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Clinical trials in surgery are improving treatments and services for people in the North East and North Cumbria

We oversee research that involves surgical procedures or “operations”. This area of research spans all healthcare and is therefore split into many surgical sub-specialties which focus on different areas or aspects of the human body. Surgery is also often defined by the type of surgical procedure involved. We support all types of surgical research. Examples include open surgery, keyhole surgery, laparoscopic surgery and microsurgery.

We support and promote research that has a surgical aspect to it. We take the lead on research studies which are led by, or have significant input from surgeons. Examples include:

  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Elective Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Gastrointestinal Surgery
  •  Urology Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery

Meet the Team

Mr Madan Jha

The Specialty Clinical Lead for the Network is Mr Madan Jha Consultant, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Lucksy Kottam

Career Scientist in Orthopeadics and Patient and Public Involvement Link for Orthopaedic Surgery based at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Trials in Surgery

Select a trial from the list below to find out more about what it’s all about and how you can get involved in helping others.


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