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Mr George Reese

Mr George Reese is a general surgeon with a special interest in colorectal cancer. He is an accredited endoscopist and trains colorectal surgeons in colonoscopy. His practice also includes pelvic floor surgery, laparoscopic surgery and hernia surgery.

Mr George ReeseConsultant laparoscopic and colorectal surgeon

Mr George Reese is a general surgeon with a special interest in colorectal cancer. He is an accredited endoscopist and trains colorectal surgeons in colonoscopy. His practice also includes pelvic floor surgery, laparoscopic surgery and hernia surgery.

He was appointed as a consultant surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2014. At the Trust he has helped establish a tertiary referral practice for locally advanced colorectal cancer. He has also developed an international fellowship for training colorectal surgeons from around the world.

Mr Reese graduated from University College London Medical School in 2001 and, having worked in a number of London hospitals, progressed on to a surgical training rotation around central London teaching hospitals. He was awarded an MD thesis in the field of colonic imaging at Imperial College London. Mr Reese continues research into locally advanced colorectal cancer treatment and regularly publishes practice guidelines in the field of inflammatory bowel disease surgery.


Mr Reese is a general surgical advisor for the BBC medical drama Holby City. He has also provided medical advice for numerous other television shows as well as featuring in the BBC documentary Hospital.

Mr Reese works privately at:

  • The Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital
  • The 15th Floor Charing Cross Hospital
  • The BUPA Cromwell Hospital


Bowel Cancer, Inflammatory bowel disease, Hernia surgery

Published Papers

  • C Reid, George Reese, Adam P Gibson, Vincent P Wallace
    Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy of Human Blood
    IEEE 2013(99) online

  • S Loizedes G Reese
    Gall stone ileus
    Internal Medicine Journal 2011 Sep;41(9):705-6

  • Reid CB, Fitzgerald A, Reese G, Goldin R, Tekkis P, O'Kelly PS, Pickwell-MacPherson E, Gibson AP, Wallace VP.
    Terahertz pulsed imaging of freshly excised human colonic tissues
    Phys Med Biol. 2011 Jul 21;56(14):4333-53. Epub 2011 Jun 27.

  • A Abdullah, G Reese, H Hamilton
    A Coeliac artery aneurysm - An uncommon risk of blunt abdominal trauma May 2010

  • George E Reese, Alexander von Roon, and Paris P Tekkis
    BMJ Clinical Evidence 2009 01:415, 1-25

  • Similis C, Jacovides M, Reese GE, Yamamoto T, Tekkis PP
    Meta-analysis of the role of granulomas in the recurrence of Crohn disease.
    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2010 Feb 53(2) 177-85

  • Reese GE, Nanides T, Boryysiewicz C, Yamamoto T, Tekkis PP.
    The effect of smoking after surgery for Crohn’s Disease:a meta-analysis of observational studies.
    International Journal of Colorectal Disease Dec 2008,23(12):1213-21. PMID: 18762954

  • Simillis C, Yamamoto T, Reese GE, Umegae S, Matsumoto K, Darzi AW, Tekkis PP.
    A meta-analysis comparing incidence of recurrence and indication for reoperation after surgery for perforating versus non-perforating Crohn's disease.
    American Journal of Gastroenterology 2008 Jan;103(1):196-205. Epub 2007 Sep 25

  • Reese GE, Purkayastha S, Tilney HS, von Roon A, Yamamoto T, Tekkis PP.
    Strictureplasty vs resection in small bowel Crohn's disease: an evaluation of short-term outcomes and recurrence.
    Colorectal Disease 2007 Oct;9(8):686-94.

  • George E Reese, Vasilis A Constantinides, Constantinos Simillis, Ara W Darzi, Timothy R Orchard, Paris P Tekkis
    Diagnostic precision of anti-saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies and perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in inflammatory bowel disease
    American Journal of Gastroenterology 2006 Oct;101(10):2410-22

  • Reese GE, Lovegrove RE, Tilney HS, Yamamoto T, Heriot AG, Darzi A, Fazio VW, Tekkis PP
    The effect of Crohn’s disease on outcomes following restorative proctocolectomy
    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2006 Dec18; PMID: 17180251

  • Reese G E, Bicknell C D, Elton C
    Pseudomembraneous colitis presenting as an isolated colonic stricture
    International Journal of Colorectal Disease Aug 2006, PMID: 16896995

  • George E Reese, Sanjay Purkayastha, Henry S Tilney, Alexander von Roon, Takayuki Yamamoto, Paris P Tekkis
    Strictureplasty versus resection in small bowel Crohn’s Disease: an evaluation of short term outcomes and recurrence
    Colorectal Disease 2006 July; epub doi:10.1111/ j.1463-1318.2006.01114.x

  • Henry S Tilney, Parvinder S Sains, Richard E Lovegrove, George E Reese, Alexander G Heriot, Paris P Tekkis
    Comparison of outcomes following ileostomy versus colostomy for defunctioning colorectal anastomoses
    World Journal of Surgery 2007 Mar 5; epub PMID: 17354030

  • Alexander C von Roon, George Reese, Julian Teare, Vasilis Constantinides, Ara W Darzi, Paris P Tekkis
    The Risk of Cancer in Patients with Crohn’s Disease
    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2007 Feb 15; [Epub]PMID: 17308939

  • Alexander C von Roon, Leonidas Karamountzos, Sanjay Purkayastha, Gerorge E Reese, Julian P Teare, Paraskevas Paraskeva, Ara W Darzi, and Paris P Tekkis
    Diagnostic precision of faecal calprotectin for inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal malignancy
    Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Apr;102(4):803-13. Epub 2007 Feb 23. PMID: 17324124

  • Von Roon, A.C., Reese, G.E., Orchard, T.R., Tekkis, P.P. Crohn's disease.
    BMJ Clin Evid, Issue 16, 2006. Updated Nov 2007 URL:

Books and Book Chapters

  • Cara Baker, George Reese, Julian Teo
  • Rapid Surgery ISBN-10 1405193298
  • London Wiley-Blackwell 2010