How do I get treatment

For London Colorectal please telephone:

  • +44 (0) 20 7403 6061

For Gastroenterology please call:

  • +44 (0) 20 7234 2292

 

Mr Mark George / Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Mark George qualified form St Mary's Hospital in 1991 and is a specialist in advanced primary and recurrent colorectal cancer. His higher surgical training was undertaken in the South East London Region. His research was performed at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research and was awarded his Master of Surgery in 2002. He was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon to Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals in 2003 and is lead clinician for colorectal cancer. He is interested in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and is a specialist in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer and is the regional anal cancer surgeon.

 

Qualifications

2002 Master of Surgery. University of London
2001 F.R.C.S. (Gen). Subspecialty: Colorectal surgery
1995 F.R.C.S. (Eng)
1991 M.B. B.S.
1988 B.Sc. FIRST CLASS HONOURS in Physics with Medical Application

Position held

President of SE London and West Kent ileostomy association
Council member, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Chairman of South East London, Colorectal Tumour Working Group 2006-8

Invited Lectures/meetings

  • Open TME for rectal cancer
    M25 course, Basingstoke 2011
  • Total Pelvic Exenteration for colorectal cancer
    RSM, Joint meeting sections of urology, gynaecology and coloproctology, London 2011
  • Bowel Cancer: What do patients want and what should we be offering them?
    Weldymar Hospice Annual Conference, Dorset 2010
  • Salvage surgery for local relapse of anal and rectal cancer
    M25 Coloproctology Course, Basingstoke, 2010
  • Options for closing the perineum
    Presidents Day, RSM Section of Coloproctology, Sheffield 2010
  • Surgical management of advanced primary and recurrent rectal cancer
    University College Hospital London, 2007
  • Surgery for pelvic recurrence
    SE Thames Chapter of Coloproctology, 2006
  • The Colorectal cancer MDT,
    2006, Association of Coloproctology, Gateshead
  • Surgery for primary and recurrent rectal cancer
    2006, Rashid Hospital, Dubai
  • Multivisceral resection in colorectal cancer
    2006, Dorset County Tumour Working Group
  • Surgical management of Colorectal Cancer
    London Oncology Gastrointestinal lecture course,
    Royal College of Radiologists, London

Teaching

Director of MRCS course, St Thomas Hospital, London
Educational Supervisor for Colorectal Surgery, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital

Presentations

ASBGI, 2011
Use of a Restriction Ring Suture in Parastomal Hernia Prophylaxis- A New Technique

ASGBI, 2011
Is enhanced recovery sustained from surgery through to adjuvant chemotherapy?

Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Coloproctology, 2011
Is enhanced recovery sustained from surgery through to adjuvant chemotherapy?

H Maple, ASchizas, AB Williams, ML George

Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Coloproctology, 2010
The use of inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps for perineal wound reconstruction after APE of the rectum
A Hainsworth, M Akash, D Ross, P Mohanna, P Roblin, V Datta, ML George

Poster of Distinction, Association of Surgeons, 2010
The use of inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps for perineal wound reconstruction after APE of the rectum
M Akash, AHainsworth, D Ross, P Mohanna, P Roblin, V Datta, ML George

Association of Coloproctology, Glasgow 2007
VRAM reconstruction of the perineum following abdomino-perineal excision
R Bhardwaj, R Ng, ML George

Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Coloproctology 2007
Myocutaneous flaps following extended Abdominoperineal excision
M Miller, S Chan, R Ng, P Roblin, D Ross, E Carapeti, AB Williams, ML George

Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Coloproctology 2006
Outcome of haemodialysis and renal transplant patients following colorectal surgery.
J Krysa, J Taylor, AB Williams, E Carapeti, ML George

Association of Coloproctology, Gateshead 2006
Laparostomy formation in colorectal patients and their subsequent long term management

Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Surgery 2005Norman Tanner prize
Laparostomy formation in colorectal patients and their subsequent long term management

Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Coloproctology 2004
Can haematological indices predict positive findings of endoscopies performed for anaemic patients?
AMP Schizas, R Reid, ML George

Moynihan Prize Presentation, Association of Surgeons, Birmingham 2001
Dynamic contrast MRI (DCMRI) assessment of tumour permeability in locally advanced rectal cancer: A prognostic indicator for response to chemoradiotherapy
ML George, ASK Dzik-Jurasz, G Brown, AR Padhani, J Husband, MOLeach, IJ Rowland, ME Hill, DC Cunningham, D Tait, SA Eccles, RI Swift

British Cancer Research Meeting, Brighton 2000
Comparison of vascular permeability measured by dynamic MRI and serum/plasma VEGF in locally advanced rectal cancer
ML George, ASK Dzik-Jurasz, APadhani, MO Leach, IJ Rowland, SA Eccles, RI Swift

Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, California 2000
Toward integrating MR studies of cancer: combined functional imaging and 1H-MRS of locally advanced rectal cancer
ASK Dzik-Jurasz, ML George, JE Husband, RI Swift, MO Leach, S Doran

Cum Laude Award for outstanding scientific paper on Cross Sectional Imaging
Surgical Research Society, Cardiff 2000
Correlation of plasma and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) with platelet count in colorectal cancer (CRC): clinical evidence of platelet scavenging
ML George, M Tutton, MA Abulafi, SA Eccles and RI Swift.

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, Southport 1999
Functional outcome following laparoscopic rectopexy for rectal intussusception
ML George and R.I. Swift

5th International Breast Cancer Symposium, Nottingham 1997
Use of neoadjuvant CMF to avoid mastectomy
ML George, P. Hale, G. Deutch, A. Yelland, J. Gumpert and B.Hogbin

Physiology Society, London 1989
The effect of gelatin derivatives on human erythrocyte flexibility
ML George and JA Sirs

Publications

  • Novel application of anal fistula plug for the treatment of chronic anastamotic sinus
    Patsouras D, Schizas A, George ML.
    Int J Colorectal Dis. 2015 Mar 4
  • Colovesical fistula: should it be considered a single disease?
    Kiani QH, George ML, Carapeti EA, Schizas AM, Williams AB&
    Ann Coloprotocol. 2015 Apr; 31(2):57-62. doi:10.3393/ac.2015.31.2.57. Epub 2015 Apr 30
  • Bleeding pseudoaneurysm of the internal iliac artery after extended resection for advanced rectal cancer; report of two cases
    Rottoli M, Schizas AMP, George ML
    International journal of Colorectal Disease, 2014 Dec; 29 (12):1585-6
  • Opinions have changed on the management of rectal cancer with a complete clinical response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy.
    Sao Juliao GP, Smith FM, Macklin CP, George ML, Wynne GR
    Colorectal Disease. 2014 Feb 24.
  • Consensus statement on the multidisciplinary management of patients with recurrent and primary rectal cancer beyond total mesorectal excision planes.
    Beyond TME Collaborative.
    Br J Surg.  2013; Jul; 100(8):E1-33
  • Consensus statement on the multidisciplinary management of patients with recurrent and primary rectal cancer beyond total mesorectal excision planes
    Beyond TME Collaborative.
    Br J Surg. 2013; Jul; 100(8):1009-14 
  • Perianal reconstruction after abdominoperineal excision using inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps.
    Al Akash M, Roblin P, Mohanna P, Ross D, George ML
    Br J Surg. 2012 Apr;99(4):584-8.
  • Pelvic-perineal flap reconstruction: Normal imaging appearances and
    postoperative complications on cross-sectional imaging.
    N Griffin, J Rabouhans, R Ng, D Ross, P Roblin, P Mohanna, ML George
    Insights into Imaging, DOI 10.1007/s13244-011—0070-y
  • Short and long term outcomes of laparostomy following intra-abdominal sepsis
    O Anderson, APutnis, R Bhardwaj, M Ho-Asjoe, E Carapeti, AB Williams, ML George
    Colorectal Disease, 2011
  • Complete clinical response to neoadjuvantchemoradiotherapy in patients
    with rectal cancer: opinions of British and Irish specialists
    GR Wynn, N Bhasin, CP Macklin, ML George
    Colorectal Disease, 2010, 12(4):327-33
  • The use of myocutaneous flaps for perineal closure following abdomino-perineal
    excision of the rectum for rectal adenocarcinoma
    S Chan, M Miller, R Ng, DA Ross, P Roblin, E Carapeti, AB Williams, ML George
    Colorectal Disease, 2010, 12(6):555-60.
  • Tail gut cyst: report of two cases
    E Au, O Anderson, B Morgan, L Alarcon, ML George
    International Journal of Coloproctology 2008, 24(3):345-50
  • Adenocarcinoma of the appendix presenting as bilateral ureteric obstruction
    K Ahmed, R Hoque, S El-Tawil, MS Khan, ML George
    World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2008. Feb 21; 6:23
  • Outcome of patients on renal replacement therapy following colorectal surgery
    J Krysa, V Patel, J Taylor, E Carapeti, AB Williams, ML George
    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 2008 51(6):961-5
  • Colocutaneous fistula complicating therapeutic mesenteric embolisation.
    RA Camprodon, S Jacob, ML George, J Karani, AJ Leather
    Ann R CollSurg Engl. 2007 Jul; 89 (5):W1-3.
  • Arterial embolisation to control haemorrhage following colonoscopic polypectomy
    R Agha, M Miller, ML George, T Sabharwal International Journal of Surgery, 2007
  • Can haematological indicies predict postive findings at endoscopy in anaemicpatients?
    AMP Schizas, R Reid, ML George
    Ann R CollSurgEngl 2007; 89: 221-225Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction after Caesaerean section
    Kakarla A, Posnett H, Jain A, George ML, Ash A
    The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 2006, 8(4): 207-213
  • Anticoagulant-responsive pyodermagangrenosum associated with an underlying
    prothromboticdysfibrinogenaemia
    SI Chaudry, ML George, B Madans, MM Black
    British Journal of Dermatology 2005, 153: 1081-3
  • Endoscopic sympathectomy in the treatment of facial blushing
    A Adair, ML George, R Camprodon, JA Broadfield, JA Rennie
    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005, 87(5):358-360
  • Molecular pharmacology of cancer chemotherapy in human rectal cancer by
    global gene expression profiling
    PA Clarke, ML George, S Easdale, D Cunningham, RI Swift, ME Hill, DM Tait, PA Workman
    Cancer Research 2003, 63(20): 6855-6863
  • Use of MMP-2 and MMP-9 levels as a surrogate for tumour expression in
    colorectal cancer patients
    MG Tutton, ML George, SA Eccles, RI Swift, AM Abulafi
    International Journal of Cancer 2003, 107(4): 541-550
  • Stapled anopexy in the treatment of anal varices – report of a case
    S Biswas, ML George, AJM Leather
    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2003, 46: 1284-1285
  • Diffusion MRI for prediction of response of rectal cancer to chemoradiation
    ASK Dzik-Jurasz, C Domenig, ML George, J Wolber, APadhani, G Brown, Doran.
    Lancet, 2002, 360: 307-308
  • Plasma basic fibroblast factor levels in colorectal cancer: a clinically useful test?
    ML George,
    MG Tutton, AM Abulafi, SA Eccles, RI Swift
    Clinical and Experimental Metastasis 2002, 19(8): 735-8
  • Human rectal adenocarcinoma: demonstration of 1H-MR spectra in vivo at 1.5 T
    ASK Dzik-Jurasz, P Murphy, ML George, T Prock, DJ Collins, RI Swift, MO Leach, IJ Rowland
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2002, 47(4): 809-811
  • Colonoscopy in older patients: a safe and sound practice
    ML George,
    MG Tutton, VV Jadhav, AM Abulafi, RI Swift
    Age Ageing 2002, 31: 80-81
  • Non-invasive methods of assessing angiogenesis and their value in predicting
    response to treatment in colorectal cancer
    ML George, ASK Dzik-Jurasz, AR Padhani, G Brown, DM Tait, SA Eccles, RI Swift
    British Journal of Surgery 2001, 88: 1628-1636
  • VEGF A, C and D in colorectal cancer progression
    ML George,
    MG Tutton, F Janssen, AArnaout, A M Abulafi, SA Eccles, RI Swift
    Neoplasia 2001, 3(5): 420-427
  • Inhibition of human Kirsten-Ras expression with rationally selected
    Kirsten-Rasantisense oligonucleotides in colorectal cancer
    PJ Ross, ML George, D Cunningham, F Distefano, HJN Andreyev, P Workman, PA Clarke
    Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 2001, 1: 29-41
  • Solitary pancreatic metastasis from a primary colonic tumor detected
    by PET scan: report of a case.
    MG Tutton, ML George, ME Hill, AM Abulafi.
    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2001; 44:288-29
  • Correlation of plasma and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
    levels with platelet count in colorectal cancer: clinical evidence of platelet
    cavenging?
    ML George,
    SA Eccles, MG Tutton, AMAbulafi, RI Swift.
    Clinical Cancer Research 2000, 6 (8): 3147-52
  • The use of neoadjuvant CMF to avoid mastectomy
    ML George,
    P Hale, J Gumpert, B Hogbin, G Deutch, AYelland
    European Journal of Surgical Oncology 1999, 25 (1): 50-53
  • ThoracoscopicSympathectomy: Indications and complications
    ML George
    and JA Rennie
    Surgery Technology International 1999, VIII: 158-162

Correspondence

  • Clinical Cancer Research 2001, 7 (2): 444
    ML George,
    SA Eccles, G Box, MG Tutton, AM Abulafi, RI Swift
  • Clinical Cancer Research 2001, 7 (5): 1483
    ML George,
    SA Eccles, G Box, MG Tutton, AM Abulafi, RI Swift

Book Chapters

  • A Pocket guide to neoplasm
    Anal Cancer
  • V Patel and ML George, In Press

For London Colorectal please call: +44 (0) 20 7403 6061