Mr Ajai Samad

Mr Ajai Samad

General and Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (General Surgery)

I graduated in 1996 from Trivandrum Medical College in India. I then completed my basic surgical training in South Wales and research fellowship in Birmingham, completing my Higher Surgical Training Programme in Liverpool with a special interest in Colorectal Surgery. After completing my specialist training I spent 18 months as a Laparoscopic (keyhole) Fellow in Perth Western Australia and when I returned to the UK in 2010 I was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon in St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust. Since my appointment I have established a keyhole surgery service for both benign and malignant disease of the small bowel, colon and rectum. I have one of the highest resection rates for bowel cancer in the North West.

I perform more than 50 laparoscopic colorectal operations and over 130 laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a year, (removal of the gallbladder). I also perform the Trans-Anal Endoscopic Operation (TEO) which is a keyhole operation to remove small benign tumours or polyps from the back passage and offer the Trans-Anal Haemorrhiodal De-arterialisation (THD) otherwise known as the painless piles operation.

In a short period of time I have taken up the role of Lead Clinician for colorectal Cancer Services in NHS trust. I am actively involved in teaching and I am currently a faculty member for the surgical courses conducted in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ajai Samad at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • THD
  • EPSiT

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Additional information

MBBS / University of Kerala / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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

Professional leadership

Lead Clinician for Colorectal Cancer in St Helen & Knowsley NHS Trust

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust.

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