A highly experienced general surgeon with a specialist interest in colorectal disease, offering investigation and treatment for conditions such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel incontinence, rectal evacuatory dysfunction and haemorrhoids, based in Harley Street, London.
Mr Christopher Chan is Senior Lecturer/Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Barts and The London NHS Trust. He offers private investigation and treatment for colorectal conditions at three leading independent hospitals in Central London:
- The Harley Street Clinic
- The Princess Grace Hospital
- BUPA Cromwell Hospital
An experienced general and colorectal surgeon in London
Mr Christopher Chan graduated from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London in 1991, going on to complete his surgical training in London and Cambridge. Choosing to subspecialise in colorectal surgery, he undertook fellowships in Sydney, Paris and at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow, a national and international referral centre for intestinal and colorectal disorders.
Highly skilled in both laparoscopic (keyhole) and open surgical techniques, Mr Chan is an innovative surgeon, actively involved in the exploration of new procedures to treat problems affecting the colon, rectum, anus and pelvic floor. He provides both elective and urgent/emergency private surgery.
Colorectal conditions treated by Mr Christopher Chan
Mr Chan offers expert investigation and treatment for a wide range of colorectal conditions, including:
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
- Diverticular disease
- Anal fistula
- Enterocutaneous fistula
- Faecal incontinence
- Rectal evacuatory dysfunction
Expert treatment of bowel incontinence in London
Also known as faecal incontinence, bowel incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. The condition may involve a sudden urge to go to the toilet or a total lack of sensation that a stool needs to be passed, both resulting in soiling. Often associated with constipation or diarrhoea, bowel incontinence is usually caused by a physical problem involving the pelvic floor, rectum, anal sphincter muscles or nerves connecting the brain and rectum.
With a research interest in developing new techniques for the treatment of bowel incontinence, Mr Chan offers sensitive, expert investigation and treatment for this distressing and embarrassing condition.
Investigation of bowel problems and rectal bleeding
Unexplained changes in bowel habits, such as prolonged diarrhoea or constipation, or blood in the stools should always be investigated by a doctor as soon as possible.
Mr Chan is highly experienced in the examination of the bowel and rectum using colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Both techniques involve inserting a long flexible tube with an attached light source and camera into the anus in order to check for abnormal areas that may be due to cancer. Procedures such as tissue biopsy and the removal of small growths on the lining of the colon (bowel polyps) can be carried out at the same time using special instruments attached to the colonoscope.
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.
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