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Mr Bala Piramanayagam - Clinical Director of Surgery


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Dr Bada Piramanayagam

MS,FRCS Ed, FRCS (Gen Surg)


Colorectal surgery

Year qualified


Mr Bala Piramanayagam has been appointed as Clinical Director for Surgery at George Eliot Hospital from August 2017. He moves into the role following his tenure as Clinical Lead for General Surgery & Urology.

Mr Bala Piramanayagam is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and has been a valuable member of staff since 2012. He is a member of the Speciality Advisory Committee in General Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons and is educational lead for higher surgical trainees in the West Midlands. Mr Piramanayagam brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the wider surgical team.

The role of the Clinical Director is pivotal within the George Eliot Hospital structure; working closely with clinical and non-clinical colleagues the Clinical Director is responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and efficient clinical services.

Professional profile

Mr Bala Piramanayagam completed his specialist general and colorectal surgical training in the West Midlands and on completing his higher surgical training secured the Laparoscopic Colorectal fellowship at Bradford Royal Infirmary gaining considerable experience in advanced laparoscopic procedures.

Mr Bala Piramanayagam published his research thesis and has a number of presentations both in national and international meetings. He was also awarded the prestigious British Association of Oncology travelling fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in the year 2005. He is extremely committed to training and is currently the Deputy Programme Director for core surgical training in the West Midlands Deanery.

He is an examiner at the Warwick University medical school and a faculty member of a number of Royal College approved training courses in the West Midlands region.

Clinical interests

  • Colonoscopy 

  • Perianal conditions including anal fissure, fistulae & piles

  • Inflammatory bowel disease 

  • Colorectal cancers 

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery 

  • Hernia surgery

Professional memberships

  • Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh 

  • Europeon Society of Coloproctology 

  • British Medical Association