Mr Ajai Samad

Consultant in General Surgery

MBBS 1996, University Of Kerala, India MRCS 2000 The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh FRCS (Gen Surgery) 2009 The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Mr Samad  graduated in 1996 from Trivandrum Medical College in, India. He  completed his  basic surgical training in South Wales and research fellowship in Birmingham. Following this  he  joined the higher surgical training program in Liverpool with a special interest in Colorectal Surgery. After completing the specialist training  he spent 18 months as a laparoscopic (key hole) fellow in Perth, Western Australia. On  his  return to the UK in 2010 he  was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic surgeon in St Helens & Knowsley NHS trusts.

Mr Samad  have a special interest in bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohns disease and Ulcerative Colitis. He  also performs a large number of gallbladder and hernia operations. Since his  appointment as a Consultant I have performed more than 1000 major bowel resections and provide both Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy services.

Currently he performs more than 80 laparoscopic colorectal operations and over 100 laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder) in a year. He also perform Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEO) which is a keyhole operation to remove small benign tumour or polyps from the back passage. He  also offers the latest treatments for piles, anal fistulae and pilonidal sinus i.e. Trans-anal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD) the so called ‘painless piles operation’, Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) and endoscopic Pilonidal sinus treatment (EPSiT).

He is the lead clinician for colorectal cancer services in St Helens & Knowsley NHS trust and  leads  the Robotic Surgery program for this trust. He  perform the highest number of bowel cancer operations in Cheshire & Merseyside and the outcome for the cancer resection he has  performed is published in the ACPGBI website.