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 Andersen was patient and thorough taking time to explain his findings and rationale for the follow up investigations. He was also practical in that initial findings and treatment recommendation would be sent by email as there would be no requirement to see him before the next set of tests, if any. I do not have any suggestions as to how he could improve to give even greater care.
I do not know Mr. Anderson well as my kidney (with its cancerous growth) was removed with a degree of urgency, but I have found him approachable and willing to listen and explain as well as being reassuring. Apparently the surgery was complicated and there were additional heart issues, but he has done a brilliant keyhole job and I am recovering quickly. I think myself lucky to have been referred to Mr. Anderson and hope to remain his patient long term.
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