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- Inflammatory bowel disease
Dr Zahed Ahmed is a gastroenterologist and general physician who trained in Leeds at St James Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary. He moved to Essex in 2011 working as Consultant at Southend University Hospital and was then formally appointed to the post of Consultant Gastroenterologist in 2013.
Dr Ahmed has a expertise in removing large and complex bowel polyps and has a wealth of experience in gastroenterology including conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), oesophageal disorders such as reflux (heartburn) and oesophageal cancer, dyspepsia (indigestion), bowel cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease and as well as managing patients with diarrhoea or constipation.
Dr Ahmed is able to offer investigation with Video Capsule Endoscopy which is a non-invasive means of viewing the small bowel and has recently began to carry out Video Colon Capsule Endoscopy in patients where a colonoscopy is considered not to be possible or desirable.
Dr Ahmed is a highly skilled endoscopist performing safe and thorough procedures with minimal amount of discomfort in procedures such as diagnostic gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy as well as advance colonoscopic therapy such as polyp removal (polypectomy and endomucosal resection)
Areas of interest
Endoscopic removal of bowel polyps; Inflammatory bowel disease; gastrointestinal cancer, dyspepsia; gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; therapeutic endoscopy; advanced colonoscopy; capsule endoscopy, gastroscopy; colitis; indigestion; gall stones; rectal bleeding; anaemia; abdominal pain; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Coeliac disease; gastroscopy; sigmoidoscopy
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Southend University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust
Therapeutic endoscopy, capsule endoscopy.
Dr Ahmed is married with two children. He lives in Essex and is an active member of his local community.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Bengali - Conversational
Colonoscopy: Caecal intubation rate >95%. This is a standard required for practioners carrying out colonoscopy and is a marker of quality in carrying out this procedure, the required standard is 90%. My own personal rate is >95%.
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery The University of Liverpool 1997
- Member of the Royal College of Physcians Royal College of Physcians (London) 2002
- MRCP Gastroenterology Royal College of Physcians (London) 2013
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physcians Royal College of Physcians (London) 2017
Reference number 4430935
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General internal medicine, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Medical Association
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
European Group for Endoscopic Ultrasonography
United Kingdom Endoscopic Ultrasound Users Group
- Spire Wellesley Hospital, SS2 4XH
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01245 400993
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