Dr Christopher James Heaton
BSc(Hon) MBCHB MRCP MRCP(Derm)
"I aspire to treat all patients as I would like to be treated and the facilities at the Spire Hospital support this."
I have interests and specialty training in all aspects of dermatology including: General dermatology (eczema, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, itchy skin, urticaria, infections), skin lesions (moles, cysts, warts, skin tags and blemishes), sun damage and treatments, photodynamic therapy and skin cancer treatments, including surgical management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers (including basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma).
I have performed thousands of primary and secondary re-excisions from all areas of the body in the management of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. In my NHS position I do twice weekly surgical lists with on average 20+ procedures performed each week. The goal is always treatment of the skin cancer with utmost consideration to preserving the cosmetic profile.
I graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh and University of St Andrews in 2005. I first started in dermatology in 2007 in Portsmouth Hospitals Trust dermatology department. I completed my dermatology training in May 2016 on the Wessex rotation. I now work in one of the busiest dermatology departments on the South Coast.
I was awarded the iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence in 2021. iWantGreatCare is the world’s largest independent patient data and insights platform, with nearly six million healthcare reviews from patients. The Certificate of Excellence is an annual award made to clinicians, clinics and surgeries who receive consistently outstanding patient feedback.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Christopher James Heaton at Spire include:
MB CHB / University of Edinburgh and University of St Andrews / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
First professional degrees in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school in the UK.
Member, Royal College of Physicians London
Member, British Association of Dermatologists
Member, British Society for Medical Dermatology
Member, British Society for Surgical Dermatology
Member, British Medical Association
I am married to a local General Practitioner and have a young family at the local Church of England School. At the weekends we enjoy all outdoor pursuits and in the summer our favourite holiday destination is the North Cornwall coast for walking, surfing and occasional fishing and cooking.