Mr Chris Nicolay - Consultant in Colorectal and General Surgery

Chelsea and Westminster

T: 07468 876126 (secretary)

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Chris Nicolay

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

PhD, MA (Cantab), MBBS (London), FRCS


Mr Nicolay is a Consultant in Colorectal and General Surgery and specialises in laparoscopic surgery, bowel cancer surgery, colonoscopy / flexible sigmoidoscopy, hernia, abdominal wall reconstruction and coloproctology including haemorrhoids (piles), fissure (pain) & fistula in ano.

Mr Nicolay studied at Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge and then Imperial College London as an undergraduate and subsequently trained in the North West London Registrar Surgical rotation. His PhD in Organisational Health in Healthcare was from Imperial College London.

He achieved his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in General Surgery in 2017 and joined the GMC Specialist Register. His Royal College of Surgeons Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship was undertaken at Frimley Park Hospital.

Professional expertise

  • Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery
  • Bowel cancer surgery
  • Endoscopy (colonoscopy / flexible sigmoidoscopy)
  • Hernia repair
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Coloproctology eg haemorrhoids (piles), fissure (pain), fistula in ano

Other contributions

Mr Nicolay sits on the colorectal and complex abdominal wall multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings for the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex Hospital sites and is also Clinical Governance Lead for General Surgery in the Trust.

Professional memberships

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP), Association of Surgeons of Great Britain (ASGBI), British Hernia Society (BHS), European Hernia Society (EHS), General Medical Council (GMC)

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