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In addition to his wealth of expertise in the field of general gastroenterology & hepatology, Matthew is an expert in endoscopy and in the management of acid reflux and Barrett’s oesohagus.
He leads a world renowned unit at UCLH which is also the largest Barrett's centre in the UK undertaking ground breaking research. He hosts the largest live endoscopy conference in the UK and frequently runs endoscopy courses for consultants to refine their own skills. He is the editor of 'Endoscopy in the Cancer Patient', Endoscopy Editor in The Faculty of 1000 and has written numerous scientific papers, reviews and book chapters. Investigating the mechanisms of diarrhea during his PhD allowed him to appreciate the physiology of bowel disorders including constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.
He was able to refine his techniques during an endoscopic fellowship in Sydney and a sabbatical in Tokyo's prestigious National Cancer Centre. He is now one of a select few National Endoscopy trainers with exemplary performance standards, particularly in colonoscopy. A summary of his special interests are below.
Areas of interest
Colonoscopy; endoscopy; constipation; diarrhoea; heartburn; Gastro-intestinal oncology; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Endoscopic procedures; Barrett's oesophagus; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Bowel cancer screening; Gastro-intestinal functional disorders; Diarrhoea; Constipation
Current NHS consultant posts held
Matthew is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Director of Endoscopy at University College London Hospital NHS Trust (UCLH), with an academic appointment as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The National Medical Laser Centre, University College London.
Barrett's oesophagus Research
Bowel cancer screening
Open water competition swimming
Should patients expect their colonoscopy to reach the standards experienced by bowel cancer screening patients?
Frontline Gastroenterol 2012;3:122-123
Mannath J, Banks MR
Emerging technologies in Endoscopic Imaging
F1000 Med Rep. 2012;4:3. Epub 2012 Feb 1.
Kent A & Banks MR
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Diarrhea
Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. Hunt (eds),
The modern investigation and management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Clinical Medicine
Burleigh DE & Banks MR
Stimulation of intestinal secretion by vasoactive intestinal peptide and cholera toxin. Autonomic Neuroscience.
Farthing MJG, Casburn-Jones A, Banks MR
Diarrhoea. Prescriber 2003;14 (20):48-59.
Farthing MJG, Casburn-Jones A, Banks MR.
Getting control of intestinal secretion: thoughts for 2003.
Digestive and Liver Disease 2003;35:378-385
Banks MR, Farthing MJG.
Fluid and electrolyte absorption. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology 2001;
18 (2): 176-181.
Banks MR, Farthing MJG.
Current management of Acute Diarrhoea. Prescriber 2001;
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Br J Diabetes & Vasc Dis 2009; 9: 129
Banks MR, Farthing MJG, Robberecht P, Burleigh DE. Anti-secretory actions of a novel vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) antagonist. British J Pharmacol 2005; 144: 994-1001.
Endoscopy in The Cancer Patient
Eds: Banks MR, Deutch J. Wiley, Oxford. 1st Ed. 2013
Courses offered to GPs
RCGP seminar Nov 28th 2013
- MBBS UCL 1992
- BSc UCL 1990
- MRCP RCP 1995
- PhD University of London 2004
- Lister Hospital, SW1W 8RH
- 15:30 - 20:00
- 020 7881 4054
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
020 7730 7733
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (>50)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)
Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)
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