Treatments provided by Farooq Rahman

Dr Farooq Rahman offers expert assessment and treatment for gastrointestinal conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and peptic ulcers.

Specialist tests

Diagnostic tests and procedures offered by Dr Rahman include:

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


Initial consultation: £275

Follow up consultation: £210

Treatments, operations and tests

Bowel cancer or "CRC", includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. With 655,000 deaths worldwide per year, it is the fourth most common form of cancer in the United States and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. Colorectal cancers arise from adenomatous polyps in the colon. These mushroom-shaped growths are usually benign, but some develop into cancer over time. Localized colon cancer is usually diagnosed through colonoscopy.
Sigmoidoscopy is an examination of the lower intestine, including your rectum, using a flexible tube containing a camera or scope. It is a way of detecting colorectal cancer prolapse and diagnosing other bowel problems. The procedure usually takes around 15 minutes and can be done as an outpatient procedure.
Colorectal cancer (aka colon cancer); Many strains of colon cancers start as colon polyps which develop into their cancerous forms within a decade of appearing in the colon . As a result, many doctors advocate colon cancer screening and colon polyp removal for at-risk patients. The process of removing colon polyps is fairly straightforward. A colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy tube with a wire loop is used to cauterize the polyp and its base completely. Larger polyps that cannot be removed using the flexible colonoscopy tube are typically removed via laparoscopy while the patient is under general anesthesia
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure which enables a doctor, usually a gastroenterologist, to examine the appearance of the inside of the colon or large bowel. The doctor inserts a flexible tube into the anus, and then, into the rectum and through to the colon. The doctor controls the colonoscope by looking through the scope or by using a camera image projected onto a screen.
A consultation with a consultant is the main opportunity for the specialist or doctor to explore a patient's health complaints and concerns in order to identify any underlying reasons for their ill health.
An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy uses a long endoscope to see the lining of the upper GI tract. This is used to identify the cause of many symptoms, from persistent heartburn to unexplained weight loss. There are a wide range of diseases that may be diagnosed by an Upper GI Endoscopy.
Food intolerances can cause a wide range of ill health symptoms. Identifying and eliminating those foods that cause problems for you can be a positive step forward in achieving wellness. In many cases its not just eating offending foods that causes the symptoms but the damage caused to the digestive system. This is why many people start by being sensitive to one or two things but later find that more and more foods cause problems and the severity and frequency of symptoms escalates.
The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can often be managed with diet and lifestyle changes alone, and it is important to understand the nature of the condition. Changing your diet will play an important part in controlling your symptoms. However, everyone reacts differently to different foods. It is helpful to keep a diary of your food intake and your reaction to it in order to avoid those that may trigger your symptoms. It is important to learn the difference between soluble and insoluble fibre foods and avoid the latter. Often patients are advised to study the FODMAP diet. Sometimes the condition is managed with medication, such as antispasmodics or even anti-mobility medicines, depending on your particular type of IBS. In some cases psychological treatments are also helpful.
Gastroscopy is an examination of the upper digestive tract (the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum) using an endoscope — a long, thin, flexible tube containing a camera and a light — to view the lining of these organs.