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 saw Mr Anderson again at Parkside Hospital on Tuesday 5 November 2019 regarding a large kidney cyst. Once again I found him to be patient, he listened with attention (rather than looking at notes or the screen), he answered all my questions thoroughly and I was never made to feel that he was wanting to 'get on' to the next thing. I came away feeling less anxious as he explaining the situation fully and suggested how I might proceed in the coming year. Should it come to an operation I would feel in good hands.
He is a trustworthy and experienced doctor who has saved me from the worst. After Nephrectomy, I was looking forward to seeing him at 6:30 am every day in the hospital's bed.
Provides a lucid and comprehensive explanation of the options available. Prompt and generous with his time. I first class professional in whom the patient can have confidence.