The General Surgery Department is committed to clinical and translational research, clinical trials and the development and maintenance of databases and clinical registries, including cancer related registries.
The Breast and Endocrine Surgery Unit undertakes research in the areas of breast cancer and endocrine surgery including thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.
The Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical Unit’s interests include outcomes of bariatric surgery, inflammatory effects of radical cancer surgery and the physiology of upper GI surgery.
Research activities of the Colorectal Surgical Unit relate to colorectal cancer (CRC) and the unit has commenced or completed projects in the areas of inflammatory bowel disease, novel surgical techniques and investigation of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
The anatomy and pathophysiology of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is a research focus of the Endocrine Unit.