Sauid Ishaq

Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist


Year qualified:1987


Personal profile

Professor Ishaq received his specialist training in Scotland, North East and West Midland and has worked at major teaching centres in the Birmingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Aberdeen and Stoke on Trent.  He completed his specialist training in 2002 and was awarded joint CCST in general medicine and Gastroenterology. On completion of his training he took up a post as Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital. He moved to Russell Hall Hospital in 2006. He is an experienced Consultant Gastroenterologist who acts as a regional trainer and mentor for endoscopy.

He has been involved with research projects in Gastroenterology and has published widely.

His research interest includes:

  • Patient sedation/safety during endoscopy

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Endoscopic management of Gastrointestinal bleeding 

He is a member of:

  • Faculty member of National colonoscopy programme (England and Northern Ireland)

  • British society of Gastroenterology

  • Member of EATS (European Association for Transluminal Surgery)

His areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Endoscopic treatment of obesity (Gastric Balloon)

  • Therapeutic Gastroscopy

  • Therapeutic colonoscopy (EMR- endoscopic mucosal resection)

  • Management of inflammatory bowel disease

  • Management of Coeliac disease

  • Diagnostic workup of iron deficiency anaemia

  • Endoscopic palliation of GI tumors

  • Endoscopy Teaching

  • Management of general Liver disorder

  • General medicine

Professional Membership

  • British society of Gastroenterology

  • Faculty member of National colonoscopy programme

  • Member of EATS (European Association for Transluminal Surgery)

  • British Obesity Surgery Society (BOSS)

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