Mr. Rajiv Pillai is a highly experienced Consultant Urological Surgeon practicing at Colchester General Hospital and privately at the Oaks Hospital, Colchester. 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 urology cancer team at the Colchester unit of 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 and 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 specializes in general urological conditions such as prostate cancer diagnostics, mens health disorders, urinary infections, benign prostate disorders, urinary leakage disorders, kidney stones, impotence, ejaculatory problems, scrotal lumps and foreskin problems.