Mr Arshad Malik


MS, MRCS, FRCS General Surgery, EBSQ Coloproctology, MS Coloproctology, MBBS

GMC number: 6112036

Practising since: 1997


General Surgery

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Mr Malik is one of few colorectal surgeons in the country with specialist qualifications in the sub-specialty of colorectal surgery. He was the first surgeon in the UK to be awarded the Lars Pahlman award for outstanding performance in European Board coloproctology examinations. He trained in East Anglian higher surgical training scheme, rotating through Addenbrookes and Norwich Hospitals. He also underwent higher surgical training in India, where he topped in postgraduate examinations to enter the higher surgical training programme, and was awarded a merit scholarship.

Mr Malik has benefitted from advanced colorectal fellowships at internationally recognized colorectal centres at Basingstoke and Christie Hospital Manchester. He trains higher surgical trainees including the provision of colonoscopy training. He is a clinical tutor at University of Edinburgh teaching postgraduate surgeons in their specialist qualification programme in joint venture with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also supervises postgraduate research for this programme leading to Masters in surgery qualifications.

Mr Malik was awarded Chief Residency by Health Education East of England whilst at Addenbrookes Hospital, which lead to the successful completion of a year’s Healthcare leadership programme at the famous Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

Special interests

Mr Arshad Malik provides ‘personalised cancer care’ services for colonic and rectal cancers using laparoscopic/trans-anal TME, TAMIS, and open procedural skills, manages anal cancer, applies principles of cyto-reductive surgery for advanced abdominal and pelvic cancers and manages benign anorectal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, pilonidal sinuses, recto-vaginal fistulas, gallstone disease and hernia. With proficient keyhole skills, he performs 95% of suitable cancer procedures laparoscopically compared to national average of 40%. He provides specialist services such as laparoscopic management of IBD/UC/Crohn’s disease including pouch surgery. He also provides specialist clinics in management of pelvic floor disorders such as rectal and complex organ prolapse, obstructive defecation syndrome and uses proficiently various procedures depending on individual patient circumstances such as laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy.

A JAG accredited endoscopist, Mr Malik also provides colonoscopy, polypectomy and gastroscopy services. 

Personal interests

Enjoys cricket, Tennis and spending time with his family.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Arshad Malik at Nuffield Health

  • Appendicectomy
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Rectopexy
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Ileostomy
  • Rectal prolapse repair
  • Stapled haemorrhoidopexy
  • Abdominal adhesion surgery
  • Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Hernia unilateral
  • Anterior resection
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Arshad Malik works with

Related experience


Mr Malik has completed two research dissertations in specialty of coloproctology and in general surgery. He is a clinical tutor and postgraduate research supervisor at University of Edinburgh/Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has more than 40 publications to his credit including publications in highly ranked peer reviewed journals. 


  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • Association of Coloproctology of GBI
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • Consultant colorectal and general surgeon, Audit lead for General Surgery at Ipswich Hospital

Insurers Mr Arshad Malik works with

Mr Arshad Malik works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • Aviva Health
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Freedom Health
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Cigna International
  • Cigna
  • PHC


Mr Arshad Malik does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Arshad Malik does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Arshad Malik does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.