Mr Colin Hart read Medicine at Leicester Medical School and as a post graduate trained in London and the East Midlands. He studied at the Royal Free Hospital for his Doctorate and was awarded his MD by the University of London in 2012.
After holding the pan-London Colorectal Fellow post, he worked as a locum Consultant at University College Hospital before taking up his substantive position at the Royal Free Hospital as a Consultant General, Colorectal and Emergency Surgeon in 2015.
He is proficient at a wide variety of both keyhole and traditional procedures for abdominal and pelvic surgery, performed where appropriate under local, regional or general anaesthesia. He regularly manages complex abdominal wall hernias and performs major abdominal and colorectal procedures in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, adhesional and other obstructions of the bowel.
Mr Hart is also experienced in the traditional management of more minor complaints but favours less invasive techniques but where results are positively comparable, for example Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD) in the management of haemorrhoids. He treats removes benign sebaceous cysts, lipoma and other small skin lesions, ingrowing toenails, muscle biopsies and other excision biopsies. He has a special interest in hernias of all kinds including massive and recurrent incisional hernias. He also manages anorectal complaints such as abscesses, fistulae and fissures.
He is experienced in the assessment and management of sudden onset abdominal pain, including appendicitis and its complications, having performed hundreds of appendicectomies and laparotomies. He is familiar with the emergency management of most perforations, including peptic ulcers and those of diverticular origin.
Mr Hart provides a safe, effective service with the patient at the very centre of all decisions and aims to return patients to their normal activities as soon as possible.