Dr Sarmed Sami

Dr Sarmed Sami

MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

17 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.96
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.96

Top feedback

“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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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
    59 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    575 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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Bravo pH capsule monitoring
    • Stretta therapy
    • Endoscopic resection
    • HALO ablation


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    Medical procedures

    • Endoscopy
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • 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
    • Bloating
    • Diarrhoea
    • Heart Burn
    • Achalasia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • 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
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • LPR Reflux
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • 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

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Endoscopy
    58/98
    Gastroenterology
    57/98
    Acid Reflux
    21/98
    Colonoscopy
    13/98
    Heart Burn
    13/98
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    12/98
    Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
    9/98
    Gastroscopy
    8/98
    Diarrhoea
    7/98
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    6/98
    Dyspepsia (indigestion)
    3/98
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    3/98
    Anaemia
    2/98
    BRAVO Capsule
    2/98
    Bloating
    2/98
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    2/98
    Oesophagitis
    2/98
    Rectal Bleeding
    2/98
    Achalasia
    1/98
    BRAVO
    1/98
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    1/98
    Coeliac Disease
    1/98
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    1/98
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    1/98
    Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    1/98
    Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    1/98
    Weight Loss
    1/98
    eosinophilic
    1/98
    eosinophilic oesophagitis
    1/98
    gastroenterology
    1/98
    heartburn
    1/98
    polyps
    1/98
    rectal bleed
    1/98
    vomiting
    1/98
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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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Barrett's Oesophagus Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    Experience with Dr. Sami and team was excellent despite the difficult times with covid. All tests arranged in time.
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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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    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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