Dr Affifa Farrukh


MB, BS, FRCP, FRCPI (Ireland), MRCP (Gastroenterology), FEBGH, GRAD DIPLAW, Diploma in pain management (distinction)

GMC number: 6069185

Practicing since: 2000


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

Consultation times

  • Alternate Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Overview

Or call us on

0300 13 11 416


Dr Affifa Farrukh trained in General Medicine and Gastroenterology in Leicester. She has particular experience in the management of patients with microscopic colitis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as well as coeliac and pancreatic disease. She deals with the nutritional aspects of these and other conditions.

She is experienced in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and is an accredited colonoscopy trainer. Dr Affifa Farrukh has an interest in capsule endoscope. She is experienced in dealing with both acute and chronic medical conditions.

She also has an interest in a range of complementary therapies.

Special interests

This includes:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Nutrition
  • Endoscopy
  • Assessment of acute and chronic medical problems

Personal interests

Reading Sufi literature, gardening, and clothes design.

Languages spoken

English, Urdu, Punjabi, Saraiki and Hindi

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Affifa Farrukh at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Polypectomy
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Urea Breath Test 13C
  • Lactose breath test
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Vitamin deficiency test
  • Gluten sensitivity screening
  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (or gastroscopy)
  • Phlebotomy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Locations Dr Affifa Farrukh works with

Related experience


Dr Affifa Farrukh has published more than 20 papers in peer review journals dealing with:

  • Quality and equality of care
  • Issues of discrimination
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Achalasia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease


  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • Medical Defence Union

Other post held

  • Consultant physician and gastroenterologist

Insurers Dr Affifa Farrukh works with

Dr Affifa Farrukh works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Affifa Farrukh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Affifa Farrukh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Affifa Farrukh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.