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How long is the waiting time for an appointment?

Appointments are available every day from Monday to Friday in Central London. We also offer appointments at selected private hospitals in the suburbs. Most people will be seen by a doctor within a couple of days of contacting us, although if you want to see a particular specialist, you may sometimes need to wait longer.

What conditions do you treat?

We treat all luminal gastroenterological conditions including acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome. We also do endoscopy and colonoscopy to check for oesophageal, stomach and bowel cancer.

What are the fees for a consultation?

All our consultants are fee assured BUPA consultants and are also part of the BUPA Premier Consultant Partnership. Patients insured with BUPA should never encounter any shortfalls in their fees. We also aim to work within the published fee schedules of all the other major UK private healthcare insurance companies. For self-pay patients, a new consultation is likely to cost between £250 to £350 depending on the nature of the problem and the consultant you are seeing. Follow up appointments cost from £200 to £250.

What are the fees for endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Patients who have private medical insurance are likely to get full reimbursement for hospital and doctor fees. Please check with your insurance company. For self-pay patients, a diagnostic endoscopy costs from £1100 and a colonoscopy from £1400.

What is the Bristol Stool Scale Score?

The Bristol Stool Form Scale is a simple way of describing the type of stools you produce. Type 3-5 is normal. Other types on the 7-point scale suggest that there is something wrong. Types 1-2 suggest constipation whereas types 6 and 7 suggest diarrhoea. Our expert consultants are all able to diagnose and treat the causes of different abnormalities with the stools.

What is a gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specialises in disorders of the digestive system, including the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Do I need a referral?

Most patients see a specialist after getting a referral from their GP or another doctor, but you can make an appointment directly. You should bring your referral letter and details of any tests and treatments you’ve already had.

Can I get a second opinion?

Our second opinion service enables you to check your diagnosis and treatment with one of our consultants. You can also ask for a further opinion after seeing one of our doctors, although we hope you will discuss any concerns with us first.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment at one of our clinics in central London or the suburbs over the phone. Alternatively you can send us an email and we will get back to you to arrange the appointment.

What happens if I miss or cancel an appointment?

Please try to let us know at least one day before your appointment otherwise we may have to charge you as we won‘t be able to offer the time to another patient. However, we know that emergencies do happen so we try to be as understanding as possible.

What happens when you see a gastroenterologist?

The doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, perform a physical examination, and recommend any tests or treatments that you need, including procedures like endoscopy or colonoscopy.

What is an endoscopy?

Endoscopy is one of the diagnostic tests that may be carried out by a gastroenterologist. A camera on a flexible tube is passed down your throat to check your digestive tract.

What is a colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a common diagnostic procedure for gastroenterological problems. A flexible tube with a camera on it is passed into your rectum and colon to examine your intestine.

Will my test or treatment hurt?

Procedures like endoscopy and colonoscopy can be a bit uncomfortable, but you can be sedated to help you relax. Your doctor will explain what the procedure involves, what it will feel like, and what the risks and benefits are in detail before the procedure.

Which doctors work at the London Gastroenterology Centre?

Professor Laurence Lovat, Dr Rehan Haidry, Dr Shameer Mehta, Dr Sarmed Sami, Dr Rami Sweis

How long is the waiting time for an appointment?

Appointments are available every day from Monday to Friday in Central London. We also offer appointments at selected private hospitals in the suburbs. Most people will be seen by a doctor within a couple of days of contacting us, although if you want to see a particular specialist, you may sometimes need to wait longer.

What conditions do you treat?

We treat all luminal gastroenterological conditions including acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome. We also do endoscopy and colonoscopy to check for oesophageal, stomach and bowel cancer.

What are the fees for a consultation?

All our consultants are fee assured BUPA consultants and are also part of the BUPA Premier Consultant Partnership. Patients insured with BUPA should never encounter any shortfalls in their fees. We also aim to work within the published fee schedules of all the other major UK private healthcare insurance companies. For self-pay patients, a new consultation is likely to cost between £250 to £350 depending on the nature of the problem and the consultant you are seeing. Follow up appointments cost from £200 to £250.

What is the Bristol Stool Scale Score?

The Bristol Stool Form Scale is a simple way of describing the type of stools you produce. Type 3-5 is normal. Other types on the 7-point scale suggest that there is something wrong. Types 1-2 suggest constipation whereas types 6 and 7 suggest diarrhoea. Our expert consultants are all able to diagnose and treat the causes of different abnormalities with the stools.

What is a gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specialises in disorders of the digestive system, including the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Do I need a referral?

Most patients see a specialist after getting a referral from their GP or another doctor, but you can make an appointment directly. You should bring your referral letter and details of any tests and treatments you’ve already had.

Can I get a second opinion?

Our second opinion service enables you to check your diagnosis and treatment with one of our consultants. You can also ask for a further opinion after seeing one of our doctors, although we hope you will discuss any concerns with us first.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment at one of our clinics in central London or the suburbs over the phone. Alternatively you can send us an email and we will get back to you to arrange the appointment.

What happens if I miss or cancel an appointment?

Please try to let us know at least one day before your appointment otherwise we may have to charge you as we won‘t be able to offer the time to another patient. However, we know that emergencies do happen so we try to be as understanding as possible.

What happens when you see a gastroenterologist?

The doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, perform a physical examination, and recommend any tests or treatments that you need, including procedures like endoscopy or colonoscopy.

What is an endoscopy?

Endoscopy is one of the diagnostic tests that may be carried out by a gastroenterologist. A camera on a flexible tube is passed down your throat to check your digestive tract.

What is a colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a common diagnostic procedure for gastroenterological problems. A flexible tube with a camera on it is passed into your rectum and colon to examine your intestine.

Will my test or treatment hurt?

Procedures like endoscopy and colonoscopy can be a bit uncomfortable, but you can be sedated to help you relax. Your doctor will explain what the procedure involves, what it will feel like, and what the risks and benefits are in detail before the procedure.

We are available to see patients daily.

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