Mr Christopher Anderson is a consultant urological surgeon with a specialist interest in renal and prostate cancer. He is the Clinical Lead of the Robotic Surgery Unit and the Lead Cancer Clinician at St George's Hospital, London.
Mr Anderson was one of the pioneers of Robotic Surgery in the UK and holds membership at the British Association for Urological Surgeons. He 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, London, 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 where he learned laparoscopic radical prostatectomy due to the increasing popularity of minimally invasive surgical approaches to prostate cancer in recent years.
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.
His particular clinical interests include robotic prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic pyeloplasty and laparoscopic nephrectomy. Mr Anderson is available for private consultations at The Princess Grace Hospital, London.
Education & Experience
- University of Cape Town
- 1991 - 1996
- South Africa
- University of Stellenbosch
- 1979 - 1985
- South Africa
- Consultant Urologist in Laparoscopic Urology, Oncology and Andrology
- St Georges Hospital, London; UK
- since 1999