- Bupa Platinum consultant
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- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Natalia Zarate-Lopez is a consultant neurogastroenterologist in London, where she practices at Cleveland Clinic London in addition to her UCLH NHS practice. She specialises in a wide range of functional and sensorimotor gut disorders such as functional dyspepsia, oesophageal motility disorders, gastroparesis, amongst chronic constipation, faecal incontinence, and nutrition. Dr Zarate-Lopez has an expertise on advanced upper GI and lower GI physiology investigations, like oesophageal manometry, 24h pH/impedance, anorectal manometry, among others.
After receiving her medical qualification in Barcelona, Spain, Dr Zarate-Lopez continued there to finish her basic gastroenterology specialist training. She was then awarded the distinguished Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Clinical Fellowship, where she completed her project on integrating basic science and clinical research on the investigation of pacemakers in the gut, the interstitical cells of Cajal. This project evolved to become the core of her PhD in medicine from the University of Autònoma de Barcelona.
Dr Zarate-Lopez then continued her post CCT specialist training in neurogastroenterology in the UK at St Mark's Hospital and The Royal London Hospital. It was here she honed her expertise in lower GI physiology and pelvic floor disorders, as well as the impact of rheumatological, neurological, and endocrine disorders on gut sensorimotor function.
Her research in her field has been extensive, as Dr Zarate-Lopez has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, including the UK representative for the European Guidelines for Functional Dyspepsia and for Gastroparesis. Presently, her particular active research interest is in the development and implementation of innovative techniques to manage patients with functional and motility gut disorders. She is also interested in developing an evidence-based approach to the nutritional requirements of patients with functional and neurogastro gastrointestinal disorders. In conjunction with her research and publications, Dr Zarate-Lopez is invested in the promotion of better training in her subspeciality field of neurogastroenterology to trainees. She is an active member of the Young Adults Section of the BSG and continues to collaborate with the Neurogastro Section of the BSG.
Areas of interest
Nausea and vomiting
Cyclical vomiting syndrome
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist UCLH
GI Physiology Lead UCLH
UCL Msc Nutrition Faculty Members
Development of new technologies, particularly MRI, and improve utilisation of existing ones i.e. high resolution manometry and nuclear medicine, for the advancement of the Neurogastroenterology field.
Improving the dietetic management of patients with functional gut disorders and co-existing dietetic
Establishing evidence based therapeutic algorithms for upper GI sensorimotor dysfunction
I am committed to the advancement of the Neurogastroenterology subspecialty in the Gastro field. Only though improving training, research and awareness of Neurogastro can patients management improve. Developing the subspecialty requires investing in physiology, new therapeutics including drugs and neuromodulation, and improving access to evidence based nutritional and behavioural interventions
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Native or bilingual
1. Oral and parenteral anti-neuropathic agents for the management of pain and discomfort in irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 2022
2. United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) consensus on gastroparesis. United Eur Gastro J 2021
3. Group education on the low FODMAP diet improves gastrointestinal symptoms but neither anxiety or depression in irritable bowel syndrome. J Hum Nutr Diet 2021
4. United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) consensus on functional dyspepsia. United European Gastroenterol J 2021
5. Functional gastrointestinal disorders. History taking skills in practice. Clin Med 2021
6. Adherence with a low-FODMAP diet in irritable bowel síndrome: are eating disorders the missing link? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019:178-182
7. Constipation in ulcerative colitis: pathophysiology and practical management. Frontline Gastroenterology 2020.
8. Colonic transit, high resolution anorectal manometry and MRI defecography study of constipation in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disorder 2019;66:195-201
3 Joint Hypermobility Syndrome Affects response to a low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccaride and polyol diet in irritable bowel syndrome: a retrospective study. Gastroenterol Res 2019;12:27-36
4 IGHMBP2 mutatin associated with organ-specific auntomic dysfunction. Neuromuscul Disord 2018;1012-1015
5 Severe eosinophilic colitis caused by neuropathic agents in a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome and functional abdominal pain: case report and review of the literature. Z Gastroenterol 2018; 56(6):573.
- Ph D Universitat Autonoma Barcelona 2008
- CCT Gastroenterology Universitat Autonoma Barcelona 2001
Reference number 6068115
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology European Society of Neurogastroenterology 2022
- Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section BSG 2020
- Adolescent and Young Adults Gastroenterology Section BSG 2022
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Registry , 2003
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council and Specialist Registry–6068115 Full
Royal College of Physicians: - 248095- MRCP
British Society of Gastroenterology: Full member; Member of the BSG Neurogastroenterology Section and Adolescent and Young Adult BSG Section
European Society of Neurogastroenterology
- Cleveland Clinic London
- 12:00 - 19:30
- 07902 124164
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)
Proctoscopy (+/- biopsy) - (1-5)