Dr Sarmed Sami

Dr Sarmed Sami

MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD

Gastroenterology

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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 my colonoscopy to check for polyps. Procedure was very comfortable. Excellent team. “
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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
    53 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

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

    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Bravo pH capsule monitoring
    • Stretta therapy
    • Endoscopic resection
    • HALO ablation


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    Special interests

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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
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    Gastroenterology
    57/95
    Endoscopy
    55/95
    Acid Reflux
    20/95
    Colonoscopy
    13/95
    Heart Burn
    13/95
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    12/95
    Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
    9/95
    Gastroscopy
    8/95
    Diarrhoea
    7/95
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    4/95
    Dyspepsia (indigestion)
    3/95
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    3/95
    Anaemia
    2/95
    BRAVO Capsule
    2/95
    Bloating
    2/95
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    2/95
    Oesophagitis
    2/95
    Rectal Bleeding
    2/95
    BRAVO
    1/95
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/95
    Coeliac Disease
    1/95
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    1/95
    Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    1/95
    Weight Loss
    1/95
    eosinophilic
    1/95
    eosinophilic oesophagitis
    1/95
    gastroenterology
    1/95
    heartburn
    1/95
    polyps
    1/95
    rectal bleed
    1/95
    vomiting
    1/95
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bowel Cancer Screening Rectal Bleeding Colonoscopy
    I had my colonoscopy to check for polyps. Procedure was very comfortable. Excellent team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    BRAVO Capsule Acid Reflux Endoscopy
    Found Dr. Sami on Digestive Health UK website. Very knowledgeable and supportive. Good experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Acid Reflux Heart Burn
    underwent gastroscopy and colonoscopy with Dr. Sami and he was excellent. Very professional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy Colonoscopy Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    My experience with consultation and procedures were excellent and very efficient.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Burn Acid Reflux Gastroscopy
    I had an endoscopy done by Dr. Sami. The best experience so far. He made sure I was comfortable and relaxed. Painless!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Heart Burn Endoscopy
    Dr Sami helped my mum with her symptoms and was very kind.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Colonoscopy Diarrhoea
    Dr. Sami diagnosed my symptoms rapidly and was very meticulous.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Acid Reflux BRAVO Capsule
    Dr. Sami was kind and understanding. Can't fault him. Recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease Stomach / Abdominal Pain Diarrhoea
    I found Dr. Sami on Doctify. He immediately diagnosed my son's with IBD after having problems and tests for years for IBS! He was very detailed in his questions and explanations which gave us confidence.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anaemia Barrett's Oesophagus
    I saw Dr. Sami last year in the NHS and he has been looking after me ever since. Feel very blessed with his kidness.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain Diarrhoea Rectal Bleeding
    Dr. Sami was very helpful and gave us a lot of care and attention. Very kind.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Swallowing disorder (dysphagia) Weight Loss Endoscopy
    My swallowing improved after Dr. Sami did my procedure and diagnosed narrowing in my gullet. Very grateful to him for the great care.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    heartburn Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    Clear explanation of my symptoms in simple language. Thorough testing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diarrhoea Endoscopy
    Excellent doctor very helpful and put my mind at rest.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy eosinophilic oesophagitis
    I had problems for many years and seen many doctors. Dr. Sami diagnosed the problem in my gullet and my symtpoms disappeared now on the tablets. I feel great!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Swallowing disorder (dysphagia) Endoscopy
    Dr. Sami listened well to my complaints and was very thorough and caring. He made me feel at ease and addressed all my questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) Swallowing disorder (dysphagia) gastroenterology
    All my care went very well and I am grateful to Dr. Sami and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology Swallowing disorder (dysphagia) Endoscopy
    I asked my GP to refer me to Dr. Sami following a friend recommendation. He was very kind over the phone. He made a clear plan for tests and made sure I understood everyhting.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Endoscopy Gastroenterology
    Did a telephone consultation with Dr. Sami. He was very caring and knowledgable. The team was great.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology Barrett's Oesophagus
    Was diagnosed with potential Barrett's and reflux. Professional and quality of information was high.
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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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