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 am suffering from symptoms of enlarged prostate. I was referred to Mr Anderson for 2nd opinion by my GP after received very poor consultation from another private consultant who seemed to be more interested in his financial gains rather than giving professional advice in a total of 7-minutes that he spent with me over two visits! I found Mr Anderson quite caring and very approachable. He spent a great deal of time reviewing my file, made detailed notes of my symptoms, and explained in detail the reasons for my symptoms. He then gave me comprehensive explanation, using easy to understand terminologies supported by graphical presentation, that there is no need for immediate surgery (despite recommendation by the first consultant). He provided a thorough report for my GP to prescribe medication and monitor my condition via simple blood test in the next 12 months and refer back to him should such a need arises. My GP is quite happy with his recommendations and supports his diagnosis. Being a Doctor of Science myself, I found Mr Anderson extremely competent and an expert in his field. It seems to me that he puts the welfare and care of his patients at the centre of his practice. I have total confidence in him and strongly recommend him to other patients.