General Surgery

Mr Gary Atkin for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Mr Gary Atkin



  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
  • Paediatric surgery

Special clinical interests: Bowel cancer, laparoscopic surgery, hernia surgery, treatment of anal conditions.

Research interests: Colorectal cancer

Current NHS and /or university posts: Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification: 1996

For more information about Gary, visit his website.

Mr Colin Elton for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Mr Colin Elton

MS FRCS (Gen. Surg)

Mr Colin Elton is a Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery. He trained in North East Thames Hospitals with specialist training in the South East (including Guy’s). Mr Elton is able to perform laparoscopy for colorectal cancer and is clinical lead for endoscopy at Barnet. His main interests are improving the endoscopy service and repairing hernias under local anaesthetic.

Additionally, Mr Elton trains and teaches on MRCS courses for students and junior doctors.

For more information about Colin, visit his website.

Mr Daren Francis for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Mr Daren Francis

MD, FRCS (Gen Surg) Consultant Laparoscopic

Mr Francis qualified in 1993 from The Royal London Hospital and completed training at St Bartholomew’s and Whipps Cross Hospitals.  He then began training at The Whittington, Princess Alexandra Hospital, UCL, Chase Farm and Colchester Hospitals involving general, colorectal and laparscopic colorectal surgery.  He also carried out research at the Middlesex Hospital and was awarded an MD Thesis for his work pertaining to Colorectal Cancer.  He regularly performs upper and lower endoscopy as well as laparoscopic biliary, hernia surgery and laparoscopic colorectal.

Mr Francis’s special interests include colorectal surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy as well as having wide experience in general surgical conditions.  Additionally, he is an international expert in PET imaging in regard to gastrointestinal malignancies and has published

Interestingly, Mr Francis is the general surgical advisor to BBC television drama Holby City. He has also advised on the ITV production Harley Street.

For more information about Daren, visit his website.