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Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery Research

The Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgical Department covers hepatobiliary, pancreatic, oesophageal and gastric surgeries. 

Our surgeons are diverse in their interests but focus mainly on major resections for upper gastrointestinal malignancies. The department supports and strives to enhance the quality of treatment given to patients through evidence based research, supported with a large prospective database capturing information on relevant procedures.

Our Research Team

Charbel Sandroussi Head of Department
Michael Crawford Consultant
David Joseph Consultant
Jerome Laurence Consultant
David Martin Consultant
Carlo Pulitano Consultant
David Andrew Yeo Consultant
Hannah Blyth Clinical Nurse Consultant
Lucy Stevens Clinical Nurse Consultant
Kiah Whitney-Cochrane Dietician
Shwe Phyo Han Fellow
Doruk Seyfi Fellow
James Morkaya Research Officer

Our Publications

2022

Aitchison L.P., Chen A.Z.L., Toms C., Sandroussi C., Yeo D.A., Steffens D.  To stitch or not to stitch: the skin closure of laparoscopic port sites, a meta-analysis 2022,7140:7159-36.
Bhadbhade M., Connolly E., Badiani S., Yeo D., Bhadri V.  Metastatic osteosarcoma bowel perforation secondary to chemotherapy-induced tumour necrosis 2022,:-15.
Dreyer S.B., Upstill-Goddard R., Legrini A., Biankin A.V., Allison S., Beraldi D., Cameron E., Chang D.K., Cooke S.L., Cunningham R., Grimwood P., Kelly S., Marshall J., McDade B., Musgrove E.A., Ramsay D., Evers L., Rebus S., Rahib L., Serrels B., Jamieson N.B., McKay C.J., Westwood P., Williams N., Duthie F., Shen W., Pea A., Johns A.L., Gill A.J., Chantrill L.A., Timpson P., Chou A., Pajic M., Dwarte T., Herrmann D., Vennin C., Cox T.R., Pereira B., Ritchiee S., Reed D.A., Chambers C.R., Metcalf X., Nobis M., Jeong G., Kenyon L., Lyons R.J., Waddell N., Pearson J.V., Patch A.-M., Nones K., Newell F., Mukhopadhyay P., Addala V., Kazakoff S., Holmes O., Leonard C., Wood S., Grimmond S.M., Hofmann O., Samra J.S., Pavlakis N., Arena J., High H.A., Asghari R., Merrett N.D., Das A., Cosman P.H., Ismail K., Stoita A., Williams D., Spigellman A., McLeod D., Kirk J., Kench J.G., Grimison P., Sandroussi C., Goodwin A., Mead R.S., Tucker K., Andrews L., Texler M., Forrest C., Ballal M., Fletcher D., Beilin M., Feeney K., Epari K., Mukhedkar S., Zeps N., Nguyen N.Q., Ruszkiewicz A.R., Worthley C., Chen J., Brooke-Smith M.E., Papangelis V., Clouston A.D., Barbour A.P., O'Rourke T.J., Fawcett J.W., Slater K., Hatzifotis M., Hodgkinson P., Nikfarjam M., Eshleman J.R., Hruban R.H., Wolfgang C.L., Scarpa A., Lawlor R.T., Corbo V., Bassi C.  Genomic and Molecular Analyses Identify Molecular Subtypes of Pancreatic Cancer Recurrence 2022,320:3240000-162.
Franssen S., Soares K.C., Jolissaint J.S., Tsilimigras D.I., Buettner S., Alexandrescu S., Marques H., Lamelas J., Aldrighetti L., Gamblin T.C., Maithel S.K., Pulitano C., Margonis G.A., Weiss M.J., Bauer T.W., Shen F., Poultsides G.A., Marsh J.W., Cercek A., Kemeny N., Kingham T.P., D'Angelica M., Pawlik T.M., Jarnagin W.R., Koerkamp B.G.  Comparison of Hepatic Arterial Infusion Pump Chemotherapy vs Resection for Patients With Multifocal Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma 2022,590:596-157.
Hulme K.R., Robbins E., Crawford M., Mahar A., McKenzie C.A.  Giant porta hepatis schwannoma: a rare cause of a cystic hepatic neoplasm 2022,140:143-54.
Ip E., McNeil C., Grimison P., Scheinberg T., Tudini E., Ho G., Scott R.J., Brown C., Sandroussi C., Guitera P., Spurdle A.B., Goodwin A.  Catastrophic chemotherapy toxicity leading to diagnosis of Fanconi anaemia due to FANCD1/BRCA2 during adulthood: description of an emerging phenotype 2022,912:915-59.
Korenblik R., Olij B., Aldrighetti L.A., Hilal M.A., Ahle M., Arslan B., van Baardewijk L.J., Baclija I., Bent C., Bertrand C.L., Björnsson B., de Boer M.T., de Boer S.W., Bokkers R.P.H., Rinkes I.H.M.B., Breitenstein S., Bruijnen R.C.G., Bruners P., Büchler M.W., Camacho J.C., Cappelli A., Carling U., Chan B.K.Y., Chang D.H., choi J., Font J.C., Crawford M., Croagh D., Cugat E., Davis R., De Boo D.W., De Cobelli F., De Wispelaere J.F., van Delden O.M., Delle M., Detry O., Díaz-Nieto R., Dili A., Erdmann J.I., Fisher O., Fondevila C., Fretland Å., Borobia F.G., Gelabert A., Gérard L., Giuliante F., Gobardhan P.D., Gómez F., Grünberger T., Grünhagen D.J., Guitart J., Hagendoorn J., Heil J., Heise D., Herrero E., Hess G.F., Hoffmann M.H., Iezzi R., Imani F., Nguyen J., Jovine E., Kalff J.C., Kazemier G., Kingham T.P., Kleeff J., Kollmar O., Leclercq W.K.G., Ben S.L., Lucidi V., MacDonald A., Madoff D.C., Manekeller S., Martel G., Mehrabi A., Mehrzad H., Meijerink M.R., Menon K., Metrakos P., Meyer C., Moelker A., Modi S., Montanari N., Navines J., Neumann U.P., Peddu P., Primrose J.N., Qu X., Raptis D., Ratti F., Ridouani F., Rogan C., Ronellenfitsch U., Ryan S., Sallemi C., Moragues J.S., Sandström P., Sarriá L., Schnitzbauer A., Serenari M., Serrablo A., Smits M.L.J., Sparrelid E., Spüntrup E., Stavrou G.A., Sutcliffe R.P., Tancredi I., Tasse J.C., Udupa V., Valenti D., Fundora Y., Vogl T.J., Wang X., White S.A., Wohlgemuth W.A., Yu D., Zijlstra I.A.J., Binkert C.A., Bemelmans M.H.A., van der Leij C., Schadde E., van Dam R.M.  Dragon 1 Protocol Manuscript: Training, Accreditation, Implementation and Safety Evaluation of Portal and Hepatic Vein Embolization (PVE/HVE) to Accelerate Future Liver Remnant (FLR) Hypertrophy 2022,1391:1398-45.
Korenblik R., Van Zon J.F.J.A., Olij B., Heil J., Dewulf M.J.L., Neumann U.P., Olde Damink S.W.M., Binkert C.A., Schadde E., Van Der Leij C., Van Dam R.M., Aldrighetti L.A., Van Baardewijk L.J., Barbier L., Binkert C.A., Billingsley K., Björnsson B., Andorrà E.C., Arslan B., Baclija I., Bemelmans M.H.A., Bent C., De Boer M.T., Bokkers R.P.H., De Boo D.W., Breen D., Breitenstein S., Bruners P., Cappelli A., Carling U., Robert M.C.I., Chan B., De Cobelli F., Choi J., Crawford M., Croagh D., Van Dam R.M., Deprez F., Detry O., Díaz-Nieto R., Dili A., Erdmann J.I., Font J.C., Davis R., Delle M., Fernando R., Fisher O., Fouraschen S.M.G., Fretland Å.A., Fundora Y., Gelabert A., Gerard L., Gobardhan P., Gómez F., Guiliante F., Grünberger T., Grochola L.F., Grünhagen D.J., Guitart J., Hagendoorn J., Heil J., Heise D., Herrero E., Hess G., Hilal M.A., Hoffmann M., Iezzi R., Imani F., Inmutto N., James S., Borobia F.J.G., Jovine E., Kalil J., Kingham P., Kollmar O., Kleeff J., Lopez-Ben S., MacDonald A., Meijerink M., Lapisatepun W., Leclercq W.K.G., Lindsay R., Lucidi V., Madoff D.C., Martel G., Mehrzad H., Menon K., Metrakos P., Modi S., Moelker A., Montanari N., Moragues J.S., Navinés-López J., Neumann U.P., Nguyen J., Peddu P., Primrose J.N., Olde Damink S.W.M., Qu X., Raptis D.A., Ratti F., Ryan S., Ridouani F., Rinkes I.H.M.B., Rogan C., Ronellenfitsch U., Serenari M., Salik A., Sallemi C., Sandström P., Martin E.S., Sarría L., Schadde E., Serrablo A., Settmacher U., Smits J., Smits M.L.J., Snitzbauer A., Soonawalla Z., Sparrelid E., Spuentrup E., Stavrou G.A., Sutcliffe R., Tancredi I., Tasse J.C., Teichgräber U., Udupa V., Valenti D.A., Vass D., Vogl T.J., Wang X., White S., De Wispelaere J.F., Wohlgemuth W.A., Yu D., Zijlstra I.J.A.J.  Resectability of bilobar liver tumours after simultaneous portal and hepatic vein embolization versus portal vein embolization alone: meta-analysis 2022,:-6.
Lim C.Y.S., Laidsaar-Powell R.C., Young J.M., Solomon M., Steffens D., Yeo D., Blinman P., Koczwara B., Joshy G., Koh C., Ansari N., Beale P., Butow P.  The long haul: Lived experiences of survivors following different treatments for advanced colorectal cancer: A qualitative study 2022,:-58.
Lim C.Y.S., Laidsaar-Powell R.C., Young J.M., Steffens D., Koczwara B., Zhang Y., Solomon M., Koh C., Ansari N., Yeo D., Blinman P., Beale P., Joshy G., Butow P.  Work: saviour or struggle? A qualitative study examining employment and finances in colorectal cancer survivors living with advanced cancer 2022,9057:9069-30.
Ly M., Lau N.-S., McKenzie C., Kench J.G., McCaughan G., Crawford M., Pulitano C.  The Delay of Arterialization After Initial Portal Reperfusion More Than Warm Ischemia Time May Determine Ischemic-type Biliary Injury 2022,E167:E168-106.
Palma C.A., Watson G., Earls P., Patanjali N., Laurence J., Leslie S.  A novel case of hereditary leiomyomatosis- associated renal cell carcinoma with metastasis to pituitary gland 2022,:-45.
Spolverato G., Capelli G., Lorenzoni G., Gregori D., He J., Popescu I., Marques H.P., Aldrighetti L., Maithel S.K., Pulitano C., Bauer T.W., Shen F., Poultsides G.A., Soubrane O., Martel G., Koerkamp B.G., Itaru E., Lv Y., Pawlik T.M.  Dynamic Prediction of Survival After Curative Resection of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: A Landmarking-Based Analysis 2022,7634:7641-29.
Steffens D., Solomon M.J., Beckenkamp P.R., Koh C.E., Yeo D., Sandroussi C., Hancock M.J.  Individualised, targeted step count intervention following gastrointestinal cancer surgery: The Fit-4-Home randomised clinical trial 2022,703:711-92.
Steffens D., Young J., Riedel B., Morton R., Denehy L., Heriot A., Koh C., Li Q., Bauman A., Sandroussi C., Ismail H., Dieng M., Ansari N., Pillinger N., O'Shannassy S., McKeown S., Cunningham D., Sheehan K., Iori G., Bartyn J., Solomon M.  PRehabIlitatiOn with pReoperatIve exercise and educaTion for patients undergoing major abdominal cancer surgerY: protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled TRIAL (PRIORITY TRIAL) 2022,:-22.
Tan M.M.C., Jin X., Taylor C., Low A.K., Le Page P., Martin D., Li A., Joseph D., Kormas N.  Long-Term Trajectories in Weight and Health Outcomes Following Multidisciplinary Publicly Funded Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Clinically Severe Obesity (≥ 3 Associated Comorbidities): A Nine-Year Prospective Cohort Study in Australia 2022,:-11.
Tsilimigras D.I., Ejaz A., Cloyd J., Guglielmi A., Aldrighetti L., Weiss M., Bauer T.W., Alexandrescu S., Poultsides G.A., Maithel S.K., Marques H.P., Martel G., Pulitano C., Shen F., Soubrane O., Koerkamp B.G., Endo I., Pawlik T.M.  Tumor Necrosis Impacts Prognosis of Patients Undergoing Resection for T1 Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma 2022,4326:4334-29.
Wei T., Zhang X.-F., He J., Popescu I., Marques H.P., Aldrighetti L., Maithel S.K., Pulitano C., Bauer T.W., Shen F., Poultsides G.A., Soubrane O., Martel G., Koerkamp B.G., Itaru E., Lv Y., Pawlik T.M.  Prognostic impact of perineural invasion in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: multicentre study 2022,610:616-109.
Xu J., D'Souza K., Lau N.S., Leslie S., Lee T., Yao J., Lam S., Sandroussi C., Chadban S., Ying T., Pleass H., Laurence J.M.  Staged versus concurrent native nephrectomy and renal transplantation in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: A systematic review 2022,:-36.