Professor Jim Khan

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

MB BS, MSc, PhD, FCPS, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg), FASCRS, FST

Specialises in

  • General surgery
  • Hernia repairs
  • Colorectal and laparoscopic surgery
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissure surgery

I am a Specialist Colorectal Surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal laparoscopic and robotic surgery. My main areas of interest are bowel cancer, robotic surgery, hernia surgery, haemorrhoids treatment and surgical treatment of bowel disorders.

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.

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.

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.


General Medical Council Number: C6049414

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Jim Khan at Spire include:

General surgery

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Additional information

Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Special clinical interests: Laparoscopic and robotic (keyhole) surgery for colon and rectal cancer, Minimally invasive endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) for rectal tumours, Management of piles (haemorrhoids) with Doppler guided ligation surgery (THD), Rectal bleeding, Haemorrhoid (piles) surgery, Rectal prolapse, Fistulae, Pilonidal sinus disease, Keyhole surgery for recto-vaginal prolapse (bowel prolapse), Laparoscopic management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns and Colitis), Pouch Surgery and management of diverticular disease, Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy (endoscopy), cancer surveillance, Gall bladder surgery, Laparoscopic hernia surgery for groin, abdominal wall and incisional hernia, Single incision surgery for majority of bowel operations (SILS).

Consultant Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

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