Mr Khizar Khan

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS, FCPS, FRCS(Eng)


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I have been working and trained in North East for last six years. I have been consultant colorectal and general surgeon since 2019. I perform all general surgical procedures and is an experience keyhole (laparoscopic) surgeon. I enjoy doing gallbladder surgery and do hernia surgery both with open and laparoscopic technique. I have been trained in colorectal surgery mainly in laparoscopic complex procedures which include both cancer and benign surgery. I enjoy doing laparoscopic cancer surgeries.

I have got more than 17 years of experience in surgery, both abroad and in UK. I have performed more than 2,500 surgical procedures, including major and minor cases. I have a very good experience in dealing with anorectal disease, including haemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures. I tailor the surgical management of these conditions according to the patient's symptoms and wishes. I perform banding, HALO and surgical excision of haemorrhoids. I also perform flexible sigmoidoscopies and colonoscopies and also removes polyps if needed. I also deal with state of art TAMIS procedure which is removal of the rectal polyps using laparoscope thus avoiding major complex resectional surgery.

I am also actively involved in many QI projects and enjoy working in a team, improving patient experience. I am leading NELA (emergency laparotomy at UHND) and also lead the Emergency General Surgery and Theatre efficiency group at UHND. I also enjoy teaching and is an Educational Supervisor and Clinical supervisor of junior doctors, SHO and Surgical Trainees and enjoy good reputation with them. I also lead the ACE course of year 4 medical students at UHND.

I am also tutor of Royal of College of Surgeons of England and an ATLS (Advance Trauma Life Support) and BLS (Basic Surgical Skills) Instructor.

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Treatment information

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

General surgery

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Additional information

MBBS / Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

General Medical Council (GMC)

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland


Professional leadership

NELA Lead at University Hospital North Durham
Emergency General Surgery Lead at University Hospital North Durham
Theatre Efficiency group member and surgical lead at University Hospital North Durham
ACE Lead for Year 4 Medical students at University Hospital North Durham

I am actively involved in research and is local PI of many multicentre national audits. I have also published more than 5 original research papers which have been published in peer reviewed journals. I also supervise junior doctors and trainees in research projects and audits. I have presented many a times at National and International Conferences.