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General and Colorectal Surgeon Christopher Chan, Private Clinic Treatment, Self Pay Patients

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Mr Christopher Chan, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Specialising in:

Cancer, complex inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorder (incontinence, evacuatory problems), anal fistula, haemorrhoids

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Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Christopher Chan


BSc (Hons) PhD FRCS (Gen Surg)


Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Christopher Chan

General surgery, Coloproctology

Site specialisation


Site specialisation 2

Cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor

Clinical interests

Cancer, complex inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorder (incontinence, evacuatory problems), anal fistula, haemorrhoids

Background Information

Graduated from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London and carried out the surgical training programmes in Cambridge and London.  Awarded an MRC Clinical fellowship researching in pelvic floor dysfunction.  Carried out further sub-specialist colorectal training fellowships to Sydney, Paris and St Mark's Hospital. 
Specialist expertise in complex colorectal diseases, including colorectal cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative colitis, enterocutaneous fistula, complex anal fistula, anorectal and pelvic floor problems (incontinence, evacuatory difficulty, constipation) and pelvic floor reconstruction.   
I am actively involved in training at all levels including MB BS, MRCS, Intercollegiate FRCS and Royal College of Surgeons of England and am an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Languages spoken


Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: eveWed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7460 5700

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



Association of Coloproctology GB and Ireland, Association of Surgeons GB and Ireland, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons GB and Ireland

NHS hospitals

St Bart's/Royal London

Research interests

Anal sphincter preservation for ultra-low anterior resection, pelvic floor disorders, hindgut dysfunction

Key published papers

Yiangou Y, Facer P, Dyer NHC, Chan CLH, Knowles CH, Williams NS, Anand P.Vanilloid receptor 1 immunoreactivity in inflamed human bowel.Lancet 2001; 357: 1338-9. Chan CLH, Facer P, Davis JB, Smith GD, Egerton J, Bountra C, Williams NS, Anand P.Sensory fibres expressing capsaicin receptor TRPV1 in patients with rectal hypersensitivity and faecal urgency.Lancet 2003; 361:385-91 Chan CLH, Chafai N, MJFX Rickard, OF Dent, PH Chapuis, EL Bokey.What pathological features influence survival in patients with local residual tumour after resection of colorectal carcinoma?J Am Coll Surg 2004; 199:680-6. Chan CLH, Bokey L, Chapuis PH, Renwick AA, Dent OF.Local recurrence after curative resection for rectal cancer is associated with anterior position of the tumourBrit J Surg. 2006;93:105-12. Murphy J, Chan CLH, Scott SM, Vasudevan SP, Lunniss PJ, Williams NS.Rectal augmentation: short- and mid-term evaluation of a novel procedure for severe fecal urgency with associated incontinence.Ann Surg. 2008;247:421-7


Media coverage

Our consultants regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.