Dr Matthew Johnson

Dr Matthew Johnson

Consultant Gastroenterologist
MSc, MBBS, MRCP, MD

Specialises in

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Oesophageal high resolution manometry
  • Upper endoscopy
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Tuesday: 6pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday (alternate): 6pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday (alternate): 1.30pm - 8pm

An initial consultation with Dr Matthew Johnson is from £170.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Matthew Johnson at Spire include:

Other treatments

Inflammatory bowel disease, Gastrointestinal pathology, Endoscopy, Coloproctocology, Colonoscopy, Bowel disease, oesophageal high resolution manometry.

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Professional profile

I am dual qualified as a General Medical Physician and Gastroenterologist. I have worked as a Consultant at the Luton and a Dunstable NHS FT University Hospital for over 10 years and provide private specialist gastroenterology support and advice for the people of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire through Spire Harpenden Hospital. I cover a range of general gastroenterological issues such as constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies and intolerances, acid reflux and indigestion (dyspepsia).

I have been the Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at the L&D and at Spire Harpenden. I am a core member of both our local upper gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer multidisciplinary teams. Unlike general Gastroenterologists I also perform capsule enteroscopy and oesophageal manometry studies. I am fully competent in a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures having completed >3,500 Upper Endoscopies (OGDs) and >3,000 colonoscopies, with one of the highest caecal completion rates of 98.5% in the UK, with good comfort scores (results published openly on the National Endoscopy Database).

I am the Lead Consultant in gastroenterology at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire. I am also committed to teaching and research. My private practice mirrors that of my NHS service, where I aim to provide high quality care with an open and friendly approach.

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.

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). I trained through Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Hospital rotations, completing my MD research at St Mark’s.

I have research interests in Coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, oesophageal dysmotility (eg spasm), and non-invasive bowel investigations.

General Medical Council Number: C4232302

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Coloproctocology
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease

Special clinical interests: Small bowel pathology, luminology, peptic disease and oesophageal dysmotility, Coeliac disease and Irritable bowel syndrome.

Qualification and professional memberships

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)


Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterologists
Royal College of Physicians
Medical Defence Union


Professional leadership

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)

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Current NHS posts

General Physician and Lead Clinician in Gastroenterology, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire

Personal profile

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!

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112
Website http://www.drmattwjohnson.com
Private secretary Leah McGrath
Private secretary telephone 07889 219 806
Private secretary email drmattwjohnsongastro@gmail.com
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