Dr Waseem Ashraf

Dr Waseem Ashraf

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

Spire London East Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Waseem Ashraf at Spire include:


Other treatments

Bowel disease, Gastrointestinal cancer, Inflammatory bowel disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, Liver disease, Pancreatology

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Professional profile

Availability at: Spire London East: Monday evenings, Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons, Saturday afternoon Spire Hartswood: Monday morning.

I am a consultant gastroenterologist working at Spire London East Hospital and Spire Hartswood and in Essex.

I have special interest in interventional GI procedures minimising need for major surgery. I was one of the earliest Capsule Endoscopy operators in the world and hence very experienced at this procedure.

After completion of specialist training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology from UK in 1991, I completed two years of GI research and training in the USA and received my Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, USA in 1994. I was appointed as consultant in Gastroenterology in 1995.

I have extensive research experience and have authored 14 original research papers in peer reviewed medical journals, have over 30 scientific and clinical abstracts and written two book chapters. Research interests include Procedural Gastroenterology Capsule endoscopy Gastrointestinal dysfunction in neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease

Special Clinical Interests: Colon disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer (diagnosis and surveillance), Dyspepsia (heart burn and indigestion) and ulcer disease, Pancreatic and biliary disorders

Private contact details

Telephone Spire London East 020 8709 7817 or Spire Hartswood on 01277 266 766
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians of UK
Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association
Member British Society of Gastroenterology
Member American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist, King George Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

I am married and have three sons. I live in Essex area and actively participate in community activities and am involved with various local and National charities.

I am a keen sportsman and regularly play tennis and enjoy snow skiing. In my 'younger days' I played Squash at international level and had an international ranking in 1980s. I played cricket at university level and now avidly follow cricket and Formula 1 Grand Prix. I like to read and watch programmes about science and science fiction, nature, evolution and space.

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Financial Interests

Owns 100% of the Capsule Endoscopy equipment at Spire London East Hospital, all substitutions, replacements or renewals of such equipment and all related accessories, manuals and instructions provided for it.

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