Mr Chelliah Selvasekar

Mr Chelliah Selvasekar

Colorectal Surgeon
MBBS, MD, FRCS Ed (gen surgery), Pg Cert (med ed)

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Chelliah Selvasekar at Spire include:

General surgery at Spire Manchester Hospital

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Professional profile

I work as a Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon at the Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and privately at the Spire Manchester Hospital. I practice laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery for benign and malignant colorectal conditions. I have introduced laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced recovery programme at the Christie Hospital having previously established the set up in a similar service at the Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

I also train other consultants and specialist registrars in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and am one of the national trainers through the department of health sponsored programme ( I am also an accredited colonoscopist for the national bowel cancer screening programme and offer regular diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. I practice minimally invasive and relatively painless treatment for haemorrhoids and I am involved in the training (HALO/THD) ( I also offer laparoscopic surgery for abdominal wall hernias.

I trained in the North West region of the UK, and did a year of advanced colorectal clinical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester to learn minimally invasive colorectal surgery and spent two years of clinical research at University College London. I also visited IRCAD centre in Strasbourg and University of Chicago as a travelling fellow to widen my clinical experience.

I am one of the regional surgical advisers for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and I am involved in conducting teaching programmes and courses locally. I am also an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I hold an honorary lecturer contract with the University of Liverpool.

I am the national trainer for laparoscopic colorectal surgery and accredited colonoscopist for the bowel cancer screening programme.

I perform excision of skin lesions and repair all types of abdominal hernias including laparoscopic repairs (TEP) and cholecystectomy.

Clinical Interests

Colorectal surgery

Special clinical interests: Laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, colorectal cancer management, inflammatory bowel disease including pouch surgery, surgery for crohns disease, diverticular disease, haemorrhoids (THD, HALO procedure) and fistula plug.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB and Ireland
European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
Medical Protection Society

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Research and Publication


I am interested in clinical research and my publications can be viewed on pubmed.

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Private contact details

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Private secretary Millie Butler
Private secretary telephone 0161 393 3057
Private secretary fax 0161 850 1270
Private secretary email

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