Professor Dileep Lobo

Professor Dileep Lobo

Queens Medical Centre Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dileep Lobo is Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Nottingham and Consultant Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeon at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK. He qualified from Bangalore University, India and has trained as a surgeon in Chandigarh, Nottingham and Leicester. He was awarded a DM degree with distinction by the University of Nottingham for his work on fluid and electrolytes and is a recipient of the Sir David Cuthbertson Medal for his contributions to the field of Nutrition and Metabolism. He has been awarded the prestigious James IV Society of Surgeons Traveller’s Award and the Moynihan Fellowship. His clinical interests focus surgery of the liver, pancreas and biliary tree and laparoscopic surgery. His research interests include surgical nutrition and metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance and pancreatic cancer. Dileep is the local Special Interest Group Lead in Surgery for the UK Comprehensive Clinical Research Network. He is also the Surgical Lead for the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre NIHR Biomedical Research Unit. He was an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition from 2007 to 2011 and is currently a member of the editorial boards of the World Journal of Surgery, the World Journal of Gastroenterology and Clinical Science. He has over 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has been awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 2010 and is a member of the Scientific committees of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the International Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition. He is also the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the ERAS Society and the Director of the Scientific Programme for the Society of Academic and Research Surgery.


  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Metabolic care of surgical patient
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Liver tumours


  • Clinical trials
  • Meta-analysis
Is a T-tube necessary after common bile duct exploration?
Courvoisier’s Gallbladder: Law or Sign?
Mucins and CD56 as markers of tumour invasion and prognosis in periampullary cancer
Effect of volume loading with 1 liter intravenous infusions of 0.9% saline, 4% succinylated gelatine
The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway for patients undergoing major elective open color
Fluids and gastrointestinal function
Emerging roles for biomaterials in the treatment of liver disease
Prognostic implications of tumour-associated lymphocytes in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and ext
The pathophysiology of fluid and electrolyte balance in the older adult surgical patient
Preoperative carbohydrate supplementation attenuates post-surgery insulin resistance via reduced inf
Hydration and outcome in older patients admitted to hospital (The HOOP prospective cohort study)
Non-operative management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis in children: where is the evidence?
A comparison of two different software packages for analysis of body composition using computed tomo
Fluid and electrolyte balance: The impact of goal directed teaching
ESPEN Guidelines on Parenteral Nutrition: Pancreas
Knowledge and attitudes of surgical trainees towards nutritional support: Food for thought
Semi-dominant X-chromosome linked learning disability with progressive ataxia, spasticity and dyston
The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway for patients undergoing major elective open color
Intravenous 0.9% Saline and General Surgical Patients A problem, Not a Solution
Pre-Operative nutrition In Neck of femur Trial (POINT) - carbohydrate loading in patients with fragi
Gastrointestinal: Bouveret’s syndrome
Intraoperative Goal-directed Fluid Therapy in Elective Major Abdominal Surgery: A Meta-analysis of R
Antibiotics Versus Appendicectomy for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis: An Updated
3-Dimensional Patient-Derived Lung Cancer Assays Reveal Resistance to Standards-of-Care Promoted by
Major abdominal surgery in Jehovah’s Witnesses
Contemporary Approaches to Perioperative IV Fluid Therapy
Fragility, Spin, and Interpretation of Randomized Clinical Trials
The history of 0.9% saline
Fluid Overload and Surgical Outcome Another Piece in the Jigsaw
Tumour regression and ERCC1 nuclear protein expression predict clinical outcome in patients with gas
Message from the President of ASI-2010
A randomized crossover study of the effects of glutamine and lipid on the gastric emptying time of a
Gastrointestinal: A gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) arising in a Meckel’s diverticulum
A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Combinations of Immune Modulating Nutrients on Outcome in Patients
Should chloride-rich crystalloids remain the mainstay of fluid resuscitation to prevent ‘pre-renal’
Lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas and elevated cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen: a diagnostic
Acute and chronic effects of hydration status on health
Obesity-related insulin resistance: implications for the surgical patient. Int J Obesity
Erratum to: Impact of intravenous fluid composition on outcomes in patients with systemic inflammato
A comparison of methods of body composition analysis
The impact of sarcopenia and myosteatosis on outcomes of unresectable pancreatic cancer or distal ch
ESPEN expert group recommendations for action against cancer-related malnutrition
The effects of bolus and continuous nasogastric feeding on gastro-oesophageal reflux and gastric emp
Gastric emptying of three liquid oral preoperative metabolic preconditioning regimens measured by ma
Expression of key hypoxia sensing prolyl-hydroxylases PHD1,-2 and-3 in pancreaticobiliary cancer
Comparison of lateral thermal spread using monopolar and bipolar diathermy, the Harmonic Scalpel (TM
A randomized cross-over study of the metabolic and hormonal responses following two preoperative con
Role of Ni-Mn hybridization in the magnetism of the martensitic state of Ni-Mn-In shape memory alloy
Protecting copper from electrochemical degradation by graphene coating
Choice of fluid in acute illness: what should be given? An international consensus
Impact of intravenous fluid composition on outcomes in patients with systemic inflammatory response
Intraoperative Goal-directed Fluid Therapy in Elective Major Abdominal Surgery: A Meta-analysis of R
Are histologically normal appendices normal?
Antibiotics Versus Appendicectomy for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis: An Updated
Expert’s comment concerning Grand Rounds Case entitled “pancreatic fracture: a rare complication fol
Diffuse nesidioblastosis causing hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia: the importance of pancreatic samplin
Vacuum-Assisted Closure of Postoperative Abdominal Wounds: A Prospective Study
Hypo- and Hypernatraemia in Surgical Patients: Is There Room for Improvement?
Antibiotic Therapy Versus Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis: A Meta-Analysis
What’s new in perioperative nutritional support?
Effects of an intraoperative infusion of 4% succinylated gelatine (Gelofusine (R)) and 6% hydroxyeth
Safety and efficacy of antibiotics compared with appendicectomy for treatment of uncomplicated acute
CD10 expression in carcinomas of the pancreas, bile duct and ampulla
Functional recovery is considered the most important target: a survey of dedicated professionals
Postoperative ileus: Recent developments in pathophysiology and management
Body composition and its effect on the badly injured
A dangerous loop
A comparison of three methods to assess body composition
Colonic adaptation: A therapeutic target for short-bowel syndrome?
CD24 is Upregulated in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Stimulates Cell Motility and Colony Formation
The Pedicle Effect and Direct Coupling Delayed Thermal Injuries to the Bile Duct After Laparoscopic
A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of intravenous fluid therapy in major elective open
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic: Blocked metal biliary stent
Gastrointestinal: Foramen of Morgagni hernia in an adult
A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials on preoperative oral carbohydrate treatment in elect
Hydration in the Older Hospital Patient - Is It a Problem? Age Ageing
A randomized, controlled, double-blind crossover study on the effects of 1-L infusions of 6% hydroxy
Obesity-related insulin resistance: implications for the surgical patient
Erratum to: Impact of intravenous fluid composition on outcomes in patients with systemic inflammato
Immune dysfunction in patients with obstructive jaundice before and after endoscopic retrograde chol
Pancreas preserving distal duodenectomy: A versatile operation for a range of infra-papillary pathol
Acute appendicitis - a benign disease?
Cten (C-terminal Tensin-Like) Connects Kras to Integrin-linked Kinase (ILK) and is Associated with M
Randomized controlled trial of preoperative oral carbohydrate treatment in major abdominal surgery
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: The Future of Improving Surgical Care
Gastrointestinal: Absent coeliac axis
Caspase-cleaved cytokeratin-18 and tumour regression in gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinomas treated w
Retained surgical sponges, needles and instruments
Perioperative prebiotics, probiotics or synbiotics for elective abdominal surgery in adults - a syst
Response to Dr Hahn, ANNSURG-D-12-01545
Differential in vitro reactivity of mesenteric and renal arteries to changes in pH and chloride conc
Portoenterostomy as a Salvage Procedure for Major Biliary Complications Following Hepaticojejunostom
The death of Charlotte Bronte from hyperemesis gravidarum and refeeding syndrome: A new perspective
Tumour regression grade (TRG) analyses in patients with resectable gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma
redictive Value of Tumor Proliferative Indices in Periampullary Cancers: Ki-67, Mitotic Activity Ind
Correlation between local structure distortions and martensitic transformation in Ni-Mn-In alloys
The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway for patients undergoing major elective open color
Pollen abortion rates, nitrogen dioxide by passive diffusive tubes and bioaccumulation in tree barks
Emergent Diversity in an Open-Ended Evolving Virtual Community
Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Elective Rectal/Pelvic Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
A Randomized, Controlled, Double- Blind Crossover Study on the Effects of 1-L Infusions of 6% Hydrox
Enhanced recovery after elective colorectal surgery: Reply
Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Bariatric Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Socie
Body composition measurement using computed tomography: Does the phase of the scan matter?
The Impact of Preoperative Immune Modulating Nutrition on Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgery f
American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) joint cons
Prediction, prevention and management of postresection liver failure
Quality of Life and Medico-Legal Implications Following Iatrogenic Bile Duct Injuries
Immune dysfunction and changes in intestinal morphology in patients with obstructive jaundice
Temporal assessment of pancreatic blood flow and perfusion following secretin stimulation using noni
Corrigendum to “A randomised, controlled, double-blind crossover study on the effects of isovolumetr