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.
Mr Anderson is caring and considerate and always makes me feel safe and cared for. This was the case when I was being treated for kidney cancer, and was very frightened, and was also true when I was recovering from the surgery he carried out. He always explained things to me, and gave the impression of having time to listen, and that it was important that he heard what I said, even when I knew he was in a hurry. Since then, I have continued to meet with him to discuss the results of scans, and have asked to see him every time, because he is so good at explaining things to me in a calm way, and recognises and acknowledges how scared I remain.
Excellent expertise and reputation, ability to translate sensitive and sophisticated circumstances into understandable information for the patient. Pragmatic & sensitive, comprehensively care taking & highly qualified expert.
I am very grateful to Dr Anderson who visited me today. He clearly explained my case pointing out the outcome of my recent CT Thorax with contrast. We discussed my chronic kidney disease problem identifying the status of it and foreseeing ways on how to keep it under control. Thank you.
My elderly parents attended Mr Anderson's clinic for several consultations regarding a possible problem my father's kidneys. They both commented on how much they had appreciated the doctor's manner. They found him easy to understand, friendly, kind, courteous, straightforward and clear in his delivery of the information.
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