Dr Akeel AlisaFounder/Director: 
Leaders Gastrointestinal Care London (LGCL)
Medical Director:
Elective Services (ES)

Treatments Information:

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Capsule Endoscopy 
Advanced Endoscopy
Liver Disease
Pancreatobiliary Disease
Cancer Screeing

Other Treatments:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food allergy,
Abdominal Pain,
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Acid Reflux
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease 
Diarrhoea, Constipation
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Fatty Liver, Abnormal Liver Tests, Liver Disease

Professional Profile:

Dr Akeel Alisa is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and General Physician at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals. Dr Alisa was awarded his medical degree from Cambridge University in 1993, Girton College. He trained at various leading London hospitals including King's College, University College London and St George's and gained experience in all aspects of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopy and General Medicine. He was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 1998 and received his MD from UCL in 2012. He was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist & General Physician at The Royal Free NHS Trust, Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals. He is local Lead in Endoscopy Training. He is faculty member at St George's National Endoscopy Training Centre & United European Gastroenterology.

He has an established Private Practice at following Hospitals:

- Central London:
Wellington Hospital & Platinum Diagnostic Centre, St Johns Wood
Royal Free Private Patient Unit, Hampstead

North London:
Spire Bushey & Spire Diagnostic centre - Elstree
HCA Elstree
BMI (Kings Oak, Cavell) - Enfield & Hendon
Hadley Wood - Barnet

Areas of Interest:


  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Food Intolerance
  • Coeliac disease
  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux & Indigestion
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation, Diarrhoea and Changes in Bowel Habit
  • Travellers Diarrhoea
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Ulcerative Colitis / Crohn's Disease
  • Weight Loss & Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Anaemia

Upper and Lower Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy;

Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, complex polyp removal by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), stricture dilatation & stent insertion, Gastrointestinal bleeding, feeding tubes (PEG/PEJ) and Capsule Endoscopy.


  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Monitoring Chronic Liver Disease
  • Non-invasive Test for Liver Scarring (Fibroscan)
  • Alcohol Related Liver Disease


He undertook research at the Institute of Hepatology, focusing on cirrhosis & UK first living related liver transplant as well as other aspects of General Gastroenterology & Endoscopy. He published numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at various national and international meetings as well as after dinner speeches for the George Best charity. He believes in informed choice and a multidisciplinary approach in treating patients.


BSc, MB;BChir (Cambridge), MRCP (Gastro), MD (Res.) UCL, FRCP (London) 

Professional memberships:

  • Royal College of Physicians (Fellowship)
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Association for the Study of Liver
  • British Medical Association
  • United European Gastroenterology
  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Current NHS Posts:

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and General Physician at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals.

Personal Profile:

Dr Akeel Alisa was born In New York, USA and has a great interest in travelling. He has travelled widely throughout America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. He enjoys cycling, walking and swimming.

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