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- Accredited endoscopist
- Lower GI surgery
- Accredited endoscopist
I graduated from Liverpool University Medical School in 1998. I became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2003, and a fellow in 2011. I was awarded my certificate for completion of surgical training in 2012. During this time I worked as a senior registrar at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow (a national and international referral centre for intestinal and colorectal disorders) and undertook a nationally recognised laparoscopic colorectal fellowship at Colchester General Hospital.
Areas of interest
Simple and complex abdominal wall hernias; Groin hernias; Diverticular Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Colorectal Cancer; Pelvic floor & Functional Bowel Disorders, including faecal incontinence and constipation; Haemorrhoids; Anal fissures; Anal fistulas; laparoscopic (keyhole surgery); Pilonidal Sinus disease
- Sam Thornton
- c/o Springfield Hospital Lawn Lane CHELMSFORD CM1 7GU
- 07591 960269
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr N L L Chanaka Karunaratne Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am a consultant general & colorectal surgeon at Broomfield Hospital (Chelmsford) and Braintree Community Hospital, in Essex.
I undertook a 2 year period of full time research. I investigated the role of biomaterials in the management of parastomal hernias and anal fistulas. This culminated in a reasearch MD, awarded by the University of London.
My current research areas of interest include anal fistulas, complex abdominal wall hernias and diverticular disease.
I have published and presented on these clinical subjects at national & international meetings.
The Colon & Rectal Disease Research Foundation Prize, awarded by the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI).
A travelling fellowship awarded by the Coloproctology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine
•Out-patient management of acute uncomplicated divertculitis. A systematic review. Accepted for publication by the International Journal of Colorectal Disease, May 2014
•Ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract in the management of anal fistula. A systematic review. Colorectal Dis. 2013; 15: 527-35
• Novel biological strategies in the management of anal fistula. Colorectal Dis. 2012; 14: 1445-55
•Clinical review of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. BMJ 2012; 16: 344:e2476
• Management of idiopathic anal fistula using cross-linked collagen: a prospective phase 1 study. Colorectal Dis. 2011; 13: 94-104
•Video games and surgical ability: a literature review. J Surg Educ. 2010; 67:184-9
•Parastomal hernia prevention using a novel collagen implant. A randomised controlled phase 1 study. Hernia. 2008; 12: 475-81
• Human in vivo cellular response to a cross-linked acellular collagen implant. Br J Surg. 2008; 95: 438-46
•Primary anal pilonidal disease. Colorectal Dis. 2008; 10: 303-4.
• Straight to test. Results of a pilot study in a hospital serving an inner city population. Colorectal Dis. 2008; 10: 569-76
•Does Anastomotic Technique Influence Anorectal Function after Sphincter-Saving Rectal Cancer Resection? A Systematic Review of Evidence from Randomized Trials. J Am Coll Surg. 2007; 204: 673-680.
•Anal intraepithelial neoplasia. Gastrointestinal nursing 2007; 5 (4): 32-40 (Invited review)
• Principles and contemporary management of anal fistulas. Gastrointestinal nursing 2007; 5 (2): 32-40 (Invited review)
•The Snug Seton. Short and medium term results of slow fistulotomy for idiopathic anal fistulae. Colorectal Dis. 2006; 8: 328-37.
•Fibrin Glue in the Management of Anal Fistulae. Colorectal Disease, 2004; 6: 308-19.
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