• BM Batchelor of Medicine, University of Southampton,1987
  • FRCS Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of England,1991
  • FRCS (Gen) Intercollegiate Fellowship of Royal Colleges of Surgeons,1998
  • FCSHK Fellowship of College of Surgeons of Hong Kong,1999
  • DM Doctorate of Medicine, University of Southampton,2000

Surgical Achievements

  • 2000 First Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass in UK (with Professor MJ McMahon)
  • 2002 First Laparoscopic Radical Transhiatal Oesophagectomy in UK
  • 2003 First Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch / Biliopancreatic diversion in UK
  • 2004 First Laparoscopic Radical (D2) Gastrectomy in UK
  • 2007 First Totally Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy in Leeds
  • 2008 World’s First Laparoscopic Merendino Operation (Gastro-oesophageal junction resection with jejunal interposition)
  • 2009 First Laparoscopic Gastric Electrical Stimulator (Enterra) in Leeds
  • 2014 First LINX system in Leeds for Gastro-oesophageal Reflux



General surgery

    • Allen MJ, Dexter SPL et al (1989) Coping with the early stages of the M1 disaster: at the scene and on arrival at hospital.  British Medical Journal 298 (6674): 651 – 654
    • Dexter SPL, Martin IG, Alao D, McMahon MJ (1996) Laparoscopic Splenectomy – The Suspended Pedicle Technique.  Surgical Endoscopy 10: 393 – 396
    • RJ O’Hara, SPL Dexter, JN Fox (1996) Conservative management of infective mastitis and breast abscesses after ultrasonographic assessment.  British Journal of Surgery 83: 1413 – 1414
    • Botterill I, Miller GV, Dexter SPL, Martin IG (1998) Lesson of the week: Fatalities following delayed recognition of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube migration.  British Medical Journal 317 (7157): 524 – 526
    • Dexter SPL, Monson JRT. Large bowel obstruction. In ‘Surgical Emergencies’ (Chapter 16) Blackwell Science, Oxford. Eds  JRT Monson, GS Duthie, K O’Malley, (1999)
    • Dexter SPL, Martin IG, Leindler L, Fowler R, McMahon MJ (1999) Laparoscopic Enucleation of a Solitary Pancreatic Insulinoma Surgical Endoscopy 13: 406 – 408
    • Dexter SPL, Miller GV, Davides D, Larvin M, Sagar PM, Sue Ling HM, McMahon MJ (2000) Re-laparoscopy for the detection and treatment of complications of laparoscopic surgery.  American Journal of Surgery 179:316 – 319
    • Lee FY. Leung KL. Lai BS. Ng SS. Dexter S. Lau WY (2001) Predicting mortality and morbidity of patients operated on for perforated peptic ulcers.  Archives of Surgery 136(1):90-94
    • Messiou C, Chalmers AG, Dexter S (2005) An unusual case of ureteric obstruction.  British Journal of Radiology. 78(933):848-50.

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

    • Albasini JLA, Aledo VS, Dexter SPL, Marton J, Martin IG, McMahon MJ (1995) Bile leakage following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Surgical Endoscopy 9: 1274 – 1278
    • Dexter SPL, Griffith JP, Grant PJ, McMahon MJ (1996) Activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis in open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Surgical Endoscopy 10: 1069 – 1074
    • Martin IG, Dexter SPL, McMahon MJ (1996) Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in  pregnancy: a safe option during the second trimester ?  Surgical Endoscopy 10: 508 – 510
    • Dexter SPL, Marton J, Martin IG, McMahon MJ (1997) Long operation and the risk of complications from laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  British Journal of Surgery 84: 464 – 466
    • Vezakis A, Dexter SPL, Martin IG, Larvin M, McMahon MJ (1998) Laparoscopic cholecystectomy after pancreatic debridement.Surgical Endoscopy 12: 865 – 866
    • Dexter SPL, Vucevic M, Gibson J, McMahon MJ (1999) Haemodynamic consequences of high and low pressure capnoperitoneum during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Surgical Endoscopy 13: 376 – 381  Authors reply. Surgical Endoscopy 14: 597
    • Davides D, SPL Dexter, Vezakis A, Larvin M, Moran P, McMahon MJ (1999) Micropuncture laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Surgical Endoscopy 13: 236 – 238
    • Lee FYJ, Lai PBS, Dexter SPL, Lau WY (1999) Mirizzi syndrome – a difficult condition to diagnose.  HPB 1:235 – 237
    • Ainslie WG, Catton JA, Davides D, Dexter S, Gibson J, Larvin M, McMahon MJ, Moore M, Smith S, Vezakis A (2003) Micropuncture cholecystectomy vs conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a randomized controlled trial.  Surgical Endoscopy. 17:766-72
    • Aldouri AQ, Malik HZ, Waytt J, Khan S, Ranganathan K, Kummaraganti S, Hamilton W, Dexter S, Menon K, Lodge JP, Prasad KR, Toogood GJ (2009) The risk of gallbladder cancer from polyps in a large multiethnic series.  European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 35(1):48-51

Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer

    • Dexter SPL, Martin IG, McMahon MJ (1996). Radical thoracoscopic esophagectomy for cancer.  Surgical Endoscopy 10: 147 – 151
    • S P L Dexter, H Sue-Ling, M J McMahon, P Quirke, N Mapstone, I G Martin (2001) Circumferential resection margin involvement: an independent predictor of survival following surgery for oesophageal cancer.  Gut 48: 667-670
    • Zafirellis KD, Fountoulakis A, Dolan K, Dexter SP, Martin IG, Sue-Ling HM (2002) Evaluation of POSSUM in patients with oesophageal cancer undergoing resection. British Journal of Surgery. 89:1150-5
    • Zafirellis K, Dolan K, Fountoulakis A, Dexter SP, Martin IG, Sue-Ling HM (2002)  Multivariate analysis of clinical, operative and pathologic features of esophageal cancer: who needs adjuvant therapy?  Diseases of the Esophagus. 15:155-9
    • Fountoulakis A, Zafirellis KD, Dolan K, Dexter SP, Martin IG, Sue-Ling HM (2004) Effect of surveillance of Barrett’s oesophagus on the clinical outcome of oesophageal cancer.   British Journal of Surgery. 91:997-1003
    • M E Sayegh, T Sano, S Dexter, H Katai, T Fukagawa, M Sasako (2004)  TNM and Japanese Staging Systems for Gastric Cancer. How do they coexist?  Gastric Cancer 7:140-148
    • Sarela AI, Scott N, Verbeke CS, Wyatt JI, Dexter SP, Sue-Ling HM, Guillou PJ (2005) Diagnostic variation and outcome for high-grade gastric epithelial dysplasia.  Archives of Surgery. 140(7):644-9
    • Hayden JD, Sue-Ling HM, Sarela AI, Dexter SP (2007) Minimally invasive management of chylous fistula after esophagectomy. Diseases of the Esophagus. 20(3):251-5
    • Sarela AI, Tolan DJ, Harris K, Dexter SP, Sue-Ling HM (2008). Anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy for cancer: a mortality-free experience.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 206(3):516-23
    • Wells JM, Pring CM, Dexter SP (2008) Closure of the crural defect during a two-stage oesophagogastrectomy.  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 90(2):162-3
    • Saha AK, Sutton C, Rotimi O, Dexter S, Sue-Ling H, Sarela AI (2009) Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery for esophageal adenocarcinoma: prognostic value of circumferential resection margin and stratification of N1 category.  Annals of Surgical Oncology. 16(5):1364-70
    • Saha AK, Sutton CD, Sue-Ling H, Dexter SP, Sarela AI (2009) Comparison of oncological outcomes after laparoscopic transhiatal and open esophagectomy for T1 esophageal adenocarcinoma.  Surgical Endoscopy 23(1):119-24
    • Pring C, Dexter S (2010) A laparoscopic vagus-preserving Merendino procedure for early esophageal adenocarcinoma.  Surgical Endoscopy 24(5):1195-9

Achalasia and Motility Disorders

    • Dolan K, Zafirellis K, Fountoulakis A, Martin IG, Dexter SPL, Larvin M, McMahon MJ (2002) Does pneumatic dilatation affect the outcome of laparoscopic cardiomyotomy?  Surgical Endoscopy 16:84-7
    • Dexter SPL  Pathophysiological correlations in upper GI physiology. In Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract (Chapter 2). Whurr Publishers, London & Philadelphia. Eds G Duthie, A Gardiner, (2004)
    • Jayanthi NV, Dexter SP, Sarela A  (2013)  Gastric Electrical Stimulation for treatment of clinically severe gastroparesis. Journal of Minimal Access Surgery. 9(4):163-7

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Barrett’s oesophagus

    • Olliver JR, Wild CP, Sahay P, Dexter S, Hardie LJ (2003) Chromoendoscopy with methylene blue and associated DNA damage in Barrett’s oesophagus.  Lancet 362(9381):373-4
    • Olliver JR, Hardie LJ, Dexter S, Chalmers D, Wild CP (2003) DNA damage levels are raised in Barrett’s oesophageal mucosa relative to the squamous epithelium of the oesophagus.  Biomarkers. 8:509-21
    • Hardie LJ, Olliver JR, Wild CP, Dexter S, Sahay P (2004). Chromoendoscopy with methylene blue and the risk of DNA damage.  Gastroenterology 126(2):623; author reply 623-4
    • Olliver JR, Hardie LJ, Gong Y, Dexter S, Chalmers D, Harris KM, Wild CP (2005) Risk factors, DNA damage, and disease progression in Barrett’s esophagus.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 14(3):620-5.
    • Lim C, Rotimi O, Dexter S, Axon A (2006) Randomised cross-over study using methylene blue or random 4-quadrant biopsy for the diagnosis of dysplasia in Barrett’s oesophagus.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 64(2):195-9
    • Grant AM, Wileman SM, Ramsay CR, Mowat NA, Krukowski ZH, RC Heading, Thursz MR, Campbell MK, and the REFLUX Trial Group (2008). Minimal access surgery compared with medical management for chronic gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: UK collaborative randomised trial.  British Medical Journal. 337 a2664


    • Ching SS, Sarela AI, Dexter SP, Hayden JD, McMahon MJ. (2008) Comparison of early outcomes for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair between nonobese and morbidly obese patient populations.  Surgical Endoscopy. 22(10):2244-5

Obesity Surgery

    • Dexter SPL, Aldouri A. Surgery for the obese. In Clinical Surgery: A Practical Guide. Hodder & Arnold. Eds Baker & Aldouri, (2009)
    • Dexter SPL. The surgical management of morbid obesity. In Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice. Elsevier. Eds M Griffin, S Raimes, (2009)
    • Sarela AI, Dexter SP, McMahon MJ (2011) Use of the obesity surgery mortality risk score to predict complications of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery. 21(11):1698-703
    • Sarela AI, Dexter SP O’Kane M, Menon A, McMahon MJ (2012) Long-term follow-up after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: 8-9-year results. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases. 8(6):679-84
    • Shafaque S,  Dexter SPL, Jameel JKA (2013) Esophageal rupture: a pseudo-achalasia related delayed complication after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases. In press (published online 25/11/2013)
    • Kant P, Perry SL, Dexter SP, Race AD, Loadman PM, Hull MA (2014) Mucosal biomarkers of colorectal cancer risk do not increase at 6 months following sleeve gastrectomy, unlike gastric bypass. Obesity. 22(1):202-10
    • Dexter SPL, Dietel M (2014) Historical Perspectives of Bariatric Surgery. In Obesity and bariatric surgery: A practical guide. Springer. Ed S Agrawal (In press)