Name

Chelliah Selvasekar

Job title

Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Phone number

0161 446 3366

Fax number

0161 918 7078

Qualifications

MD, FRCSEd (Gen), Pg Cert (Med Ed), Pg Dip (Health Executive)

Specialities

General surgery, colorectal, laparoscopic (keyhole) and robotic surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Responsibilities

Lead for minimal access colorectal surgery, enhanced recovery programme; chair for patient safety committee; educational lead for colorectal surgery.

Accredited screening colonoscopist at Mid Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust; national trainer for laparoscopic colorectal surgery involved in training at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Professional biography

Mr Selvasekar has been a consultant for eight years. Before coming to The Christie he had been consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Mid Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust since 2007. He set up minimal-access colorectal surgery jointly with a colleague at Leighton Hospital in Crewe before setting up a similar service at The Christie. He and his colleagues have also set up an enhanced recovery programme. At The Christie the team offers all aspects of minimal-access colorectal surgery, including robotic surgery. The Christie is the only centre in the UK offering laparoscopic cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy for suitable patients. The Christie holds the minimal-access colorectal fellowship for a senior trainee on an annual basis, recognised by the Association of Coloproctology

Publications

Publications in The Christie research publications repository

Other major publications

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