Professor Jim Khan
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
MB BS, MSc, PhD, FCPS, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg), FASCRS, FST
I am a Specialist Colorectal Surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal laparoscopic and robotic surgery. I am currently appointed as a consultant surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, where I treat a wide range of disorders affecting the small intestine, colon and rectum. My main areas of interest are bowel cancer, robotic surgery, hernia surgery, haemorrhoids treatment and surgical treatment of bowel disorders.
At Portsmouth I am actively involved in medical education, clinical training and research with supervision of trainees for higher degrees at the university of Portsmouth, where I am also appointed as Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Science, the University of Portsmouth.
I teach regularly on a variety of courses both nationally and internationally including basic surgical skills, advanced laparoscopic skills, robotic surgery, trauma surgery and coloproctological courses. I have 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 keyhole bowel cancer surgery. I am also a European trainer in robotic surgery and have trained a large number of surgeons in robotics across Europe.
I graduated in 1996 and specialised in general surgery. I became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow in 2002. I completed my specialist registrar training in colorectal surgery in Wessex. I learned complex pelvic and rectal cancer surgery while working with Professor Heald at Basingstoke. My specialist colorectal training included the UK National Laparoscopic Fellowship at Colchester in 2007, where I received training from Professor Roger Motson in advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgery. Later on I was awarded a travelling clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester (US) and travelled to Seoul, Republic of Korea for advanced robotic surgery training.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Jim Khan at Spire include:
I am a keen cricketer and play regularly for a local club in New Forest. I also enjoy playing badminton, golf and running. My wife is a doctor and we have two young children.