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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
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pelvic Floor Pathology
Minimally invasive surgery techniques in pelvic exenteration: a systematic and meta-analysis review. PelvEx Collaborative. Surg Endosc. 2018 Dec;32(12):4707-4715.
Factors affecting outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally recurrent rectal cancer. PelvEx Collaborative. Br J Surg. 2018 May;105(6):650-657.
Integrated total pelvic floor ultrasound in pelvic floor defaecatory dysfunction.Colorectal Dis. 2017 Jan;19(1):O54-O65.
The future of pelvic floor services in the UK. Colorectal Dis. 2016 Nov;18(11):1087-1093.
Accuracy of integrated total pelvic floor ultrasound compared to defaecatory MRI in females with pelvic floor defaecatory dysfunction. Br J Radiol. 2016 Dec;89(1068):20160522.
Quality of life following fistulotomy - short term follow-up. Colorectal Dis. 2017 Jun;19(6):563-569.
Quality of life with anal fistula. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2016 May;98(5):334-8.
Synchronized functional anal sphincter assessment: maximizing the potential of anal vector manometry and 3-D anal endosonography. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Jul;28(7):1075-82.
Hot pelvic exenteration: is it worth it? Int J Colorectal Dis. 2016 Feb 1.
Total pelvic floor ultrasound for pelvic floor defaecatory dysfunction: a pictorial review. 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. Lancet. 2015 Oct 24;386(10004):1640-8.
Colovesical fistula: should it be considered a single disease? Ann Coloproctol. 2015 Apr;31(2):57-62.
A review of functional pelvic floor imaging modalities and their effectiveness. Clin Imaging. 2015 Jul-Aug;39(4):559-65.
Novel application of anal fistula plug for the treatment of chronic anastomotic sinus. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2015 Dec;30(12):1735-6.
Initial experience of treating anal fistula with the Surgisis anal fistula plug. Tech Coloproctol. 2012 Jun;16(3):201-6.
Vector volume manometry--methods and normal values. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2011 Sep;23(9):886-e393.
Anal canal vector volume manometry. 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.
- 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
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