About Dr. Matthew Banks
Gastroenterologist Consultant In London
Dr. Matthew Banks BSc PhD FRCP
Consultant Gastroenterologist | Hon Associate Professor | University College London
I am a consultant gastroenterologist at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) where I have been director of endoscopy for 6 years, leading a world-renowned unit & also the largest Barrett’s Oesophagus Centre in the UK. I work privately in Harley Street, The Lister Hospital Chelsea, The London Clinic and Princess Grace Hospitals where I founded a team of gastroenterologist and surgeons, The London Gastrointestinal Associates.
Before I moved to UCLH I was Director of Endoscopy at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. I am also an associate professor at The National Medical Laser Centre, University College London (UCL).
I helped to host the largest live endoscopy conference in the UK and frequently run endoscopy courses for consultants to refine their own skills. I am the editor of ‘Endoscopy in the Cancer Patient’, Endoscopy Editor in The Faculty of 1000 and have written numerous scientific papers, reviews and book chapters. Investigating the mechanisms of diarrhoea during my PhD allowed me to appreciate the physiology of bowel disorders including constipation, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome.
I was able to refine my endoscopy techniques during an endoscopic fellowship in Sydney and a sabbatical in Tokyo’s prestigious National Cancer Centre. I am now one of a select few National Endoscopy trainers with exemplary performance standards, particularly in colonoscopys
I see and manage all general gastrointestinal problems; however, I have particular expertise in the following areas:
- Heartburn and indigestion
- Barrett’s oesophagus, screening and treatment for dysplasia
- HALO radiofrequency ablation
- Barrett’s EMR
- Bowel cancer screening and polyp detection
- Constipation and diarrhoea
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Oesophageal and gastric cancer
- Endoscopy, colonoscopy & endoscopic therapy
- Laser therapy
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
- Acute gastrointestinal bleeding treatment