Mr CR Selvasekar



I am working as a consultant colorectal surgeon with an interest in laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery at The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. I was previously a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at The Mid cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for four years. I am interested in minimally invasive and complex pelvic colorectal surgery and have established Laparoscopic colorectal unit and enhanced recovery programme at Leighton Hospital. I am currently preceptoring colorectal surgeons in the North-west to enable them to set-up Laparoscopic colorectal service. I am a LAPCO (www.lapco.nhs.uk) recognised national trainer for laparoscopic colorectal surgery and was previously an Association of Laparoscopic Surgeon’s recognised preceptor in the North-west region. I am also an accredited screening colonoscopist in the National Bowel Cancer screening programme. The year of clinical colorectal fellowship at the Mayo Clinic exposed me to complex colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. We rotated through eight internationally renowned colorectal surgeons with special interest in different aspects of colorectal surgery. I was involved in performing regular diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies.


As a higher surgical trainee I worked at various hospitals in the North-west region to improve my knowledge and skills in general and colorectal surgery. At Hope Hospital I was involved in the care of patients admitted to Intestinal Failure Unit. I worked at Christie Hospital which is one of the national centres in the management of pseudomyxoma peritonei and also a centre for complex colorectal and anal cancer management. I was involved in the management of complex pelvic malignancies and pseudomyxoma peritonei.


During my basic surgical training in the United Kingdom, I have worked in five district general hospitals and one teaching hospital.




I am a tutor at the Basic Surgical Skills Course conducted at the Wolfson Centre for Minimally Invasive Therapy in Manchester and RCS (Ed). I am course convener for the future surgeons: Key skills course conducted at the Christie Hospital which is RCS (Ed) recognised course. I was in charge of the undergraduate surgical teaching and training at Leighton Hospital. I am an active preceptor for Laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the UK. I am an examiner for the intercollegiate MRCS examination. I am in the panel for Mersey Deanery for the selection of junior doctors. In the USA, I was involved in regular teaching of surgical curriculum for the residents. I have organised Laparoscopic colorectal surgery study day at Leighton Hospital for higher surgical trainees, allied health professionals and stapling course for surgical trainees. To improve my teaching skills I have obtained postgraduate certification in medical education from Keele University.




I was involved in managing the surgical list and complications at Hope Hospital. In USA, during my fellowship training, I was the administrative chief for three months where I organised the rota for the colorectal unit and selected speakers for the colorectal conferences. I am one of the clinical leads in theatre redesign projects to improve the efficiency at Mid Cheshire Hospital. I am currently participating in the clinical leadership programme organised with BAMM at Mid Cheshire Hospital. I am enrolled for the Diploma in Health Service Management at Keele University to improve my understanding, knowledge and to obtain skills about the management issues in the NHS.