Mr Colin Hart

Consultant General, Colorectal And Emergency Surgeon


Mr Colin Hart read Medicine at Leicester Medical School and went on to train 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.

About Mr Colin Hart

Mr Hartsuccessfully secured the Pan-London Colorectal Fellowship before taking up a locum Consultant post at University College Hospital. He has been appointed at the Royal Free Hospital as a Consultant General, Colorectal and Emergency Surgeon since 2015.

Clinical profile

He is proficient in a wide variety of both keyhole and traditional procedures for abdominal and pelvic surgery, which is 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, favouring novel but proven techniques such as Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD) for the management of haemorrhoids. He treats skin lesions including pilonidal disease, performs excision biopsies, treats all hernias and 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.


  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Emergency Surgery

Special interests

  • Mr Hart has a specialist interest in all aspects of general and colorectal surgery particularly in hernias, the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, keyhole operations and emergency procedures.

Research interests

  • Hernias
  • The role of antioxidants in cancer
  • Stem cells in ischaemia
  • Teaching and training

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    Procedures Offered

    • Anorectal disorders including pilonidal disease, anorectal abscesses, fissures, fistulas
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Pelvic Floor disorders including haemorrhoids
    • Diverticular disease
    • Hernias including abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Appendicitis
    • Sudden abdominal pain
    • Skin lesions and ingrowing toe nails

    The effect of exercise on coagulation and fibrinolysis factors in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Patelis N, Karaolanis G, Kouvelos G, Hart C, Matheiken S. Experimental Biology and Medicine; accepted and awaiting publication 2016

    Critical limb ischaemia in adult human skeletal muscle increases satellite cell proliferation but not differentiation. Hart CA, Tsui J, Khan K, Ho TK, Shiwen X, Ponticos M, Abraham DJ, Baker DM. Surgical Science, May 2015; 6(5) 198-207

    Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair in a district general hospital. Mann CD, Luther A, Hart C, Finch JG. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Jan 2015; 97(1):22-6

    The European Working Regulations: Time for a change? Luther A, Hart C, Mann C, Kang P. Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Mar 2014; 96(3):86-88.

    Stem cells of the lower limb and their potential in the management of critical limb ischaemia. Hart C.A., Khanna A, Tsui J, Abraham D.J, Baker D.M. Experimental Biology and Medicine Aug 2013; 238(10)

    The emerging harm of antioxidants in carcinogenesis: Hart C, Cohen CR, Norwood MG, Stebbing J. Future Oncology; May 2012:8(5); 535-548

    Mechanisms of reducing postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting: a systematic review of current techniques: Rawlinson A, Kitchingham N, Hart C, McMahon G, Ong L, Khanna A. Evidence Based Medicine March 2012.

    Antioxidants and cancer: Stebbing J, Hart CA. Lancet Oncology; October 2011:12(11)996

    T-Tube duodenocholangiostomy for the management of duodenal fistulae: Paluszkiewicz P, Dudek W, Daulatzai N, Stanislawek A, Hart C; World Journal of Surgery 2010; 34:791-796

    Pancreas sparing duodenectomy as an emergency procedure; Paluszkiewicz P, Dudek W, Lowery K, Hart CA; World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009, 4:19

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