Devinder Singh Bansi: Profile

Devinder Singh Bansi qualified from Southampton University Medical School in 1988. After completing professional junior medical posts in the Wessex region (Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester) he was awarded membership of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). In 1996 he was appointed Research Fellow in Gastroenterology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and is now based at One Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AR.

Dr Bansi's MD thesis on Immunological Mechanisms in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis was awarded in 1996.  He also published a number of research papers, in peer reviewed internationally acclaimed journals.

In 1996, Dr Bansi returned to London as a Senior Specialist Registrar on the North Thames East rotation and received further comprehensive training in therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP at the Middlesex Hospital. During this rotation he also trained in oesophageal physiology at the Royal London Hospital, and then worked as the Resident Medical Officer at Whipps Cross and Newham General Hospitals.

Dr Bansi completed his training in gastroenterology and general medicine in 1998. In 1999 he was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine to the Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (now part of Imperial College).

Dr Bansi is now one of the senior and leading interventional endoscopists at the Trust He is also one of London’s foremost experts in bariatric endoscopy procedures for weight loss and works with the leading London Weight Centre.

He is actively involved in a number of UK and international studies investigating methods of achieving weight loss using endoscopy rather than surgical methods.

As well as English, Dr Bansi is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu, and would be happy to consult with patients who speak these languages.

Clinical interests

Dr Bansi's has a particular clinical interest and expertise in:

  • Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • ERCP
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
  • Gastrointestinal malignant disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Hepato-pancreatico-biliary medicine
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dysphagia

Research interests

Dr Bansi's research interests include:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy, therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP 
  • Gastrointestinal malignant disease, inflammatory bowel disease and hepato-pancreatico-biliary medicine 
  • Bariatric endoscopy procedures for weight loss
  • Liver disease

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