Consultant Profile

Mrs Christine Craig

Mrs Christine Craig MBChB FRCS(Ed) PG Cert
Practicing at:
Spire Manchester Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
Special clinical interests:

Cancer of the rectum
Anal fistulas
Anal fissures
Rectal bleeding
Anal sepsis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease surgery
Stoma surgery
Small bowel surgery
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Faecal incontinence
Endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Research interests:

Reporting of results following emergency and elective surgery and outcomes in trials.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant laparoscopic colorectal surgeon, Central Manchester Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons

Association of coloproctologists GB and Ireland

The British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0161 232 2261
Private secretary:
Liz  Costello
Private secretary telephone number:
0161 232 2657
Private secretary fax:
0161 232 2654
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mrs Christine Craig trained at The University of Leeds Medical School and qualified in 1998. She later returned to the North West of England to complete her basic and higher surgical training, after which she did a Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery. Upon her appointment as Consultant at Trafford General Hospital in Manchester (Park Hospital to those who remember) she introduced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery within the Trust and developed a Pelvic Floor service. She now works as a Consultant Laparoscopic, General and Colorectal Consultant at Central Manchester Foundation Trust (Manchester Royal Infirmary), one of England’s leading academic healthcare organisations. She maintains a specialist interest in advanced minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, offering laparoscopic bowel surgery to suitable patients. She performs twice monthly day case surgery at Trafford General Hospital, of which surgery for anal fistulas forms the majority of her work.

Personal profile:

Mrs Craig is married with 2 children and several cats. She enjoys reading, travelling and attending music festivals.

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