Professor Aftab Ala 03567533

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine

  • Not Fee assured
  • Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

Professor Ala is an experienced Consultant in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. He has developed, managed and led the loco-regional Gastroenterology and Hepatology Service and the Viral Hepatitis Programme, recognised by the British Liver Trust to be a specialist centre. He is Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of Surrey.

He qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical in 1992. Following medical posts at Westminster Hospital, Kings College and St Thomas’ Hospital, he undertook Gastroenterology training at Kings College Hospital and North Thames London. He underwent Hepatology training including liver transplant Hepatology at Kings College and Royal Free Hospital before undertaking a highly sought after Advanced Hepatology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA focused on liver transplantation, rare liver diseases, viral hepatitis and translational liver research.

He has recognised expertise in the management of complicated Gastroenterology and Hepatology problems including liver transplant assessment, management of chronic liver disease and treatment of viral hepatitis, rare liver and gut disease which have provided a robust clinical and research foundation on which he developed his practice as a Consultant.

He is the National Institute for Health and Research Regional Lead for Hepatology (Kent, Surrey and Sussex), member of the NICE Team in developing the 2013 Guidelines Hepatitis B management of adults and children, Clinical Reference Group Hepato-pancreatico-biliary disease (HPB) South East Coast NHS England and Hepatitis C Advisory Group. He has ongoing active collaborative links with the liver centres in the UK, Europe and USA, which has allowed him to develop and build his clinical and research portfolio, continuing to publish in high impact scientific journals.

Areas of interest

Hepatology; Endoscopic procedures; Liver disease; hepatitis; hepatology; fibroscan; abnormal liver tests; rare liver disease; therapeutic endoscopy; colonoscopy; bowel and gastrointestinal disease; irritable bowel disease; inflammatory bowel disease; reflux; abdominal pain; upper gastrointestinal disease; gastrointestinal oncology; fatty liver ; complex liver and gastrointestinal disease; viral hepatitis treatment

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Procedures completed

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

  • G8082

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

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

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