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Professor George Hanna is the head of the division of surgery at Imperial College London. He is a highly experienced upper gastrointestinal cancer surgeon and regularly performs advanced and complex keyhole procedures. His clinical practice includes oesophageal and gastric cancer and advanced laparoscopic surgery.


Oesophago-gastric cancer and benign tumours, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (heartburn, regurgitation, acid etc), achalasia, intrathoracic hernia, abdominal pain, dyspepsia (indigestion), gall stones, hernia: inguinal, abdominal, incisional

Research & publications

The current interests of Professor Hanna's laboratory revolve around volatile organic compounds analysis for biomarker discovery and understanding the molecular drivers of volatile compounds, in an attempt to develop a non-invasive breath test to diagnose oesophageal and gastric cancer. Research into surgical technology includes the development of a radiofrequency-based system for bowel anastomosis, tissue compliancy mapping system and LED endoscopes. He leads a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) programme for point of care diagnostics in cancer and gastrointestinal diseases. His educational research aims to develop competency assessment tools for training and quality assurance of surgical performance in randomised controlled trials. The research is funded by NIHR, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the EU and industry.