Mr Vijitha Chandima Halahakoon

Mr Vijitha Chandima Halahakoon

General surgery 07000709

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
  • Accredited endoscopist
Fee assured
Open Referral network
Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a Consultant General and laparoscopic surgeon specialising in Hernia surgery, Gall bladder surgery, Proctology - Pilonidal disease (including EPSIT), Haemorrhoids (Piles), Fistula (including VAAFT), Fissure, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Gastroscopy and Colonoscopies.

I joined the Colchester General Hospital in 2015 as a Consultant Surgeon and perform both Laparoscopic (keyhole) and open surgeries as well as Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy. I also offer surgical services at Oaks Hospital, Colchester for privately insured, self-pay and NHS patients.

I have a special interest in General Surgery, Day case Surgery and Pelvic floor disorders and offer minimally invasive operations for pilonidal sinuses (EPSIT), fistula (VAAFT) and laparoscopic bile duct exploration for stones in the bile ducts.

I am in the specialist registry of the General Medical Council (GMC). After qualifying (MBBS) in 2000 from the University of Colombo, I received a Master of Surgery degree (MS) in 2005, receiving Gold medals for best performance at both entry and exit exams. I was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012 (FRCS Gen Surg). Having undergone higher surgical training in Sri Lanka, Australia and in the UK, I have a diploma in advanced laparoscopic surgery from the University of Strasbourg, France. I have also undergone advanced laparoscopy training at the Colchester General Hospital.

I am JAG accredited for both gastroscopy and colonoscopy. I have a keen interest in surgical teaching and currently works as the undergraduate surgical tutor at the Colchester General Hospital and as a tutor at the ICENI centre of the Colchester General Hospital. My research interests include emergency and general surgery.

I am a 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 and Member of the Medical Defence Union.

Areas of interest

General Surgery; Day case Surgery; Pelvic floor disorders; Surgery for all types of hernia (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional); Surgery for pilonidal disease including minimally invasive operations (EPSIT); Surgery for fistula including minimally invasive operations (VAAFT); Laparoscopic gall bladder operations and Laparoscopic bile duct exploration for stones in the bile ducts; Proctology (haemorrhoids or piles, fissures, lumps); JAG accredited for both gastroscopy and colonoscopy

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Procedures completed

  • H6260

    Proctoscopy (+/- biopsy) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • H4430

    Examination of rectum under anaesthetic (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

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