Farooq Rahman: Profile

Dr Farooq Rahman undertook his basic medical training at The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London. He then completed his Gastroenterology specialist training on the prestigious North East London rotation. He obtained his PhD following research into the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Rahman is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. He is a luminal Gastroenterologist with extensive experience in general gastroenterology and hepatology.

The London Gastroenterology Centre

The London Gastroenterology Centre is a team of gastroenterologists and surgeons who specialise in diagnosing and treating gut disorders in world-class private hospitals and clinics in central London and Harley Street.

Specialist tests

Diagnostic tests and procedures include:

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Oesophageal manometry
  • 24-hour ambulatory pH and impedance studies
  • BRAVO 48-hour ambulatory pH studies
  • Breath tests for lactose intolerance
  • Breath tests for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Smart pill to detect pan-intestinal motility disorders
  • Faecal calprotectin – a non-invasive way to detect inflammatory bowel disease


  • Colonoscopy and Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Disease

Clinical interests

His special interests include inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure & clinical nutrition and endoscopy/polypectomy. Dr Rahman also treats patients with irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, bile salt malabsorption, radiation enteritis, and conditions such as dyspepsia, acid reflux, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, anaemia, and food intolerances.

Research interests

Dr Rahman is still involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research at UCLH/UCL and he speaks regularly at national and international meetings. He has multiple high impact peer-reviewed publications.