
    Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    2/123
    Oesophagitis
    2/123
    Rectal Bleeding
    2/123
    Achalasia
    1/123
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/123
    Coeliac Disease
    1/123
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    1/123
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Sami did my endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. It was best experience compared to the discomfort and pain I had in the past. I could tell he had done this thousands of times before!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very nice experience overal and doctor highly recommended
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr. Sami was recommended to me by a family friend. I was delighted to meet with him to discuss my swallowing problems. He was very clear in his explanation and his communication skills were superb. Very pleasant bedside manner. Also used lots of drawings to explain the problem and treatment for me which helped alot! Will recommend him to any familty member or friend for gastro problems.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Fantastic team and doctor. Superb staff and experience with endoscopy procedures was good. Felt safe and re-assured by Dr. Sami's skills and bedside manner.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    lovely and enthusiastic doctor who helped me alot with my bowel symptoms. Very grateful
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Delighted with care I received from the first consultation, my endoscopy procedures and follow up explanation. Best experience ever with procedures in particular much different when done by an expert!!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Problems solved and very happy
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Happy with care received and finally have some explanation for my problems.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bowel issues for while. Now I have a clear diagnosis after being moved from pillar to post. I undertand what the issues are and how to deal with them. Clear plan.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Video consultation went smoothly and endoscopy procedures done pain free for a change!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 9 doctors for:
    9

    Gastroenterology

    Professor Martin Birchall
    Professor Martin Birchall
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    15-07-2020

    Dr Sarmed is an outstanding gastroenterologist with whom it has been a pleasure and an education to share patient care. Those I have referred to him for endoscopy and other matters affecting oesophagus and stomach have commented on his compassionate and sensitive style, efficiency and careful, understandable explanations of his findings. I will continue to discuss difficult patient problems with him and refer to him those who need an endoscopy.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    For procedures: Endoscopy
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Ms Sophie Medlin
    Ms Sophie Medlin
    Nutrition, Dietitian

    01-09-2021

    Dr. Sami has exemplary clinical skills and his patients speak very highly of his care and consideration during procedures and consultations. I regularly recommend Dr. Sami to my patients and within my network.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Constipation, Barrett's Oesophagus, Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach), Rectal Bleeding, Diarrhoea, Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    For procedures: Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Endoscopy, Bowel Cancer Screening, BRAVO Capsule
    Connection: I have looked after their patients
    Dr. Sebastian Zeki
    Dr. Sebastian Zeki
    Gastroenterology

    01-09-2021

    Not only is Dr Sami is a leader in his field, but he is also a very personable physician. His ability to have an impressive depth of knowledge whilst being able to apply it in a sensitive and patient focussed manner is a very unique tapestry of skills. He has an impressive portfolio of research which informs his treatment so that patients should also be comforted that they will be receiving the best in evidence-based care. I couldn't recommend him more highly.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Constipation, Barrett's Oesophagus, Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach), Rectal Bleeding, Diarrhoea, Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    For procedures: Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Endoscopy, Bowel Cancer Screening, BRAVO Capsule
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr. Vinay Sehgal
    Dr. Vinay Sehgal
    Gastroenterology

    01-09-2021

    I am delighted to recommend Dr Sami who is an excellent Gastroenterologist, endoscopist and colleague. I regularly discuss patients with complex upper gastrointestinal pathology with Sami who has an excellent clinical and academic track record in this field.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Constipation, Barrett's Oesophagus, Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach), Rectal Bleeding, Diarrhoea, Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    For procedures: Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Endoscopy, Bowel Cancer Screening, BRAVO Capsule
    Connection: Is a colleague

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