Professor Aftab Ala, Gastroenterologist in Surrey and South East


in Surrey

Professor Aftab Ala
Gastroenterologist and Liver Specialist in Surrey




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Expert Services for Your Liver and Digestive System

Are you concerned about your digestive system or a liver condition? I am here to help.

As a specialist consultant gastroenterologist and liver expert, I have over 30 years of experience as a doctor, consultant physician, and as a professor of gastroenterology and hepatology.


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Offering private gastroenterology

I offer private practice at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital and Spire Clare Park Hospital, working as a liver specialist and consultant gastroenterologist in Surrey, enabling patients to receive the very best diagnostic knowledge and high quality care throughout.

My NHS practise is based at Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital, London and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, Surrey.

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You are in safe hands

My aim is to provide efficient and hassle-free service for all your medical needs.

It's bad enough to have to deal with a liver problem or gastrointestinal issue, without having to deal with long waiting lists, and overcrowded waiting rooms.

As a liver specialist and consultant gastroenterologist in Surrey, I provide world-class service in this field, so you can receive more accurate diagnosis, and faster, more effective treatment, which is vital for your health and wellbeing.



How it works for you



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If you are suffering from symptoms such bloating, abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, reflux or indigestion or passing blood, your first step is to arrange a consultation.

You can use my fill in form or call my helpful Personal Assistant to book in for an initial discussion with myself personally. 

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Depending on the problem you are experiencing, you may require an internal examination, such as an endoscopy or colonoscopy or a FibroScan.

We can arrange these quickly and ensure you can have the relevant procedure in good time.




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You may require one or more procedures to assist with the diagnosis, and from there we will discuss your options together.

The most important aspect is to identify the cause of your presenting symptoms, which can only be discovered through personalised consultations and testing.


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As a liver specialist and gastroenterologist in Surrey, I can arrange for rapid diagnosis, treatment and operations or medication depending on the diagnosis.

We will discuss your options together, and weigh up what is best for you, as well as working with you to manage your lifestyle and improve your health.



Our Procedures   Conditions We Treat



My Credentials in Gastroenterology

I completed my medical degree in 1992, qualifying from Charing Cross & Westminster (Imperial College Medical School), London and since then have gained an outstanding reputation in hepatology and gastroenterology.

I specialise in liver function tests, FibroScan and liver disease alongside colonoscopy, gastroscopy and Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

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International Presence in Gastroenterology

I am now an international leading opinion working as a consultant liver specialist and gastroenterologist in Surrey, and in London.

Specialising in the treatment and management of the liver and digestive system, I have extensive practise in managing gastroenterology and liver problems including gastrointestinal inflammation, liver disease, digestive systems, related cancers and hepatitis.



Teaching Future Doctors about Gastroenterology

Alongside my clinical work seeing patients, I am an established Professor of Hepatology at the University of Surrey and Kings College London.

I play a major role in medical research in the areas of liver disease including genetic metabolic/rare liver disease, health inequalities, and gastrointestinal inflammation.

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More about
Professor Aftab Ala




If you would like to see a liver specialist or gastroenterologist in Surrey and the South East, please get in touch to book a consultation with Professor Aftab Ala.


Get in Contact




I am available for consultations at the following hospitals

  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust: Consultant in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • National Institute for Health & Research Lead Hepatology (Kent, Surrey, Sussex Network):
    Professor of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Surrey
  • Nuffield Health Guilford Hospital: Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
  • BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital: Consultant Gastroenterologist Endoscopist & Hepatologist
  • Spire Healthcare: Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Kings College Hospital: Professor of Hepatology at Institute of Liver Studies at Kings College Hospital, London



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