Dr Alan Watson

Consultant Gastroenterologist


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I graduated with distinction from Cambridge University and trained in centres of excellence in London, Cambridge and Nottingham before taking up my current post as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Barts Health, Whipps Cross Hospital.

I am happy to discuss any gastro-intestinal condition and have particular expertise in the investigation and management of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), acid reflux, intestinal polyps and tumours, dyspepsia (indigestion) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) forms a large part of my practice. I have extensive experience in providing safe and thorough endoscopic examinations with minimal patient discomfort. My experience allows my to perform at an advanced level, using new techniques to treat problems with the endoscope that may previously have required an operation.

My practice is based on a background of excellent scientific and clinical research. My PhD at Cancer Research UK led to publications in world-class journals such as Nature and Nature Medicine. I continue with patient-centred research as Lead Clinician for Intestinal Research and Audit at Whipps Cross Hospital.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alan Watson at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Bowel disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

Special clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Dyspepsia (indigestion), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Acid Reflux (heartburn), Intestinal Cancer.

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

British Society of Gastroenterology

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Consultant Gastroenterologist at Barts Health and Whipps Cross Hospital

While at Cambridge, I rowed in (and won) the Boat Race and have since raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and competing in desert ultramarathon running. I live in the local area and I'm married with two children.

Telephone 020 8709 7817
Email DrAlanWatson@gmail.com
Private secretary Sharon Reed - 0208 936 1195
Private secretary fax 0208 936 1195
Private secretary email DrAlanWatson@gmail.com