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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
- Gemma Jeffery
- London Surgical Partnership 116 Harley Street London W1G 7AL
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- Video and telephone consultations
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Elizabeth Whitehead Fee Assured
- Dr Rajesh Mehta Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
St Mark's Hospital & Academic Institute
North West London Hospitals Trust
Mr Faiz is an academic surgeon with extensive research experience.
- Over 160 accepted peer-reviewed publications
- 15 book chapters
- Authored 3 text books.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Burmese - Conversational
Mr Faiz has generated research that have been reported widely throughout the print and television media.
Media reports on his research have appeared in the Independent, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sky News, BBC News & CNN.
Courses offered to GPs
1. Improving outcome in surgery
2. The surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
3. The future of colorectal cancer surgery
0% mortality in elective surgery
2% reoperation rate (national average 6%)
I undertake a wide variety of complex colorectal surgery and have achieved very low complication and mortality rates.
- MBBS University of London 1994
- FRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons 1999
- MS University of London 2007
- FRCS (Gen Surg) Royal College of Surgeons 2008
- BSc(Hons) University of London 1991
Reference number 4277233
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chairman of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Subcommittee f Association of Coloproctology for Great Britain and Ireland 2014
- Chairman of the National Ileal Pouch Registry Association of Coloproctology for Great Britain and Ireland 2014
- Surgical Representative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Standards Group 2014
- Surgical Representative National IBD Audit Royal College of Physicians 2014
- Member for the Scientific Advisory Committee National Cancer Intelligence Network (Public Health England) 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery , 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal Society of Medicine
St Mark's Association
European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Postoperative patients will be given my personal mobile telephone number.