Consultant Profile

Dr Waseem Ashraf

Dr Waseem Ashraf BSc, MBBS, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Liver disease
    • Pancreatology
Special clinical interests:

Endoscopy (colonoscopy, OGD, ERCP, capsule endoscopy & balloon enteroscopy)
Interventional (therapeutic) endoscopy procedures.

Colon disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer (diagnosis and surveillance)

Dyspepsia (heart burn and indigestion) and ulcer disease.

Pancreatic and biliary disorders

Small bowel disorders

Research interests:

Procedural Gastroenterology
Capsule endoscopy
Gastrointestinal dysfunction in neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gastroenterologist, King George Hospital, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians of UK
Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association
Member British Society of Gastroenterology
Member American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Financial interests/shares:

Owns 100% of the Capsule Endoscopy equipment, all substitutions, replacements or renewals of such equipment and all related accessories, manuals and instructions provided for it.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8709 7878 or 020 8709 7897
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8709 7897
Private secretary fax:
0208 709 7885
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

After completion of specialist training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology from UK in 1991, Dr Ashraf completed two years of GI research and training in the USA and received his Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, USA  in 1994. He was appointed as consultant in Gastroenterology in 1995.

Dr Ashraf has extensive research experience and has authored 14 original research papers in peer reviewed medical journals, has over 30 scientific and clinical abstracts and written two book chapters.

Dr Ashraf has special interest in interventional GI procedures minimizing need for major surgery. He was one of the earliest Capsule Endoscopy operators in the world and hence very experienced at this procedure procedure

Personal profile:

Dr Ashraf is married and has three sons. He lives in Essex area and actively participates in community activities and is involved with various local and National charities.

Dr Ashraf is a keen sportsman and regularly plays tennis and enjoys snow skiing. In his ‘younger days’ he played Squash at international level and had an international ranking in 1980’s. He played cricket at university level and now avidly follows cricket and Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Dr Ashraf likes to read and watch programmes about science and science fiction, nature, evolution and space.


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Dr Waseem Ashraf

Dr Waseem Ashraf Gastroenterology Consultant, Redbridge, Essex, private hospital specialist.

Capsule endoscopy


At Spire Roding Hospital, Dr Ashraf carries out the capsule endoscopy procedure - a pain-free investigation of the intestine. Read more.

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