Knight, Mr John

John KnightBsc(Hons) MBBS(London) MRCS(England) FRCS(Gen Surg)


Colorectal surgery


Laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Training and education

I graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London in 1996. I completed my specialist registrar surgical training in Wessex and have visited the National Laparoscopic Training Unit in Colchester.


Mr Knight has worked for the Trust since April 2008.

I was appointed to Southampton University Hospitals Trust in 2008 to further develop the laparoscopic colorectal service. I provide services for treating colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease & benign proctology and am a member of the regional carcinoid disease service. I also perform colonoscopy, laparoscopic hernia surgery and emergency surgery on the on-call general surgery take.

Key achievements

Implementation of the Enhanced Recovery After Laparoscopic Surgery (ERALS) Programme – Regional finalist at 2009 South Central Health & Social Care Awards.


JS Knight et al. Colorectal Disease 2008; 10(5): 440-445
JS Knight et al. Int. J Clin Practice 2006; 60(8): 911-913
JS Knight et al. Acute Medicine 2005; 4(1): 37-39
JS Knight et al. European J Vasc Endovasc Surgery 2005; 29(3): 287-294
SJ Mercer, JS Knight et al. British J Surgery 2004; 91: 504-508
JS Knight et al. British J Surgery 2004; 91: 601-604
G Libertiny, JS Knight et al. European J Surgery 2002; 7: 418-421
J Knight.  British J Surgery 2002; 89: 808
JS Knight et al. British J Surgery 2001; 88: 553-556