Mr Austin Obichere

Mr Obichere was appointed Consultant Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon, University College London Hospital (UCLH) & Hon. Senior Lecturer University College London (UCL) in 2003. He also works at The Harley Street Clinic. He conducted specialist training in Coloproctology at St Mark’s Hospital, London and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. 

He is a Joint Advisory Board (JAG) Accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist and is also Director Bowel Cancer Screening Programme at UCLH. Mr Obichere is president of the West London Chapter of IA (ileostomy & anal pouch) Association and remains passionate in seeking through research, alternatives to abdominal stoma and to improving the quality of life for these patients.

He is a trained laparoscopic colorectal surgeon with specialist interest in minimal access bowel cancer surgery, colorectal cancer screening and surgical management of 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 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.

Personal treatment philosophy: A multidisciplinary holistic approach to provide high quality patient care through diligence in diagnosis and cutting edge treatment.