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Dr Farooq Rahman
BSc(Hons) PhD FRCP
Gastroenterology
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About

Dr Farooq Rahman is a Consultant Gastroenterologist practicing in the heart of London at University College Hospital. In addition to this he is an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London, allowing him to pursue his interest in research and undergraduate/postgraduate education. Dr Rahman qualified from the Royal Free School of Medicine in 1997. Subsequently, he completed his Gastroenterology specialist training on the North East London Rotation and went on to obtain a PhD from UCL investigating the immuno-pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Farooq Rahman is a luminal Gastroenterologist, that is, a gastroenterologist concerned with conditions affecting the lining of the GI tract (e.g. gastric ulcers, coeliac disease, etc.). His interests include inflammatory bowel disease, clinical nutrition & intestinal failure, and endoscopy. In addition to this, he is regularly consulted by patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, bile acid malabsorption, and radiation enteropathy as well as a whole host of other conditions.

As well as Dr Rahman’s clinical and teaching responsibilities, he is committed to furthering the field of gastroenterology through conducting extensive research into diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases), which has lead to many high impact peer-reviewed publications in renowned scientific journals, such as The Lancet, Gut, Journal of Experimental Medicine, journal of Crohn's & Colitis and Inflammatory bowel disease.

This combination of education, research and clinical practice ensures Dr Rahman has the skills to provide the highest level of treatment and an excellent standard of care to his patients.

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Special Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)

Clinical nutrition

Short bowel syndrome & intestinal failure

Irritable bowel syndrome

Coeliac disease

Gastrointestinal cancers

Gastroscopy/colonoscopy/polypectomy

Education

MB BS 1997 University of London

Gastroenterology From 17 Nov 2010

General (internal) medicine From 17 Nov 2010

PhD in immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (UCL)

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-07-2019
I had previously looked for a consultant myself but was unable to find someone I could choose definitively. I saw Doctor Rahman via my insurance company and I was immediately happy with the choice of consultant. Doctor Rahman was able to identify my condition within about 10-15 minutes after listening to what I had told him. He then proceeded to test me for all the things the NHS had refused to test me for in order to confirm my condition and rule out any other unpleasantness. 18 months spent with the NHS to see no progress, but only 2 months with Dr Rahman to my current recovered state including the treatment. Dr Rahman has been an absolute pleasure to deal with, being both knowledgeable and proactive with diagnosis and treatment. I am just over two months into my treatment and I have almost no more issues from condition. Having recently confirmed with the NHS as well, the prescription is not available from the NHS so I would never have had my issue diagnosed and treated if I had not visited Doctor Rahman. Dr Rahman's PA has also been wonderful, always being contactable and promptly returning messages or emails and in a very pleasant, friendly and polite manner. I highly recommend Dr Rahman to anyone who wishes to pursue diagnosis and treatment with a knowledgeable and responsive doctor. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-07-2019
I came to Dr. Rahman with a large set of symptoms that were generally impacting my life in a not great way. I’d spoken to a few other doctors about these and had effectively been told that these symptoms were likely not related, and that no direct medical treatment was possible. While somewhat desperate I reached out to Dr. Rahman and he told me a different story. Ultimately through some diagnostics we were able to find a potential cause for my symptoms, and an actual treatment. Whether or not this resolves my symptoms remains to be seen, but I have found Dr. Rahman to be very helpful nonetheless. As well as knowledgeable, he’s kind and willing to answer all kinds of questions, and I feel has gone out of his way to ensure that I understand information presented and different options available. Highly recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-07-2019
I found Dr. Rahman tone very thorough and always gives a full and detailed rationale for all the tests advised. Has a sympathetic manner and the administrative support also good.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-05-2019
Dr Rahman is a highly experienced professional, as well as being a calm, compassionate doctor. He was happy to take the time to intelligently and thoroughly explain and discuss all aspects of the procedure (colonoscopy). I was quite nervous initially, but Dr Rahman and his staff handled everything so smoothly that it was actually a not totally unpleasant procedure! A very kind man!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-03-2019
I have Crohns disease and have been seeing Dr Rahman for some 6 years now. He is likeable, approachable and hugely knowledgeable. I see Dr Rahman both as a private paying patient and as a NHS patient and he is as personable and attentive in whichever arena I see him. Dr Rahman obviously enjoys his work and his enthusiasm for his chosen vocation comes through in his manner with patients. Since I have been seeing him my health has had its ups and downs (as is the norm with someone suffering with Crohn's disease) but the fact that I know that I have such a sympathetic and knowledgeable ear on the end of the phone ( or immediate reply to an email ) is of huge comfort and allows me to lead my life to the full in the knowledge that if there is a problem ( which there have been ) I can get immediate advice as to what to do. This extended to even, on one occasion, when I was many miles away in the remote Far East, on New Year’s Day , Dr Rahman replied to my desperate text within minutes giving me the appropriate advice. I cannot recommend Dr Rahman Highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-03-2019
I have Crohns disease and have been seeing Dr Rahman for some 6 years now. He is likeable, approachable and hugely knowledgeable. I see Dr Rahman both as a private paying patient and as a NHS patient and he is as personable and attentive in whichever arena I see him. Dr Rahman obviously enjoys his work and his enthusiasm for his chosen vocation comes through in his manner with patients.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-02-2019
I had an absolutely 5-star experience with Dr Rahman as my consultant and couldn't recommend him more highly. I had previously seen him a few years ago, where I was diagnosed with SIBO - a diagnosis that helped me immensely as no previous doctor knew what on earth was wrong with me. I was able to take medication for it and was right as rain within a week. I went back to see him more recently due to recurrent nausea, stomach pains and various other symptoms. He expertly carried out a range of tests, which led to the discovery of colon polyps, many of which had the potential to turn nasty a few years down the line. Had I not seen him and followed his recommendation to have a colonoscopy I wouldn't have known about this until it was potentially very serious, so I am exceptionally grateful to him. He skilfully removed them all, and also, due to a range of blood tests, he discovered that I am deficient in a vital vitamin that had been causing me to feel extremely tired for some time. That is also now all sorted. All in all a fantastic doctor, who is a real expert in his field, and comes across as very kind, patient and caring. I wouldn't hesitate to see him again or recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-01-2019
Dr Rahman is a fantastic Crohn's specialist. Since moving to be under his care at UCLH, I have been on amazing treatment that has meant I can lead a normal life. His knowledge and understanding of the disease is exceptional. I cannot recommend him enough. No question is irrelevant, and all queries are answered. You can definitely tell he tries to understand his patients.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-01-2019
Dr Rahman was incredibly helpful, kind and clear! He is very supportive and a wonderful doctor! I can highly recommend him to anyone needing help with their gut issues.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-01-2019
One of the best doctors I have ever met. He understood my complex health problems. He really cares about his patients and wants the best for them. I am so glad i am now under his care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-12-2018
I recently consulted Dr Farooq Rahman and subsequently underwent a procedure under his care. From the outset his obvious abilities gave me reassurance that I was in good hands. I knew exactly what would take place and why. In the end, the whole process went smoothly, and safely. He has the obvious respect of those who work with him. Throughout he impressed me as a very capable experience professional specialist in whom I could rightly place my trust.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-11-2018
Dr Rahman has been extremely helpful and patient with my condition. He diagnosed me with SIBO earlier this year and has worked with me to try and heal this. Whilst I am not completely better yet my symptoms are much improved thanks to his understanding and problem-solving manner. We are continuing to work on improving my diet and trying alternative options to clear the bacteria. Dr Rahman has always answered every question I have and listened with a sympathetic ear. He considered any alternatives I have found from my own research and worked with me in understanding what would be best suited to my lifestyle and medical situation. He is able to see me very late in the evening which I appreciate and I never feel rushed. Dr Rahman has carried out investigative procedures and was extremely reassuring and I trusted him wholeheartedly. Definitely the doctor the see with any gastrointestinal concerns you may have! Thank you Dr Rahman for everything so far!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-10-2018
I have known Dr Rahman for 6 years , he saved my life and has helped me with my diet and taught me how to manage my lifestyle. Without his support I don’t think I would have been able to manage, just knowing that he is contactable when I need him means so much to me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-10-2018
Have seen Dr Rahmen for several years. He has turned my life around with his excellent treatment. And he is also extremely gracious, respectful and sympathetic. He makes me feel like a person, and not a problem.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-09-2018
Dr Rahman was very kind and professional and took time to explain everything to me. He is a diligent and skilled doctor with excellent bedside manner. My colonoscopy was a breeze!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-09-2018
Dr Rahman is an outstanding doctor both in his level of expertise and manner with patients. He has helped me immeasurably with my ongoing issues and has always taken time to explain everything thoroughly and answer all my questions. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-08-2018
Dr Rahman recently did a colonoscopy for me. Honestly I was dreading it as had a previous bad experience many years ago. However Dr Rahman was incredibly re-assuring throughout the whole procedure, made me very comfortable physically and mentally, there was ZERO pain during the procedure, and don't laugh but I actually followed the procedure on the TV screen by the bed and found it fascinating. I will return to Dr Rahman if required again and highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-08-2018
I have been under Dr Rahman's care for my ulcerative colitis for a few years now. He is an absolutely excellent consultant - and I should know being a fellow doctor! I have found him to be extremely competent and professional, with a very pleasant bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a gastroenterologist.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-07-2018
After all the doctors we have seen what a relief to find somebody who can help

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-05-2018
I saw Dr Rahman for IBS related symptoms and had a very good experience during my appointments and colonoscopy. Dr Rahman has a holistic, open minded approach and discussed various aspects of treatment that can help me and gave a lot of good advice.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-04-2018
I saw Dr. Rahman based on bloatedness and other symptoms. I had a breath test , and both scopes done. Dr R was professional, thorough, honest throughout and is really likeable. I cannot recommend him enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-04-2018
Good doctor. Helpful. Thanking you

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-03-2018
Dr Rahman is a real expert in Crohn's disease. I am very happy with the treatment I have received.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-03-2018
I traveled half way across the world to see Dr Rahman (at the recommendation of a colleague). It was absolutely worth my time and effort. He was outstanding and helped to settle my longstanding tummy troubles that have made life a misery over the last decade.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-02-2018
I was looking for a second opinion. I received excellent advice. I am really delighted that

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-01-2018
Excellent doctor. Thanks for seeing me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-12-2017
Helpful and knowledgeable doctor. I like to seeing him

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-11-2017
Knowledgeable and helpful Dr. thank you for looking after me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-09-2017
Knowledgeable doctor. Very helpful.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-08-2017
Knowledgeable and helpful doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-07-2017
Friendly and knowledgeable Dr. He takes time to explain things. He gave me a treatment while I am waiting to do the breath test. I will come back afterwards to update my review

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2017
Excellent doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2017
Very pleasant and helpful doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-07-2017
Helpful knowledgeable doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-07-2017
Helpful doctor. Very pleasant to deal with

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-07-2017
Very good doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-07-2017
Very professional. Helpful and kind.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-06-2017
Very helpful and kind

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-02-2017
I really appreciate what you have done to help me. You are the first doctor to give me hope and make me feel important. I am at ease for the first time since my diagnosis and that feeling is priceless. Thank you so much for everything. You are awesome!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-07-2016
A truly outstanding doctor. He helped me through my colonoscopy and made it such a comfortable experience. Thank you to you and your excellent office staff.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-07-2016
I have had diarrhoea for ages. Dr Rahman did the colonoscopy. I was dreading it but it was fine. He is a very good colonoscopist. At the end, he diagnosed me with SIBO and gave me the right treatment. I am all better now. I have not felt so well for years. Thank you very much for giving me my life back.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-07-2016
How did I choose Dr Rahman? My aunt told me about him. He was great. He sorted out my tummy aches and I now feel so much better. Thank you very much.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-07-2016
OK. I searched high and low. In the end my friend told me about Dr Rahman. All I can say is it was an inspired choice. My diarrhoea is all better thanks to him. Really grateful. Thanks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-07-2016
He knows a lot about nutrition. He helped me a great deal. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-07-2016
I didn’t want to go to the doctor. I have been suffering with rectal bleeding and altered bowel habits for a while. I eventually settled on Dr Rahman and I am pleased I did. He did a colonoscopy with no problems at all and skilfully removed a couple of growths in the bowel (not cancerous thankfully). I am feeling much better now and am looking forward to a repeat colonoscopy next year to make sure that no new ones have grown.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-09-2015
My colonoscopy and polyp removal was painless. I was very impressed with Dr Rahman's kindness and professionalism.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-07-2015
He is a very knowledgeable doctor. Gave me the right amount of time and was very helpful.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-07-2015
I took one of your suggestions to heart and I cut milk out of my diet. The effects have been fantastic and this looks like the final missing piece of the puzzle. For the first time in a few years I feel like a normal person.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-07-2015
Thank you very much!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-07-2015
The endoscopy was a breeze. You made it so easy.

Peer Recommendations

BY dr Animesh Singh

16-04-2018
Dr Rahman is really an amazing gastroenterologist both in terms of his clinical acumen but also in his manner and approach to patients. I have known him for many years and wholeheartedly recommend him to my patients seeing an IBD, nutritional or general gastroenterologist.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Rahman is a very knowledgable doctor. He is internationally renowned for his work in inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional problems. I have the highest regard for his skills and personal integrity. I am delighted to recommend Dr Rahman.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Shameer Mehta

22-06-2017
Dr Rahman is a first class doctor. He is kind and patient and a real expert in the field.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
Connection: I have looked after their patients

BY dr Rehan Haidry

09-07-2017
Dr Rahman is an excellent doctor. I am very happy to recommend him.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
For conditions: inflammatory bowel disease
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Rami Sweis

09-07-2017
Dr Rahman is a first class physician and gastroenterologist.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
For conditions: inflammatory bowel disease
Connection: Is a colleague

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