Mr Christopher Anderson is a consultant Urological surgeon with a general Urological practise as well as a specialist interest in renal and prostate cancer. In his general Urological practise he manages a wide spectrum of conditions : urinary infections, voiding and bladder problems, enlarged prostates (BPH), haematuria (blood in urine), circumcision, fertility workup, vasectomy / reversal vasectomy and erectile dysfunction. He has particular expertise in minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgical approaches. Mr Anderson completed his undergraduate work at Stellenbosch and his postgraduate training in Cape Town, South Africa, before taking up a substantive consultant post at St George's Healthcare in 1999. He undertook fellowships to Cleveland, the University of Miami and Detroit in the United States before travelling to the University of Leipzig in Germany to further his training in both renal and prostate cancer surgery. Mr Anderson was one of the first to adopt laparoscopic techniques in urology surgery in the UK. In 2004 he introduced laparoscopic renal cryotherapy, also the first operation of its kind in the UK. He continued to develop this technique and has the largest series with long term follow-up in the country. He was an integral member of the team that pioneered robotic surgery in the UK, introducing the robotic surgery programme to St George's Healthcare in July 2008, and has successfully developed the service as lead robotic surgeon.
I would recommend Chris Anderson without question. He definitely saved my life - I had a very virulent type of kidney cancer and he spent at least 6 hours operating on me and removed every single sign or possible sign of cancer from my body for which I am totally in his debt. Thanks to his dedication, fastidiousness and thoroughness I have been clear of cancer for five years. He suggested that I should be checked on an annual basis due it being a type 3 cancer and I agreed that it was a sensible idea in view of this but yesterday we both agreed that we are going for 18 months now instead of one year which is wonderful. I don't know if he listened to me or anyone else but what I have really appreciated is that after the first or second follow-up I had to wait for the results for a while which was rather unnerving to put it mildly and I told him this. Thereafter, he arranged the scan a few hours before seeing him with a sympathetic radiologist so I could get the results the same day when I saw him later - this is what all patients want and means that he understands and identifies their worries and concerns - 10/10 on all counts, I was so lucky to meet him at the right time.
Mr Chris Andersen has been my doctor for 8 years and has performed with the highest skill during my surgery and has been maticulous in his post surgical care and regular follow up reviews. His commitment to best surgical practices and techniques has provided me with a quality of life I am hugely grateful for. I would highly recommend M. Andersen .