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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Accredited endoscopist
Consultant Gastroenterologist and specialist Endoscopist, St. Mark's Hospital, NW London University Hospitals Trust and Professor of Endoscopy Practice, Imperial College. Director of Bowel Cancer screening for NW London and Director of the Kennedy-Leigh Academic Endoscopy Centre at St. Mark's Hospital. I have personally performed >30,000 colonoscopies and receive referrals from throughout the UK and Internationally for colonoscopy procedures, particularly endoscopic resection of large colorectal polyps and surveillance of patients at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer (family history, ulcerative colitis, polyposis syndromes).
Areas of interest
Diagnostic and therapeutic Colonoscopy; EMR; ESD; bowel cancer prevention; gastroscopy; capsule enteroscopy; luminal gastroenterology including inflammatory (IBD); polyposis syndromes
- Katie Scarfe
- Northwick Park ST Marks Hospitals Watford Road Harrow HA1 3UJ
- 020 8869 5418
- 07415 711846
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Aynkaran Dharmarajah Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
St. Mark's Hospital
I have authored or co-authored >160 peer-reviewed papers on colonoscopic practice, written > 20 book chapters and am editor of the book "Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy"
British Society of gastroenterology Hopkins prize 1996
BSG Video prize 1999
BSG Foundation Lecturer 2002
J Edward Berk Award, American College of Gastroenterology 2004
Oration Award - Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2006
Danish Society Surgeons Medal of honour 2012
ESGAR certificate of Merit 2012
BSG Foundation lecture 2015
Honorary FRCS by election 2016
St. Mark's Innovation award 2019
Cross AJ, Robbins EC, Pack K, Stenson I, Kirby PL, Patel B, Rutter MD, Veitch
AM, Saunders BP, Duffy SW, Wooldrage K. Long-term colorectal cancer incidence
after adenoma removal and the effects of surveillance on incidence: a
multicentre, retrospective, cohort study. Gut. 2020 Jan 17.
Rameshshanker R, Tsiamoulos Z, Wilson A, Rajendran A, Bassett P, Tekkis P,
Saunders BP. Endoscopic cuff-assisted colonoscopy versus cap-assisted colonoscopy
in adenoma detection: randomized tandem study-DEtection in Tandem Endocuff Cap
Trial (DETECT). Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Apr;91(4):894-904.
Rutter MD, East J, Rees CJ, Cripps N, Docherty J, Dolwani S, Kaye PV, Monahan
KJ, Novelli MR, Plumb A, Saunders BP, Thomas-Gibson S, Tolan DJM, Whyte S,
Bonnington S, Scope A, Wong R, Hibbert B, Marsh J, Moores B, Cross A, Sharp L.
British Society of Gastroenterology/Association of Coloproctology of Great
Britain and Ireland/Public Health England post-polypectomy and post-colorectal
cancer resection surveillance guidelines. Gut. 2020 Feb;69(2):201-223.
Elliott TR, Tsiamoulos ZP, Thomas-Gibson S, Suzuki N, Bourikas LA, Hart A,
Bassett P, Saunders BP. Factors associated with delayed bleeding after resection
of large nonpedunculated colorectal polyps. Endoscopy. 2018 Aug;50(8):790-799.
Rees CJ, Rajasekhar PT, Wilson A, Close H, Rutter MD, Saunders BP, East JE,
Maier R, Moorghen M, Muhammad U, Hancock H, Jayaprakash A, MacDonald C, Ramadas
A, Dhar A, Mason JM. Narrow band imaging optical diagnosis of small colorectal
polyps in routine clinical practice: the Detect Inspect Characterise Resect and
Discard 2 (DISCARD 2) study. Gut. 2017 May;66(5):887-895.
Saunders BP, Tsiamoulos ZP. Endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic
submucosal dissection of large colonic polyps. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol.
Pimentel-Nunes P, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Ponchon T, Repici A, Vieth M, De Ceglie A,
Amato A, Berr F, Bhandari P, Bialek A, Conio M, Haringsma J, Langner C, Meisner
S, Messmann H, Morino M, Neuhaus H, Piessevaux H, Rugge M, Saunders BP,
Robaszkiewicz M, Seewald S, Kashin S, Dumonceau JM, Hassan C, Deprez PH.
Endoscopic submucosal dissection: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
(ESGE) Guideline. Endoscopy. 2015 Sep;47(9):829-54.
Courses offered to GPs
Colon cancer update
98-100% caecal intubation rate since introduction of NHS bowel cancer screening programme in 2006
Adenoma detection rate >50% within bowel cancer screening programme
0 perforations within bowel cancer screening programme since introduction in 2006.
- MD University of London 1996
- MB BS UCLH 1988
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2002
- FRCS (by election) Royal College of Surgeons 2016
Reference number 3285024
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medicine, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Surgeons
- 1 Welbeck StreetLondonW1G 0AR
- 14:00 - 17:30
- 020 3653 2004
- 20 Devonshire PlaceLONDONW1G 6BW
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 07719 475971
- London Clinic 20 Devonshire PlaceLONDONW1G 6BW
- 09:30 - 15:00
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- London Clinic, W1G 6BW
- 10:00 - 12:30
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Prof Brian Saunders
Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy
Tel 0208 8643232
Tel 0208 235 43227