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Austin Obichere General surgeon London

MBBS, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Gen)

Specialist in Colorectal Surgery

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  • Name Mr Austin Obichere
    GMC Number 4134617
    Address 81 Harley Street
    Town/City London
    Post Code W1G 8PP
    Speciality Colorectal Surgery
    Sub-Speciality N/A
    Work Place NHS: UCLH 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU
    Correspondence Address for Private Practice: 81 Harley Street, London, W1G 8PP
    Practicing privileges at various private hospitals in central London and North /North West London.
    Clinic Times
    Monday 13:30 To 18:00
    Tuesday --:-- To --:--
    Wednesday 16:30 To 20:00
    Thursday --:-- To --:--
    Friday 11:00 To 13:00
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  • Qualifications MBBS, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Gen)
    Specialist Interest Laparoscopic (key-hole)surgery for colorectal cancer and other diseases of gastrointestinal tract.
    Colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer (JAG Accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist).
    Surgery for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and faecal
    Profile Summary Mr Austin Obichere (MBBS, MD, FRCS) is Consultant General / Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon, University College London Hospital (UCLH) & Hon. Senior Lecturer University College London (UCL). He completed specialist training in Coloproctology at St. Mark’s Hospital, London and at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He is Clinical Lead for Colorectal Cancer and Director of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme at UCLH.
    Affiliations
    Website
  • Colorectal cancer screening, surgical management of advanced colorectal cancer and disorders of the pelvic floor.
  • PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

    1. High resolution colonoscopy in a bowel cancer screening programme improves polyp
    detection.
    Banks MR, Haidry R, Butt MA, Whitley L, Stein J, Langmead L, Bloom SL, O'Bichere A, McCartney S, Basherdas K, Rodriguez-Justo M, Lovat LB.
    World J Gastroenterol. 2011; Oct: 4308-13.

    2. Protein biomarkers in exfoliated cells collected from the human rectal mucosa: implications for colorectal disease detection and monitoring.
    Anderson N, Suliman I, Bandaletova T, Obichere A, Lywood R, Loktionov A.
    Int J Colorectal Dis. 2011; Jun: 1287-97.

    3. Inequalities in participation in an organized national colorectal cancer screening programme: results from the first 2.6 million invitations in England.
    von Wagner C, Baio G, Raine R, Snowball J, Morris S, Atkin W, Obichere A, Handley G, Logan RF, Rainbow S, Smith S, Halloran S, Wardle J.
    Int J Epidemiol. 2011; Feb 17

    4. Changing management and survival in patients with stage IV colorectal cancer.
    Platell C, Ng S, O'bichere A, Tebbutt N.
    Dis Colon Rectum. 2011; 54:214-9.

    5. Suliman I, O’bichere A. Management of the asymptomatic primary in the palliative treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.
    Colorectal Dis 2010; 12: 267-267.

    6. Raine R, Wong W, Scholes S, Ashton C, Obichere A, Ambler G.
    Social variations in access to hospital care for patients with colorectal, breast, and lung cancer between 1999 and 2006: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics.
    BMJ. 2010 Jan 14;340:b5479.

    7. von Wagner C, Good A, Wright D, Rachet B, Obichere A, Bloom S, Wardle J
    Inequalities in colorectal cancer screening participation in the first round of the national screening programme in England.
    Br J Cancer. 2009 Dec 3;101 Suppl 2:S60-3

    8. Punwani S, Rodriguez-Justo M, Bainbridge A, Greenhalgh R, De Vita E, Bloom S,
    Cohen R, Windsor A, Obichere A, Hansmann A, Novelli M, Halligan S, Taylor S.
    Mural Inflammation in Crohns Disease: Location-Matched Histologic Validation of
    Imaging.
    Radiology 2009; 252: 712-20.


    9. Taylor SA, Punwani S, Rodriguez-Justo M, Bainbridge A, Greenhalgh R, De Vita E,
    Forbes A, Cohen R, Windsor A, Obichere A, Hansmann A, Rajan J, Novelli M, Halligan
    Mural Crohn’s Disease: Correlation of Dynamic Contrast- enhanced MR Imaging
    Findings with Angiogenesis and Inflammation at Histologic Examination- Pilot Study.
    Radiology 2009; 251: 369-79.

    10. Bajwa A, Blunt N, Vyas S, Mckenzie G, Bridgewater J, Hochhauser D, O’Bichere A
    Primary tumour resection and survival in the palliative management of metastatic
    colorectal cancer.
    Eur J Surg Oncol. 2009; 2: 164-7.

    11. Nawabi DH, Ffoulkes L, O’Bichere A
    Cryptococcal small bowel obstruction in an HIV-positive patient.
    R Soc Med. 2005; 11: 513-4.

    12. O’Bichere A, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Randomised cross-over trial of isotonic polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and
    water for colostomy irrigation.
    Diseases of Colon & Rectum 2004; 47: 1506-9.

    13. Hamour S, O’Bichere A, Peters J, McDonald P.
    Patient perceptions of MRSA
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2003; 85: 123-125.

    14. O’Bichere A, Bossum C, Gangoli S, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Chemical colostomy irrigation with glyceryl trinitrate solution.
    Diseases Colon & Rectum 2001; 44:1324-1327

    15. O’Bichere A, Khalil KH, Sellu D.
    Stapled haemorrhoidectomy: pain or gain.
    British Journal of Surgery 2001; 88: 1488-9.

    16. Miller M, Macdonald PJ, O’Bichere A.
    Small bowel enterolith ileus.
    Journal of Gastroenterology Hepatology 2001; 16: 697.

    17. O’Bichere A, Shurey S, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Experimental model of anorectal transplantation.
    British Journal of Surgery 2000; 87: 1534-39.

    18. Khalil KH, O’Bichere A, Sellu D.
    A randomised trial of sutured versus stapled closed haemorrhoidectomy.
    British Journal of Surgery 2000; 87: 1352-1355.

    19. O’Bichere A, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    New, simple approach for maximal pudendal nerve exposure: anomalies and prospects for
    functional reconstruction.
    Diseases Colon & Rectum 2000; 43: 956-960.

    20. O’Bichere A, Sibbons P, Dore C, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Experimental study of faecal continence and colostomy irrigation.
    British Journal of Surgery 2000; 87: 902-908.

    21. O’Bichere A, Wilkinson K, Rumbles S, Norton C, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Functional outcome after restorative panproctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis decreases
    an otherwise enhanced quality of life.
    British Journal of Surgery 2000; 87: 802-807.

    22. O’Bichere A, DJ Campbell.
    Gastrointestinal: Diaphragm disease.
    Journal of Gastroenterology Hepatology 1999; 14: 1231.

    23. O’Bichere A, M Laniado, D Sellu.
    Stapled haemorrhoidectomy: a feasible day case procedure.
    British Journal of Surgery 1998; 85: 377-8.

    24. O’Bichere A, D Sellu.
    The quality of operation notes: can a simple word processor help.
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 1997; 79: 20-9.

    25. Wallace TW, Wong T, O’Bichere A, Ellis BW.
    Managing in flight emergencies.
    British Medical Journal 1995; 311: 374-5.


    LETTER / CORRESPONDENCE:

    1. O’Bichere A, Phillips RKS. Response to comments on: Functional outcome after restorative panproctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis decreases an otherwise enhanced quality of life. British Journal of Surgery 2001; 88: 472.

    BOOK CHAPTERS:

    1. O’Bichere A, Suliman I. Artificial Bowel Sphincters, in ‘Artificial Organs’
    Editor: Hakim NS
    Publishers: Spinger Lag, Imperial College Press, 2009.

    2. Boulos PB, O’Bichere. Complications of Colorectal Surgery, in ‘Surgical Complications: Diagnosis and Treatment’.
    Editors: Hakim NS, Papalois V.
    Publishers: World Scientific Publishing Co, Imperial College Press, 2005


    INVITED PUBLICATION:

    1. O’Bichere A. Colorectal Cancer II: Multidisciplinary team approach to patient care and treatment. Capital Doctor 2005; March: p14-16.
    2. O’Bichere A. Colostomy Irrigation: past, present and future.
    Journal British Colostomy Association; p3-5: November, 1999.


    SUBMITTED PUBLICATIONS:

    1. Chua, W, Engledow, A, Raptis D, O’Bichere A. Comparative study of colonic stenting for intrinsic and extrinsic malignant large bowel obstruction.
    British Journal of Surgery

    2. O’Bichere A, Aves E, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RK.
    Stomal irrigation does not alter nitric oxide synthase expression in the colon
    Colorectal Disease















    PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

    1. Mural Crohn’s Disease: Correlation of Dynamic Contrast- enhanced MR Imaging
    Findings with Angiogenesis and Inflammation at Histologic Examination- Pilot Study.
    Taylor SA, Punwani S, Rodriguez-Justo M, Bainbridge A, Greenhalgh R, De Vita E,
    Forbes A, Cohen R, Windsor A, Obichere A, Hansmann A, Rajan J, Novelli M, Halligan
    S. Radiology 2009; March 10.

    2. Is resection of the primary tumour beneficial in the (palliative) management of metastatic
    colorectal cancer
    Bajwa A, Blunt N, Vyas S, Mckenzie G, Bridgewater J, Hochhauser D, O’Bichere A
    Colorectal Disease 2008; 10 (Suppl 1): P151

    3. Detection of colorectal cancer by DNA quantification of exfoliated colonocytes.
    Bajwa, A. A.1; Raptis, D. A.1; Ogunbiyi, O.2; Navaratnam, R.3; Boulos, P. B.4;
    O’Bichere, A.1
    Diseases of Colon & Rectum 2008; 51(Suppl): O467

    4. Predictive factors of outcome in patients presenting with asymptomatic colorectal primary
    and synchronous irresectable liver metastases.
    Bajwa A, Blunt N, Vyas S, Mckenzie G, Bridgewater J, Hochhauser D, O’Bichere A
    Colorectal Disease 2007; 9 (Suppl 1): P051

    4. Comparative study of colonic stenting for intrinsic and extrinsic malignant large bowel
    Obstruction.
    Chua, W, Engledow, A, Raptis D, O’Bichere A.
    British Journal of Surgery 2007; 94(Suppl 1): P0120

    5. Diathermy training for surgical trainees is inadequate. Will we get our fingers burnt?
    Raptis, D, Engledow, A, Stubbs B, Huang A, O’Bichere, A.
    British Journal of Surgery 2007; 94(Suppl 1): P027

    6. Stomal irrigation does not alter nitric oxide synthase expression.
    O’Bichere A, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Diseases Colon & Rectum 2001; 44 (Suppl 1): P50.

    7. Stapled haemorrhoidectomy with absorbable co-polymer staples.
    O’Bichere A, Khalil HK, Sellu D.
    Diseases Colon & Rectum 2001; 44 (Suppl 1): P30.

    8. Randomised cross-over trial of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and water for
    colostomy irrigation.
    O’Bichere A, Springall RG, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    British Journal of Surgery 2001; 88 (Suppl 1): P024.

    9. Long term colostomy irrigation does not alter nitric oxide synthase expression in the colon
    O’Bichere A, Green C, Phillips RK.
    Colorectal Disease 2001; 3 (Suppl 1): P103.

    10. Haemorrhoidectomy with absorbable stapling device.
    O’Bichere A, Khalil HK, Sellu D.
    Colorectal Disease 2001; 3 (Suppl 1): P125.

    11. Randomised controlled trial of Peg and water for stomal irrigation.
    O’Bichere A, Springall RG, Green C, Phillips RK.
    Colorectal Disease 2001; 3 (Suppl 1): PO30.

    12. Chemical colostomy irrigation with glyceryl trinitrate solution
    O’Bichere A, Bossom C, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Gut 2000; 46 (Suppl 11): A82.

    13. Closed haemorrhoidectomy: randomised comparison of sutured and stapled technique.
    O’Bichere A, Khalil KH, Sellu D.
    British Journal of Surgery 2000; 87 (Suppl 1): A051.

    14. Colostomy irrigation with GTN solution.
    O’Bichere A, Dore’ C, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Colorectal Disease 2001; 2 (Suppl 1): O69.

    15. Sutured versus stapled haemorrhoidectomy: a randomised trial.
    O’Bichere A, Khalil KH, Sellu D.
    Colorectal Disease 2001; 2 (Suppl 1): O64.

    16. Anorectal transplantation in a pig model.
    O’Bichere A, Sato T, Shurey S, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Colorectal Disease 2000; 2 (Suppl 1): P102.

    17. Improved faecal continence by colostomy irrigation in a pig model.
    O’Bichere A, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Colorectal Disease 2000; 2 (Suppl 1): P101.

    18. Experimental model of anorectal transplantation.
    O’Bichere A, Shurey S, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Journal of Cellular Pathology 2000; 5: 78.

    19. Functional outcome after pouch surgery for UC decreases an otherwise enhanced quality
    of life.
    O’Bichere A, Rumbles S, Norton C, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Colorectal Disease 1999; 1 (Suppl 1): O19.

    20. Antegrade colostomy irrigation with GTN and Diltiazem solution: a randomised
    controlled comparison in a porcine model.
    O’Bichere A, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Gut 1999; 44 (Suppl 1): A538.


    21. Functional outcome after restorative panproctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis decreases
    an otherwise enhanced quality of life.
    O’Bichere A, Wilkinson K, Rumbles S, Norton C, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Gut 1999; 44 (Suppl 1): A414.

    22. Colostomy irrigation: a randomised comparison of infusion regimen and route in a
    porcine model.
    O’Bichere A, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Gut 1999; 45 (Suppl V): A138

    23. Functional outcome after pelvic pouch surgery for UC decreases an otherwise enhanced
    quality of life.
    O’Bichere A, Wilkinson K, Myers C, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    British Journal of Surgery 1999; 86 (Suppl 1): A069

    24. A simple gluteal approach to the pudendal nerve and prospects for reconstruction.
    O’Bichere A, Green C, Phillips RKS.
    Colorectal Disease 1999; 1 (Suppl 1): P087.

    25. Antegrade colostomy irrigation with glyceryl trinitrate and diltiazem solution: a
    randomised controlled comparison in a pig model.
    O’Bichere A, Sibbons P, Green C, Phillips RKS
    Colorectal Disease 1999; 1 (Suppl 1): P100.
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