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Dr Alan Watson graduated with distinction from Cambridge University and trained in centres of excellence in London, Cambridge and Nottingham before taking up his current post as at Barts Health, Whipps Cross Hospital. He has since been nominated as a 'Barts Health Hero' for his expertise and compassionate approach to patients and colleagues.
Dr Watson is happy to discuss any gastro-intestinal condition and has particular expertise in the investigation and management of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis & Crohn’s disease), acid reflux, intestinal polyps & tumours, dyspepsia (indigestion) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Endoscopy (gastroscopy & colonoscopy) forms a large part of Dr Watson’s practice. He has extensive experience in providing safe and thorough endoscopic examinations with minimal patient discomfort. His experience allows him to perform at an advanced level, using new techniques to treat problems with the endoscope that may previously have required an operation
Areas of interest
Gastrointestinal endoscopy – OGD; Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy;
Endoscopy; Advanced interventional endoscopy;
Irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS );
Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( IBD ); Dyspepsia (indigestion);
Acid Reflux; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD);
Abnormal Liver Tests;
Fatty Liver; Hiatus hernia; Swallowing problems; Gastritis; Peptic ulcer disease; Coeliac disease; Malabsorption; Crohn’s disease; Gastrointestinal infections;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician,
Barts Health, Whipps Cross Hospital
Alan’s practice is based on a background of excellent scientific and clinical research. His PhD at Cancer Research UK led to publications in world-class journals such as Nature and Nature Medicine. Alan continues with patient-centred research as Lead Clinician for Intestinal Research and Audit at Whipps Cross Hospital.
Sidney Prize for Medicine, Cambridge University
Times Educational Supplement Research Project of the Year
Nature, Nature Medicine, Journal of Pathology, Heart, Anaesthesia.
Courses offered to GPs
Please see websites of Holly House and Spire Roding Hospitals for the latest information regarding presentations, Surgery visits and seminars.
Excellent patient feedback reviews.
- MA MB BChir Cambridge University 1998
- PhD in Cancer Biology University College, London (Cancer Research UK) 2011
- Advanced endoscopy and polypectomy training St Marks Hospital 2011
Reference number 4583761
Affiliations / memberships
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians
- Holly House Hospital, IG9 5HX
- 17:30 - 20:30
- 020 8505 3311
- Holly House Private Hospital High Road...
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 020 8505 3311
- Spire Roding Hospital Roding Lane South...
- 08:00 - 11:00
- 020 8505 3311
- Spire Roding Hospital, IG4 5PZ
- 13:30 - 17:00
- 020 8551 1100
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Alan Watson directly, or the hospital in which the treatment took place.