Mr Elton was appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon Hospital in September 2002, working at Barnet Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital. He qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1989 and spent his early training years in North East Thames Hospitals.
Mr Elton's specialist training was in the South East of England, including Guy's and Royal Sussex County Hospitals. He was appointed a clinical fellow in a Sydney teaching hospital, working particularly in the Colorectal and Trauma Units.
As a consultant, he has expanded his colorectal practice to perform laparoscopic resections for colorectal cancer and introducing new haemorrhoid procedures such as haemorrhoidal artery ligation.
As Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at Barnet, he has dedicated time to improving the endoscopy service. His other main interest is hernia repairs under local anaesthesia. Mr Elton also performs a paediatric list of hernia repairs at Barnet Hospital every six weeks.
Although his surgical workload provides a busy schedule, he is also committed to training, teaching on MRCS courses and organising courses for students and junior doctors.