Consultant Profile

Dr Javaid Subhani

Dr Javaid Subhani MB BChir, BA, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Liver disease
    • Pancreatology
  • General medicine
    Special clinical interests:
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hepatology
    • Pancreatology
    • Quality and comfort in endoscopy
    • Complex therapeutic endoscopy
    • ERCP
    • Endoscopic removal of bowel growths avoiding surgery (EMR)
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant gastroenterologist, hepatologist and general physician at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01277 266 766
    Dr Subhani sees patients and performs endoscopy procedures at Spire Hartswood Hospital on alternate Friday mornings and at other times on request.
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Javaid Subhani is a consultant gastroenterologist, hepatologist and general physician offering private consultations and treatment for gastrointestinal symptoms, liver disease and general medical problems. Dr Subhani’s priorities are quality, safety and comfort for his patients.

    As an NHS consultant since 2001, he developed the Hepatology Service at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital and led the South Essex Bowel Cancer screening centre as lead colonoscopist. He has also held the role of Director of the Endoscopy and Bowel Cancer Screening Unit and been the designated Therapeutic Colonoscopist for the colorectal cancer team.

    Javaid Subhani studied preclinical medicine at St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he also gained a BA in genetics. He completed his basic medical training at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and his medical registrar training in South West London. He then worked at the Royal Free Hospital, researching the genetic epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS). Before becoming a consultant in Essex in 2001, he worked at the Liver Transplant Unit at the Royal Free Hospital and at the National Medical Laser Centre and the Pancreatobiliary Unit at University College Hospital in London.

    Javaid Subhani’s main research interest is in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He has also published papers and presented internationally on coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), hepatology, pancreatology and endoscopy.

    As a doctor, I tend to focus on facts, diagnoses and treatments whilst my patient is concerned with symptom control and the fear of what it all means. I try to address both agendas and to offer the quality of care and comfort you would expect for a friend or family member.

    Medical conditions treated
    Dr Subhani’s first research interest was inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) and he uses non-invasive tests to differentiate inflammatory from non-inflammatory bowel conditions.
    He also manages patients with reflux, dyspepsia (indigestion and upper abdominal pain), malabsorption, diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and rectal bleeding.

    Dr Subhani diagnoses and treats a broad range of liver conditions, including those which are genetic, viral, medication and alcohol related.

    Javaid Subhani takes regional referrals from the East of England for complex colonoscopy. In addition he has a specific interest in previously difficult or uncomfortable endoscopies with a high success rate in both patient acceptability and technical success.

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    Dr Javaid Subhani

    Dr Javaid Subhani, Consultant gastroenterologist, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

    For more information or to book an appointment

    To book an appointment with Dr Subhani or any of our specialist consultants, call 01277 266 766.

    For other enquiries, including guide prices for investigations and treatment, call us on 01277 266 761.

    Endoscopy procedures and outcomes for Dr Javaid Subhani

    Gastroscopy: over 6,000 procedures
    Colonoscopy: over 5,000 procedures
    ERCP: approx. 1,000 
    EMR  (endoscopic removal of bowel growths): approx. 450. This is one of the largest published series by an individual in the UK, allowing many patients to avoid the need for surgery.

    Audit of Dr Subhani's last 2,000 colonoscopies
    98% completion rate compared to national average of below 90%
    46% polyp pickup rate compared to a target of 20%
    Very high comfort scores

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