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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
Current NHS consultant posts held
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Colorectal cancer and exploring novel new strategies for screening. Role of surgery in the management of advanced colorectal cancer. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, screening for bowel cancer, surgical management of colorectal cancer and other benign disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and pelvic floor.
- MBBS, MD, FRCS, FRCS University of Lagos 1987
Affiliations / memberships
A member of the surgical sub-group of National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and President Elect IA (Ileostomy & Internal Pouch) support group Greater London West Chapter.