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.
Having been under the care of Chris Anderson since 2010 I have always found him to be professional and sensitive to explaining all the problems and solutions (procedures) with great clarity. It is with a great deal of compassion that he always telephoned my wife after a procedure to set her mind at rest and was very much appreciated by the family
I was recently diagnosed with an unforeseen serious condition, and thank goodness I was referred to Mr Anderson, who investigated, and undertook the required operation, at short notice. I found him to be fantastic, confident and reassuring, he took account of my nervousness (having never undergone a medical procedure before), and quite frankly he is the only surgeon that you would want in that situation. Mr Anderson is also extremely well respected, and indeed recommended, by a number of his peers.
Mr Anderson has looked after me since 2017. He has always been courteous and reassuring and helpful, with clear explanations of what is going on. And also a skilled competent and confidence-inspiring surgeon.
Dr Anderson listened to me very carefully, you felt really free to talk. He was very thorough in all his questions, and most sympathetic. He also has a good sense of humour which is very important. I would trust him totally and recommend him to others. Nicoline Gatehouse