Mr John Knight


Mr John Knight BSc(Hons), MBBS(London), MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Gen Surg)

Professional profile:

Mr John Knight provides a comprehensive colorectal practice for patients with colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal prolapse and benign conditions. His specialist interest is laparoscopic or 'keyhole' surgery. In this area he performs laparoscopic bowel surgery and laparoscopic hernia repair. He is also a member of the regional carcinoid group providing specialist surgical treatment for patients with these unusual tumours.

Mr Knight trained in London at St Bartholomew's Hospital between 1990 and 1996. His surgical training included a senior house officer rotation at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Specialist Registrar surgical training in Wessex and a sabbatical at one of the National Laparoscopic training units in Colchester.

Mr Knight has worked as a consultant surgeon at both Spire Southampton and Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust since April 2008. During his time at Southampton he has further developed the laparoscopic colorectal service including the implementation of the Enhanced Recovery Programme for patients undergoing major laparoscopic surgery.

Practising at:

  • Southampton University Hospitals
  • Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Wessex Nuffield Hospital


  • Colorectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Emergency surgery

Special clinical interests:

  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Benign proctology – haemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistula
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Carcinoid disease

Research interests:

Mr Knight has been actively involved in clinical research throughout his career and has published articles on a variety of new surgical treatments. His current areas of interest include patient recovery and surgical outcomes after major laparoscopic surgery.

Current NHS and /or University posts:

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland

Personal profile:

Mr John Knight is married to his wife Kate who is a GP and they have 2 children. They live in the New Forest enjoying the surrounding countryside. He is a keen cyclist, mountain biking regularly both locally and across the country.