Mr Chris Oppong

MB ChB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

  • Specialities General Surgery, Colorectal, Laparoscopy, Key Hole Surgery
  • Telephone 01752 761834
  • Year of first qualification 1979
  • Email
  • GMC Number 3444911
  • Fax 01752 761839


Mr Oppong is a Colorectal and General Surgeon specialising in pelvic floor surgery. He has extensive experience in pelvic floor disorders. He routinely performs sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence, slow transit constipation and bladder problems. He works in a multidisciplinary setting with Urogynaecologists. He also performs surgery for rectal prolapse and other pelvic floor prolapses that cause difficulty in bowel emptying.This includes laparoscopic (key hole) mesh rectopexy and stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR). He runs an anorectal physiology clinic (laboratory) for the investigation of faecal incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. The tests performed include endo anal (back passage) ultrasound scan.

Mr Oppong is a recognised provider of newer, less painful surgical techniques for haemorrhoids - haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO THD) and stapled haemorrhoidectomy. He offers colonoscopy to investigate bowel symptoms. His general surgical operations include laparoscopic cholecystectomy and he is very experienced in hernia surgery. Additional interests include obstetric anal sphincter injury. 


  • Bi Weekly Tuesday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust


Other interests

Mr Oppong is a founding member of the Pelvic Floor Society. He is also the chairman of Operation Hernia, a UK medical charity that treats over 6000 hernia patients overseas.

Personal interests

Golf, member of the Mutley Baptist Church, Plymouth. 

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons England
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Medical Association
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Pelvic Floor Society, UK
  • European Hernia Society


Mr Chris Oppong works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Mr Chris Oppong does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Chris Oppong does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Chris Oppong does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.