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Areas of Expertise

Professor Long Jiao performs a range of treatments, including:

  • Robotic/ Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Robotic/Laparoscopic Whipple’s
  • Robotic/Laparoscopic liver operation
  • Surgery for advanced pancreatic and liver cancer
  • Robotic / Laparoscopic pancreatic, liver and gall bladder surgery
  • Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
  • Robotic repair of incisional hernia.

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Liver and pancreatic cancer
  • Liver and pancreatic benign diseases
  • Gallbladder and biliary diseases and cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Neuroendocrine tumour
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Complex caval tumours involving liver, inferior vena cava (IVC), adrenal glands and kidneys
  • Complex recurrent incisional hernia.

Personal Biography

Professor Long R Jiao MD FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Gen Surg) studied medicine at the Royal London Hospital Medical College and trained at the former Royal Posograduate Medical School, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King College Hospitals.

He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Annals of Surgery, JCO, Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Lancet and Nature Communication. He is a regular contributor to JAMA Surgery and other surgical journals. He published the first article on radiofrequency in liver cancer in the UK, which has been cited worldwide. Academically, he has built a strong translational research team focusing on three main areas: microRNAs in pancreatic cancer for early diagnosis; the molecular biology of circulating tumour cells in liver and pancreatic cancer; and liver regeneration. He has published extensively in these areas.

Clinically, he is leading both the minimum invasive liver and pancreatic surgery and open surgery for advanced pancreatic and liver cancers, having performed the largest number of laparoscopic and Robotic pancreatic and liver operation in the UK, including the first Robotic Whipple’s operation in the UK and Malaysia.  He has described a number of new techniques for pancreatic and liver operations such as non-touch technique for pancreatic cancer surgery (JAMA Surg  2014), LVPJ (JAMA Surg  2011), LPG (HBNS 2016) and RALPPS (Ann Surg 2015; Cancers 2019).  He is the coinvestigator for a number of national and international studies such as ESPAC5, EPOCI/II, EORTC V trials, FOXTROT and FOXFIRE, MASTERY.

Research and Awards

Professor Jiao’s current research interests include surgical technology and cancer biology, and early detection for pancreatic cancer.

His research aim is to improve patients’ survival and reduce operative risks through surgical innovation and translational research; and surgical techniques that minimise surgical trauma.

Getting to know Professor Long Jiao

Professor Long Jiao enjoys windsurfing and classical music.

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