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Christopher Chan

Christopher Chan
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, London

BSc (Hons), PhD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

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.


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

  • 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.

    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 chemo
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