Mr Austin Obichere: General surgery
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Mr Austin Obichere

General surgery

 

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About me

Mr Austin Obichere was appointed to the post of Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University College London Hospital (UCLH) & Hon. Senior Lecturer University College London (UCL) in 2003. He is a Joint Advisory Board (JAG) accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist and is also Director Bowel Cancer Screening Programme at UCLH.

Mr Obichere’s area of specialist interest include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, screening for bowel cancer, surgical management of colorectal cancer and other benign disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and pelvic floor. He has maintained an active research interest in this field and is a member of Surgical Sub-Group of National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). He is the

Chief Investigator of ISAAC (Initial Surgery in Advanced Asymptomatic Colorectal Cancer) a National randomised clinical trial exploring the role of early surgical excision of the primary tumour in patients receiving systemic chemotherapy for stage IV colorectal cancer. This trial has received funding and support from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and the NCRI respectively.

Areas of interest

Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Coloproctology; Pelvic floor surgery

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Highgate Private Hospital (1-5) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • H2510

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

    Harley Street Clinic (5-50)

  • H6260

    Proctoscopy (+/- biopsy) - (5-50)

    Harley Street Clinic (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Highgate Private Hospital (1-5)

  • H5230

    Injection of sclerosing substance into haemorrhoids - (1-5)

    Harley Street Clinic (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • H5100

    Haemorrhoidectomy (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

    Highgate Private Hospital (1-5)

  • H0700

    Right hemicolectomy - (1-5)

  • G7530

    Closure of ileostomy (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • S4740

    Drainage of large subcutaneous abscess/haematoma - (1-5)

  • H3334

    Anterior resection - low (i.e. colorectal anastomosis at or below the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

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