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.
Christopher Anderson has been a fantastic consultant. He originally saw me 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with renal cancer. He treated me successfully (by removing the tumour) and his expertise and care at that time and in my subsequent annual checkups have been brilliant. I cannot speak too highly of him.
Good, constructive advice with a very practical approach. When it comes to procedures and recovery times, it is clear that often this is underestimated by surgical doctors. This in my case meant I felt worse than I thought I would and I took longer to recover. In response the answer was that "This is not uncommon." But from my perspective if I had taken more time off, I would have recovered sooner. Mr Anderson is very focused on the primary medical issue and encourages questions which is positive, but could do with ensuring the patient understands the degree of impact and recovery time. Difficult to assess I know.
Mr Anderson is a no nonsense man. He explained the medical issues clearly so I knew exactly what my situation was. Subsequently, I felt very confident going into surgery. In all follow up consultations, I have felt equally confident and comfortable in asking him questions, and he has always been very pleasant and caring.
Short link to review Mr Christopher Anderson: http://iwgc.net/ecnzh