Mr Chellia Selvasekar is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Selvasekar qualified in Madras, India, followed by specialist registrar rotation in Manchester. He did two years’ full time clinical research at University College London on minimally invasive treatment in the management of dysplastic lesions, leading to an MD. Following this, Mr Selvasekar spent a year as an international clinical colorectal fellow at the world renowned Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA to gain experience in minimally invasive and complex colorectal surgery before completing his surgical training at The Christie Hospital. He is also an accredited colonoscopist for the national bowel cancer screening programme and offers regular diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies.
Mr Selvasekar established laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the Christie Hospital and at Leighton Hospital, has performed over 300 laparoscopic colorectal resections to date and offers surgical treatment for all aspects of general and colorectal surgery. He also visited the IRCAD centre in Strasbourg and the University of Chicago as a travelling fellow to gain experience in robotic colorectal surgery.
Mr Selvasekar is an ALSGBI recognised preceptor, training colorectal surgeons and specialist registrars in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and is a national trainer for laparoscopic colorectal surgery through the DoH established LAPCO programme. He holds an honorary lecturer contract with the University of Liverpool and is a member of the faculty of trainers at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on the surgical courses and is also an examiner for the MRCS.
Mr Selvasekar Introduced minimally invasive (Laparoscopic and Robotic) colorectal surgery at the Christie and the clinical chair for the Enhanced recovery programme and the patient safety committee. He is also the lead for the colorectal subgroup of the colorectal clinical subgroup at the Greater Manchester and Cheshire cancer network.
At the christie he is a full time colorectal surgeon participating in the management of complex colorectal, anal conditions and pseudomyxoma peritonei.