Dr Matthew Johnson

Dr Matthew Johnson

Dr. Matt W. Johnson

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine 04232302


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I currently work at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital as the Lead Clinician for the Inflammatory Bowel Team, Small Bowel Capsule Enteroscopy Service, and Oesophageal Laboratory. I provide a specialist private and NHS gastroenterology service for Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Essentially covering those people that live within the catchment area of Harpenden, St. Albans, Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Luton, Leighton Buzzard, Hitchin, Bedford, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City.
I am experienced in dealing with all general medicine and gastroenterology problems, but have a speciality interest in luminology (all conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel and large bowel).
I am a regional ACT (Advanced Constipation Treatment) Trainer, teaching other clinicians how best to manage IBS and Constipation.
Through my research and clinical practice I have developed considerable experience in dealing with difficult inflammatory bowel disease and have used a wide range of immunosuppressant and biological therapies. I now help co-ordinate the immunomodulator and biological services at the L&D and am presently developing new practice and patient self help protocols. If suitable we also offer our patients an efficient patient self management programme service, with a dedicated hotline to our IBD Nurse Specialist.
In 2010 I opened a new Oesophageal Laboratory with pH, Impedance and High Resolution Manometry facilities to assess difficult reflux and oesophageal dysmotility problems. I now overview this service and validate / report all studies performed. Outside of the teaching hospitals, the L+D is one of the first district general hospitals in UK to embrace this cutting edge technology and use it in routine gastroenterological management.
I have been performing capsule endoscopy for over 10 years now, but opened the Small Bowel Capsule Enteroscopy Service at the L&D back in 2010. We now offer the new High Resolution Capsules along with Colonic Capsules as an alternative to diagnostic colonoscopy.
Private patients have assess to these services through the Cobham Clinic within the Hospital.

Areas of interest

Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile duct); Colonic polyps; Liver cancer; Gastrohepatology; Clinical physiology; Achalasia of the cardia; Oesophageal cancer; Capsule endoscopy; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Endoscopic procedures; Upper gastro-intestinal disease; Colonoscopy; Gastro-intestinal oncology; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Nutrition; Incontinence (urine / faeces); Gastro-intestinal disease; Haemorrhoids ("piles"); Coloproctology; Endoscopy - lower GI; Coeliac disease (celiac disease / gluten sensitive enteropathy); Colitis; Crohn's disease; Dyspepsia (indigestion); Gastro-intestinal physiology; Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Gastro-intestinal pathology; Hepatology; Functional bowel disorders; Liver disease; Dysphagia; Gallstones; Cancer diagnosis; Gastro-intestinal endoscopy; Peptic ulcers; Endoscopy - therapeutic; Oesophagogastic cancer; Constipation; Interventional endoscopy; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Colorectal disease (Lower GI); Colon cancer; Endoscopy - upper

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

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