Mr Nikhil Pawa, Colorectal and General Surgeon

Mr Nikhil Pawa MD LLM MSc MD(Res) FRCS

Colorectal and General Surgeon

MD LLM MSc MD(Res) FRCS

Areas of expertise

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Bowel cancer/rectal cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Ajit Singh Bains, Consultant Radiologist

    Mr Nikhil Pawa is an outstanding surgeon with excellent communication skills who cares deeply about his patients and works tirelessly to ensure that they receive the highest standards of care. His attention to detail along with his technical expertise is what sets him apart from other surgeons and allows him to have an incredibly low complication rate despite managing the most complex of cases. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any patient.

  • byDr Ajit Singh Bains, Consultant Radiologist

    Mr Nikhil Pawa is an outstanding surgeon with excellent communication skills who cares deeply about his patients and works tirelessly to ensure that they receive the highest standards of care. His attention to detail along with his technical expertise is what sets him apart from other surgeons and allows him to have an incredibly low complication rate despite managing the most complex of cases. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any patient.

  • Address

    • Chiswick Medical Centre

      Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 4HS

    • St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

      60 Grove End Road, London, NW8 9NH

    • Syon Clinic

      941 Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DU

    • OneWelbeck

      1 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 0AR

    • The Lister Hospital

      Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients

  • Department of Colorectal Surgery

    West Middlesex University Hospital, Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6AF

  • About Mr Nikhil Pawa

    GMC number: 6054092

    Year qualified: 2002

    Place of primary qualification: Charles University Prague

    Mr Nikhil Pawa is a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

    Mr Pawa is currently pursuing a research project that aims to identify a chronological analysis of the compliance of various ethnic minorities with the NHS bowel cancer screening programme in London. The primary output will be to develop a service report that could be the basis of further qualitative studies, with the assistance of patient involvement, to further understand the beliefs, attitudes and understanding towards bowel cancer screening of various ethnic minorities, to tailor further specific health promotion strategies at various levels.

    Areas of expertise

    • Abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Abdominoperineal resection
    • Anal fissures/anal fistula
    • Appendicectomy
    • Appendicitis
    • Bowel cancer/rectal cancer
    • Bowel diversion surgery
    • Bowel obstruction
    • Bowel surgery (colectomy)
    • Colitis (ulcerative colitis)
    • Colon cancer
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Diverticular disease
    • Diverticulitis
    • Excision of lymph nodes
    • Faecal incontinence
    • Femoral hernia
    • General surgery
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Hernia repair (inguinal, umbilical, incisional)
    • Inflammatory bowel disease- Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Keyhole surgery
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma removal
    • Open hernia repair
    • Pilonidal disease (EPSiT)
    • Pilonidal sinus disorders
    • Proctology
    • Removal of rectum and colon (proctocolectomy)
    • Sarcoma
    • Skin lesion removal (warts, moles and skin tags)
    • Soft tissue lesions
    • Soft tissue sarcoma surgery
    • Surgical oncology

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    The commonest symptoms would be rectal bleeding or swellings or lumps in that area or discharge. Alternatively, with bowel-related symptoms, there are changes in bowel habits or patients present with abdominal pain. Some patients present with soft tissue abnormalities such as swellings or lumps in the groin region or in the abdominal wall and/or other soft tissue abnormalities. Some patients also present with ingrown hairs and discharge.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I perform open and minimally invasive surgery in both general and colorectal surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries for colorectal conditions such as colorectal cancer, diverticular disease or inflammatory bowel disease have a much better overall recovery with less pain and earlier return to function.

    I also provide endoscopic management of Pilonidal sinus treatment, which shows a much lower requirement for post-operative pain relief and earlier return to work without any wounds that require any attention in the community or district nurses.

    I also provide the usual general surgical procedures such as hernia repairs and also complex incisional hernia repairs using mesh and other techniques.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I've got an interest in colorectal cancer and the various techniques for its management. I've got an interest in Pilonidal sinus disease and the minimally invasive techniques for the management of this disease.

    My research interests are in the bowel cancer screening program and the compliance according to socioeconomic status as well as among minorities and how we can utilise newer efforts of health promotion to try and improve compliance.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Mr Nikhil Pawa

    Spontaneous bowel perforation due to norovirus

    The Ostom-i™ alert sensor

    Enhanced recovery program following colorectal resection in the elderly patient

    Training higher surgical trainees in laparoscopic common bile duct exploration

    The cost of postgraduate training

    The selection process can improve the outcome in locally advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer

    A systematic review to assess resection margin status after abdominoperineal excision and pelvic exenteration for rectal cancer

    Screening for colorectal cancer

    Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery in obese patients

    Management of tailgut cysts in a tertiary referral centre