Mr Colin Chan

Mr Colin Chan

Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon


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Please note, for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), please call Mr Chan's secretary on 0151 347 8965 to confirm appointment times and costing

I am a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and have provided specialist vascular treatment since 2006. In the Spire hospitals, I see patients with arterial, venous and lymphatic problems.

I treat patients with varicose veins including pelvic congestion syndrome, difficulty in walking due to circulation impairment, surgery to prevent strokes and diabetic feet. I also treat patients with excessive sweating and facial flushing.

I have dealt with the whole range of vascular surgery and continue to provide both elective and emergency vascular care in these hospitals. My index vascular outcomes are publicly accessible through the National Vascular Registry.

My special interest is in the management of patients with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). The TOS clinic is part of my vascular practice and I have had the privilege to help improve the quality of life of a significant number of such patients. I have close links with my counterparts in the United States, have done a TOS fellowship there, and have certification in upper limb physical therapy.

My NHS practice is based at the Countess of Chester Hospital and Wirral University Teaching Hospital. I also have an honorary contract with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

I offer the full range of TOS procedures including video-assisted TOS surgery, vein reconstruction for Paget-Schroetter syndrome and revisional surgery. My TOS practice is based on established professional society guidelines and is audited regularly using patients own reported outcome measures. The TOS clinic is available to patients within the UK as well as international patients. 


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Colin Chan at Spire include:

Vascular surgery

Other treatments

  • Aneurysms
  • Carotid stenting
  • Diabetic foot disease
  • Leg bypass
  • Mesenteric ischaemia
  • Surgery for claudication
  • Surgery for stroke
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery (including cervical ribs and first rib resection)
  • Thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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Additional information

Specialist clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, diabetic foot care, cerebral hypoxia

MB BS / University of Malaya / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Glasgow / 1993
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS (General Surgery) / London / 2004
Fellow of the Royal College of General Surgeons

Professional memberships

Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Society for Vascular Surgery (North America)

European Vascular and Endovascular Society

British Association of Clinical Anatomists

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, South Mersey Arterial Unit based at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Private secretary Louise Rule
Private secretary telephone 0151 347 8965
Private secretary email