Mr Christopher M Backhouse: General surgery

Mr Christopher M Backhouse

General surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Vascular surgery

About me

I trained at Charing Cross Hospital, where I returned as a registrar, research fellow then Lecturer in the Vascular unit. I undertook my Senior Registrar training in the West Midlands before being appointed Consultant in General and Vascular surgery at Colchester Hospital in 1992.
I have a strong interest in minimally invasive therapy in vascular disease and introduced a one stop venous assessment clinic in Colchester, as well as Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser treatments in 2005/6.
I undertake a full range of major arterial surgery including aortic aneurysm repair ( open, EVAR and laparoscopic ), carotid and lower limb bypass surgery. My outcomes are entered on the National Vascular Database.
I perform all the Parathyroid surgery and a significant proportion of the Thyroid surgery in Colchester (approx. 70 cases per year ). Hernia surgery is regularly undertaken both laparoscopically and open using local or general anaesthetic as indicated or preferred. I have over 20 years experience of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
I am the Divisional Director of Surgery at Colchester Hospital. I was the lead clinician for Vascular surgery until 2014 and in this role I led the expansion of the Vascular Department to a six consultant team providing major arterial surgery to patients from East Suffolk and North Essex.

Areas of interest

Venous disease; Vascular / venous access; Varicose veins with one stop venous assessment clinic;Aortic aneurysm; Thyroid and parathyroid disorders / surgery; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Endocrine surgery; gall bladder surgery / laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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Procedures completed

  • L8620

    Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins - unilateral - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • L8512

    Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of single venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - unilateral - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • T2002

    Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - unilateral - (5-50)

  • T2100

    Repair of recurrent inguinal hernia - (1-5)

  • L8513

    Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of single venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - bilateral - (1-5)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • B0830

    Total thyroid lobectomy & isthmectomy - (1-5)

  • T2012

    Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - bilateral - (1-5)

  • B0812

    Total thyroidectomy/near total thyroidectomy - (1-5)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

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