“A total professional and available to his patients. When I had a complication at 6 in the morning on a saturday, getting hold of him did not take long and I was put at ease. He put a plan in place to deal with the issue and followed through at every stage texting me regularky to see how I was. Being available for your patient is the most valuable part of private care. Would have no hesitation to recommend him.”Patient treated at The Clementine Churchill Hospital
Areas of Expertise
He is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College London and an expert endoscopist with 20 years experience as a consultant, performing over 600 gastroscopies, 600 colonoscopies and 150 ERCPs each year. In 2017, he was recognised in the Top Doctor awards– a certificate of excellence awarded for recognition of skill, care and professionalism, as nominated by his medical peers across the UK.
Dr Bansi is an expert in his field, offering the following treatments:
- Therapeutic endoscopy
- Colon cancer screening
- Colonoscopy/flexible sigmoidoscopy
Conditions he commonly treats, include:
- Hepato-biliary and pancreatic disease
- Acid-related disorders
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Swallowing problems
Dr Bansi BM, DM, FRCP, is a currently a senior member of the consultant staff at Imperial College and has extensive experience in gastroenterology, as well as diagnostic and advanced therapeutic endoscopy, including ERCP and bariatric/ metabolic endoscopy, which also form a major part of his clinical interests.
He qualified from Southampton University Medical School, in 1988. After completing professional junior medical posts in the Wessex region and obtaining his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Dr Bansi was appointed research fellow in gastroenterology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (1993-1996). His MD thesis on Immunological Mechanisms in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis was awarded, in 1996.
That same year, he 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, and then 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), in 1999.
He has been part of the Hammersmith Hospitals Research Committee and is an educational supervisor for training of junior doctors, as well as undergraduate medical students. He is a trained consultant mentor for junior consultant colleagues, an examiner for the undergraduate medical school and representative for the Royal College of Physicians in consultant appointment committees.
Dr Devinder Bansi partnered with OneWelbeck in 2017 to collaboratively develop the OneWelbeck Digestive Health Centre. He has applied his extensive experience to improve the patient experience.
He has published numerous original scientific papers and edited book chapters, a number of research papers in peer reviewed internationally acclaimed journals as well as having done media work both for national publications, as well as national television.
Get to know Dr Bansi…
I have immense pride and a great deal of passion and enthusiasm in my role in creating this project as a founder member. After my visit to the USA, two years ago, I knew that this was the way to go. We really can change the way gastroenterology services are delivered in the UK; the sky really is the limit in terms of what we can achieve.Dr Devinder Bansi
You played a key role in recruiting the Welbeck Health team. What were the key qualities you were looking for in staff members?
We were looking for innovative, creative and forward-thinking individuals with excellence in teamwork, interactive skills and leadership. Essentially the ‘champions of the future’. Unlike other private medical facilities, where consultants are not involved in marketing and recruitment, OneWelbeck has benefitted from direct consultant input at all levels. This has allowed us to a) obtain the latest equipment and technologies b) design world class quality standards and care pathways; c) recruit colleagues who are opinion leaders in their field.
Having a say in who we can appoint and work with has been incredibly beneficial as we often know what the best qualities are to look for after years of experience in the field.
Welbeck Health has been designed to guarantee excellent patient experience – how did your expertise help inform decisions about the centre?
I have extensive experience of working in the private sector for many years and during that time have gained an understanding of what I believe should be best care. Working together with my colleagues at Welbeck Health we finally have the opportunity to deliver that.
What is the future for therapeutic endoscopy?
The line between endoscopy and surgery is becoming blurred with once ‘surgery only’ procedures now being done with less invasive methods – allowing patients to recover more quickly and benefit from the latest advances in therapy.
What have been the proudest moments in your career?
My first day as a qualified doctor and then my first day as a consultant gastroenterologist – as nobody in my family had been to university before or become a doctor.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
I am married with three children and when not working, I enjoy playing golf and tennis and traveling.