Mr Sarela has been involved in research and publications in relation to all conditions that he treats.

You can read the abstracts and access the full text of Abeezar Sarela’s publications at: My Bibliography on PubMed

Sarela AI. Laparoscopic gastrectomy: quo vadis? Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2013;9(2):53-54.

Saha AK, Sutton C, Rotimi R, Dexter SP, Sue-Ling H, Sarela AI. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and surgery for esophageal adenocarcinoma: prognostic value of circumferential resection margin (CRM) and stratification of N1 category. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2009;16(5):1364-1370.

Sarela AI. Entirely laparoscopic radical gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma: lymphadenectomy and resection margins. Surgical Endoscopy 2009;23(1):153-160.

Saha A, Sutton C, Rotimi R, Dexter SP, Sue-Ling HM, Sarela AI. Comparison of oncological outcomes after laparoscopic transhiatal oesophagectomy and open oesophagectomy for adenocarcinoma. Surgical Endoscopy 2009;23(1):119-124.

Sarela AI, Tolan D, Harris K, Dexter SP, Sue-Ling HM. Anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy for cancer: a mortality-free experience. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2008;206(3):516-23.

Hayden J, Sue-Ling HM, Sarela AI, Dexter SPL. Minimally invasive management of chylous fistula after esophagectomy. Diseases of the Esophagus 2007;20(3):251-255.

Sarela AI & Yelluri S, on behalf of the Leeds Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team. Gastric adenocarcinoma with distant metastasis: Is gastrectomy necessary? Archives of Surgery 2007;142(2):143-149.

Sarela AI, Miner TG, Karpeh MS, Coit DG, Jaques DP, Brennan MF. Clinical outcomes with laparoscopically staged M1, unresected gastric adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgery 2006;243(2):189-195.

Sarela AI, Lefkowitz R, Brennan MF, Karpeh MS. Selection of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma for laparoscopic staging. American Journal of Surgery 2006;191(1):134-138

Sarela AI, Scott N, Verbeke CS, Wyatt JI, Dexter SPL, Sue-Ling HM, Guillou PJ. Diagnostic variation and clinical outcomes for high grade gastric epithelial dysplasia. Archives of Surgery 2005;140(7):644-649

Sarela AI, Brennan MF, Karpeh MS, Klimstra D, Conlon KC. Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum: Importance of accurate lymph node staging and similarity in outcome to gastric cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2004;11(4):380-386.

Sarela AI, Murphy I, Coit DG, Conlon KC. Metastasis to the adrenal gland: the emerging role of laparoscopic surgery. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2003;10(10):1191-1196.

Sarela AI, Turnbull AD, Coit DG, Klimstra D, Brennan MF, Karpeh MS. Accurate lymph node staging is of greater prognostic importance than subclassification of the T2 category for gastric adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2003;10(7):783-791.

Macadam R, Sarela A, Wilson J, MacLennan K, Guillou P. Bone marrow micrometastases predict early post-operative recurrence following surgical resection of oesophageal and gastric carcinoma. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003;29(5):450-454.

Sarela AI, Guillou PJ. Significance of apoptosis in surgical oncology. The British Journal of Surgery 2003;90(2):129-130.

Sarela AI, Verbeke CS, Ramsdale J, Davies CL, Markham AF, Guillou PJ. Expression of survivin, a novel inhibitor of apoptosis and cell cycle regulatory protein, in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. British Journal of Cancer 2002;86(6):886-892.

Sarela AI, Guthrie JA, Seymour MT, Ride E, Guillou PJ, O’Riordain DS. Non-operative management of the primary tumour in patients with incurable stage IV colorectal cancer. The British Journal of Surgery 2001;88(10):1352-1356.

Sarela AI, Scott N, Ramsdale J, Markham AF, Guillou PJ. Immunohistochemical detection of the anti-apoptosis protein, Survivin, predicts survival following curative resection of stage II colorectal carcinomas. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2001;8(4):305-310.

Sarela AI, O’Riordain DS. Rectal adenocarcinoma with liver metastases: management of the primary tumour. The British Journal of Surgery 2001;88(2):163-164.

Sarela AI, Gallagher HG, O’Riordain DS, Parkin A, Guillou PJ. Abnormal hepatic perfusion index predicts death from recurrent colorectal carcinoma. Colorectal Disease 2000;2:346-350.

Macadam RCA, Sarela AI, Farmery SM, Robinson PA, Markham AFM, Guillou PJ. Death from early-stage colorectal carcinomas is predicted by the presence of transcripts of the REG gene family. British Journal of Cancer 2000;83(2):188-195.

Sarela AI, Macadam RCA, Farmery SM, Markham AFM, Guillou PJ. Expression of the anti-apoptosis gene, Survivin, predicts death from recurrent colorectal carcinoma. Gut 2000;46(5):645-650.

Sarela AI. Expression of Survivin and its relationship to loss of apoptosis in breast carcinomas. Commentary in Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2000;11(3):300.

Sarela AI, Russell DA, O’Riordain DS, Windsor ACJ, Guillou PJ. Prediction of colonoscopic yield of neoplasia. Colorectal Disease 1999;1:277-279.

Sarela AI, Farmery SM, Markham AFM, Guillou PJ. The tumour suppressor gene, ING1, is retained in colorectal carcinomas. European Journal of Cancer 1999;35(8):1264-1267.

Sarela AI. Informed decision-making for bariatric surgery: benefits, risks, uncertainties and choices. Indian Journal of Surgery. 2014;76(6):467-473.

Sarela AI, Dexter SP, O’Kane M, Menon A, McMahon MJ. Long-term follow-up after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: 8-9 year results. Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders 2012;8(6):679-684.

Sarela AI, Dexter SP, McMahon MJ. Use of the obesity surgery mortality risk score to predict complications of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery 2011;21(11):1698-1703.

Sarela AI. Barrett’s oesophagus: Is there a need for laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery? Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2005;1(1):5-7.

Sarela AI, Verbeke CS, Pring C, Guillou PJ. Is symptom-control the correct endpoint for proton pump inhibitor treatment in Barrett’s oesophagus? Gut 2004;53(9):1387-1388.

Sarela AI, Hick DG, Verbeke CS, Casey JF, Guillou PJ, Clark GW. Persistent acid and bile reflux in asymptomatic patients with Barrett’s esophagus receiving proton pump inhibitor therapy. Archives of Surgery 2004;139(5):547-551.

Ching SS, Sarela AI, Hayden J, McMahon MJ. Randomized clinical trial of torsional versus linear mode ultrasonically activated devices for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy 2009;23(7):1506-1511.

Supe AN, Agrawala V, Sarela AI, Pandya S, Dutta S. Early cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. A prospective study. Indian Journal of Surgery. 1996 March;97-100.

Ching SS, Sarela AI, Hayden J, McMahon MJ. Comparison of early outcomes of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair between a non-obese and a morbidly obese patient population. Surgical Endoscopy 2008;22(10):2244-2250.

Sarela AI. Controversies in laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia. Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2006;2(1):7-11.

Abell TL, Chen J, Emmanuel A, Jolley C, Sarela AI, Törnblom H. Neurostimulation of the gastrointestinal tract: review of recent developments. Neuromodulation. 2015;18(3):221-227.

Jayanthi NVG, Dexter SP, Sarela AI. Role of endoscopic temporary gastric electrical stimulation as a selection tool for laparoscopic implantation of a permanent device. Journal of Minimal Access Surgery. 2013;9(4):163-167.


Sarela AI, Thomson M. Balancing ethics, law and reality in informed consent for surgery. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2014;96(5):329-330.

Sarela AI. Stop sitting on the fence: recommendations are essential to informed decision making. British Medical Journal 2013;19;347:f7600

Sarela AI. Minimally invasive surgery and enhanced recovery. Are we talking about apples and oranges? Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2016;12(3):302-303.

Are C, Stoddard HA, Prete F, Tianqiang S, Northam LM, Chan S, Lee J, Jani P, Protic M, Venkateshwarulu S, Sarela A, Thompson JS. An international perspective on interest in a general surgery career among final-year medical students. The American Journal of Surgery 2011;202(3):352-356.

Bhimani EK, Serracino-Inglott F, Sarela AI, Batten JJ, Mathie RT. Hepatic and mesenteric nitric oxide synthase expression in a rat model of CCl(4)-induced cirrhosis. Journal of Surgical Research 2003;113(1):172-178.

Sarela AI, Mihaimeed FM, Batten JJ, Davidson BR, Mathie RT. Hepatic and splanchnic nitric oxide activity in patients with cirrhosis. Gut 1999;44(5):749-753.

Sarela AI, Baker WNW. Acute abdomen in the economy class. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 1998;91(8):429.

Kaul S, Sarela AI, Supe AN, Karnad DK. Gangrene complicating dopamine therapy. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 1997;90(2):80.

Sarela AI, Bapat VN, Supe AN. Intra-parotid neurilemmomas of the facial nerve. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1997;35(1):71.

Sarela AI, Mathie RT. The role of nitric oxide in surgical practice. Surgery 1996;14:154-156.

Sarela AI, Supe AN. Tuberculous perianal ulcers. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 1996;89(10):584.

Sarela AI, Mavanur AA, Bhaskar A, Soonawala ZF, Devnani G, Shah HK, Samsi AB. Post-traumatic lumbar hernia. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. 1996;42(3):78-80.

Sarela AI, Mavanur AA, Soonawala ZF, Shah HK, Desai AP, Samsi AB. Hemangiopericytoma of the kidney. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. 1996;42(2):50

Sarela AI, Mavanur AA, Soonawala ZF, Shah HK, Pandit AA, Samsi AB. Carcinoma in a fibroadenoma. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 1995; 41(1):19-20.

Qureishi T, Nagarwala N, Sarela AI, Ahmed R. Antibodies to the 70kd heat-shock protein in patients with thermal burns. Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology 1995;75:94-98.

Mobini N, Sarela AI, Ahmed R. Intravenous immunoglobulins in the therapy of autoimmune and systemic inflammatory disorders. Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology 1995;74:119-128.

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