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Mr Sajal Rai

Mr Sajal Rai

General Surgeon
MBBS, MS, FRCS, FRCS (General Surgery)

Practising at

Spire Regency Hospital, Macclesfield

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sajal Rai at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

Mr Rai undertook specialist colorectal surgery training at the University Hospital of Leicester and was awarded the Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree by the University in 2007. Following completion of Mr Rai's specialist training he undertook a period of Fellowship in Laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Bristol under the guidance of Mr Tony Dixon who is a widely acclaimed trainer in the UK. Mr Rai was appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon with special interest in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport in January 2010 with the main aim of developing the laparoscopic colorectal service at the trust.

Mr Rai is also very involved in mentoring and coaching his surgical colleagues at the trust in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Mr Rai currently performs the majority of bowel operations for cancer and for benign disease (like diverticular disease or inflammatory bowel disease) through laparoscopic or keyhole surgery.

Sajal Rai is a highly experienced General and Colorectal surgeon specialising in disorders of the intestines, in particular those of the colon and rectum. Mr Rai's particular area of interest is treating these disorders by keyhole or laparoscopic surgery. Mr Rai also treats general disorders such as hernias and gall stones by laparoscopic surgery.

Mr Rai has been appointed as the Project and Clinical lead in developing and implementing the Enhanced Recovery Program for patients undergoing major colorectal surgery at the Stockport NHS Foundation trust. The program aims to improve patient experience and outcome, reduce complications and facilitate early discharge by planned nutrition and mobilisation. Under his leadership, the program was launched in March 2011 and is currently running well with good feedback from patients.


Clinical Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease
Gastrointestinal surgery
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Bowel disease
Coloproctocology
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Endoscopy
Coloproctology
Colonoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery
Bowel cancer

Haemorrhoid (piles) surgery : Banding Open haemorrhoidectomy Stapled haemorrhoidectomy Ligasure haemorrhoidectomy THD / HALO procedure for piles Anal fissures : Botox injection Lateral and sphincterotomy Pilondial Sinus surgery Inflammatory Bowel Disease surgery : Crohn's disease Ulcerative colitis Ileo-anal pouch formation Diverticular disease surgery : Open or Laparoscopic (or keyhole) Endoscopic procedures routinely performed : Gastroscopy Colonoscopy (both diagnostic and therapeutic) General surgery procedures routinely performed : Hernia surgery (both open and laparoscopic or keyhole) Inguinal (groin) hernia Umbilical hernia Incisional herniaSportsman hernia Laparoscopic or keyhole gallbladder surgery Rectal Bleed Clinic Specialist Colorectal procedures that can be offered : Open and laparoscopic or keyhole surgery for Bowel Cancer

Private contact details

Telephone 01625 505412 / 505406
Private secretary Kaye Brown
Private secretary fax 01625 501800
Private secretary email info@spireregency.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

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Research and Publication

Groin hernias Prediction of risk of colorectal cancer in a patient using history from the patient, symptoms and signs found on examination. Developing new ways of quantifying this risk to determine the urgency of investigations required


Articles

Rai S, Sarathchandra S, Smile SR. A Study of the risk of strangulation and obstruction in groin hernias. Aust NZ J Surg 1998; 68(9) : 650 - 4

Rai S, Hemingway D. Iron deficiency anaemia - useful diagnostic tool for right sided colorectal cancers? Colorectal Disease 2005; 7(6) : 588-590

Rai S, Kelly MJ. Prioritisation of colorectal referrals - a review of the 'Two week wait' referral system. Colorectal disease 2007; 9 (3) : 195-202

Rai S, Kelly MJ. Prioritisation of colorectal referrals - a review of the 'Two week wait' referral system and recent advances. To be published as a chapter in the book titled Recent advances in colorectal cancer 2006; in press

Rai S, Ballal M, Thomas WM, Miller A, Jameson JS, Steward WP. Assessment of a patient consultation questionnaire-based scoring system for stratification of outpatient risk of colorectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery 2008; 95: 369-374

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Personal Profile

Mr Sajal Rai is an experienced and dedicated surgeon who has been in the practice of General Surgery for more than 15 years.  Over the years he has developed a keen interest in minimal access surgery (keyhold) surgery and ways to improve patient experience in the hospital.

Mr Rai, along with his family (wife and three children) has a keen interest in travelling the world and exploring new cultures and lifestyles.  Mr Rai has visited many different countries whilst attending professional meetings to help explore and learn from surgical practices across the world.

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