Dr Devinder Bansi is a consultant gastroenterologist and senior interventional endoscopist at Imperial College London. He is also an honorary senior lecturer and a senior member of the consultant staff there as well as a former lead for interventional endoscopy at the Trust. He has extensive experience in gastroenterology as well as diagnostic and advanced therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP and bariatric/metabolic endoscopy which also forms a major part of his research interest. He is one of the leading experts in bariatric endoscopy in London and in the UK, with particular expertise in the management of complications after bariatric surgery as well as the use of endoscopy methods to achieve weight loss. He has extensive experience using the Apollo Overstitch device and is a proctor for the company, regularly teaching and training other doctors both in the UK and abroad in using the technique. He has established the largest series of patients undergoing Overstitch stoma revision for weight regain post gastric bypass surgery in the UK. He is also one of the first endoscopists in the UK to start an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) service at Imperial College and also at the prestigious private Cromwell Hospital in London. This is a pioneering technique to achieve weight loss using endoscopic suturing without the need for surgery. In addition he has extensive experience in the insertion and removal of gastric balloons and more recently performed the first UK complete EDGE (EUS directed trans-gastric ERCP) procedure in a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patient.
He was formerly a member of the Hammersmith Hospital’s 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 Imperial Medical School and representative for the Royal College of physicians in consultant appointment committees.