Mr Brian Bisase

Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr Brian Bisase

Specialist interests: Head and neck cancer ablation and reconstruction, including micro-vascular surgery and surgical dermatology and salivary gland disease.

Mr Brian Bisase graduated in dentistry and medicine from the University of London, where he was awarded the Newland Pedley Medal and Scholarship. After completing his surgical training, Mr Bisase undertook higher training in oral and maxillofacial surgery over a five year period, working across the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Guys and Kings College Hospitals in London, and here at QVH.

He was awarded the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Gold Medal for coming top in the intercollegiate maxillofacial surgery FRCS exams in 2009. He undertook further specialist training in Toronto, Canada and at the Royal Marsden Hospital where he developed experience in thyroid, anterior skull base and sarcoma surgery, laryngo-pharyngeal reconstruction and advanced reconstruction of the complex defect. He joined QVH in January 2012.

Mr Bisase is an active member of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists where he has presented clinical research projects and been published in their journals. He is also published in other peer reviewed journals and plays an active part in research at QVH and collaboration with other hospitals. He is the chair of the Lymphatic Mapping Of Oropharyngeal Cancer (LOOC) Trial Steering Committee for National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and a member of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) quality assurance and framework group. He was awarded the prestigious British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BAOMS) surgery prize in 2022.

In addition to his clinical work at QVH, Mr Bisase is the Trust clinical lead for head and neck (H&N) cancer, and the national BAOMS lead Sub Specialist Interest Group (SSIG) for Head and Neck Oncology. He is also clinical lead for head and neck cancer in the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance. He devotes time to teaching, professional training and steers the clinical outcomes group for head and neck surgery at QVH. He is the national lead for question writing section 1 for the JCIE (Joint Committee for Intercollegiate Examinations) for the FRCS maxillofacial consultant examinations.

Mr Bisase is also project lead for the introduction of a number of programmes aimed at improving patient care such as – Tracheostomy Care and the Enhanced Recovery Programme for patients undergoing major Head and Neck surgery (ERPHN), sentinel node biopsy (SNB) for oral cancer and electrochemotherapy. QVH is the main provider for SNB and only provider for electrochemotherpay services in the South East of England. Together with allied healthcare professionals at QVH, Mr Bisase has introduced a process for collating feedback from patients who have had head and neck cancer surgery at QVH, reported at the time of treatment. This is in response to a recognised lack in patient reported outcome data for this cohort of patients.

Mr Bisase’s major cases are all fully discussed in a multi-disciplinary team, he ensures that they have received sufficient testing for diagnosis and treatment plans are in line with national standards.

Mr Bisase also runs clinics at Horsham and Maidstone hospitals.

Page last updated: 10 January 2024.