Dr. Matthew Banks

Dr. Matthew Banks BSc MB FRCP PhD

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

Profile Summary

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 oesophagus

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 diarrhoea during his PhD allowed him to appreciate the physiology of bowel disorders including constipation, diarrhoea 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

Special Interests

  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Acid reflux and indigestion
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery
  • Upper gastrointestinal cancers


  • Barrett's HALO radiofrequency ablation
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Laser therapy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

Past Appointments

  • Consultant at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
  • Director of Endoscopy, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Qualifications and Accreditations

He trained at University College London School of Medicine, (86 – 92) and was a Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology, North Thames (96 – 04), and research Registrar St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital (98 -02). He completed a Clinical Fellowship in Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound at Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia (04 -05) and a Fellowship in Endoscopic submucosal dissection (minimally invasive endoscopic surgery) at the National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, Japan (07).

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