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Mr Rajiv Pillai

Urology

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2020

Specialises in

  • General urology
  • Urinary tract stones
  • Urological oncology

About me

Mr. Rajiv Pillai is a highly experienced consultant urological and laparoscopic surgeon practicing at Colchester General Hospital and privately at the Oaks Hospital. He’s also a visiting uro-oncological surgeon at the Essex urology cancer centre, Southend Hospital offering complex major urological cancer operations to the population of Chelmsford, Colchester, Basildon and Southend. He’s currently the lead for the urology cancer team at the Colchester unit for the East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust, serving the population of Colchester, Ipswich and local area.

Following his membership examinations from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, he undertook a period of full-time clinical research in bladder cancer at the Imperial College, London, which led to the award of a Masters degree. His specialist urology training took place in the Eastern Deanery, predominantly in Norwich and Cambridge. Mr Pillai has subspecialty training in urological cancer surgery, particularly for the kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. He offers minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for these conditions. Mr Pillai maintains an active interest in clinical research, currently leading several clinical research projects in prostate & bladder cancer at the Colchester General Hospital. He is also actively involved in teaching post graduate urology trainees and is currently a ChM tutor for the university of Edinburgh.

Mr. Pillai has performed approximately 400 major complex cancer operations of the kidney, bladder and prostate in the last 4 years. In addition to major urological cancer work, he also treats general urological conditions such as mens health, urinary infections, prostate enlargement, urinary leakage disorders, kidney stones, impotence, ejaculatory problems, scrotal lumps and foreskin problems.

Areas of interest

Prostate cancer; prostate enlargement; all benign prostate disorders; high PSA; blood in urine; kidney stones; mens health; urinary tract infections; bladder cancer; kidney cancer ; chronic prostatitis; bladder dysfunction; erectile dysfunction.

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Procedures completed

  • M4713

    Bladder instillation as sole procedure - (5-50)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • M4510

    Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • M6182

    Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, reconstruction of bladder neck including bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • M2920

    Endoscopic insertion/removal of prosthesis into ureter (including bilateral and cystoscopy, +/- pyelography) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • M6533

    Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostatic Adenoma (HoLEP) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • M6583

    Transperineal MRI - US fusion targeted prostate biopsy - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

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