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Mr Alexis Schizas qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1999. His higher surgical training was undertaken in the South East London Region. His research was performed at St Thomas Hospital and was awarded his MD in 2011.
He was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon to Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals in 2011. His specialist interests are in advanced primary, recurrent colorectal cancer, anal cancer surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery and pelvic floor pathology (bowel incontinence, defaecatory difficulties and prolapse).
He strives for the highest quality of patient care, teaching, presenting and publishing, locally, nationally and internationally.
In 2015 he was elected as the colorectal representative to the Standardising Steering Committee and in 2016 onto the Publications and Communications Committee for the International Continence Society.
He was also the laparoscopic and enhanced recovery colorectal lead for the London Cancer Alliance. He is currently chair of the South East London ACN for colorectal cancer and Service Lead for Colorectal and Emergency General Surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust..
Areas of interest
Colorectal disease, Colorectal Surgery, Colorectal cancer; anal cancer; Recurrent colorectal cancer, rectal bleeding; change in bowel habit; colonoscopy, laparoscopic and open surgery.
Pelvic floor pathology, faecal incontinence, faecal urgency, defaecatory difficulties, constipation, rectal prolapse, rectocoele.
Haemorrhoids, piles, rectal bleeding, anal fissure, anal pain, anal sepsis, anal fistula.
Hernia repair, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia, paraumbilical hernia.
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pelvic Floor Pathology
Hot pelvic exenteration: is it worth it? Patsouras D, Schizas A, George ML. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2016 Feb 1.
Total pelvic floor ultrasound for pelvic floor defaecatory dysfunction: a pictorial review. Hainsworth AJ, Solanki D, Schizas AM, Williams AB. Br J Radiol. 2015;88(1055):20150494.
Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation versus sham electrical stimulation for the treatment of faecal incontinence in adults (CONFIDeNT): a double-blind, multicentre, pragmatic, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial. Knowles CH, Horrocks EJ, Bremner SA, Stevens N, Norton C, O'Connell PR, Eldridge S; CONFIDeNT study group. Lancet. 2015 Oct 24;386(10004):1640-8.
Colovesical fistula: should it be considered a single disease? Kiani QH, George ML, Carapeti EA, Schizas AM, Williams AB. Ann Coloproctol. 2015 Apr;31(2):57-62.
A review of functional pelvic floor imaging modalities and their effectiveness. Ahmad AN, Hainsworth A, Williams AB, Schizas AM. Clin Imaging. 2015 Jul-Aug;39(4):559-65.
Novel application of anal fistula plug for the treatment of chronic anastomotic sinus. Patsouras D, Schizas A, George ML. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2015 Dec;30(12):1735-6.
Outcomes in non-surgical management for bowel dysfunction. Collins E, Hibberts F, Lyons M, Williams AB, Schizas AM. Br J Nurs. 2014 Jul 24-Aug 13;23(14):776-80.
Bleeding pseudoaneurysm of the internal iliac artery after extended resection for advanced rectal cancer: report of two cases. Rottoli M, Sabharwal T, Schizas AM, George ML. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2014 Dec;29(12):1585-6.
Initial experience of treating anal fistula with the Surgisis anal fistula plug. Chan S, McCullough J, Schizas A, Vasas P, Engledow A, Windsor A, Williams A, Cohen CR. Tech Coloproctol. 2012 Jun;16(3):201-6.
Vector volume manometry--methods and normal values. Schizas AM, Emmanuel AV, Williams AB. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2011 Sep;23(9):886-e393.
Anal canal vector volume manometry. Schizas AM, Emmanuel AV, Williams AB. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jun;54(6):759-68.
Anal carcinomas: the role of endoanal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in staging, response evaluation and follow-up. Eur Radiol. 2011 Apr;21(4):776-85.
Endosonographic staging of lower intestinal malignancy. J. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2009;23(5):663-70.
Can haematological indices predict positive findings at endoscopy in anaemic patients?
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 Apr;89(3):221-5.
- MB BS Guy's and St Thomas' Medical Schools, UMDS 1999
- BSc Guy's and St Thomas' Medical Schools, UMDS 1996
- MSc University of Kent 2010
- MD University of London 2011
- FRCS RCS(Eng) 2010
- JAG Colonoscopy JAG 2010
Reference number 4629373
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Service Lead for Colorectal and Emergency General Surgery Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals 2016
- Chair for Colorectal Cancer SEL ACN SEL ACN 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Pelvic Floor Society
International Continence Society
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.