Chetan Bhan: Profile

Mr Chetan Bhan is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in London, where he is lead for colorectal cancer. He is also a board member of the UCLH Colorectal Cancer Collaborative. He provides private treatment for colorectal conditions, hernias and gallstones at leading private clinics in the Harley Street Medical District and North London.

Training and experience

Mr Bhan qualified from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’, London in 1998, going on to undertake his surgical training in hospitals in London and the South East. As part of his surgical training, he spent two years researching lower gastrointestinal functional disorders, particularly pelvic floor disorders, at The Royal London Hospital. He also trained in advanced colorectal surgery, including complex inflammatory bowel disease, perineal reconstruction and intestinal failure.

Mr Bhan completed his surgical training in Sydney, Australia, where he undertook a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic techniques in colorectal surgery, in particular, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS).

Mr Bhan was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in 2012. In his current role at the Whittington Hospital, he is lead for colorectal cancer and has developed the SILS colorectal service. He is also the Training Programme Director for surgical training in North, Central and East London, as well as Essex.

GI Doctors

Mr Bhan is a member of GI Doctors, a team of leading London specialists in gastroenterology, upper GI surgery and lower GI surgery. Combined, their unique practice allows them to offer treatment for all disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract, while individually they apply their bespoke experience to provide high quality, evidence-based care to meet the needs of every patient.

Conditions treated

Mr Bhan offers expert treatment for a range of lower GI conditions, including:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Hernia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gallstones
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Intestinal failure
  • Anal fissure and fistula

Clinical interests

Mr Bhan’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery (also known as virtually scarless surgery), single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, complex benign surgery, pelvic floor disorders, ileoanal pouch surgery, intestinal failure and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Research interests

Mr Bhan has a research interest in colorectal cancer including advanced disease, surgical training and surgical outcomes. His work has resulted in a number of publications, including most recently:

Gastro-Colic Fistula After Sleeve Gastrectomy Leak: Our Experience with this Rare Complication. Parmar CD, Khalil H, Lakdawala M, Bhan C, Sufi P. Obes Surg. 2019 Jul 11. doi: 10.1007/s11695-019-04086-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Systematic Review of Pelvic Exenteration With En Bloc Sacrectomy for Recurrent Rectal Adenocarcinoma: R0 Resection Predicts Disease-free Survival. Sasikumar A, Bhan C, Jenkins JT, Antoniou A, Murphy J.Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Mar;60(3):346-352. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000737. Review.

Improving the diagnostic stage of the suspected colorectal cancer pathway: A quality improvement project. Haddow JB, Walshe M, Aggarwal D, Thapar A, Hardman J, Wilson J, Oshowo A, Bhan C, Mukhtar H. Healthc (Amst). 2016 Sep;4(3):225-34. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2015.09.004. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Heated IntraPEritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Literature Review. Hotouras A, Desai D, Bhan C, Murphy J, Lampe B, Sugarbaker PH. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2016 May;26(4):661-70. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000664. Review.

The diagnostic yield of preoperative staging computed tomography of the thorax in colorectal cancer patients without hepatic metastases. Yongue G, Hotouras A, Murphy J, Mukhtar H, Bhan C, Chan CL. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Apr;27(4):467-70. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000000315.