Mr Jim Khan

Mr Jim Khan

Colorectal Surgeon
MB BS, MSc, FCPS (Surg), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Back to top

Treatment information

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

General surgery

Back to top

Professional profile

I am a specialist colorectal surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. I am currently appointed as a consultant colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where I treat a wide range of disorders affecting the small intestine, colon and rectum.

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).

At Portsmouth I am actively involved in medical education and clinical training. I am working in collaboration with Portsmouth University on a few research projects and supervise higher degree courses.

I train on a variety of courses both nationally and internationally including basic surgical skills, laparoscopic skills, ATLS, TEMS, laparoscopic colorectal surgery and coloproctology 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 key-hole bowel cancer surgery.

Natural orifice (scar-less) laparoscopic surgery. Quality of life and functional outcomes after low anterior resection. Training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Modern management of haemorrhoids through Doppler guided ligation surgery (THD) - a virtually pain free innovative procedure. Minimally invasive endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) for rectal tumours - removal of rectal tumour without making a cut on the abdomen and without the need for a stoma (colostomy).

Clinical Interests

Colorectal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for colon and rectal cancer. Minimally invasive endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) for rectal tumours. Modern 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).

Private contact details

Telephone Appointments - 02392 801 424
Private secretary Julie Bowles
Private secretary telephone 02392 456 034
Private secretary fax 02392 456 100
Private secretary email

Media Coverage

Da Vinci robot’s precision is revolutionising surgery at QA Hospital

Calls for people to take bowel cancer tests to save lives

Calls for people to help raise remaining £350,000 for QA’s Da Vinci robot

Back to top

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALS GBI)
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACP GBI)
European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
General Medical Council (GMC)
Medical Defence Union (MDU)

Back to top

Current NHS posts

Consultant Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Back to top

Personal Profile

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.

Back to top