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Tan-Arulampalam-ESNEFT-General-Surgery
Tan-Arulampalam-ESNEFT-General-Surgery

Tan Arulampalam

General and Colorectal Surgery

Colchester Hospital

I was appointed in 2004 having been a senior registrar at Colchester Hospital since 2002.

I cover emergency surgery and also specialise in colorectal cancer management, surgery of hernia, gallstones, pilonidal sinus, anal fistula as well as providing endoscopy services (colonoscopy and gastroscopy).

I trained in the North London surgical rotation and completed my fellowship in Rome in 2003. I have a doctorate from the University of London on nuclear medicine cancer imaging.

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Ralph-Austin-ESNEFT-General-Surgery
Ralph-Austin-ESNEFT-General-Surgery

Ralph Austin

General and Colorectal Surgery

Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital

I moved to Colchester in 2002 after completing my training at North East Thames in London in 1987. I hold a Master of Science degree (MS) and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS).

I carry out colorectal and bile duct laparoscopic surgery, and have a special interest in transanal total mesorectal excision surgery (TaTME).

I also have a research interest in natural orifice surgery (NOTES). This is a scarless technique for carrying out abdominal surgery which uses an endoscope passed through a natural orifice, such as the mouth, rather than an external incision. Previously a preceptor in laparoscopic surgery, I now carry out training in TaTME.

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Michael Crabtree
Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)

Ipswich Hospital

I am a general surgeon with an interest in colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. I am the colorectal MDT lead, Surgical lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and also Surgical Tutor. I publish my major surgical results nationally as part of the NBOCAP program.

I am also a member of the ACPGBI. My surgical interests include: colorectal cancer surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colonoscopy, pouch surgery, stoma management, hernia repair, anal fistula surgery, haemorrhoids.

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Philemon Dikki
Philemon Dikki

Philemon Dikki

General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)

Ipswich Hospital

I am a Consultant Surgeon with a special interest in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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Sharmila Gupta - ESNEFT - General Surgery
Sharmila Gupta - ESNEFT - General Surgery

Sharmila Gupta

General and Colorectal Surgery

Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital

I moved to Colchester in 2010 and I am the hospital’s lead surgeon for inflammatory bowel disease. I specialise in laparoscopic surgery for complex and recurrent Crohn’s disease and surgery for Ulcerative Colitis including ileo-anal pouch surgery, as well as laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, proctology, general surgery and endoscopy.

I graduated in 1995 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School. I completed my surgical training on the Cambridge rotation and specialist colorectal training at St Mark’s Hospital in London and a fellowship in Leuven, Belgium. Following this I was awarded a National Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship.

My professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, a postgraduate MD degree and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS). I have a special interest in teaching and have been involved in developing and running laparoscopic training programmes both in the UK and internationally with the Lapco organisation.

I am a member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland, and sit on Consultant appointment committees as a representative of the Royal College of Surgeons.

I am a member of professional bodies including the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.

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Vijitha Chandima Halahakoon ESNEFT - General Surgery
Vijitha Chandima Halahakoon ESNEFT - General Surgery

Vijitha Chandima Halahakoon

General and Colorectal Surgery

Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital

I joined the Colchester team in 2015 and carry out endoscopy as well as laparoscopic, open general, day case and endometriosis surgery. I have a special interest in emergency general surgery, the pelvic floor and endometriosis.

I completed my full general surgical training at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka in 2000, and then higher training in Australia. My professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, a Master of Surgery (MS) degree and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS).

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and The Pelvic Floor Society.

I am also Colchester’s undergraduate clinical tutor at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School.

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Ali Malik IHT General Surgery
Ali Malik IHT General Surgery

Ali Malik

General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)

Ipswich Hospital

I am a qualified Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon. My surgical training involved working in many centres of excellence including Guy’s & St Thomas’, King’s College and University College London/Middlesex Hospitals.

I gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) in 2002, a Master’s degree in Surgery (MSc, with distinction) from University College London (2004), and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 2012.

Having completed my training I was involved in managing patients with advanced and recurrent abdominal cancers at Basingstoke Hospital which is a world leading centre dealing with these advanced cancer patients.

I have special expertise in keyhole surgery to treat hernias of the groin and abdominal wall, gallstones, colorectal cancer. I was able to perform the first ever TAMIS (transanal minimal invasive surgery) operation in Ipswich.

I treat pilonidal sinus disease, haemorrhoids (piles) and anal fistula.

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Arshad Malik - IHT - General Surgery - Colorectal
Arshad Malik - IHT - General Surgery - Colorectal

Arshad Malik

General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)

Ipswich Hospital

Being one of the only few specialist colorectal surgeons in the UK with a degree in Coloproctology, and having extensive advanced training in Coloproctology, including fellowships at internationally recognised centres at Basingstoke and Christie Hospital, Manchester, I provide ‘personalised cancer care’ services for colonic and rectal cancer.

I provide services for laparoscopic management of IBD/UC/Crohn’s disease including pouch surgery. I also hold specialist clinics in management of pelvic floor disorders at Ipswich hospital and use various procedures such as the laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy.

I also provide laparoscopic management of abdominal wall hernias and gallbladder problems. I am a British Society of Gastroenterology accredited (JAG) ‘colonoscopy trainer’, for higher surgical trainees and registrars and also perform upper GI endoscopies for which I am JAG accredited.

I am an honorary clinical tutor at University of Edinburgh where I teach postgraduate doctors and supervise research projects leading to Masters in Surgery.

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Amir Morgan
Amir Morgan

Amir Morgan

General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)

Ipswich Hospital

I was appointed to Ipswich Hospital as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in August, 2014, where I contribute to the Colorectal Unit expansion and modernisation, working in a team with colleagues aiming at providing the best level of patient care and treatment.

I am in charge of improving the teaching and training of our junior doctors and I work in proximity with our Gynaecological Oncology team operating on advanced pelvic cancers. Following my preclinical training, I was awarded a National Scholarship and graduated from Cairo University in 1995.

My early surgical training followed by 5 years’ Specialist-Registrar Training in Surgical-Oncology (Cancer-surgery) at the National Cancer Institute “UICC”, The international Directory of Cancer Institutes & Organisations. My higher surgical training included two years in clinical research evaluating surgical outcomes following treating Colorectal Cancer which I completed in 1999.

I was awarded my Master’s Degree. I then spent three years researching Neuroblastoma, an abdominal malignancy and was awarded my PhD in Surgical-oncology.

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James Pitt - IHT - General and Colorectal Surgery
James Pitt - IHT - General and Colorectal Surgery

James Pitt

General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)

Ipswich Hospital

I have been a Consultant at Ipswich Hospital since 2001 and I am the lead colorectal surgeon.

I am also the lead for enhanced recovery and anal cancers.

I have a special interest in laparoscopic bowel cancer surgery, treatment of anal fissures, haemorrhoids and pilonidal sinus disease.

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Matthew Tutton - ESNEFT - General Surgery
Matthew Tutton - ESNEFT - General Surgery

Matthew Tutton

General and Colorectal Surgery

Colchester Hospital

I have been a Consultant at Colchester for the past 12 years, and am currently the Clinical Director Surgery, Director for Research and Innovation and Clinical Director at the ICENI centre.

I trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and did specialist surgical training in the London Deanery. I undertook a surgery thesis at the Institute of Cancer research and The Royal Marsden Hospital.

I have undertaken fellowships at Mayo clinic Rochester and Weill Cornell, New York, USA and the European Society of Coloproctology Fellowship to the National Cancer Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

My current practice includes laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, emergency general surgery and endoscopy.

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Subash Vasudevan
Subash Vasudevan

Subash Vasudevan

General and Colorectal Surgery

Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital

I completed my basic surgical training in London and embarked on a period of clinical research into pelvic floor disorders at Royal London Hospital. This led to an MD award from the University of London.

I have presented my research in national and international meetings. I completed my higher specialty and laparoscopic training in the London deanery.

I was appointed as a consultant surgeon at Colchester Hospital in 2014. I am the Trust cancer lead clinician for ESNEFT. I also have a special interest in pelvic floor disorders and have successfully started a dedicated joint pelvic floor clinic with physiotherapists, and anorectal manometry services at Colchester.

I am the founder and chair of the Eastern division of the pelvic floor society. I am married to a consultant haematologist and we have two children. My other interests include cricket, travelling and music.

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Nienke wins European Award
Nienke wins European Award

Nienke Warnaar

General and Colorectal Surgery

Colchester Hospital and Clacton Hospital

I joined the Colchester team in 2015 after earlier completing laparoscopic colorectal fellowships at Colchester hospital, Broomfield Hospital and St Mark’s Hospital in London.

I carry out treatments including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, proctology, laparoscopic ventral and inguinal hernia repair. I also undertake complex abdominal wall surgery and have a special interest in IBD.

I completed my training in the Netherlands at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). Awarded by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, my professional qualifications include an MD and also a PhD for collaborative research with the Royal Free Hospital in London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

I am a Fellow ad eundum of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and became a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) after passing the European Exam in Coloproctology in 2015.

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Greg Wynn
Greg Wynn

Greg Wynn

General and Colorectal Surgery

Colchester Hospital

I graduated from University College London in 1996 and underwent surgical training in East Anglia, Kent and Sussex before completing my training at Colchester after I was awarded a national fellowship in laparoscopic surgery.

I also trained overseas, completing fellowships in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, as well as studying advanced laparoscopic surgery in Hong Kong. My professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, a postgraduate MD degree and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS).

I carry out treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, hernia surgery, gallstone disease, colorectal cancer, proctology and general minor surgery.

I have special interest in rectal cancer, surgical training and natural orifice surgery, and my research interests include virtual reality simulation and transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. I am an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University.

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