Professor Charles Knowles

Professor Charles Knowles

General surgery 03585528

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Prof Charles H Knowles MA, PhD, FRCS (Gen Surg), FASCRS (Hon)

Charles Knowles is Lead for Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic London and Professor of Surgery at Queen Mary University of London. He has been a Consultant Colorectal surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust since 2006 having qualified from Cambridge University in 1992. He is regarded as a key international opinion leader on pelvic floor disorders and GI neuromuscular diseases including common functional colorectal conditions such as chronic constipation and faecal incontinence. His track record of delivering high-quality research and of shaping clinical practice is evidenced by multiple national and international leadership roles including becoming the inaugural Clinical Director of Research for CCL. He has published extensively in scientific journals (> 270 peer-reviewed papers) and major textbooks. Professor Knowles lives in Whitechapel, London with his wife, his two children, two dogs, cat and collection of guitars. He is also a music artist, songwriter and author.

Areas of interest

Adult practice only:

Anal fissure; Anal fistula, Anal pain; Chronic constipation; Crohn's disease; Diverticular disease; Diverticulitis; Faecal Incontinence (including sacral nerve stimulation); Functional Bowel Disorders; GI neuromuscular disorders; Haemorrhoids; Hirschsprung disease and anorectal malformations; Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); Intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Megacolon; Pelvic Floor Disorders;
Rectal Prolapse; Ulcerative Colitis

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