Dr Assad Butt

Dr Assad Butt

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
MBBS, DCH (Lon), MRCP UK (Paed), CCST UK (Paed), Post Grad Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition (HSC, Toronto)

Practising at

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Assad Butt at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Dr Butt has had the good fortune of over 15 years of challenging and enjoyable experience as a Consultant Paediatrician in Gastroenterology and Nutrition, having successfully established and lead the development of a new sub-specialist regional service from the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, in Brighton. Dr Butt has acquired a wealth of expertise and broad experience in managing general and complex cases during his training and senior career, including in centres of national and international reputation in both the UK and in Canada. These have included posts at Great Ormond Street hospital and at the Royal Free Hospital in London and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Dr Butt prides himself in working to the highest evidence based standards of clinical practice with the principles of holistic and patient-centred approach to decision making. He maintains a keen interest and active participation in under and post- graduate education, training and academic endeavors including research.

Dr Butt specialises in providing a comprehensive service for the diagnosis, management and investigation of gastro-intestinal and nutritional problems. Areas of interest include: inflammatory bowel disease, functional gastrointestinal disease, vomiting and gastro-oesophageal reflux, eosinophilic oesophagitis, coeliac disease, faltering growth, nutritional deficiencies, intestinal failure and parenteral nutrition support, chronic diarrhoea and food intolerances. Dr Butt undertakes diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures and can offer a range of other specialist clinical investigations (e.g. 24h oesophageal pH, breath hydrogen testing).

Dr Butt typically performs approximately 150-170 endoscopic procedures per year. Previous audit showed: efficient theatre utilisation (>90%) and his personal performance maintains excellence in bench mark standards including >97% ileal intubation rate, diagnostic yield >50%, 0% perforation rate. Dr Butt has led participation of his centre in National Paediatric Biologic audit (ongoing) contributing Crohn's disease patients via the PANTS ( Personalised Anti – TNF) NIHR study and more recently ulcerative colitis patients directly. Participation has helped improve the quality of local protocols adapted from studies and the clinical care delivered.

Clinical and management roles at Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton and regionally: Lead Consultant of Paediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Service (since 2002 - ongoing) Lead Consultant of Multidisciplinary Nutritional Support Group and contributor to National Intestinal Failure Rehabilitation Forum (since 2002 - ongoing) Founder member and Lead Consultant of the Sussex Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Clinical Network (established in 2007- ongoing)

Dr Butt undertakes a number of leadership roles and responsibilities locally, regionally and nationally including representations in Paediatric Gastroenterology's sub-specialty societies (Nutrition and Coeliac working groups) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE UK, expert Paediatric adviser and co-author of published guideline and surveillance reviews).

Working group membership, expert advisory and committee experience: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), UK Ulcerative Colitis guideline development group – expert Paediatric adviser and co-author of published guideline and surveillance reviews (2012 – 2015), ongoing advisory role, clinical evidence surveillance. Coeliac UK and British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN). Joint working group – member guideline development group and co-author of published guideline (2012 – ongoing). Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman – governmental expert adviser Gastroenterology related clinical complaints arising within the UK (2014 - ongoing).

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder
Paediatric gastroenterology

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of London, Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Primary Medical Degree

Professional memberships

British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
British Medical Association (BMA)

Professional leadership

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Paediatrician in Gastroenterology and Nutrition – Lead Consultant and Department Head, The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital - Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

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Research and Publication

Dr Butt has 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.

Dr Butt contributes 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
October 2017

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Personal Profile

Dr Butt really values the precious moments of quiet and reflective time and activities with his wife and three teenage children whenever the opportunity arises. He much enjoys international travel, exotic locations and the enriching cultural experiences these can bring.

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Private contact details

Telephone Self pay - 01293 778 906; Insured - 01293 778 919
Private secretary Kelli Hunt
Private secretary email