Dr Philip Woodland, Gastroenterologist

Dr Philip Woodland BSc (Hons), PhD, MBBS, FRCP


BSc (Hons), PhD, MBBS, FRCP
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DrPhilip Woodland,Gastroenterologist

Dr Woodland is a recommended Gastroenterologist

Why would I have a colonoscopy and what is involved?

Why would I have a colonoscopy and what is involved?

Can gastro-oesophageal reflux be cured?

Can gastro-oesophageal reflux be cured?

Areas of expertise

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's oesophagus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
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Recommendations for Dr Woodland

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  • byDr Tabish Saifee, Neurologist

    Dr Woodland is a very dedicated and thorough clinician and I would highly recommend him for a gastroenterological opinion.

  • byDr Tabish Saifee, Neurologist

    Dr Woodland is a very dedicated and thorough clinician and I would highly recommend him for a gastroenterological opinion.

  • Address

  • Telephone or video consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, W1G 8DU

  • London Digestive Health

    41 Welbeck Street, 2nd Floor, London, GB, W1G 8DU

  • The Princess Grace Hospital

    42–52 Nottingham Place, London, GB, W1U 5NY

  • The London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Pl, Marylebone, London , GB, W1G 6BW

  • The Royal London Hospital

    Barts Health NHS Trust, Whitechapel Road, London, Whitechapel, GB, E1 1BB

  • About Dr Philip Woodland

    GMC number: 6075659

    Year qualified: 2003

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr Philip Woodland is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust). His private gastroenterology practice is at the Princess Grace Hospital, in London's premier medical district around Harley Street. He works as part of the London Digestive Health group of top gastroenterologists. In his practice as an NHS and private gastroentetrologist, he diagnoses and treats a wide range of gastrointestinal illness, including acid reflux (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease), Barrett’s oesophagus, difficulty swallowing, peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gastrointestinal cancers. He is an advanced endoscopist, meaning he is skilled at performing diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound.

    Dr Woodland completed his medical training at University College London Hospital, and then obtained a PhD in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease from Queen Mary University of London. He is a member of the Royal Collegel of Physicians, the British Gastroenterology Society and the American Gastroenterology Association.

    Dr Woodland focuses on research in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and difficulty in swallowing. He regularly gives talks at international meetings on these subjects. He is on the British Society of Gastroenterology Neurogastroenterology Committee, is a member of the editorial board for the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Journal, and peer reviews research proposals for the Bowel and Cancer Research Grants committee and the National Institute of Health Research.

    Areas of expertise

    • Achalasia
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Acute pancreatitis
    • Bile duct stones
    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Chronic constipation
    • General gastroenterology
    • Video capsule endoscopy
    • Colon polyps
    • Acid reflux
    • Crohn's disease
    • Diverticular disease
    • Dyspepsia
    • Dysphagia
    • Endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound)
    • Faecal incontinence
    • IBD complications
    • Gastrointestinal cancers
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's oesophagus
    • Gastroparesis
    • Gallstones
    • Swallowing disorders
    • Lower intestinal bleeding
    • Oesophageal motility disorders
    • Peptic ulcers

    Frequently asked questions

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

    I see a mixture of upper and lower GI patients. In terms of upper GI, I see patients with swallowing problems, heartburn, reflux, indigestion, among others.

    In terms of lower GI, I see patients with diarrhoea, change in bowel habits, bleeding, abdominal bloating and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

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

    I see a mixture of endoscopic and medical treatments. I'm able to personally do a whole range of endoscopy investigations. I also have access to a really good team of other specialists, if needed, for radiology and scans.

    In terms of treatments, we have all of the available medications according to the latest research.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    My subspecialist interest is upper GI disease, particularly swallowing problems and reflux, and endoscopy and advanced interventional endoscopy such as endoscopic ultrasound, bowel cancer screening, and endoscopic resections.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Physicians
    British Society of Gastroenterology
    American Gastroenterology Association
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Dr Philip Woodland

    Adult and paediatric GERD

    Evaluation of acid-induced changes in oesophageal mucosa

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophageal hypomotility

    Esophageal mucosal innervation in functional heartburn

    Increased prandial air swallowing and postprandial gas-liquid reflux among patients

    Acid-induced changes in oesophageal mucosa integrity 

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

  • Mr Charles Imber, Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgeon

    I've shared many patients with Mr Charles Imber. He has operated on several of my patients. I would recommend him.

  • Dr Tabish Saifee, Neurologist

    Dr Tabish Saifee is an expert neurologist and a very nice friend.

  • Mr Khalid Ghufoor, ENT Specialist

    I've shared a number of patients with Mr Khalid Ghufoor. We've worked with complex cases. I think that's worked very well for the patients.

  • Dr Fakhar Khan, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

    Dr Fakhar Khan is an excellent cardiologist with great knowledge. He's good with patients. My patients have been very happy with him.

  • Dr Nida Chammas, Endocrinologist

    Dr Nida Chammas has been a very helpful doctor to me and also to the patients. The patients are all very happy after seeing her.

  • Dr David Rawat, Paediatrician

    I've worked with Dr David Rawat for many years and he's an excellent opinion, particularly with neurogastroenterology problems.

  • Prof. Sina Dorudi, Colorectal Surgeon

    I've shared many patients with Prof. Sina Dorudi and we've worked in a team together. I think he gives an excellent service.

  • Prof. Muntzer Mughal, Endocrine Surgeon

    Prof. Muntzer Mughal is a world-class surgeon who also works with me at the London Digestive Centre. I would recommend him.

  • Dr David Simcock, Respiratory Specialist

    Dr David Simcock is a colleague I work with in the NHS and also privately. He's a very good opinion.

  • Dr David Propper, Consultant General Physician

    Dr David Propper is a very trusted colleague and has always gone the extra mile for the patients.

  • Dr Arman Parsai, Radiologist

    Dr Arman Parsai is an incredibly good radiologist who has looked after my patients well.

  • Dr William Alazawi, Gastroenterologist

    Dr William Alazawi is a very trusted colleague and an excellent hepatologist.

  • Prof. Martin Birchall, ENT Specialist

    Prof. Martin Birchall has been an excellent opinion for throat disorders.

  • Dr Niall Power, Radiologist

    Dr Niall Power is a fantastic GI radiologist who is an excellent opinion.