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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Dr Gurvinder Banait

Dr Gurvinder Banait
Consultant Gastroenterologist

Qualifications: MB ChB, MD, FRCP


Speciality Areas:

All areas of gastroenterology:

  • Benign and malignant luminal gastrointestinal disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Functional bowel disease
  • Treatment of gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • Coeliac disease
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Hepatitis
  • Metabolic and autoimmune liver disease
  • Biliary tract disease (benign and malignant)
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) cancer
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Enteral stenting for benign and malignant disease
  • Endoscopic haemostasis and argon plasma coagulation therapy
Contact Details:

Telephone: 01942 778604

Clinic Access Times:

Wednesday  09:00-13:00 - Leigh Infirmary

Friday           13:30-17:00 - Thomas Linacre Centre, Wigan, Suite 1


Dr Gurvinder Banait graduated in 1989 from the University of Manchester.  His training included all aspects of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.  He became a consultant in East Lancashire in 2000 and joined WWL in September 2009.

Dr Banait’s more specialised gastroenterology training has included work in a number of North West Hospitals; including Hope Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan.  Dr Banait’s areas of expertise include all aspects of gastroenterology including IBD and IBS, nutrition, dyspepsia, coeliac disease as well as hepatology. He is experienced in upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy as well as ERCP. He also has experience in oesophageal/enteral stent and feeding tube insertion. This is in addition to the treatment of peptic ulcer or variceal bleeding.

Dr Banait’s research leading to an MD was carried out at Manchester University (1997-99) and examined the management of dyspepsia and upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms. He has also published a number of papers covering a wide variety of gastroenterology related subjects (including optimising service delivery) throughout his training and has continued to do so as a consultant. His 2009 outputs describe a type of haemochromatosis hitherto unidentified in Asians, a case report of dysphagia as a paraneoplastic manifestation of renal cancer and the diagnosis and management of abdominal tuberculosis.

Since joining the Trust, he has become the HPB and has developed a Hepatitis C service. This is in addition to his work as a gastroenterologist in clinic and endoscopy.