Dr Sameer Zar

Consultant Gastroenterologist

PhD, MBBS, MRCP


Specialises in

  • Reflux
  • IBS / Crohn's disease
  • Endoscopy / Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Liver disease

Languages spoken

Urdu

I have expertise in all forms of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. I have special interest and experience in managing dyspepsia and reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, gastrointestinal motor disorders, gastrointestinal cancers and pancreatobiliary and liver diseases. I also have particular interest in managing food hypersensitivity induced IBS, fatty liver disease and non-endocrine obesity.

I am currently working as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Epsom and St Helier University Hospital. I am the Endoscopy Lead as well as Upper GI Cancer Lead for the Trust. I also run a GI physiology laboratory and Hepatitis service at St Helier Hospital.

I completed my postgraduate training in General Medicine and Gastroenterology in the South West Thames Scheme and trained at various hospitals including Kings Liver Unit, Mayday and St Helier University Hospitals. I was awarded a PhD by the University of London for my research work at St George's Hospital Medical School, London. I researched the role of food hypersensitivity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and its effect on gastrointestinal motility.

I have published several articles in leading international journals.

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General Medical Council Number: C4598859

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Sameer Zar at Spire include:

Paediatrics

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal surgery
Liver disease
Motility disorder

Special clinical interests: Colitis, ERCP, gastrointestinal motor disorders, IBS, Pancreatobiliary.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Epsom and St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust

Financial interests

Dr Zar is engaged as an advisor for supporting the hospital with JAG compliance. He is paid £500 per month for this role. Dr Zar owned 50% of the capsule endoscopy equipment at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital and was paid £7,000 for the hire of this equipment up until July 2019.