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.