Mr Tarek Ezzat Abdel-Aziz

Tel: 020 3447 9202
Fax: 020 3447 9218

University College Hospital

Thyroid cancer, General surgery, Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service

Professional background

Tarek graduated from medical school in 2001 from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Having passed with distinction in both surgical and medical specialities, he was accepted into a highly competitive General Surgery residency programme. He ranked top of his class in the Masters of Surgery programme. He has been extensively trained in General Surgery including both open and advanced laparoscopic techniques, in addition to dedicated Head and Neck surgical training.

He completed his MD degree at University College London. The topic of his research was stem cells and organ regeneration. Following a successful thesis defence, he undertook a prestigious Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at Oxford University Hospitals. He has been trained both in Oxford and University College London Hospital to perform the full range of Endocrine Surgery procedures including Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid and Adrenal operations. His General Surgery work includes laparoscopic cholecystectomies and all kinds of Hernia repairs.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a full member of the British Society of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons.

Tarek was appointed at University College London Hospital in 2014 and works closely with the endocrinologists, oncologists and radiologists to reach the best possible outcome for his patients.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London with a keen interest in teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has a commitment to research and has lectured both nationally and internationally.

Research interests

Malignant potential of Adrenal phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas
Effects of surgery in patients with primary aldosteronism
Intraoperative PTH monitoring for patients with Hyperparathyroidism.
Prophylactic Thyroidectomy in children with MEN 2 syndromes.


  • Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Dhar DK, Newsome PN, Malag√≥ M, Olde Damink SW. Use of hepatocyte and stem cells for treatment of post-resectional liver failure: are we there yet? Liver Int. 2011;31(6):773-84
  • Vyas S, Markar S, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Rodriguez-Justo M, Webster G, Imber C, Malago M. Hepato-biliary Cystadenoma with Intraductal Extension: Unusual Cause of Obstructive Jaundice. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2011 May 28.
  • Vyas S, Markar S, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Ajit A. Cystic lesions of the pancreas: current trends in approach and management. Postgrad Med J. 2011;87(1025):207-14
  • Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Dhar DK, Malago M, Damink SW. Dynamic tracking of stem cells in an acute liver failure model. World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Feb 14;18(6):507-16
  • Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, van den Broek MA, Davies N, Dejong CH, Bast A, Malag√≥ M, Dhar DK, OldeDamink SW. The flavonoid MonoHER prevents monocrotaline-induced hepatic sinusoidal injury in rats. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Jan 27. doi: 10.1002/jso.23046.
  • Nabawi AS, Al Wagih HF, Hemeida MA, Koraitim TY, Moussa M, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T. Fungating thyroid cancer: a complex clinical scenario. World J Surg. 2012 Mar; 36(3):598-606.
  • Bekheit M, Katri KM, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T. Wandering hemi-spleen: Laparoscopic management of wandering spleen in a case of polysplenia. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2012 Jan 20;3(5):151-154
  • Soliman AA, Elsabaa B, Hassan N, Sallam H, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T. Degenerated huge retroperitoneal leiomyoma presenting with sonographic features mimicking a large uterine leiomyoma in an infertile woman with a history of myomectomy: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2011 Dec 16; 5(1):578.
  • Ezzat T Abdel-Aziz, Rajeev Paramesawaran, Ben Phillips, Greg Sadler. MEN2 syndrome masquerading as MEN1. Annals of Royal college of Surgeons of England. 2012;94(6)e206-207
  • Abdel-Salam WN, Bekheit M, Katri K, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, El Kayal el S. Efficacy of intragastric balloon in obese egyptian patients and the value of extended liquid diet period in mounting the weight loss. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2013 Mar;23(3):220-4
  • Rajeev P, Ahmed S, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz TM, Sadler GP, Mihai R. The number of positive lymph nodes in the central compartment has prognostic impact in papillary thyroid cancer. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2013 Mar;398(3):377-82.
  • Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Dhar DK, Olde Damink SW. Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome: Correct dosing of monocrotaline and the validity of the rat model. J Surg Oncol. 2013 Mar;107(4):448-9.
  • Bekheit M, Katri K, Salam WN, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, El Kayal ES. Rejecting the Demise of Vertical-Banded Gastroplasty: a Long-Term Single-Institute Experience. Obes Surg. Obes Surg. 2013 Oct;23(10):1604-10.
  • Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, GM Maclean, R Parameswaran, B Phillips, V Komar, R Mihai, G Sadler, S Courtney. Primary hyperparathyroidism with water clear cell content: the impact of histological diagnosis on clinical management and outcome. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Apr;95(3):e60-2.
  • Parameswaran Rajeev, Tarek Ezzat Abdel-Aziz, Mark Slade, Gregory Paul Sadler, Radu Mihai. Tracheal stenting has minimal impact on survival in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. World J Surg. 2013 Nov;37(11):2589-93
  • Rehem RA, Elwafa WA, Elwafa RA, Abdel-Aziz TE. Study of Serum Leptin in Well-differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma: Correlation with Patient and Tumor Characteristics. World J Surg. 2014 Oct;38(10):2621-7.
  • Rajeev P, Sutaria R, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Mihai R, Sadler GP.Changing trends in thyroid and parathyroid surgery over the decade: is same- day discharge feasible in the United Kingdom? World J Surg. 2014 Nov;38(11):2825-30
  • Roche M, Maloku F, Abdel-Aziz TE. An unusual diagnosis of splenic rupture. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Oct 7;2014
  • Parameswaran R, Sutaria R, Abdel-Aziz T, Sadler G, Mihai R. Changing Trends in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Over the Decade: Is Same Day Discharge Feasible in the United Kingdom?: Reply. World J Surg. 2015 Aug;39(8):2104.
  • Abdel-Aziz TE, Rehem RA, Elwafa WA Serum Leptin Levels and Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A True Association: Reply.. World J Surg. 2015 Sep;39(9):2367
  • Abdel-Aziz TE, Rajeev P, Sadler G, Weaver A, Mihai R Risk of adrenocortical carcinoma in adrenal tumours greater than 8 cm. World J Surg. 2015 May;39(5):1268-73.
  • Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Prete F, Conway G, Gaze M, Bomanji J, Bouloux P, Khoo B, Caplin M, Mushtaq I, Smart J, Kurzawinski TR. J Phaeochromocytomas and Paragangliomas: A difference in disease behaviour and clinical outcomes. Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec;112(5):486-91
  • Eweida AM, Sakr MF, Hamza Y, Khalil MR, Gabr E, Koraitim T, Al-Wagih HF, Abo-Elwafa W, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Diab AA, El-Sabaa B, Nabawi AS. Level I lymph node involvement in patients with N1b papillary thyroid carcinoma: a prospective study.Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Dec 20. doi:10.1007/s00405-016-4423-5

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