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For Patients


What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and the liver. As a Gastroenterologist, Dr Neil has had dedicated training and extensive experience in the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the esophagus (gullet), stomach, small intestine, colon (large intestine), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.  

Why should I see a Gastroenterologist?

If you have symptoms that suggest a problem with your digestive system it is a good idea to get your digestive health checked – for example, acid reflux, bloating, blood in your stool, or a change in bowel habits.  You may also want to make an appointment to get treatment for a previously diagnosed digestive health or liver condition such as inflammatory bowel disease, IBS, celiac disease, fatty liver, or gastro-esophageal reflux disease.  Gastroenterologists can also arrange screening for colon cancer and other cancers affecting the digestive system 

What is the difference between a Consultant Gastroenterologist and a Specialist Gastroenterologist?

In Dubai, doctors are either called a ‘Consultant’ or a ‘Specialist’.  The two terms can be quite confusing and in other parts of the world, the two terms are often used interchangeably.   In the UAE the two different titles reflect the level of training and the years of experience of a doctor.  Consultants are usually more senior and experienced doctors.  A Specialist may apply to be licensed as a Consultant after completing the required years of experience.  Dr Neil is a Gastroenterology Consultant. 

What makes Dr Neil different?

Dr Neil is one of Dubai’s top Gastroenterologists with over 25 years of experience in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal and liver problems.  He has trained and worked in some of London’s top teaching hospitals and private clinics.  He is an expert in safe high-quality endoscopy including gastroscopy and colonoscopy and has performed well over 10,000 procedures.  He works closely with expert anesthesiologists to ensure pain-free procedures. 

When you see Dr Neil he will listen carefully to you to fully understand your concerns and will take the time to fully explain everything.  Dr Neil practices the highest standard of evidence-based medicine – he will only order those tests which he feels are likely to contribute to the understanding of your problems or which are recommended by international guidelines.  He takes pride in continuing to work with his patients to find a solution to their digestive problems, however many visits it may take.