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Areas of Expertise
Ms Mills performs a range of treatments, including:
- General and gastrointestinal surgery
- Colonoscopy (including polypectomy)
- Laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery
- Trans-anal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)
- Groin and abdominal wall hernias repairs
Some of the conditions she commonly treats are:
- Colorectal cancer
- Diverticular disease
- Anal cancer and anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN)
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Piles (haemorrhoids)
- Anal fistulae
- Anal fissures
- Rectal prolapse
- Pelvic floor problems
- Faecal Incontinence
Ms Sarah Mills BSc (Hons), BMBCh, MD(Res), FRCS (Gen Surg), graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1998, and undertook surgical training in Oxford, Melbourne and London.
Prior to taking up a consultant post at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, she undertook specialist colorectal fellowships at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia and St Mark’s Hospital, London (a specialist Colorectal Hospital with an international reputation).
She was awarded her doctorate in 2005 for her work at St Mark’s Hospital, London, on the immunology of inflammatory bowel disease.
As part of her role as Trust MDT Lead for colorectal cancer and enhanced recovery protocols, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, she has developed innovative pathways and the use of virtual clinics to fast-track the investigation and treatment of suspected colorectal cancer patients.
Ms Mills also has an active interest in Global Health and regularly leads and teaches courses in low and middle income countries in Africa. These include the SAFE OR course, a multidisciplinary course for theatre teams of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses focusing on using non- technical skills such as communication, leadership, situational awareness, decision making and conflict resolution to improve patient safety and outcomes.
Research and Awards
Ms Mills has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters on colorectal surgery and is a reviewer for the journal ‘Colorectal Disease’. She leads an International Registry of anal cancer (mASCARA) and supervises PhD research students in this field.
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From start to finish, my experience as a patient of Ms Mills was faultless. She is friendly, extremely professional and put me at ease throughout the whole process, answering all of my queries very clearly. She is clearly very respected in the industry and I would highly recommend her. Thank you.Written by a patient of Dr Sarah Mills
I was referred to Miss Mills after almost a year of futile diagnoses and treatment options for what eventually turned out to be an undiagnosed fistula. Pretty much from the first 10 minute consultation Miss Mills was confidently explaining the correct diagnosis, discussing treatment options and giving a realistic expectation for how long the whole process would take. She is extremely knowledgable, caring, never tires of answering questions and was fantastic on the day of surgery with excellent pre and post surgical care. I will be recommending her to anyone who needs a CRS!Written by a patient of Dr Sarah Mills