Mr Christopher Wright

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS, MSc

"I pride myself on providing a personalised service to my patients with strong emphasis on effective and empathic communication."


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I am a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon working across both sites of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW). I was appointed permanently in November 2014 having worked as a Locum Consultant there since March 2014.

As a Colorectal Surgeon, I deal with a range of problems affecting the bowel. Colorectal problems can largely be divided into functional (such as irritable bowel syndrome - by far the commonest group of problems I see in colorectal clinics - or problems with leakage of stool), inflammatory (such as bowel infections, colitis or diverticulitis), anatomical (for example prolapse of the bowel, haemorrhoids or anal skin tags) or related to a growth (including benign polyps and bowel cancer).

As a General Surgeon I provide a range of treatments for problems affecting many different anatomical areas and organ systems, often related to the abdomen but not exclusively so. The most common general surgical conditions I see are hernias of all types, skin lumps and bumps and pilonidal disease.

I graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2002 and completed my higher surgical training in the London Deanery in 2013. At the end of my training I was awarded one of just six prestigious Ethicon Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowships available nationally, giving me broad experience in advanced laparoscopic techniques. I undertook this six month Fellowship at the internationally renowned laparoscopic training unit at Colchester University Hospital.

I am the Specialty Tutor for the whole General Surgery department with responsibility for ensuring high standards of training for junior doctors at MTW. I sit on a number of educational committees at Tunbridge Wells Hospital where I represent the department and its trainees.

In May 2016 I was appointed as Clinical Lead for the Colorectal Department at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust (MTW). I represent and speak for the department on various Trust committees and make decisions regarding clinical activity, with responsibility for ensuring that the department provides a high standard of care.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher Wright at Spire include:

General surgery

Colorectal surgery

Other treatments

  • Rafaelo procedure for haemorrhoids

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Colonoscopy
Colorectal surgery
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

Special clinical interests: Haemorrhoidectomy, Rafaelo procedure.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for the Colorectal Department at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust (MTW)
Specialty Tutor for the whole General Surgery department with responsibility for ensuring high standards of training for junior doctors at MTW

Current NHS posts

Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon.

Clinical Lead for Colorectal Surgery.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust.

Personal profile

I pride myself on providing a personalised service to my patients with strong emphasis on effective and empathic communication and I understand that a lot of the conditions I manage are linked to embarrassing symptoms.

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741150
Private secretary Sonia Whitewood