Dr Alistair McNair: Gastroenterology , General (internal) medicine

Dr Alistair McNair

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine


  • Fee assured
  • Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • Hepatobiliary

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist for over 20 years based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in South East London. I undertake private practice at BMI The Blackheath Hospital and The London Bridge Hospital. I manage a wide variety of disorders affecting the intestine and liver. I also do endoscopic examinations of the stomach (gastroscopy) and bowel (colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy). My particular areas of interest include inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome. I also do ‘therapeutic’ procedures including ERCPs to remove stones from bile ducts or insert stents to relieve blockages in the ducts and I carry out balloon dilatations of ‘strictures’ (areas of narrowing in the gullet or intestine).
I am lead for endoscopy services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I was Secretary of the endoscopy section of the British Society of Gastroenterology from 2009 to 2012 and was the BSGE representative on the Royal College of Anaesthetists working party developing guidelines for ensuring safe sedation practice for healthcare procedures. I was Regional Gastroenterology Training Programme Director. In 2009 I was given a Bronze National Award for my research and work for national and regional organisations.

Areas of interest

Endoscopy including:- Gastroscopy (OGD); Colonoscopy, polypectomy, capsule endoscopy; ERCP ~ Bowel disease including:- Inflammatory (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Coeliac disease; Dyspepsia; Heartburn (acid reflux); Barrett's oesophagus; Abdominal pain; Colorectal cancer (bowel cancer); Gastric cancer (stomach cancer); Pancreatic cancer; Gall stones; Biliary colic ~ Liver disease including:- Abnormal liver function tests; Fatty liver; Cirrhosis

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)

    (>50) (5-50)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (>50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • G8083

    Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)


  • G8080

    Capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation) - (1-5)


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