Dr Azhar Ansari

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Practising at

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Azhar Ansari at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Dr Azhar Ansari is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital. Dr. Ansari previously worked at St Thomas' before moving to East Surrey Hospital to become the lead clinician for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). His main interests are in complex inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy, nutrition and research. He also provides general gastroenterology and general medical services. His aim is to provide high quality medical care founded on his experience, training and research activity. Dr Ansari has done extensive research in the field of pharmacogenetics, immunosuppression and stem cell transplantation for Crohn's disease. His research was done with a personal award of over £200,000 from the trustees of Guy's and St Thomas'. This has helped to set up the successful research unit in personalised medicine at the Purine laboratory in St Thomas'. This scientific work translates to individualised treatment for patients receiving immunosuppressives and their subsequent monitoring to optimise safety and outcomes to treatment. Dr Azhar Ansari is a core member of the thiopurine task force (World Congress of Gastroenterology), an advisor for several of the pharmaceutical firms and a member of several regional committees for high cost drugs such as infliximab and adalimubab.

Endoscopy remains a core of Dr Ansari's activity and includes endoscopic treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), strictures and polyps. Dr Ansari also has experience as a Consultant in Complex Nutrition at Guy's and St Thomas' which included providing a total parenteral nutritional service for transplantation, haematological and head and neck cancers.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Medical Defence Union
Royal College of Physicians

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Lead Clinician Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surrey and Sussex Hospital NHS Trust.

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Private contact details

Telephone Insured - 01293 778 919; Self funding - 01293 778 906