Mr Colin Elton

Personal profile

I was appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon Hospital in September 2002 working at Barnet Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital. I qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1989 and spent his early training years in North East Thames Hospitals. My specialist training was in the South East including Guy's and Royal Sussex County Hospitals.

I was appointed a clinical fellow in a Sydney teaching hospital, working particularly in the Colorectal and Trauma Units.

As a consultant, I have expanded my 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, I have dedicated time to improving the endoscopy service. My other main interest is hernia repairs under local anaesthesia. I also perform a paediatric list of hernia repairs at Barnet Hospital every six weeks.

Although my surgical workload provides a busy schedule, I am also commited to training, teaching on MRCS courses and organising courses for students and junior doctors.

Clinical Interests



  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • Clinical Lead for endoscopy at Barnet Hospital

  • Local anaesthetic hernia repair

  • Paediatric surgery

  • Teaching GP's Medical Students and Junior Surgeons

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