Publications: Richard Molloy & The Scottish Hernia Centre

Richard Molloy, Consultant Surgeon at the Scottish Hernia Centre is committed to providing the highest standards of care. In addition to his clinical work, he has published on a wide range of hernia, general surgery and colorectal surgery topics


SBAs and EMIs for the General Surgery FRCS (Oxford Higher Specialty Training)

A book of examination questions to help senior trainees who are studying for the General Surgery FRCS examination (their final examination before becoming a consultant)

Oxford University Press 2018. ISBN-10: 0198794150 & ISBN-13: 978-0198794158

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Landmark Papers in General Surgery

G J MacKay, R G Molloy, P J O’Dwyer

Textbook that brings together and summarizes various important research papers in the field of General Surgery

Oxford University Press 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-964425-4

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Colorectal Surgery (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery)

G J MacKay, H R Dorrance, R G Molloy, P J O’Dwyer

A specialist textbook summarising current thinking and techniques in Colorectal Surgery

Oxford University Press 2010. ISBN 10: 0199571775

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Selected research articles

The lymph node ratio optimises staging in patients with node positive colon cancer with implications for adjuvant chemotherapy.

Susan J Moug, Raymond Oliphant, Margaret Balsitis, Richard G Molloy, David S Morrison

Int J Colorectal Dis. 29(5): 599-604, 2014.

Deprivation and colorectal cancer surgery: longer-term survival inequalities are due to differential postoperative mortality between socioeconomic groups.

Oliphant R.  Nicholson GA.  Horgan PG.  Molloy RG.  McMillan DC.  Morrison DS.  West of Scotland Colorectal Cancer Managed Clinical Network.

Annals of Surgical Oncology.  20(7): 2132-9, 2013.

Contribution of surgical specialization to improved colorectal cancer survival.

Oliphant R.  Nicholson GA.  Horgan PG.  Molloy RG.  McMillan DC.  Morrison DS.  West of Scotland Colorectal Cancer Managed Clinical Network.

British Journal of Surgery.  100(10): 1388-95, 2013.

Quality of care in rectal cancer surgery. Exploring influencing factors in the West of Scotland.

Nicholson GA. Morrison DS. Finlay IG. Diament RH. Horgan PG. Molloy RG.

Colorectal Disease. 14(6): 731-9, 2012.

Laparoscopic splenic flexure mobilisation.

MacDonald ER. Renwick AA. Molloy RG.

Ann Royal Coll Surg Eng. 94(5): 360, 2012

C-reactive protein as a predictor of postoperative infective complications following elective colorectal resection.

MacKay GJ.  Molloy RG.  O’Dwyer PJ.

Colorectal Disease. 13(5): 583-7, 2011

Mechanical bowel preparation does not influence outcomes following colonic cancer resection.

Nicholson GA.  Finlay IG.  Diament RH.  Molloy RG.  Horgan PG.  Morrison DS.

British Journal if Surgery 98(6):866-71, 2011

Perineum compression during EAUS enhances visualization of anterior anal sphincter defects.

Titi MA.  Jenkins JT.  Urie A.  Molloy RG.

Colorectal Disease.  11(6):625-30, 2009.

Correlation between anal manometry and endosonography in females with faecal incontinence.

Titi MA.  Jenkins JT.  Urie A.  Molloy RG.

Colorectal Disease.  10(2):131-7, 2008.

Current Status of the Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids.

M Titi, RG Molloy.

Current Medical Literature: Gastroenterology; 26; 89-98, 2008

Fast track colorectal surgery and perioperative outcomes.

G J MacKay, R G Molloy, P J O’Dwyer

Semin Colon Rectal Surg 2008; 19(1): 16-19

Anterior anal fissures are associated with occult sphincter injury and abnormal sphincter function.

Jenkins JT.  Urie A.  Molloy RG.

Colorectal Disease.  10(3):280-5, 2008

Early discharge following liver resection for colorectal metastases

G MacKay, P J O’Dwyer

Scott Med J 2008; 53 (2): 22-24

Laparoscopic colorectal resection does not reduce incisional hernia rates when compared with open colorectal resection.

Ihedioha U.  MacKay G.  Leung E.  Molloy RG.  O’Dwyer PJ.

Surgical Endoscopy.  22(3):689-92, 2008

Evaluation of auto fluorescence colonoscopy for the detection and diagnosis of colonic polyps.

McCallum AL.  Jenkins JT.  Gillen D.  Molloy RG.

Gastrointest Endoscopy.  68(2):283-90, 2008

Nicorandil-induced colonic ulceration: a new cause of colonic ulceration. Report of four cases.

Titi MA.  Seow C.  Molloy RG

Dis Colon & Rectum.  51(10):1570-3, 2008.

Laparoscopic colonic resection in fast-track patients does not enhance short-term recovery after elective surgery.

MacKay G.  Ihedioha U.  McConnachie A.  Serpell M.  Molloy RG.  O’Dwyer PJ. Colorectal Disease.  9(4):368-72, 2007

Prospective study of the diagnostic evaluation of faecal incontinence and leakage in male patients.

Titi M.  Jenkins JT.  Urie A.  Molloy RG.

Colorectal Disease.  9(7):647-52, 2007

Prospective, five-year follow-up study of patients with symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease.

Salem TA.  Molloy RG.  O’Dwyer PJ.

Dis Colon & Rectum.  50(9):1460-4, 2007

Prospective study on the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with an acute abdomen.

Salem TA.  Molloy RG.  O’Dwyer PJ.  

Ann Roy College Surg Eng.  89(3):233-7, 2007

Assessment of methods to quantify autofluorescence intensity in adenomatous polyps

McCallum A, Jenkins J, Gillen D, Duthie F, Molloy R

Journal Pathology. ; 213([Suppl 1]): 33A.  2007

Prospective study on the management of patients with complicated diverticular disease.

Salem TA, Molloy RG, O’Dwyer PJ:

Colorectal Disease 8(3); 173-6, 2006

Is pre-operative radiotherapy necessary in T1T3 rectal cancer with TME?

MacKay G, Downey M, Molloy RG, O’Dwyer PJ:  

Colorectal Disease.  8(1):34-6, 2006

Randomized clinical trial of the effect of postoperative intravenous fluid restriction on recovery after elective colorectal surgery.

MacKay G.  Fearon K.  McConnachie A.  Serpell MG.  Molloy RG.  O’Dwyer PJ.  

British Journal of Surgery.  93(12):1469-74, 2006

Randomized clinical trial assessing impact of a lightweight or heavyweight mesh on chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair.

O’Dwyer PJ.  Kingsnorth AN.  Molloy RG.  Small PK.  Lammers B.  Horeyseck G.

British Journal of Surgery  92(2):166-70, 2005

Prospective study on the role of the CT scan in patients with an acute abdomen.

Salem TA. Molloy RG. O’Dwyer PJ.

Colorectal Disease. 7(5); 460-6, 2005

 A technically difficult endorectal ultrasound is more likely to be inaccurate.

Zammit, M.  Jenkins, J T.  Urie, A.  O’Dwyer, P J.  Molloy RG.

Colorectal Disease.  7(5):486-91, 2005

Local resection of rectal tumours using the Salvati operating proctoscope – a safe and effective technique.

Zammit M.  O’Dwyer P.  Molloy R.

Colorectal Disease.  6(6):446-51, 2004

Impact of video colonoscopy on stage and outcome of patients with symptomatic colorectal cancer.

Vella M.  MacKenzie S.  Young IE.  Molloy RG.  O’Dwyer PJ.

Surg Endoscopy.  18(8):1268-71, 2004

 Randomized clinical trial comparing consultant-led or open access investigation for large bowel symptoms.

MacKenzie S.  Vella M.  Walker A.  Molloy R.  Galloway DJ.  O’Dwyer PJ.

 Br J Surg.  90(8):941-7, 2003

Nicorandil-associated anal ulceration.

Vella M.  Molloy RG.

 Lancet.  360(9349):1979, 2002

Life threatening pelvic sepsis after stapled haemorrhoidectomy.

Molloy RG, Kingsmore D.

Lancet. 355: 810, 2000

Dosage and timing of anti-TNF-alpha antibody treatment determine its effect of resistance to sepsis after injury.

O’Riordain MG.  O’Riordain DS.  Molloy RG.  Mannick JA. Rodrick ML.

J  Surg Research.  64(1):95-101, 1996

Laparoscopy in the Management of patients with cancer of the gastric cardia and oesophagus.

Molloy RG, McCourtney J, Anderson JR.

Br J Surg. 82; 352-354: 1995

Post-operative Complications Predict Recurrence of Crohn’s Disease.

Holzheimer R, Molloy RG, Wittmann DH.

Eur J Surg. 161; 129-135: 1995

Long-term Immunotherapeutic Intervention with Pentoxyphylline in a mouse model of thermal injury and infection.

Holzheimer RG, Molloy RG, O’Riordain DS, Mendez MV, Saporoschetz IB, Mannick JA, Rodrick ML.  

J Trauma. 38: 757-62: 1995

Multiple system organ failure may be influenced by macrophage hypo activation as well as hyper activation-importance of the double challenge.

Holzheimer RG.  Molloy R.  Mendez MV.  O’Riordain D.  Curley, P.  Nestor M.  Collins K. Mannick JA.  Rodrick ML.

Eur J Surg.  161(11):795-803, 1995

Humoral Immunity following thermal injury.

Molloy RG, Nestor M, Mannick JA, Rodrick ML.

Surgery (USA). 115: 34-38: 1994

Arterial Thrombosis after Chemotherapy with Cisplatin, Vinblastine, and Methotrexate.

Molloy RG, Welch G, Abel B, Drury J.

Br J Clin Practice. 49: 50-51: 1995

GM-CSF Modulates  Immune Function and Increases Survival in a Murine Model of Thermal Injury.

Molloy RG, Nestor M, Holzheimer R, Mannick JA, Rodrick ML.

Br J Surg. 82: 770-776: 1995

Endoscopic esophageal perforation presenting as surgical emphysema of the Scrotum.

McCourtney J, Molloy RG, Anderson JR.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 40: 121-122: 1994

Lymphokine Activated Killer Cells Enhance IL-2 Prevention of Sepsis Related Death in a Murine Model of Thermal Injury.

Mendez MV, Molloy RG, O’Riordain DS, Nestor M, Obando A, Saporoschetz I, Mannick JA, Rodrick ML.

J Surg Res. 54: 565-570: 1993

Interleukin-6 Release in Association with Neutrophil Activation after Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery.

Holzheimer R, Molloy RG, Görlach R, Wilkert S, Hehrlein F, Boldt H.

Eur J Surg 22: 37-42: 1994

Cytokines, Sepsis, and Immunomodulation.

Molloy RG, Mannick JA, Rodrick ML.

Br J Surg. 80: 289-297: 1993

Molecular Mechanisms of Altered Interleukin-2 production after Thermal Injury.

O’Riordain DS, Mendez MV, O’Riordain MG, Molloy RG, Mannick JA,  Rodrick ML.

Surgery (USA). 114: 407-415: 1993

A modified technique of primary closure using a povidone iodine wick: influence on wound healing in an experimental model.

Molloy RG, Brady MP.

Irish J Medical Science. 162: 297-300: 1993

TNF production and sensitivity to PGE2 in thermal injury.

Molloy RG, O’Riordain MG, Holzheimer R, Nestor M, Mannick J, Rodrick.

J Immun. 151: 2142-2149: 1993

Nerve regeneration across colorectal anastomoses after low anterior resection in a canine model.

Horgan AF, Molloy RG, Coulter J, Sheehan M, Kirwan WO.

Int J Colorec Dis. 8: 167-169: 1993

The recto-anal inhibitory reflex after low anterior resection of the rectum.

O’Riordain MG, Molloy RG, Horgan AF, Kirwan WO.

Dis Colon & Rectum. 35: 874-878: 1992

Massive incisional hernia: abdominal wall replacement with Marlex mesh.

Molloy RG, Moran KT, Waldron R, Kirwan WO.

Br J Surg. 78: 242-244: 1991

Strangulated small bowel hernia of the falciform ligament.

Molloy RG, Ellamushi H, Smith IS.

Br J Surg. 79: 570: 1992

Mechanism of sphincter impairment following low anterior resection.

Molloy RG, Moran KT, Coulter J, Kirwan WO.

Dis Colon & Rectum. 35; 462-464: 1992

Pentoxyphylline modulates the immune abnormalities associated with thermal injury and improves survival following septic challenge.

Holzheimer R, Molloy RG, O’Riordain D, Nestor M, Mannick JA, Rodrick.

Surgical Forum. 51. 74-76: 1992

In vivo and in vitro humoral immunity following thermal injury.

Molloy RG, Nestor M, Collins K, Mannick JA, Roderick ML.  

Surgical Forum. 50: 74-76: 1991

Direct injury to internal anal sphincter following low stapled anterior resection of the rectum. An experimental model.

Molloy RG, Moran KT, Coulter J, Kirwan WO.

 Irish J Med Science. 159: 306-307: 1990

Reduction of the local toxicity of intraperitoneal chemotherapy: observations on an experimental model.

Molloy RG, Crowley B, Moran KT, Brady MP.

Irish J Med Science. 56: 251-254: 1990

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