Consultant Profile

Mr Jim Khan

Mr Jim Khan MB BS, MSc, FCPS (Surg), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Coloproctocology
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:

Laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for colon and rectal cancer
Minimally invasive endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) for rectal tumours
Modern management of piles (haemorrhoids) with Doppler guided ligation surgery (THD)
Rectal bleeding
Haemorrhoid (piles) surgery
Rectal prolapse
Pilonidal sinus disease
Key hole surgery for recto-vaginal prolapse (bowel prolapse)
Laparoscopic management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns and Colitis), Pouch Surgery and management of diverticular disease
Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy (endoscopy), cancer surveillance
Gall bladder surgery
Laparoscopic hernia surgery for groin, abdominal wall and incisional hernia
Single incision surgery for majority of bowel operations (SILS)

Research interests:

Natural orifice (scar-less) laparoscopic surgery
Quality of life and functional outcomes after low anterior resection
Training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Modern management of haemorrhoids through Doppler guided ligation surgery (THD)—a virtually pain free innovative procedure
Minimally invasive endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) for rectal tumours - removal of rectal tumour without making a cut on the abdomen and without the need for a stoma (colostomy)

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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

The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ALS GBI)
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACP GBI)
European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
General Medical Council (GMC)
Medical Defence Union (MDU)


Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Julie Bowles
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 456034
Private secretary fax:
02392 456100
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Jim Khan is a specialist colorectal surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently appointed as a consultant colorectal & laparoscopic surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where he treats a wide range of disorders affecting the small intestine, colon and rectum. Jim graduated in 1996 and specialised in general surgery and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow in 2002. He completed his specialist registrar training in colorectal surgery in Wessex. He learned complex pelvic and rectal cancer surgery while working with Professor Heald at Basingstoke. His specialist colorectal training included the UK National Laparoscopic Fellowship at Colchester in 2007, where he received training from Professor Roger Motson in advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgery. Later on he was awarded a travelling clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester (US).

At Portsmouth he is actively involved in medical education and clinical training. He is working in collaboration with Portsmouth University on a few research projects and supervising higher degree courses. He trains on a variety of courses both nationally and internationally including basic surgical skills, laparoscopic skills, ATLS, TEMS, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and coloproctology courses. He has been a national trainer for consultants’ training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LapCo) - a programme run by the Department of Health for promotion of training in key-hole bowel cancer surgery.

Personal profile:

Mr Khan is a very keen cricketer and plays regularly for a local club in New forest. He also enjoys playing badminton, golf and running. His wife is a doctor and they have two young children.

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Mr Jim Khan

Mr Jim Khan Gastroenterology & General surgery Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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