Professor Omar Faiz

General surgery

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Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery

About me

Professor Omar Faiz is the Clinical Director of St Mark's Hospital - a world recognised centre for the management of colorectal disease. He is a Colorectal Surgeon and has practised as a consultant since 2008 when he was first appointed to Imperial College. In 2012 he moved his clinical NHS practice to St Mark's hospital and Academic Institute.

Professor Faiz's principal clinical interests in colorectal surgery are Inflammatory Bowel Disease, colon and rectal cancer surgery (including the surgical management of polyposis and other inherited bowel syndromes) and proctology (haemorrhoids, fistulae and pilonidal disease).

Professor Faiz has achieved both national and international recognition within his field. He lectures internationally extensively and has published over 250 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the above he has led on a number of initiatives in colorectal surgery . Specifically, he has led the Inflammatory Bowel Disease subcommittee for the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI 2013-2018) and also Chaired the ACPGBI Ileal Pouch Registry (2011-2018). He has contributed twice towards guideline development for the 'IBD Standards' and also NICE in 2015. Prof. Faiz has Chaired an international gastrointestinal surgery initiative of Global Comparators - a benchmarking and quality improvement group comprising sixty highly recognised worldwide academic hospitals (2014-2018).

In 2018 the Daily Mail published a Good Doctors Guide for IBD, compiled through clinical peer consensus, where Professor Faiz was listed and described as 'a very good, high volume surgeon at a major centre, supported by an excellent team.'

Areas of interest

Laparoscopic (Keyhole) and Robotic Colon and Rectal cancer surgery (lower GI); Colonic and Rectal disease management including inflammatory surgery (IBD) and Colorectal Cancer surgery; Hereditary Bowel Cancer/ Polyposis surgery, intestinal failure surgery, Abdominal Wall Repair, Proctology (Haemorrhoids and fistula surgery); Fissure, flexible sigmoidoscopy

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Procedures completed

  • H2502

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

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • G7530

    Closure of ileostomy (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)

  • H6840

    Flexible pouchoscopy +/- biopsy and/or removal of polyp(s) - (1-5)

  • G7513

    Revision of ileostomy - laparotomy - (1-5)

  • H3364

    Laparoscopic anterior resection - high (i.e. colorectal anastomosis above the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • H5540

    Seton placement for treatment of anal fistula - (1-5)

  • H1542

    Closure of colostomy - (1-5)

  • G7402

    Open formation of ileostomy - (1-5)

  • H6260

    Proctoscopy (+/- biopsy) - (1-5)

  • H4430

    Examination of rectum under anaesthetic (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • H3320

    Abdominoperineal resection of rectum and anus - (1-5)

  • X3750

    Botulinum toxin injections to muscle - (1-5)

  • H5530

    Closure of anal fistula using a suturable bioprosthetic or synthetic plugs - (1-5)

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