Mr Colin Hart


Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Colin Hart is a leading general, colorectal, and emergency consultant surgeon based in London, who specialises in keyhole and open surgical procedures, complex abdominal wall reconstructions, hernia surgery, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, adhesions and inflammatory bowel disease.

In addition to diseases of the large and small intestines, he is also an expert in the management of benign perianal diseases such as fissures, haemorrhoids, prolapse and fistulas. Mr Hart currently sees patients at the Royal Free Hospital Private Patients' Unit and the Cleveland Clinic London.

Mr Hart qualified from the University of Leicester in 1998 and completed his training in London and the East Midlands. He received his MD from University College, London in 2012 and was then awarded the prestigious Pan-London Colorectal Fellowship in the following year. Mr Hart later joined Royal Free Hospital, where he is the Service Lead for general and emergency surgery. He leads the Royal Free Hospital and North Central London Abdominal Wall Reconstruction service.

Further to his highly sought surgery practice, Mr Hart is a lecturer for undergraduate students at University College London and at the Royal Free Hospital campus. He is the author of various publications in peer-reviewed journals and regularly teaches for the Royal College of Surgeons.


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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital, Hadley Wood Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification

University of Leicester Medical School , United Kingdom

Languages spoken



  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Emergency Surgery


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Medical Defence Union

Registration and licensing


Procedures offered

For the treatment of:

  • 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

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

Mr Colin Hart, Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London