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Last updated: 2 May 2020
- Accredited endoscopist
I graduated in 1989 from the University of Manchester and became a consultant in Lancashire in 2000 (Blackburn) and then Wigan in 2009.
I am an approachable, patient-centred, and very experienced doctor and always make sure that I explore your issues carefully and thoroughly. I have access to all the investigations needed to do this.
My training included all aspects of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. This included emergency, intensive and coronary care, lung disease and diabetes.
My specialised gastroenterology training has included work in a number of North West Hospitals including Hope Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary.
My post-graduate research was carried out at Manchester University (1997-99) and examined the management of dyspepsia and upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms. I have also published a number of papers covering a wide variety of gastroenterology related subjects throughout his training and have continued to do so as a consultant. My latest work is involved with optimising the care of patients with jaundice due to cancer.
Areas of interest
Dyspepsia (indigestion); heartburn; ulcers of the stomach/duodenum; irritable bowel syndrome; diarrhoea/constipation; colitis; Crohn's disease; abnormal liver tests; gallstone-related disease; hepatitis and other liver diseases; coeliac disease; pancreatic disease; suspected cancer of the gastrointestinal tract; endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) including advanced endoscopy in the form of ERCPs.
- Audrey Simpson
- 07840 200407
- Rebecca Howell
- Euxton Hall Hospital Wigan Road Euxton Chorley PR7 6DY
- 01257 276261
- Sandra Banait (Practice Manager)
- 07471 944498
Current NHS consultant posts held
Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Upper GI disease management.
Photography; cooking; astronomy; cycling.
Seven consultant clinical excellence awards (gastroenterology).
Banait, G. S. (with the SATURN group). Dyspepsia management guidelines for Salford and Trafford. July 1997.
Banait, G. S., Talbot, J. S., Thompson, D. G. Identification of patients eligible for H. pylori eradication therapy in primary care - A health economic study. Gut 1997; 41 (suppl 3): A88-A89.
Banait, G. S., Thompson, D. G. Outcomes of dyspepsia management guideline introduction - an RCT of academic detailing by hospital specialists. Gut 1999; 44 (suppl 1): A94.
Banait, G. S., Thompson, D. G. Outcomes of Dyspepsia management guideline introduction – An RCT of academic detailing by gastroenterologists. Gastroenterology 1999; 116 (No. 4 part 2): A46.
Banait, G. S., Diagnosis and management of hepatitis C. Update March 2002; p301-313.
Banait, G. S., Sibbald, B., Thompson, D. G., Summerton, C., Hann, M., Talbot, S. Modifying dyspepsia management: a cluster randomised controlled trial of educational outreach compared with passive guideline dissemination. BJGP 2003; 53 No. 487: p94-100.
Ormerod L. P., Ramesh J., Banait G. S., et al. Gastrointestinal TB: Blackburn 1985–2002. Clinical features and management. Thorax 2003; 58 (suppl III):iii57 (abstract P59).
Levison, S. E., King, M., Banait, G. S. The impact of a dedicated endoscopy referral form, incorporating the Rockall Score, on the management of patients with acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Gut 2004; 53 (suppl III): A33.
Levison, S. E., Banait, G. S. The sustained benefit of a dedicated endoscopy referral form for UGI haemorrhage. Gut 2005; 54; (suppl II): A114.
Ramesh J., Banait G.S., Ormerod L.P. Abdominal TB in a district general hospital: a retrospective review of 86 cases. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 2008 Mar;101(3):189-95.
Rashid T., Bharucha S., Jamallulail S., Banait G. et al. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the South Asian Population of Northwest England (letter). American Journal of Gastroenterology January 2008; 1: p242-244
Bhalme MD, Levison SE, Banait GS. Paraneoplastic oesophageal dysmotility-renal cell carcinoma presenting as dysphagia: a case report. Cases J 2009.:8170.
Nixon E., Banait G. S., Robson K. J., Lok C. Y. Juvenile Haemochromatosis in Asian Families. Gut 2009; 58 (Suppl II) A352
Lok C. Y., Merryweather-Clarke A., Banait G. S. et al. Iron Overload in the Asian Community. Blood 2009 114; 20-25
R R Marri, S J Bromage, A Darmalingum, C Calvert, G Banait. Jaundice following intravesical botulinum toxin – a previously unreported complication. BMJ Case Rep. 2010.
Colonoscopy success rate (>95%, exceeds national recommendations).
Polyp detection rate in keeping with national recommendations.
ERCP cannulation rate 93% (exceeds national recommendations).
- MB, ChB Manchester University 1989
- Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) Royal College of Physicians 1993
- MD (Doctor of Medicine) Manchester University 1999
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2004
Reference number 3313356
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Specialist Training (CCST in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine), 2000
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
General Medical Council
British Medical Association.
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- Euxton Hall HospitalWigan RoadEuxtonChorleyPR7 6DY
- 17:30 - 19:30
- 01257 276261
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