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C J Tan

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C J Tan is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon with special interests in Colorectal Cancers and Inflammatory Bowel Dise

Mr C J Tan qualified from King’s College London in 2003. He has completed extensive surgical training in Northern Ireland, London and internationally in Western Australia before being appointed a Consultant Surgeon at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
His surgical practice involves assessing and treating patients with colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, abdominal hernias and perianal conditions including haemorrhoids and fistulas. He offers both open and laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery.
Mr C J Tan welcomes all general surgical referrals and in particular for conditions relating to gastrointestinal and perianal conditions like perianal pain, bleeding, change in bowel habit (constipation/diarrhoea), incontinence and abdominal pain.

Current NHS Posts

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

  • Elective major surgery at Belfast City Hospital
  • Emergency surgery at Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Endoscopy (OGD, Colonoscopy) at Belfast City Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Lagan Valley Hospital


MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, King’s College London 2003

MRCS – Membership Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006

MSc (Distinction) – Master of Science in Surgical Technology, Imperial College London 2011

FRCS – Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013

GMC No. 6077119

Additional Training

Australian Colorectal Fellowship – Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia 2014

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)

Royal College of Surgeons

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland


Treatments and areas of interest

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s / Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic/Key-Hole surgery)
  • Complex large hernias, umbilical hernias and groin hernias
  • Anal Conditions – Pain, Abscess, Fistula, Fissures, Haemorrhoids
  • Investigation of abdominal conditions – Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Incontinence, Rectal bleeding
  • Minor skin lumps (Lipoma /cyst)
  • Accept referrals for OGD and Colonoscopy

Kingsbridge Private Hospital
811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

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