Dr Waseem Ashraf

Consultant Gastroenterologist

BSc, MBBS, FRCP


Specialises in

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Reflux and indigestion
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Liver disease

I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist working at Spire London East Hospital and Spire Hartswood in Essex. I have a 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 in the UK, 1991, I completed two years of GI research and training in the USA. I received my Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, USA in 1994. I was then appointed as a consultant in Gastroenterology in 1995.

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

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General Medical Council Number: C3402313

Treatment information

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

Endoscopy

Other treatments

  • Bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatology
  • Paediatric seen from 16 years

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Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Endoscopy

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.

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

Personal profile

I am married and have three sons. I live in the 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 the 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.

Financial interests

I own 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. The hospital pays a rental fee for use of this equipment.