Dr Farooq Rahman, Gastroenterologist

Dr Farooq Rahman BSc(Hons) MBBS PhD FRCP

Gastroenterologist

BSc(Hons) MBBS PhD FRCP
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Areas of expertise

  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Endoscopic procedures (Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy)
  • Colonic polyps
  • Colon cancer
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Recommendations for Dr Rahman

These recommendations are for information purposes only. Doctors providing recommendations do so in good faith and are not responsible for clinical outcomes.

Recommended by:

  • byDr Vishal Sagar, GP

    I would highly recommend Dr Rahman to any referring clinician or patient. I have sought his opinion both privately and on the NHS and his management of clinical conditions has been exemplary. Patients have commented on his friendly, attentive and conscientious consulting style and his communication with healthcare professionals is clear and precise.

  • byDr Sandeep Bolia, GP

    He’s honest, trustworthy, responsive and a superb clinician. He has an excellent bedside manner and the feedback from my patients who have seen him is glowing. My parents are his patients - that’s probably the biggest compliment that I can pay him.

  • byDr Michael Sandberg, GP

    Dr Farooq Rahman is an exceptionally considerate and kind doctor who really goes the extra distance to do the best for his patients. He is a great communicator and if there are obstacles in the way for a patient he will climb over them together.

  • byDr Suhail Hussain, GP

    Dr Farooq Rahman has an excellent bedside manner, great communication and, of course, superb clinical skills. He's always ready to give advice even if he doesnt see the patient which is invaluable for a GP.

  • byProf. Stephen Pereira, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

    I recommend Dr Farooq Rahman as I have worked closely with him as a consultant colleague for several years. He is an expert luminal gastroenterologist with particular interests in inflammatory bowel disease, clinical nutrition and intestinal failure, general gastroenterology including irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia/ reflux, and diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy

  • byDr Animesh Singh, Consultant in Rheumatology & General Medicine

    I work with Dr Farooq Rahman regularly at The Princess Grace Hospital. He provides an excellent gastroenterology opinion for patients particularly with symptoms of IBD and those with intestinal failure. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to both GPs and patients looking for a patient-focused, evidence-based gastroenterology Consultant.

  • byMr Janindra Warusavitarne, Colorectal Surgeon

    Dr Farooq Rahman is an expert gastroenterologist who is particularly well known for his expertise in nutrition. We have shared in the care of many patients who have all held him in high regard. He takes time with patients and is always available for an expert opinion which is nothing short of that.

  • byDr Mani Naghibi, Gastroenterologist

    Have worked together for a number of years including clinical and non-clinical reach projects. Excellent bedside manner with patients. Highly skilled at diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal condition. Would recommend for endoscopy.

  • byDr Alastair O'Brien, Gastroenterologist

    An excellent clinician with a very pleasant manner. Dr Rahman has a broad range of expertise in gastroenterology and general medicine. He is an outstanding endoscopist and always provides a very balanced clinical opinion.

  • byProf. Muntzer Mughal, Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon

    He has provided excellent opinion and care for my patients, many of whom present with complex medical and surgical problems, reflecting my practice. Besides his clinical expertise, he has an exemplary bedside manner.

  • byMr Asif Muneer, Consultant Urological Surgeon

    Dr Rahman is an expert in his field and manages complex and tertiary referrals. The feedback from patients has been excellent for the diagnosis and treatment and any Interventional procedures.

  • byMr Shashank Gurjar, Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon

    An excellent colleague with great endoscopic skillset. Has the ability to approach complex gastroenterological problems in an intuitive manner. Very affable and pleasant approach to patients.

  • byMr David Nasralla, Consultant HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon

    Dr Farooq Rahman is an outstanding clinician with great expertise in dealing with complicated gastroenterological problems, including intestinal failure.

  • byDr Philip Woodland, Gastroenterologist

    Dr Rahman is a highly skilled, knowledgable and personable gastroenterologist. I would trust him to see a member of my family.

  • byDr Matthew Banks, Consultant Gastroenterologist

    He is an excellent gastroenterologist with positive patient feedback and he is well respected by his colleagues.

  • byProf. Sina Dorudi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

    I recommend Dr Farooq Rahman because he provides great care to his patients and is an excellent colleague.

  • byMr Shahab Siddiqi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

    Dr Farooq Rahman is approachable, depth of knowledge, expert, puts patients first.

  • byMr Jonathan Wilson, Colorectal Surgeon

    Recommended Gastroenterologist

  • byMr Bhart Shemar, Consultant Osteopath and Medical Acupuncturist

    Whenever I see patients with Gastrointestinal symptoms, Dr Rahman is always my first choice for referral! He is incredibly thorough and seeks to find the root cause of the problem. My patients speak highly of his attentive care and thoroughness. I have every confidence in his clinical expertise and therefore do not hesitate referring patients to him.

  • by Dr Natalia Zarate Lopez, Consultant in Gastroenterology GI Physiology

    Dr Farooq Rahman is an extremely competent consultant gastroenterologist with nationally recognised expertise in complex nutrition related disorders. Under his leadership the Intestinal Failure Unit at UCLH has become a national referral unit. He practices medicine with the highest standards in safety & professionalism. He is an excellent endoscopist, accomplished in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. He is kind and respectful to his patients and communicates with compassion.

  • by Dr Thomas Charles Shepherd, Gastroenterologist

    I recommend Dr Farooq Rahman because, having had the privilege of working for him, I can testify to his professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to medicine, specifically gastroenterology, in addition to his patient focused care.

  • by Dr Dariush Parviz William Sadigh, Gastroenterologist

    Dr Rahman is a truly excellent clinician. I have privilege to work with him both as a trainee and more recently as a Consultant colleague. He is an excellent endoscopist and clinician, who goes the extra mile for his patients.

  • by Dr Aruna Dias, Gastroenterologist

    He is an excellent doctor who works very hard for his patients. I have known him for many years and I can vouch for his integrity, knowledge and compassion.

  • by Ms Clodagh Hackett, Lead Dietitian

    Dr Rahman is highly skilled and an expert in complex gastrointestinal conditions. He has a particular interest and expertise in the field of Intestinal failure, IBS, IBD, parenteral and enteral nutrition. He has a great bedside manner and is approachable while continuing to deliver expert care. I would thoroughly recommend him to both patients and referring GPs looking for a highly accomplished Gastroenterology consultant.

  • by Ms Liza Strydom, Senior Specialist Dietitian

    As a dietitian, I work closely with Dr Rahman who sees all of our patients who are on TPN. Not only is he thorough & knowledgeable, he also has excellent clinical experience in his field. Dr Rahman has a great bedside manner & patient’s feel at ease knowing that they are under his care. Dr Rahman acts in a professional manner and is always willing to assist where possible. I would highly recommend his services.

  • by Miss Nehal Keshwala, Senior Specialist Dietitian

    Dr Farooq Rahman has exceptional communication skills and manages to liaise with us daily on the care of the patients here at The Princess Grace Hospital. We are able to rely on him as our Nutrition Consultant to be able to advise and direct us with care of our complex nutritional patients requiring parenteral nutrition.

  • by Miss Lisa Whitley, Nurse

    Dr Rahman is a colleague of mine whom I have worked alongside for several years. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), intestinal failure and nutrition. He is approachable and knowledgeable and patients within his clinic report a positive experience, I would therefore recommend him.

  • byDr Vishal Sagar, GP

    I would highly recommend Dr Rahman to any referring clinician or patient. I have sought his opinion both privately and on the NHS and his management of clinical conditions has been exemplary. Patients have commented on his friendly, attentive and conscientious consulting style and his communication with healthcare professionals is clear and precise.

  • byDr Sandeep Bolia, GP

    He’s honest, trustworthy, responsive and a superb clinician. He has an excellent bedside manner and the feedback from my patients who have seen him is glowing. My parents are his patients - that’s probably the biggest compliment that I can pay him.

  • byDr Michael Sandberg, GP

    Dr Farooq Rahman is an exceptionally considerate and kind doctor who really goes the extra distance to do the best for his patients. He is a great communicator and if there are obstacles in the way for a patient he will climb over them together.

  • byDr Suhail Hussain, GP

    Dr Farooq Rahman has an excellent bedside manner, great communication and, of course, superb clinical skills. He's always ready to give advice even if he doesnt see the patient which is invaluable for a GP.

  • byProf. Stephen Pereira, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

    I recommend Dr Farooq Rahman as I have worked closely with him as a consultant colleague for several years. He is an expert luminal gastroenterologist with particular interests in inflammatory bowel disease, clinical nutrition and intestinal failure, general gastroenterology including irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia/ reflux, and diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy

  • byDr Animesh Singh, Consultant in Rheumatology & General Medicine

    I work with Dr Farooq Rahman regularly at The Princess Grace Hospital. He provides an excellent gastroenterology opinion for patients particularly with symptoms of IBD and those with intestinal failure. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to both GPs and patients looking for a patient-focused, evidence-based gastroenterology Consultant.

  • byMr Janindra Warusavitarne, Colorectal Surgeon

    Dr Farooq Rahman is an expert gastroenterologist who is particularly well known for his expertise in nutrition. We have shared in the care of many patients who have all held him in high regard. He takes time with patients and is always available for an expert opinion which is nothing short of that.

  • byDr Mani Naghibi, Gastroenterologist

    Have worked together for a number of years including clinical and non-clinical reach projects. Excellent bedside manner with patients. Highly skilled at diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal condition. Would recommend for endoscopy.

  • byDr Alastair O'Brien, Gastroenterologist

    An excellent clinician with a very pleasant manner. Dr Rahman has a broad range of expertise in gastroenterology and general medicine. He is an outstanding endoscopist and always provides a very balanced clinical opinion.

  • byProf. Muntzer Mughal, Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon

    He has provided excellent opinion and care for my patients, many of whom present with complex medical and surgical problems, reflecting my practice. Besides his clinical expertise, he has an exemplary bedside manner.

  • byMr Asif Muneer, Consultant Urological Surgeon

    Dr Rahman is an expert in his field and manages complex and tertiary referrals. The feedback from patients has been excellent for the diagnosis and treatment and any Interventional procedures.

  • byMr Shashank Gurjar, Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon

    An excellent colleague with great endoscopic skillset. Has the ability to approach complex gastroenterological problems in an intuitive manner. Very affable and pleasant approach to patients.

  • byMr David Nasralla, Consultant HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon

    Dr Farooq Rahman is an outstanding clinician with great expertise in dealing with complicated gastroenterological problems, including intestinal failure.

  • byDr Philip Woodland, Gastroenterologist

    Dr Rahman is a highly skilled, knowledgable and personable gastroenterologist. I would trust him to see a member of my family.

  • byDr Matthew Banks, Consultant Gastroenterologist

    He is an excellent gastroenterologist with positive patient feedback and he is well respected by his colleagues.

  • byProf. Sina Dorudi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

    I recommend Dr Farooq Rahman because he provides great care to his patients and is an excellent colleague.

  • byMr Shahab Siddiqi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

    Dr Farooq Rahman is approachable, depth of knowledge, expert, puts patients first.

  • byMr Jonathan Wilson, Colorectal Surgeon

    Recommended Gastroenterologist

  • by Dr Natalia Zarate Lopez, Consultant in Gastroenterology GI Physiology

    Dr Farooq Rahman is an extremely competent consultant gastroenterologist with nationally recognised expertise in complex nutrition related disorders. Under his leadership the Intestinal Failure Unit at UCLH has become a national referral unit. He practices medicine with the highest standards in safety & professionalism. He is an excellent endoscopist, accomplished in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. He is kind and respectful to his patients and communicates with compassion.

  • by Dr Thomas Charles Shepherd, Gastroenterologist

    I recommend Dr Farooq Rahman because, having had the privilege of working for him, I can testify to his professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to medicine, specifically gastroenterology, in addition to his patient focused care.

  • by Dr Dariush Parviz William Sadigh, Gastroenterologist

    Dr Rahman is a truly excellent clinician. I have privilege to work with him both as a trainee and more recently as a Consultant colleague. He is an excellent endoscopist and clinician, who goes the extra mile for his patients.

  • by Dr Aruna Dias, Gastroenterologist

    He is an excellent doctor who works very hard for his patients. I have known him for many years and I can vouch for his integrity, knowledge and compassion.

  • byMr Bhart Shemar, Consultant Osteopath and Medical Acupuncturist

    Whenever I see patients with Gastrointestinal symptoms, Dr Rahman is always my first choice for referral! He is incredibly thorough and seeks to find the root cause of the problem. My patients speak highly of his attentive care and thoroughness. I have every confidence in his clinical expertise and therefore do not hesitate referring patients to him.

  • by Ms Clodagh Hackett, Lead Dietitian

    Dr Rahman is highly skilled and an expert in complex gastrointestinal conditions. He has a particular interest and expertise in the field of Intestinal failure, IBS, IBD, parenteral and enteral nutrition. He has a great bedside manner and is approachable while continuing to deliver expert care. I would thoroughly recommend him to both patients and referring GPs looking for a highly accomplished Gastroenterology consultant.

  • by Ms Liza Strydom, Senior Specialist Dietitian

    As a dietitian, I work closely with Dr Rahman who sees all of our patients who are on TPN. Not only is he thorough & knowledgeable, he also has excellent clinical experience in his field. Dr Rahman has a great bedside manner & patient’s feel at ease knowing that they are under his care. Dr Rahman acts in a professional manner and is always willing to assist where possible. I would highly recommend his services.

  • by Miss Nehal Keshwala, Senior Specialist Dietitian

    Dr Farooq Rahman has exceptional communication skills and manages to liaise with us daily on the care of the patients here at The Princess Grace Hospital. We are able to rely on him as our Nutrition Consultant to be able to advise and direct us with care of our complex nutritional patients requiring parenteral nutrition.

  • by Miss Lisa Whitley, Nurse

    Dr Rahman is a colleague of mine whom I have worked alongside for several years. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), intestinal failure and nutrition. He is approachable and knowledgeable and patients within his clinic report a positive experience, I would therefore recommend him.

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients

    • HCA The London Digestive Centre

      41 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, W1G 8DU

    • The London Clinic Consulting Rooms

      116 Harley St, Marylebone, London, W1G 7JL

    • The Princess Grace Hospital

      42–52 Nottingham Place, London, W1U 5NY

    • The London Clinic

      20 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6BW

  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    235 Euston Road, London, Greater London, NW1 2BU

  • About Dr Farooq Rahman

    GMC number: 4415819

    Year qualified: 1997

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr Rahman is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, qualified from the University of London. He holds a PhD in investigating the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. His subspecialty interests including inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure & clinical nutrition and therapeutic colonoscopy.

    Dr Rahman currently serves at University College Hospital. He also serves as an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London. He is actively involved in undergraduate/postgraduate teaching and has multiple high impact peer-reviewed publications. He is a member of British Society of Gastroenterology, British Medical Association and fellow of Royal College of Physicians.

    Areas of expertise

    • Radiation enteropathy
    • Colon cancer
    • Short bowel syndrome
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Bowel cancer
    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Bile acid malabsorption
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Intestinal failure
    • Clinical nutrition
    • Endoscopy
    • Polypectomy
    • Colonic polyps
    • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
    • Coeliac disease
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea
    • Anaemia
    • Bloating

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    I am a general gastroenterologist as well as subspecialist in inflammatory bowel disease and clinical nutrition/intestinal failure. I regularly see patients with a range of troublesome upper and lower GI symptoms including abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, rectal bleeding and weight loss, amongst others.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I regularly see patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and run a busy tertiary NHS practice which I also offer in the private sector. I'm also fully accredited therapeutic endoscopist and regularly undertake both gastroscopy and colonoscopy (and polypectomy).

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    My main subspecialty interests are inflammatory bowel disease and clinical nutrition/intestinal failure. I undertook my PhD investigating the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease and remain actively involved in clinical research.

    My other clinical interests include endoscopy, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, coeliac disease, and pelvic radiation disease.

  • Professional memberships

    British Society of Gastroenterology
    Royal College of Physicians
    British Medical Association (BMA)
    General Medical Council

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