Mr Christopher Chan

Mr Christopher Chan

BSc (Hons) PhD FRCS(Gen Surg)

General and Colorectal Surgeon

Special Interests:

  • Colorectal surgery (open and laparoscopic)
  • Complex colorectal diseases
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ilcerative colitis
  • Intestinal failure
  • Complex anal fistula
  • Anorectal and pelvic floor reconstruction
  • Haemorrhoid surgery


Mr Christopher Chan is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust where he is also a highly respected Senior Lecturer.

Mr Chan has a broad experience in both elective and emergency, open and laparoscopic general surgery. His special expertise lies 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.

Mr Chan has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of general surgery and coloproctology. In addition, he is the author a number of best-selling MRCS books and has contributed to chapters in major surgical textbooks.

Mr Chan’s research interests include exploring new techniques for the treatment of faecal incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction, ultra-low sphincter preserving resections and inflammatory bowel disease. He is also heavily involved in teaching and lecturing at all levels, including MB BS, MRCS, Intercollegiate FRCS examinations and Royal College of Surgeons courses.

Mr Chan is lead surgeon for inflammatory bowel disease at Barts Health NHS Trust.


Mr Chan graduated from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, London in 1991. He attended surgical training programmes in Cambridge and London. Mr Chan was awarded a MRC Clinical fellowship researching into pelvic floor dysfunction which culminated in a PhD. He went onto further sub-specialist colorectal training fellowships to Sydney, Paris and St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow.

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