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Professor Long Jiao

Professor Long Jiao

Consultant General Surgeon


Languages spoken: Chinese English

Professor Long Jiao

Consultant General Surgeon


Languages spoken: Chinese English

Appointments available at:

Cromwell Hospital

Patient Age Group


Year qualified



General surgery, Hepatobiliary



Clinical Interests

Leading the minimum invasive liver and pancreatic surgery in the UK and internationally, 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 1st Robotic Whipple’s operation in the UK and Malaysia, and 1st synchronous liver resection. Described a number of new techniques for pancreatic and liver operations such as non-touch technique for pancreatic cancer surgery (JAMA Surg 14), pancreatic anastomosis following resection -LVPJ (Arch Surg 11) and LPG (HBNS 16), and rapid induction of liver regeneration prior to major liver resection -RALPPS (Ann Surg 15; Cancers 19).

About Professor Long Jiao

Professor Long R Jiao is a professor of surgery, chair and consultant in hepato- pancreatico -biliary surgery (HPB) at Hammersmith and Royal Marsden Hospitals of Imperial College London. He is the lead for Robotic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Royal Marsden Hospitals, having established the first Robotic HPB programme in the UK. He is the lead surgeon in HPB Surgery at Hammersmith and Royal Marsden Hospitals and an academic Professor at Imperial College. He is in charge of training as the regional training programme director in Northwest London for general surgery and an examiner for MRCS and FRCS. His basic science work is focused on MicroRNAs, circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and liver regeneration. For the first time he described CTCs residing in organs local to pancreatic or colon cancers, and identified 3 mRNAs to differentiate benign from premalignant pancreatic cystic tumours for early detection of pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, he has described a range of innovative surgical techniques performing a large number of laparoscopic and robotic liver and pancreatic resection including laparoscopic and robotic Whipple’s. He performed the 1st Robotic Whipple’s operation and 1st robotic synchronous resection in the UK.

In liver surgery, he introduced radiofrequency-assisted liver partition with portal vein ligation for staged liver resection (RALPP) to increase the number of patients for liver surgery who would otherwise considered not resectable by inducing liver hypertrophy preoperatively to avoid postoperative liver failure. He has successfully performed this robotically. In pancreatic surgery, he described longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy following Whipple’s for pancreatic reconstruction, and laparoscopic Long’s sleeve pancreaticogastrostomy (LPG) for central pancreatectomy to preserve pancreas and spleen.

He has over 200 publications including high IF journals as the first or senior author in The Lancet Oncology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gastroenterology and Annals of Surgery.

NHS Base (trust)

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHBPA), European – African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA)
Professor Long Jiao


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Clinic opening times:


12pm - 2pm

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