Mr Jeffrey Lordan, HPB and Sarcoma Surgeon

Mr Jeffrey Lordan FRCS, PhD, MRCS, MBBS, BSc (Hons)

HPB and Sarcoma Surgeon


Areas of expertise

  • Hepatobiliary & pancreatic (HPB) surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Sarcoma surgery
  • Gall stone disease
  • Complex hernia surgery
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery


  • The London Clinic

    116 Harley Street, London, GB, W1G 7JL

  • Royal Free Hampstead Private Patient Unit

    Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, GB, NW3 2QG

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    Pond St, London, GB, NW3 2QG

  • About Mr Jeffrey Lordan

    GMC number: 4641582

    Year qualified: 1999

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Mr Jeffrey Lordan is a Consultant Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB), Sarcoma and General Surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London Medical School. His areas of interest include treatment of HPB and soft tissue (Sarcoma) cancers, complex benign liver and pancreas disease, minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic major HPB surgery.

    Mr Lordan graduated as a doctor in 1999 from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Medical school, London. He did his specialist surgical training in The South West Thames London Deanery. He pursued specialist fellowships at the Birmingham Liver and Transplant Unit and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London.

    Mr Lordan is actively involved in research and education, with an extensive research portfolio and a PhD in the genomics, proteomics and biology of cancer. He has published extensively along with his research, with 78 publications to date, both peer-reviewed and abstract. He regularly presents papers at both national and international conferences.

    Areas of expertise

    • Sarcoma surgery
    • Liver and pancreatic disease
    • Skin - sarcoma/melanoma
    • Oncological/cancer surgery
    • Minimal access surgery (robotics/laparoscopic surgery)
    • Hepatobiliary & pancreatic (HPB) surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Gall stone disease
    • Complex hernia surgery
    • Upper gastrointestinal surgery

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    It depends on whether it's a malignant problem or a benign problem. If it's benign, they tend to present with pain, which can be epigastric pain or right upper quadrant pain. For the majority of people, that's straightforward biliary colic.

    When it gets more complicated, they can actually present with things like obstructive jaundice, so they can have pain and change colour and changed colour in their urine and stool. They can develop pancreatitis, which can be potentially quite a scary and severe thing. That's the benign disease.

    When it comes to the malignant disease, they tend not to have pain at all. If it's a malignant pancreas tumour or liver tumour or a sarcoma, they tend to almost globally say, "but I feel well, doctor," and something else has alerted them to it.

    For example, an incidental finding, if they've gone to see another doctor and they found a big lump or if they’ve suddenly gone yellow, but this time with no pain at all, so those are the more common ways people present.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I can offer people a wide range of complex or straightforward hepatobiliary procedures and general surgery procedures and sarcoma procedures.

    If it's straightforward procedures, then I think like cholecystectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy which is keyhole, laparoscopic bile duct explorations, among others.

    A bit more complicated procedures would be straightforward hernias or more complicated hernia repairs; more complicated hepatobiliary, things like bile duct reconstructions, if they've got benign strictures; operations on the pancreas, such as the Frey's procedure, if they've got chronic pancreatitis and they've got a lot of calcium. Then, for cancers, operations on the pancreas, like Whipple procedure or a distal pancreatectomy; and then, liver resection, either major or a more sparing liver resection. I do that either open or keyhole.

    When it comes to sarcoma, sarcomas are tumours that tend to involve a lot of organs. We call those multi-visceral resections, and they could involve removing a bit of liver, a bit of pancreas, chest wall, kidney, colon, all in one procedure.

    I do these – from the very straightforward to the very complicated.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    Hepatobiliary surgery and sarcoma. They go hand-in-hand. My training has been in both of those, but I also trained as a liver transplant surgeon, although I don't do that now. Again, that's the thing that's complementary to all of that.

  • Professional memberships

    Other specialists recommended by Mr Lordan

  • Dr Gavin Johnson, Gastroenterologist

    Dr Gavin Johnson is an absolutely colleague, a superb gastroenterologist and extremely experienced with endoscopic pancreatic necrosectomy as well as ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound.

  • Mr Satya Bhattacharya, General and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon

    Mr Satya Bhattacharya is absolutely superb with patients and colleagues. He's extremely knowledgeable and experienced and happens to be the Queen's surgeon.

  • Mr Satvinder Mudan, General Surgeon

    Mr Satvinder Mudan is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced surgeon. He's trained not only in hepatobiliary surgery, but also in oncological surgery, in that he's done sarcoma, general oncology surgery and hepatobiliary surgery. He's an absolutely superb colleague.

  • Mr Robin Pollock, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Robert Pollock is a highly-advanced spinal orthopaedic surgeon who is based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and also the London Clinic. He's an absolutely excellent, highly skilled orthopaedic surgeon who deals with very complex orthopaedic problems.

  • Dr Michael David Spiro, Pain Medicine Specialist

    Dr Michael Spiro is just an absolutely excellent anaesthetist. He's very measured, calm, an excellent and knowledgeable anaesthetist who is superb with patients. He's just highly skilled.

  • Prof. Brian Davidson, Hepato-biliary Surgeon

    Prof. Brian Davidson is deeply knowledgeable and an extremely superb surgeon and one of the few truly academic surgeons in the world, in my opinion.

  • Mr Ben Lindsey, General Surgeon

    Mr Ben Lindsey is an excellent colleague. He's a highly skilled vascular surgeon and kidney transplant surgeon and excellent with his patients.

  • Miss Clare Miranda Rees, Paediatric Surgeon

    Miss Clare Rees is an extremely skilled and excellent paediatric surgeon, who is superb with her patients and very knowledgeable.

  • Prof. Marco Novelli, Pathologist

    Prof. Marco Novelli is an excellent and highly knowledgeable pathologist, particularly with sarcoma pathology.

  • Prof. Stephen Pereira, Gastroenterologist

    Prof. Steve Pereira is a superb colleague, extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled and experienced.

  • Prof. Gordon Stamp, Histopathologist

    Prof. Gordon Stamp is an absolutely excellent and highly experienced pathologist.

  • Mr Simon Christopher Blackburn, Paediatric Surgeon

    Mr Simon Blackburn is a highly skilled and excellent paediatric surgeon.