Mr Chelliah Selvasekar

Colorectal Surgeon

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

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

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


Treatment information

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

General surgery

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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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