Dr Akeel Alisa

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist & General Physician

BSc, MB;BChir (Cambridge), MRCP (Gastro), MD (UCL), FRCP (London).


Specialises in

  • Colonoscopy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Coeliac disease
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Heartburn and acid reflux

I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and General Physician at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals. I was awarded my medical degree from Cambridge University, Girton College. I trained at various leading London hospitals including King's College, University College London and St George's and gained experience in all aspects of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopy and General Medicine. I was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 1998 and received my MD from UCL in 2012. I was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist & General Physician at The Royal Free NHS Trust, Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals. He is local Lead in Endoscopy Training & Alcohol Services. I am a faculty member at St George's National Endoscopy Training Centre & United European Gastroenterology (Vienna).

My special interests include, gastroenterology; Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Coeliac disease, heartburn & acid reflux, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Upper and Lower Diagnostic & therapeutic Endoscopy; Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, complex polyp removal by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), stricture dilatation & stent insertion, Gastrointestinal bleeding, feeding tubes (PEG/PEJ) and Capsule Endoscopy. Hepatology; abnormal liver tests, viral hepatitis, alcohol misuse, cirrhosis, fatty liver & non-invasive test for liver scarring (Fibroscan). I undertook research at the Institute of Hepatology, focusing on cirrhosis & UK first living related liver transplant as well as other aspects of General Gastroenterology & Endoscopy. I published numerous papers and have been an invited speaker at various national and international meetings as well as after dinner speeches for the George Best charity. I believe in informed choice and a multidisciplinary approach in treating patients.

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General Medical Council Number: C4024590

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Akeel Alisa at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

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Clinical interests

Gastroenterology

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

British Society of Gastroenterology

British Association for the Study of Liver

British Medical Association

United European Gastroenterology

Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and General Physician at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals.

Personal profile

Dr Akeel Alisa was born In New York, USA and has a great interest in travelling. He has travelled widely throughout America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. He enjoys cycling, walking and swimming.

Contact information

Private secretary Mrs Louisa Satik
Private secretary telephone 07483247410
Private secretary email louisa.satik@gmail.com