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Mr Abhilash Paily - General Surgery

Mr Abhilash Paily is a Consultant General and Colorectal Treatment surgeon in Colchester, Essex

Based at: Oaks Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Laparoscopic and open surgery

Benign colorectal surgery

Anal fistulae surgery


Anal fissures Botox injections

Rectal prolapse surgery

Diverticular disease surgery

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis)

Malignant colorectal surgery

Rectal cancer surgery

Colon cancer surgery

Benign general surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomies

Laparoscopic groin and abdominal wall hernia repairs

Open groin and abdominal wall hernia repairs

Abdominal Incisional hernia repairs

Excision of lumps and bumps

Endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)

Flexible sigmoidoscopy


Pelvic floor disease management

Faecal incontinence

Constipation including obstructive defecation 


Internal rectal prolapses (intussusceptions)

Academic background

He qualified from Government Medical College Kottayam, India (Mahatma Gandhi University) in 1997 and completed postgraduate resident training in General Surgery at the Government Medical College, Trivandrum, India (University of Kerala) from 1999 to 2003. He came to the UK in 2005 and worked in fixed term training registrar posts in General Surgery in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfermline, Plymouth and Ipswich before entering run-through Higher Surgical Training Programme in the East of England deanery (Ipswich Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Southend University Hospital and Colchester General Hospital).

He spent time in research as a Clinical Research Associate (2009 – 2011) in GI Physiology/pelvic floor undertaking studies on neurogenic bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injuries under the supervision of renowned neuro-gastroenterologist Professor Anton Emmanuel at University College London.

He was appointed as a consultant in early 2019. My practice includes laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, proctology (surgery for haemorrhoids, anal fissures and anal fistulae) and pelvic floor diseases in addition to general surgical conditions such as laparoscopic cholecystectomies, hernia repairs and emergency surgery and colonoscopy.

He is committed to undergraduate and postgraduate surgical education. He is also the current General Surgery Clinical Lead at the Colchester General Hospital.

Professional Memberships

General Medical Council

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow


NHS base

Colchester General Hospital (East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation NHS Trust)

Clinic Times

Tuesday pm, Thursday am

01206 987669