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Mr Ajai Samad
General Surgery
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Colorectal Surgery


General Medical Council: 4723253




Mr Ajai Samad is a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic surgeon at St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trusts. He specialises in lower gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, including colonoscopy, haemorrhoid surgery and laparoscopic procedures.

He first obtained his Medical Degree in 1966 at Trivandrum Medical College in India. He then carried out his surgical training in South Wales and obtained a Fellowship in Birmingham. After this, he decided to specialise in colorectal surgery in a training programme in Liverpool. After completion of his surgical training, he spent 18 months in Perth (Western Australia) as a Laparoscopic Fellow. Subsequently, he achieved his position as a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic surgeon when he arrived in the UK in 2010.

Mr Samad is able to perform key-hole surgery for benign and malignant tumours in the lower GI tract. He can carry out Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEO), involving the removal of benign tumours or polyps. He is also able to perform Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dematerialisation (THD), this is an invasive procedure for internal haemorrhoids.


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Medical Procedures

  • Hernia surgery  
  • Gallbladder gallstone removal (cholecystectomy)  
  • Haemorrhoids removal treatment 
  • Anal warts surgery  
  • Anal fissure surgery  
  • Anal fistula surgery
  • Laparoscopy investigation and treatment
  • Bowel surgery
  • Colostomy and ileostomy  
  • Colonoscopy Gastroscopy

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Special Interests

  • Laparoscopic colorectal
  • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery')
  • Colorectal surgery (lower GI)
  • Proctology
  • Hernias, including an inguinal hernia
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Colorectal (bowel) cancer
  • Haemorrhoid Surgery including THD (Painless Operation for piles)
  • Fistula Surgery including Video Assisted anal Fistula treatment (VAAFT)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy


Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS 1996 University of Kerala

Specialist Register entry date
General surgery From 18 Feb 2010

 Other Medical Qualifications

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2000
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
FRCS (Gen Surgery) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland