Mr Christopher Challand

Consultant Colorectal & General

Surgeon

 

BSc(Hons), MBChB, MD(Res), FRCS(Eng)

 

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About Mr Christopher Challand, Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

Mr Christopher Challand, a highly accomplished Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, has been providing exceptional care at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals since 2016. Patients seeking the latest minimally-invasive techniques for bowel resection surgery can trust in Mr Challand’s expertise and dedication to delivering the best possible outcomes. His practice also encompasses incisional hernia repair and complex abdominal wall reconstruction, offering comprehensive solutions for a wide range of abdominal and colorectal conditions.

As a Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) certified specialist in lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, Mr Challand provides a full spectrum of investigations and treatments for common issues such as rectal bleeding and bowel disturbance. Patients can feel confident in his ability to accurately diagnose and effectively treat their conditions using the most advanced techniques available.

Mr Challand’s medical journey began with undergraduate training at the prestigious University of Bristol, followed by valuable experience working throughout the south-west. He then completed his higher surgical training in the East of England Deanery at the renowned Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, further honing his skills and knowledge.

With a strong focus on colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Mr Challand works closely with the Sheffield Cancer and Gastroenterology IBD service to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for his patients. He is committed to employing minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible, often avoiding the need for stoma formation in most operations, resulting in faster recovery times and improved quality of life for his patients.

As a lead researcher in his field, Mr Challand has conducted influential clinical studies aimed at improving outcomes for patients undergoing major colorectal bowel resections. His work has been widely published in the fields of colorectal and general surgery, contributing to advancements in surgical techniques and patient care.

Currently serving as the Clinical Lead for Colorectal and General Surgery at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Mr Challand continues to drive innovation and excellence in his field. Patients seeking the highest standard of care for their colorectal and abdominal conditions can trust in his expertise, compassion, and unwavering commitment to their well-being.

Mr Christopher Challand’s Areas of Expertise

  • Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy, including polypectomy (Examining the colon and removing polyps)
  • Bowel resection for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and other benign conditions such as diverticular disease (Removing part of the bowel for various conditions)
  • Haemorrhoidal surgery: (Treating hemorrhoids)
    • Rubber band ligation (Tying off hemorrhoids with rubber bands)
    • Injection sclerotherapy (Injecting solution to shrink hemorrhoids)
    • Haemorrhoidectomy (Surgical removal of hemorrhoids)
    • Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH) (Surgery to fix prolapsed hemorrhoids)
    • Hemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation (HALO) and Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD) (Cutting off blood supply to hemorrhoids)
  • Fissure surgery: (Treating anal fissures)
    • Botox injections (Using Botox to relax muscles)
    • Sphincterotomy (Cutting the muscle to reduce pain)
  • Fistula in ano surgery using fistula plugs (Treating anal fistulas with plugs)
  • Pilonidal surgery: (Treating pilonidal cysts)
    • Minimally invasive excision (Small incision surgery)
    • Glue treatment (Using glue to close the cyst)
  • Hernia surgery: (Repairing hernias)
    • Inguinal hernia (Groin hernia)
    • Femoral hernia (Upper thigh hernia)
    • Incisional / complex abdominal (Hernia at a surgical site)
    • Umbilical hernia (Belly button hernia)
    • Recurrent and complex hernia (Repeated or complicated hernias)
  • Removal of benign skin lesions such as lipoma, sebaceous cysts, and skin tags (Removing non-cancerous skin growths)

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