Mr Colin Elton

Mr Colin Elton

MB BS

General Surgery

Recommended by  
1 specialist

30 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.92

Bedside Manner

4.92

Explanation

4.83

Top feedback

“Fantastic Dr. and such a caring nice person . Highly recommend him. “
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3315279
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £265

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    776 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    243 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    10:00 - 13:00 | 16:30 - 19:30
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    17:30 - 20:00
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Colin Elton is a respected Consultant General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon working at Barnet Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital. He has expanded his colorectal practice to perform laparoscopic and robotic resections for colorectal cancer and rectal prolapse, introducing newer haemorrhoid procedures such as haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO). He also runs courses in London, teaching this procedure to other consultants. His other clinical work centres around hernia repairs and he regularly performs laparoscopic repairs on adults and children.

    Mr Elton has worked with NHS Barnet to set up a one-stop colorectal service based at Barnet Hospital and is the Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust. Although his surgical workload provides a busy schedule, he is also committed to training. He has recently organised an innovative teaching programme for surgical registrars to learn hernia repairs and laparoscopic cholecystectomy and has organised courses for students and junior doctors.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Abdominoperineal Resection
    • Appendicectomy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • Colonic Stent
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Cytoreductive Surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Heated Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Peritoneal Surgery
    • Rectal Biopsy
    • Removal of Rectum and Colon (Proctocolectomy)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Splenectomy
    • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
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    Special interests

    • Hernia
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Bowel Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Anal Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal Fistula
    • Appendicitis
    • Cholestasis
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Diverticulitis
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastritis
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Lipoma
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs)
    • Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs)
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Peritoneal Tumours
    • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Rectal Cancer
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    Education

    • MBBS
    • MS
    • FRCS(Gen Surg)
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    Reviews

    4.89 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hernia
    6/12
    Bowel Cancer
    3/12
    Colonoscopy
    3/12
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    2/12
    Appendicectomy
    1/12
    BOWEL PROBLEMS
    1/12
    Bowel Obstruction
    1/12
    Gastroscopy
    1/12
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    1/12
    Inguinal Hernia
    1/12
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    1/12
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Appendicectomy
    Fantastic Dr. and such a caring nice person . Highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia Inguinal Hernia Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    Mr.Elton gave me all the information about my procedure and described the surgery choices available to me. He took time to answer all my questions, and his open and friendly manner gave me confidence that he was the surgeon I trusted.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    I have only had one consultation with him
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bowel Obstruction Bowel Cancer
    Put at ease in seconds, and talked through the whole procedure. Extremely professional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery Hernia
    Mr Elton took care to research and adopt an excellent combination of materials, method and hospital team to ensure a successful outcome for my surgery. I am glad to have been cared for by such a competent, experienced and friendly professional surgeon.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    I had a right inguinal hernia repaired by Mr Elton in 2013. It was a complete success. When I found that I had a left inguinal hernia, naturally I decided to ask him to repair it. Again, it has proceeded as I expected. I feel better for it and am confident that time will prove it to be another completely satisfactory operation and life improving.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bowel Cancer Hernia Colonoscopy
    A superb surgeon to whom I would trust my life - The best
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bowel Cancer Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    From the start of my diagnosis, subsequent surgery and follow upI have found Mr Elton to be both understanding but honest and gained both my wife and myself’s confidence immediately (having gone for a 2nd opinion where surgery was not an option), with the comment “you’re 55 not 85 why wouldn’t remove the tumour”, which 2.5yrs later have had no reoccurrence He is always available to contact/talk when issues have arisen and have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. My wife/myself are very grateful for his skills
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Gastroscopy
    Had a highly positive experience with Mr Elton throughout my consultations and procedures with him. He listens to concerns, explains things thoroughly and at a time when I was understandably feeling anxious his competence and professionalism was extremely reassuring. Would highly recommend. I extend this opinion to the rest of his team who are the most diligent and organized I have come across.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    BOWEL PROBLEMS
    Feel confident with his treatment
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    General Surgery

    Dr Daniel Krell
    Dr Daniel Krell
    Oncology

    17-05-2021

    Mr Colin Elton is a fantastic surgeon specialising in general surgery and surgery for bowel cancer. Mr Elton is very thoughtful and precise in his decision making regarding surgery for bowel cancer and operates in a way where the patients individual and specific needs and wishes are taken in to account and always with the patients best interests in the forefront of his mind. I would recommend Mr Elton to patients, friends and family and regularly refer patients to him for investigations and treatment.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Colorectal Cancer
    For procedures: Colorectal Surgery
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
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