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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Matthew Johnson at Spire include:
Inflammatory bowel disease, Gastrointestinal pathology, Endoscopy, Coloproctocology, Colonoscopy, Bowel disease, oesophageal high resolution manometry.
I graduated from St George’s Medical School, London in 1995. I underwent postgraduate medical training in the South East Thames region and am now dual accredited to practice general medicine and gastroenterology. I completed a Research Fellowship at St Mark’s and St Thomas’ which led to a Master’s degree in 2009 and several publications assessing the effects of bacteria and probiotics in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
My training has provided me with specialist experience in dealing with complicated acid reflux disease, oesophageal dysmotility, coeliac disease and IBD. I also have experience with small bowel capsule enteroscopy and oesophageal manometry studies. I am fully competent in a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures having worked for 4.5 years on emergency endoscopy rotas at St Thomas’ and on the Liver Unit at King’s.
I am the Lead Consultant in gastroenterology at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire. I am also committed to teaching and research.
I offer my services at the Spire Harpenden Hospital in Hertfordshire as a General Medical Physician, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist. I cover general gastroenterological issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), functional bowel disorders, food allergies and intolerances (eg Coeliac disease), acid reflux and indigestion (dyspepsia). Within my NHS practice I also run the oesophageal cancer stenting and am a core member of the colorectal cancer screening and MDT. My practice mirrors that of my NHS service, where I aim to provide high quality care with an open and friendly approach.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Special clinical interests: Small bowel pathology, luminology, peptic disease and oesophageal dysmotility, Coeliac disease and Irritable bowel syndrome.
BSc / St Georges, London / 1993
Bachelor of Science in Medical Physiology
MBBS / St Georges/University of London / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2000
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
MD / Kings College, London / 2010
The Bacterial Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (pouchitis)
Clinical lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Luton and Dunstable NHS Hospital
Clinical lead for the capsule endoscopy unit, Luton and Dunstable Hospital
National lead for the early adopters of the inflammatory bowel disease registry (British Society of Gastroenterology)
General Physician and Lead Clinician in Gastroenterology, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, BedfordshireBack to top
Outside of medicine most of my time is dedicated to my family. I also enjoy singing, playing the guitar and writing music. On more energetic days you might catch me cycling around the Chiltern hills. I live locally to the hospital and have just acquired an allotment, so spend a lot of time pulling weeds!
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