Dr Waseem Ashraf

Dr Waseem Ashraf

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine 03402313

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
  • Accredited endoscopist
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network
Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Ashraf is a Senior Gastroenterologist and highly skilled at all type of Endoscopy procedures with 23 years of experience as a Consultant Gastroenterologist. He has trained and mentored many Gastroenterologists who are working across the country.
Dr Ashraf specialised in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in1991. He then travelled to USA for Advanced Gastroenterology Training and Research and received Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Omaha, USA.
Dr Ashraf is very experienced in diagnosing and managing various Gastrointestinal Cancers as well as routine Gastrointestinal conditions of Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Reflux and ulcers.
Dr Ashraf has particular expertise in advanced Gastroenterolgy Endoscopy procedures relating to stomach, Colon, Small intestine, Pancreas and Bile Ducts, effectively treating many conditions which would otherwise require major operations.
Dr Ashraf is the only Private Gastroenterologist in the East London area who provides a comprehensive Diagnostic and Therapeautic Small Intestinal service including Capsule Endoscopy and Balloon Enteroscopy. He is one of the earliest Capsule Endoscopy operators in the world and hence very experienced at this procedure.
Dr Ashraf has extensive research experience and has authored 14 original research papers, published in major peer reviewed journals. He has also authored over 30 scientific and clinical abstracts and written 2 book chapters.
Dr Ashraf is married and has 3 sons. He lives in Essex area and actively participates in community activities and is involved with various local and National charities.
Dr Ashraf is a keen sportsman and regularly plays tennis and enjoys snow skiing. In his ‘younger days’ he played Squash at international level and had an international ranking in 1980’s. He played cricket at university level and now avidly follows cricket and Formula 1 racing.
Dr Ashraf likes to read and watch programmes about Science and Science fiction, Nature, Evolution and Space.

Areas of interest

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Interventional
Endoscopy; Advanced Endoscopy; Gastroscopy (OGD); Colonoscopy; ERCP; Feeding tubes; PEG; Capsule Endoscopy; Balloon Endoscopy; Dyspepsia; Indigestion; Heart Burn; Reflux; Hiatus Hernia; Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD); Swallowing problems; Dysphagia; Achalasia; Abdominal Pain; Gastritis; Stomach ulcer; Peptic Ulcer; Coeliac Disease; Gluten Intolerance; Nutritional Problems; Gallstones; Gallbladder; Pancreas; Abnormal Liver function tests; Gastrointestinal Stents; Oesophagus cancer; Stomach Cancer; Colon Cancer; Endoscopy for Cancers; Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); Functional Bowel disorders; Diarrhoea; Constipation; Diverticular Disease; Gastrointestinal bleeding; Rectal Bleeding; Haemorrhoids; Colon Polyps; EMR; ESD; Ulcerative Colitis; Crohn’s Disease; Small Intestine Disease; Liver Disease; Hepatitis; Jaundice; Fatty liver; Gastrointestinal infections; Malnutrition; Malabsorption; Food allergy; Obesity; Weight loss;

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