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Dr Farooq Rahman
Dr Farooq Rahman
BSc(Hons) PhD FRCP
Gastroenterology
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 4415819

LANGUAGES

english

RECOMMENDED FOR

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Gastroenterology

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)

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4.9

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I spent 11 years with an NHS specialist being misdiagnosed for microscopic colitis, I was taking steroids 3 times a day with little or no affect. My NHS consultant continually put me through colonoscopys and blood tests but always getting the same results with no new treatment options. It had gotten to the point where my condition was severely impacting my daily life. I then chose to go private and used Doctify to find Dr Rahman, I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made. I started seeing Dr Rahman in early summer 2019, he really listened to my symptoms and what I had to say and reassured me that he will explore all avenues to get to the right answer. Dr Rahman tried a number of things, including Colonoscopy, and eventually we decided to try bile acid medication as the symptoms were similar - within 6 weeks my symptoms had completely gone! It turns out I had been misdiagnosed for 11 years and in 6 weeks Dr Rahman found it, it’s now over 6 months later and I still have no symptoms. It really has been life changing and I couldn’t be more grateful.
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09-01-2020
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Dr Rahman is a professional who showed great care every step of the way. He was knowledgable, approachable, available, and gave me a feeling he cared about my well being and was committed to finding a path to health. Highly recommended.
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07-01-2020
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A 100% recommendation. I went for a Consultation with Dr Rahman who diagnosed SIBO. He is a superb Doctor, very knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. I could not have done without his help and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with gut problems.
Patient seen for:SIBO
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07-11-2019
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I had heard from other people's experiences of having a colonoscopy that the procedure was very uncomfortable. However for me, this was not the case. Dr Rahman ensured that I was comfortable throughout, and the process was not painful (despite having been warned that due to having a smaller frame, it may have been uncomfortable at certain parts of the procedure). I would highly recommend Dr Rahman due to his obvious expertise in this area and professionalism throughout.
Patient seen for:Colonoscopy
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01-10-2019
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Dr Rahman performed a colonoscopy and prescribed follow up treatment for my ailments. He was very thorough, sympathetic and considerate. I would highly recommend Dr Rahman to anyone with gastrointestinal issues.
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10-09-2019
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I visited Dr Rahman on my wife's recommendation, as I had a change in bowel habits, and a lot of gas and stomach bloating. I honestly could not have been happier with the service I received from him. From the outset he was extremely helpful and kind, listening to all of my worries and answering any questions I had. He then recommended a series of tests, including a colonoscopy, which he skilfully carried out himself. I can't say I wasn't worried about having it done, but I definitely needn't have been as Dr Rahman was very professional and I barely felt a thing. I came away from my consultations with him feeling much better, and with a clear view on what I needed to do to improve my symptoms. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Patient seen for:Change in bowel habits, gas, bloating
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06-09-2019
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I have been seeing Dr Rahman for a few years and my experience has been very positive. Not only have I been provided with excellent medical care but his support and reassurance have been invaluable.
Patient seen for:Crohn’s Disease
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27-08-2019
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During my recent bout of treatment Dr. Rahman was professional, empathetic and patient. Dr. Rahman took the time to walk me through the condition I had, the intervention that I would undergo and the treatment plan. On the actual day of the treatment, Dr. Rahman and his team made me feel comfortable whilst helping to allay my treatment anxiety. Even during the procedure (Endoscopy), Dr. Rahman's bed side manner was commendable - Dr. Rahman continued to communicate with me throughout, which was reassuring given the unpleasant nature of the endoscopic procedure. The aftercare was excellent and Dr. Rahman personally ensured I was lucid and in a fit state prior to my discharge. All in all, I cannot thank Dr. Rahman and his team enough for the excellent quality of care I received.
Patient seen for:Coeliac Disease
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27-08-2019
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Dr Rahman has treated my IBD (Ulcerative Colitis) for about the last ten years now and I don't think I could be in better hands. He is the ultimate professional but has a reassuring and personable approach. I would highly recommend him.
Patient seen for:Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
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16-08-2019
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We experience a warm welcome whenever I take my husband to consult with Dr Rahman. He patiently listens and always offers good and sensible advice. I always look forward to seeing him! He also makes himself available for us to reach him even when we're outside the country. He is compassionate and kind. He is a professional to the core. As I am also a doctor belonging to the "old school " I relate very well with Dr Rahman as a physician who still upholds the Hippocratic Oath.Dr Rahman is the best!!!
Patient seen for:Short Bowel Syndrome
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05-08-2019
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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

BY mr Rick Miller

03-10-2019
Dr Rahman is a fantastic gastroenterologist who I have sent many patients to for a variety of gastric concerns. He is expedient, kind, jovial and caring - all my patients love working with him. His bedside manner is excellent.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
For conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
For procedures: Gastroscopy
Connection: I have referred patients to them

BY mr Shashank Gurjar

17-10-2019
An excellent colleague with great endoscopic skills. Farooq's approach to complex gastroenterological problems is to make things simple and understandable for the patient.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
For conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
For procedures: Gastroscopy
Connection: Is a colleague

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