Dr Matthew Banks

Dr Matthew Banks BSc MB FRCP PhD

Welcome to my website

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 a Senior Lecturer at The National Medical Laser Centre, University College London (UCL).

I co-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 diarrhea during my PhD allowed me to appreciate the physiology of bowel disorders including constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.

I was able to refine his 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 colonoscopy

My expertise:

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
  • Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Acute gastrointestinal bleeding treatment


My research interests:

I am part of a research group at UCL studying Barrett’s oesophagus, in particular the detection of early cancers in the oesophagus, stomach and colon.

Private Consultant Gastroenterologist London