Consultant Gastroenterologist & Associate Professor
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Sarmed Sami: Consultant Gastroenterologist in London
Dr Sarmed Sami is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH) and an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at University College London (UCL). He also consults privately at The London Gastroenterology Centre, 41 Welbeck Street.
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Training and experience
Dr Sami graduated from Baghdad University College of Medicine in Iraq in 2003. He then trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at centres of excellence in both the UK and the USA, including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. During his training, Dr Sami completed a prestigious National Endoscopy Research Fellowship at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, which led to the award of a PhD on the evaluation of minimally invasive screening tools for Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal varices.
Dr Sami received the Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCME) from the University of York in 2011 and has undertaken a variety of teaching roles, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as serving as a permanent and invited faculty member and speaker on a number of national and international courses and workshops. He is currently course director of the UCL Upper GI Symposium (UGIS) and faculty member of the Bi-annual Therapeutic Endoscopy Course for Nurse Assistants and Nurse Consultants (TECNA).
During his training and career, Dr Sami has been the proud recipient of several awards, including the Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer Award from the American Society for GI Endoscopy (ASGE), the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Trainees Out of Programme Award and the Fellows-in-Training Award from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
The London Gastroenterology Centre
Dr Sarmed Sami is available for consultation at The London Gastroenterology Centre, a private clinic specialising in digestive health located in London’s renowned Harley Street Medical Area.
Comprehensively trained in all medical aspects of GI, Dr Sami provides expert assessment and treatment for a wide range of conditions affecting the digestive system and has a subspecialty interest in oesophageal disorders such as acid reflux, GORD, Barrett’s oesophagus, eosinophilic oesophagitis and achalasia.
Dr Sami provides expert assessment and treatment for a wide range of digestive system symptoms and conditions such as:
- Acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion
- Abdominal pain and bloating
- Barrett's oesophagus
- Coeliac disease
- Eosinophilic oesophagitis
- Extra-oesophageal reflux symptoms such as globus, throat irritation, throat clearing and cough
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhoea and constipation
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Oesophageal cancer and pre-cancerous lesions (dysplasia)
- Oesophageal strictures (narrowing of the oesophagus)
- Oro-pharyngeal symptoms: difficulty swallowing, choking, crico-pharyngeal spasm and Zenker's diverticulum
- Upper motility disorders such as achalasia, oesophago-gastric outlet obstruction, oesophageal spasm and non-cardiac chest pain
Treatments and tests
Dr Sami offers a range of the latest tests and procedures for digestive and upper GI conditions, including:
- Barrett's oesophagus: endoscopic therapy for early neoplasia and cancer; minimally invasive screening tools
- Bowel screening
- Bravo Ambulatory pH Testing
- Endoscopic resection
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Stretta for acid reflux
- Transnasal endoscopy and minimally invasive imaging and monitoring in the upper GI tract
Dr Sami is a fee assured BUPA consultant meaning that patients who are insured with BUPA or any other major UK private insurance company should never encounter any shortfall in their fees.
Patients who wish to self-pay or who have insurance with a non-UK insurance company can request a formal quotation of expected fees in advance of their consultation or endoscopic procedure.
Initial consultation: £250
Follow up consultation: £200
Dr Sami is 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. His areas of research include heartburn and acid reflux, endoscopic therapy for Barrett’s oesophagus, minimally invasive screening tools for Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer, transnasal endoscopy and minimally invasive imaging techniques.
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Accreditation and admitting rights
Sarmed Sami is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...
MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD
Qualified in 2003 in Iraq
Registrations and licensing
General Medical Council (GMC)
Registration no.: 6100088 Date of registration: 13-Sep-2006
Memberships and associations
Sarmed Sami is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...