Mr Colin Elton

Consultant General Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Colorectal and Gallbladder surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer
  • Hernia repair
  • Haemorrhoid removal treatment
  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy

I was appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon in September 2002, working at Barnet Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital. As a consultant, I have expanded my colorectal practice to perform laparoscopic resections for colorectal cancer and introducing new haemorrhoid procedures. As clinical lead for endoscopy at Barnet, I have dedicated my time to improving the endoscopy service. My other main interest is hernia repairs under local anaesthesia. I also perform a paediatric list of hernia repairs at Barnet Hospital.

I am the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Bushey Hospital.

I qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1989 and spent my early training years in North East Thames Hospitals. My specialist training was in the South East including Guy's and Royal Sussex County Hospitals. I was appointed a clinical fellow in a Sydney teaching hospital, working particularly in the colorectal and trauma units.

Although my surgical workload provides a busy schedule I am also committed to training, teaching on MRCS courses and organising courses for students and junior doctors.

I have performed over 800 colorectal resections; elective mortality rate of 0.69%; No mortality in my patients in last 10 years for colorectal cancer resections. Anastomotic leak rate: 2.88% 400 HALO procedures for haemorrhoids; 85%-90% success and 90% satisfaction.


General Medical Council Number: C3315279

Treatment information

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

Other treatments

Haemorrhoids ("piles"); Anal Fissure; Anal fistula; Pilonidal sinus and recurrent pilonidal sinus; Rectal Bleeding; Rectal Pain; Diarrhoea; Constipation; Coloproctology; Endoscopic procedures; Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy; Rectal Cancer and Colon Cancer; Bowel Cancer; TEMS procedure for rectal polyps and rectal cancer; Rectal Prolapse and Recurrent Rectal Prolapse; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Laparoscopic and Robotic colorectal surgery; Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis; Ileoanal Pouch surgery; Gallbladder; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Laparoscopic colorectal surgery; Appendicitis, Laparoscopic appendicectomy; Hernias, including Inguinal hernia, Incisional hernia and Recurrent Incisional hernia, Umbilical hernia and Recurrent hernias

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons / 1993
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

FRCS Part 3 / Royal College of Surgeons / 2000
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

Master of Surgery / University of London / 1997
Master of Surgery

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon, Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust

Personal profile

My interests include running the London Marathon (on 11 occasions) for charities . At Barnet Hospital I have produced an annual Christmas show for the last nine years, using the talents of medical and non-medical staff.

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