Consultant Profile

Mr Colin Elton

Mr Colin Elton MS FRCS (Gen)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:
Laparoscopic surgery, paediatric surgery, hernia repairs, haemorrhoid treatment
Research interests:
Timing of rectal cancer surgery following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Surgeon, Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0208 901 5555
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8358 7106
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:
I was appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon in September 2002, working at Barnet Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital. I qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1989 and spent my early training years in North East Thames Hospitals. My specialist training was in the South East ncluding Guy's and Royal Sussex County Hospitals.

I was appointed a clinical fellow in a Sydney teaching hospital, working particularly in the colorectal and trauma units.

As a consultant, I have expanded my colorectal practice to perform laparoscopic resections for colorectal cancer and introducing new haemorrhoid procedures. As clinical lead for endoscopy at Barnet, I have dedicated my time to improving the endoscopy service. My other main interest is hernia repairs under local anaesthesia. I also perform a paediatric list of hernia repairs at Barnet Hospital.

Although my surgical workload provides a busy schedule, I am also committed to training, teaching on MRCS courses and organising courses for students and junior doctors.
Personal profile:
I have recently moved to Stanmore, enjoying the greener side of suburbia. My interests include running the London Marathon (on nine occasions) for charities such as Bowel Cancer UK and Childline. At Barnet Hospital I have produced an annual Christmas show for the last four years, using the talents of medical and non-medical staff.
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Mr Colin Elton

Mr Colin Elton General surgery Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

Mr Colin Elton makes an appearance on Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies

Click here to read more about the episode or watch Mr Elton's segment of the show below.

To make an appointment with Mr Elton please contact us on 020 8901 5555

Constipation problem


Treated by Consultant Surgeon Mr Colin Elton at Spire Bushey Hospital

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