Dr Assad Butt
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
MBBS, DCH (Lon), MRCP UK (Paed), CCST UK (Paed), Post Grad Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition (HSC, Toronto)
"Spire Gatwick Park has taken on an unrivaled commitment and challenge to deliver specialist Paediatric Gastroenterology care within the region. A great environment and team support to deliver excellence."
I am a highly experienced and well respected Paediatrician who has developed expertise in Gastroenterology and Nutrition over 20 years, last 16 years as a consultant specialist in Brighton. The university practice I lead is based at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, for children and families seeking expert care across Sussex, Surrey and beyond. I have trained in a number of recognised specialist centres of national and international excellence both in the UK (like Great Ormond Street) and Canada (like Sick Kids, Toronto). In addition I maintain a keen interest and active participation in under and post graduate education, training and academic endeavours including research and undertakes a number of regional and national leadership roles.
I have acquired a wealth of expertise and broad experience in managing general and complex gastro-intestinal and nutritional problems. I am able to offer a comprehensive service of consultation advice and any necessary investigations, including the following areas:
Symptoms: Abdominal pain/diarrhoea/vomiting/GI bleeding/constipation/poor weight gain/nutritional deficiencies e.g. iron/vitamin D deficiency.
Conditions: Crohn's/ulcerative colitis/coeliac disease & enteropathies/gastro-oesophageal reflux/peptic ulcer/food intolerances/eosinophilic disease/functional GI disease e.g. IBS.
Procedures & Investigations: Diagnostic & therapeutic upper (gastroscopy) and lower GI endoscopy (colonoscopy)/24h pH/impedance/breath hydrogen tests.
I work with a team of dedicated and experienced healthcare professionals including those able to assist with dietetic and clinical investigation support.
I am an excellent listener, acknowledging the importance of a patient-centred approach and teamwork. I fully engage with children, their families and multi-professional colleagues, working in collaboration to help inform evidence-based decisions for the best possible outcomes in clinical care.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Assad Butt at Spire include:
Comprehensive service; consultation, clinical investigation and treatments, including the following areas:
Abdominal pain/diarrhoea/vomiting/GI bleeding/constipation/poor weight gain/nutritional deficiencies e.g. iron/vitamin D deficiency
Crohn's/ulcerative colitis/coeliac disease & enteropathies/gastro-oesophageal reflux/peptic ulcer/food intolerances/eosinophilic disease/functional GI disease e.g. IBS
Procedures & Investigations:
Diagnostic & therapeutic upper (gastroscopy) and lower GI endoscopy (colonoscopy)/24h pH/impedance/breath hydrogen tests
Spire Gatwick Park Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / University of London, Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Primary Medical Degree
DCH / The Royal College of Physicians, London / 1994
Diploma of Child Health
MRCP UK (Paed) / The Royal College of Physicians, London / 1995
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London
CCST UK / - / 2000
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training
Specialist Register, Paediatrics, 3260324, 13th June 2000)
Postgraduate Fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition / The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto / 2001
(September 1998 - July 2001)
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
British Medical Association (BMA)
Founder member and Lead Consultant of the Sussex Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Clinical Network
Coeliac UK and British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) joint working group member
National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) UK. Ulcerative Colitis guideline development group – expert Paediatric advisor and co-author of published guideline and surveillance reviews
I have maintained a keen interest in academic work including research activity in areas of non-IgE mediated food allergy, eosinophilic oesophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and non-invasive 13 C breath tests to assess lipid digestion and absorption.
I contribute to the journal 'Archives of Disease in Childhood' as a peer reviewer of submitted manuscripts.
A symbiotic-containing amino acid-based formula improves gut microbiota in non-IgE-mediated allergic infants
Consultant Paediatrician in Gastroenterology and Nutrition – Lead Consultant and Department Head, The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital - Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals
I really value shared activities and reflective moments with my wife and three teenage children whenever the opportunity arises. I much enjoy international travel, exotic locations and the enriching cultural experiences these can bring.