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Christopher Chan: Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, London

Christopher Chan
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, London: Christopher Chan

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon specialising in complex colorectal surgery (cancer, inflammatory bowel and diverticular disease), with a particular interest in ultra-low sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer and the management of complex pelvic floor disorders.


Mr Christopher Chan is lead surgeon for inflammatory bowel disease at Barts and The London NHS Trust. He has specialist expertise in colorectal diseases, including colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, enterocutaneous fistula, complex anal fistula, anorectal and pelvic floor problems (incontinence, evacuatory difficulty, constipation) and pelvic floor reconstruction.


Mr Chan's colorectal training and qualifications 

Christopher Chan 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.


He was awarded an MRC Clinical fellowship researching in pelvic floor dysfunction and carried out further sub-specialist colorectal training fellowships to Sydney, Paris and St Mark's Hospital.


Mr Chan is actively involved in training at all levels including MB BS, MRCS, Intercollegiate FRCS and Royal College of Surgeons of England and is an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Clinical interests and colorectal treatments for rectal cancer and pelvic floor disorders

Mr Chan has particular interest in ultra-low sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer patients and the management of complex pelvic floor disorders (incontinence and constipation) with nerve stimulation therapies and dynamic graciloplasty.


He also specialises in the management of adolescent patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), inherited cancers and functional disorders.


Key procedures include:


  • Colonoscopy

  • Laparoscopic colectomy and anterior resection

  • Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy

  • Complex fistula in ano surgery

  • Haemorrhoidectomy


Research interests


  • Ultra-low sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer patients and post-operative function

  • Prevention of parastomal hernia formation

  • Quality of life following surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the young adult/adolescent

  • Determination of neurotransmitter release in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Study of effects of microRNA in fibrosis in Crohn’s disease

  • Neurostimulation in motility disorders of the gut

  • Prediction modelling of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in advanced rectal cancer



GMC Number:               3563027                     Check this doctor's GMC registration

Date of registration:   01 August 1991


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr. Cristopher Chan is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including HCA Hospitals.

HCA admitting rights


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Mr Christopher LH Chan

The Harley Street Clinic,84 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HW

Tel: 0207 034 8272

Fax: 0207 034 8274 

Email: christopherlhchan@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.theharleystreetclinic.com        www.londongiassociates.com 


Qualifications and memberships

Places of work

NHS Consultancy

Barts and The London NHS Trust


Private Practice

The Harley Street Clinic


The Princess Grace Hospital


Bupa Cromwell Hospital


The London Gastrointestinal Associates