Professor Ala is a Consultant Physician since 2005 and is Lead Clinician at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Royal Surrey County Hospital and Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of Surrey, Guildford. He qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster/Imperial College Medical School, London in 1992. He trained in specialist Gastroenterology and Hepatology at King's and Royal Free Hospitals London, before being awarded an Advanced Hepatology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital New York, USA 2003-4 with a focus on rare liver diseases and liver/bowel transplantation. He was awarded a PhD from University College, London winning a Wellcome Trust Research Training fellowship in immune and inflammatory mechanisms linking liver and gut disease. He is qualified to perform a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in endoscopy, colonoscopy and fibroscan. His recognized expertise is in the diagnosis, treatment and management of complicated gastroenterology, liver and pancreatobiliary disease(HPB) and cancer. The Royal Surrey is one of the National HPB and Hepatology centres. Collectively, Professor Ala has written or contributed to over 100 peer reviewed international publications and oral presentations. He runs a research and multi-centre clinical trials programme in liver and gastrointestinal disease at the University of Surrey with National and International collaborators.
I was referred Professor Ala by my GP following discomfort on my right hand side. At my first consultation I was reassured by his manner and concern for establishing the cause of my pain.The source of the discomfort was illusive but Professor Ala was very thorough in his approach and after CT and MRI scans followed by a colonoscopy which her performed a growth was discovered in my bowel. Following this I was referred to a surgeon and the growth was removed. I am now recovering and Prof Ala's persistence at getting to the route of the issue has meant I have been given the all clear.
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