Mr Dale Vimalachandran


MB ChB, MD, FRCS (Eng)

GMC number: 4409483

Practising since: 1997


General Surgery

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Mr Dale has been a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Countess of Chester Hospital since 2010. He trained at Liverpool university medical school and began his surgical training in the North West of England in 2000. 

He has been extensively trained in all aspects of general and colorectal surgery and completed his surgical training with specialist fellowships in South Africa for trauma surgery and the Cleveland Clinic, USA, for sub-specialist colorectal training. In addition, He received training in pelvic floor disorders in Manchester and gynaecological oncology at Liverpool Women’s hospital.

During his training Mr Dale completed an MD thesis in the molecular biology of cancer, and still retain an active interest in surgical research with close links to the University of Liverpool. He has a particular interest in surgical training, and regularly teaches on all aspects of surgical disease at all levels of training.

Mr Dale's expertise is within all aspects of gastrointestinal disease, but in particular, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, incontinence and benign proctology. He also have expertise in most aspects of general surgery such as abdominal wall hernia and gallstones.

He also has experience in:

  • Colorectal cancer: open and keyhole surgery
  • Diverticular disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pelvic floor disorders including rectal prolapse, incontinence and sacral nerve stimulation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Altered bowel habit and abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Colonoscopy

Other interests

Surgical Training

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Dale Vimalachandran at Nuffield Health

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery

Locations Mr Dale Vimalachandran works with

Related experience


Basic cancer research:

  • Clinical trials for colorectal malignancy
  • Surgical management of colorectal disease.
  • Quality of life following surgery: Colocutaneous fistula secondary to amoebiasis.
  1. Owain P. Jones, John A. Murphya, Bushra N. Hamida and Dale Vimalachandran. Int J Surg Case Reports. 2010. Dec 21.

  2. Thornton M, Joshi H, Vimalachandran D, Heath R, Carter P, Gur U, Rooney P. Management and outcome of colorectal anastomotic leaks. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2010 Nov 25. 

  3. Joshi HM, Vimalachandran D, Heath RM, Rooney PS.Management of iatrogenic recto-urethral fistula by transanal rectal flap advancement. Colorectal Dis. 2010 Apr 5.

  4. Sheikh AA, Vimalachandran D, Thompson CC, Jenkins R, Nedjadi T, Shekouh AR, Campbell F, Dodson A, Prime W, Lemoine NR, Crnogorac-Jurcevic T , Costello E. The expression of S100A8 in tumour-associated macrophages is dependent on the Smad4 status of pancreatic cancer cells. Proteomics 2007;7: 1929-1940.

  5. Thompson CC,  Ashcroft FJ, Patel S, Saraga G, Vimalachandran D, Prime W, Campbell F, Dodson A, Jenkins RE, Lemoine NR, Crnogorac-Jurcevic T, Yin HL, Costello E. Pancreatic Cancer Cells Overexpress Gelsolin Family Capping Proteins which contribute to their cell motility. Gut 2007 Jan;56(1):95-106.

  6. Vimalachandran D, Greenhalf W, Thompson C, Luttges J, Prime W, Campbell F, Dodson A, Watson R, Crnogorac-Jurcevic T, Lemoine NR, Neoptolemos JP,  Costello E. High Nuclear S100A6 (S100A6) Is Significantly Associated With Poor Survival In Pancreatic Cancer Patients. Cancer Research 2005;65:3218-3225.

  7. Shore S, Vimalachandran D, Raraty M, Ghaneh P. Cancer in the Elderly: Pancreatic Cancer. Surg Oncol 2004; 13(4):201-210.

  8. Vimalachandran D, Costello E. Proteomic Studies and Pancreatic Cancer. Expert Review of Proteomics 2004;1:493-501.

  9. Vimalachandran D, Ghaneh P, Costello E, Neoptolemos JP. Genetics and the Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer Control 2004;11:1-9.


  • Association of Surgeons
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Other posts held

  • Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon, Countess of Chester Hospital

Insurers Mr Dale Vimalachandran works with

Mr Dale Vimalachandran works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

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