Minimal access surgery in colorectal disease

  • Jim Khan

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This body of work presents the research and publications undertaken under a
general theme of minimal access colorectal surgery. Papers are presented on
surgery for colon cancer, rectal cancer, splenic flexure, emergency surgery,
and complications after laparoscopic surgery, outcomes, training in minimal
access surgery and robotic surgery.
The work highlights my own personal contributions and publications under
this theme, as well as collaborations and output emanating from multi-centre
trials. Presentations include video, oral and poster presentations at national
and international meetings.
With my background experience of laparoscopic surgery, the focus has been
on applications of laparoscopy for the management of colorectal cancer, role
of laparoscopy in emergency settings, and complications of colorectal
surgery. With a significant experience in robotics, I have shared the
published data from management of rectal cancers and the techniques of
single docking total mesorectal excision and flexure mobilization. A particular
focus has been on teaching and training in minimal access surgery.
My publication record comprises; pathfinder and seminal papers; papers from
co-supervised MD/MSc; international collaborations; technical authorship and
support; other published contributions; guideline development and technical
reports and internal briefing papers.
Date of AwardFeb 2017
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorGraham Mills (Supervisor)

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