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Jim Khan: Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Jim Khan, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Portsmouth
Jim Khan, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Portsmouth

Jim Khan is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon who treats a variety of conditions affecting the anus, rectum, colon and intestine.

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Jim Khan trained in general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently appointed as a consultant colorectal & laparoscopic surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Jim graduated in 1996 specialising in general surgery and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow in 2002. He completed his specialist registrar training in Wessex and was awarded a master's degree from Cardiff University for his research in photo-plethysmography. He learned complex pelvic and rectal cancer surgery while working with Professor Heald at Basingstoke. His specialist colorectal training included the UK National Laparoscopic Fellowship in advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgery at Colchester, a travelling clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester (US) and laparoscopic training courses at Hamburg, Strasbourg and Dundee.

Jim has performed more than 200 laparoscopic colorectal procedures and has published his results widely. He is a trainer in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at LAPCO and teaches the new key-hole approach to colon and rectal surgery. Jim is a JAG accredited endoscopist and has expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy for cancer diagnosis, screening and surveillance. At Portsmouth he is actively involved in medical education and clinical training. He trains on a variety of courses including basic surgical skills, laparoscopic skills, trauma (ATLS) and colo-proctology.

Jim Khan has special interest and expertise in the management of haemorrhoids. He offers a wide range of treatment options for the management of haemorrhoids including office based procedures, conventional haemorrhoid surgery, stapled haemorrhoidectomy (PPH) and the latest haemorrhoidal artery ligation procedure (transanal haemorrhoidal artery dearterialisation – THD) commonly know as painless haemorrhoidectomy. He is a consultant at the Portsmouth Haemorrhoid Centre.SPACE


Treatments offered

  • Anal fistulae/Anal abscess

  • Anal fissure including Botox and lateral sphincterotomy

  • Colonoscopy -diagnostic and therapeutic

  • Colon cancer

  • Constipation

  • Crohn's disease

  • Diverticular disease

  • Family history bowel cancer

  • Gall stone/gall bladder surgery

  • Hernia surgery -abdominal wall and groin hernia

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Key hole/laparoscopic surgery

  • Pouch surgery

  • Pilonidal sinus disease -Bascom’s procedure and Limberg flap for complex disease

  • Prolapse surgery including laparoscopic (key hole) repair

  • Piles

  • Pruritis ani

  • Rectal bleeding

  • Rectal cancer

  • Ulcerative colitisACE

Jim Khan
THD procedure for piles (click on the picture to play the video)

Clinical interests in colorectal surgery

  • Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer

  • Rectal bleeding, haemorrhoid (piles) surgery, rectal prolapse, fistulae and pilonidal sinus disease

  • Laparoscopic management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Colitis) and diverticular disease

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, cancer surveillance

  • Gall bladder surgery

  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery

  • Laparoscopic management of recto-vaginal endometriosis

Research in colorectal surgery

  • Clinical research in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, quality of life and functional outcomes after low anterior resection

  • Training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery

  • Modern management of haemorrhoids (piles)

Qualifications and career history

MB BS, MSc, FCPS (Surg), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Professional memberships

Where can I get treatment?

NHS hospital:

Queen Alexandra Hospital




Tel: 023 9228 6000 (main switchboard)



NHS hospital:

St. Mary's Hospital

Milton Road



Tel: 023 9289 4419 (main switchboard)



Private practice:

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Bartons Road



Tel: 02392456000

Appointments: 07932576744

Fax: 02392950479


Spire Portsmouth

Contact details 

Sylvia Glaysher

Secretary to Jim Khan

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Bartons Road





Tel: 07932576744

Fax: 02392950479

Email: sylvie@ntlworld.com


GMC Number:               6049414              Check this doctor's GMC registration

Date of registration:   15/12/2003


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