Mr Chandima Halahakoon - General Surgery - Oaks Hospital

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Mr Chandima Halahakoon - General Surgery

Mr Chandima Halahakoon is a General Surgeon at Oaks Hospital in Colchester

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Clinical interests

Mr Halahakoon specialises in Hernia surgery, Gall bladder surgery, Local anaesthetic surgery (lumps), Proctology (Pilonidal disease, Haemorrhoids, Fistula, Fissure), Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy.


Academic background

Mr Halahakoon is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC). He qualified in 2000 from the University of Colombo. He received his Masters degree in general surgery in 2005, receiving Gold medals for best performance at both entry and exit exams. He has a diploma in advanced laparoscopic surgery from the University of Strasbourg, France. Mr Halahakoon has undergone higher surgical training in Sri Lanka and Australia. He has also undergone advanced laparoscopy training at the Colchester General Hospital. He is JAG accredited for both gastroscopy and colonoscopy. He has a keen interest in surgical teaching and currently works as a tutor at the Queen Mary University of London and the ICENI canter of the Colchester General Hospital. His research interests include emergency general surgery.


Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Member of the Association of Colo-proctologists of Great Britain and Ireland

Member of The Pelvic Floor Society

Member of the British Medical Society

Member of the Medical Defence Union


NHS base

Colchester General Hospital

01206 987669